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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Feb
12
2014

inure

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ihn yur  or ih nur

transitive verb
to accustom to something unpleasant, especially by continuous or lengthy experience.
By now he was inured to the lack of privacy in prison.

intransitive verb
to come into use; become effective.
His right to the inheritance inures on his next birthday.