Category: Word of the Day
to act together through a secret agreement or plan, esp. for illicit purposes; conspire.
The two women colluded in stealing money from their employer.
He refused to collude with them in their scheme.
fae stI di @s
exceedingly particular or demanding esp. in matters of detail; exacting.
She was not particularly fond of organizing and keeping records, and so she appreciated an assistant who was fastidious.
1. to slightly corrupt or pollute.
Sulfur tainted the water supply.
Her surly manner tainted her beauty.
2. to tarnish, as with moral wrongness.
Their victory was tainted by the suspicion that they had cheated.
to cause (someone) to be unable to think of what to say, do, or decide; perplex; bewilder.
He was nonplussed by the sudden and extreme change in her mood.
mae l@d mI nih st@r
to handle or manage poorly, inefficiently, or corruptly.
The state was maladministered during the former governor’s time in office.