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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May
23
2013

salvo

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sael vo

noun

definition 1:  the firing of guns or other firearms simultaneously or in succession, esp. as a salute.
example: We heard the roar of salvos from the ship.
definition 2:  a sudden expression of appreciation, such as applause, cheers, or praise.
example: The soloist received enthusiastic salvos from the audience.

definition 3:  a sudden attack, as with punches or criticisms.
example: Refused by the bartender, the drunk let out a salvo of curses.