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
01
2014

spontaneous

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

span teI ni @s

adjective
definition:  happening freely or done by impulse; not forced.
example:  She reacted to the news of the disaster with spontaneous generosity.
example:  His smile in the photograph doesn’t appear spontaneous.
example:  The anti-government demonstration had not been planned but, rather, was an unpredicted, spontaneous event.

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