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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Jan
09
2014

vapid

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vae pihd

adjective

lacking spirit, life, or flavor; dull; uninteresting.
His parents had hoped that he would study accounting, but he considered it a vapid subject.

“Saying ‘I notice you’re a nerd’ is like saying ‘hey, I notice that you’d rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you’d rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan.” John Green, “How Nerdfighters Drop Insults”, July 27, 2007