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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Aug
16
2013

rend

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

rend

rend

transitive verb

1. to tear or separate into pieces with force or violence.
example: He rent his clothing in a fit of fury.

2. to disturb as if by tearing.
example: The wolves’ howling rent the silence.

3. to trouble or distress (the heart, spirit, or the like).
example: The cry of a hungry child rends my heart.