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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Jun
18
2014

erupt

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih ruhpt

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to break or explode out of a restrained or confined condition.
example:  Lava erupts from a volcano.
example:  His latent violence suddenly erupted.

definition 2:  to spew forth matter violently.
example:  That volcano erupted only ten years ago.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the intransitive verb erupt (definition 1)

NOUN + erupt:    volcano ~ , violence ~ , rioting ~ , riot ~ , fighting ~ , conflict ~ , war ~ , battle ~ , flames ~ , scandal ~ , controversy ~ , pandemonium ~ , feud ~ , cheers ~