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
22
2013

misplace

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

mihs pleIs

transitive verb

1. to put (something) where it doesn’t belong; lose.
example: My mother constantly misplaces her glasses.

2. to apply or give inappropriately.
example: He misplaced his affections on a woman who hated him.
example: Your anger was misplaced; I did nothing to undermine your plans.