Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    shyster

    shaI st@r

    noun
    a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods.
    That shyster accepted her fee for his services but did almost nothing for her.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    a person who refuses, denies, or opposes, esp. because of cynicism or pessimism.
    They went ahead with their ambitious plan despite the arguments of the naysayers.

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Jan
31
2014

discipline

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dI s@ plihn

noun
definition 1:  training of the body or mind according to rules or principles.
example:  The army uses various methods of discipline to prepare soldiers for fighting.

definition 2:  control or determination brought about by training; self-control.
example:  Getting up before dawn to run several miles each morning requires discipline.
example:  He wrote well, but he lacked the discipline to write professionally.

definition 3:  an area of study or learning.
example:  Astronomy and biology are scientific disciplines.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun discipline

VERB + discipline:    instill ~ , impose ~ , maintain ~ , enforce ~ , undermine ~ , restore ~ , exercise ~ , inculcate ~ , practice ~ , embrace ~