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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Oct
08
2013

gall

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

gawl

noun

1. something bitter to experience.
example: The knowledge of his ex-wife’s happy remarriage was gall to him. 

2. a bitter emotion or attitude.
example: I expected him to object, but not with words so full of gall.  

3. liver bile.

4. impudence; nerve.
example: He had the gall to criticize his host’s food.