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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Mar
04
2014

entail

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn teIl

transitive verb
definition:  to call for or bring about as a necessary accompaniment; necessarily involve.
example:  Running a political campaign entails hard work.
example:  It sounds like a good idea, but think of all the complicated negotiating it would entail.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb entail

entail + NOUN:    ~ risk, ~ costs, ~ expense, ~ sacrifice, ~ dangers, ~ benefits, ~ difficulties, ~ consequences, ~ adjustment, ~ decisions, ~ strategies, ~ commitment, ~ measures, ~ choices