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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Dec
05
2013

palaver

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

lae vər
noun
1. idle conversation or discussion, especially at length.
2. formerly, discussion or negotiation, as between explorers and natives.
intransitive verb
1. to talk idly and at length.
2. to discuss or negotiate over some issue.