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
06
2013

plummet

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pluh miht

noun
a small weight on a line used for sounding or to verify a vertical; plumb or plumb bob.

intransitive verb
to fall sharply down, esp. at high speed; plunge.Webster Falls
Visit Cane Creek Falls and see water plummet more than 125 feet into Cane Creek Gorge.
Stock prices plummeted after the news of the oil spill.