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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Mar
31
2014

progress

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pra gres
noun
definition:  movement toward a specific end; advance.
example:  We’ve made a good deal of progress this week toward our fund-raising goal.

pr@ gres
intransitive verb
definition 1:  to advance in time or space; proceed.
example:  The climbers slowly progressed toward the summit.
definition 2:  to develop, esp. in a positive way; improve.
example:  As he progresses as an artist, he continues to gain recognition.


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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun progress

VERB + progress:    make ~ , monitor ~ , review ~ , track ~ , assess ~ , measure ~ , check ~ , chart ~ , report ~ , discuss ~ , hinder ~ ,  impede ~,  halt ~,  slow ~ , delay ~

ADJECTIVE + progress:    good ~ , steady ~ , significant ~ , real ~ , further ~ , rapid ~ ,  slow ~ ,  little ~ , much ~ , considerable ~ , excellent ~ , remarkable ~ , substantial ~ , satisfactory ~ , continued ~ , tremendous ~,  technological ~ , academic ~ , economic ~ , scientific ~