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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Apr
25
2014

ramify

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

rae mih faI

intransitive verb

definition 1: to spread into or become divided into many branches or subdivisions.
The capillaries ramify and then widen as they become small veins, or venules.

definition 2: to have or produce effects or consequences that make some original matter more complex.
This decision will likely ramify, and we will need to face more dilemmas in the future.