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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Nov
27
2013

prodigal

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pra dih gəl

adjective
1. imprudent and excessive in spending; extravagant.
The prodigal young man had squandered the money his father had given him to start up his business.

2. giving profusely or abundantly; lavish or bountiful (often followed by of or with).

noun
one who expends funds, resources, or abilities wastefully.