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
13
2013

festoon

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festoon

fe stun

noun

1. a decorative chain or strip of ribbons, flowers, leaves, or the like, suspended at the ends and hung in a curve.
example: Festoons of flowers decorated the ends of each pew in the church.

2. a representation of such a chain, as in sculpture or pottery.

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transitive verb

1. to decorate with or as with festoons.
example: The room was festooned with crepe paper chains in readiness for the birthday party.

2. to connect or make into the form of a festoon.