Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    carouse

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    notify

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Jan
09
2014

vapid

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

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