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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Sep
27
2013

romance

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ro maens  or ro maens

noun

1. a love affair, or a depiction of one in a novel, story, or film.

2. the spirit of adventure and love, either in life or in literature and film.

3. formerly, a fictitious tale of the deeds and adventures of knights or other heroes, or the class of literature devoted to such tales.

intransitive verb

1. to indulge in or produce fanciful stories.

2. to think or act romantically.

transitive verb

(informal) to woo or pursue amorously.

adjective

(cap.) of, denoting, or pertaining to the modern languages derived from Latin, such as Italian, French, Spanish, and Portuguese.