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

Category: Word of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information for all who want to increase and hone their vocabulary.

Oct
06
2017

shyster

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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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Oct
05
2017

laureate

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lor i iht

noun
one who is honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, esp. in the arts or sciences.
He is a Nobel laureate in economics.
She has been a laureate in both prestigious piano competitions.

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Oct
04
2017

malingerer

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m@ lIng g@r @er

noun
one who pretends to be ill or injured, especially in order to avoid work or duty.
The army doctor found nothing wrong with the soldier and concluded he was a malingerer.

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Oct
03
2017

regicide

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re jih saId

noun
1.  the murder of a king.
Many around the young king feared that the nobles were plotting regicide.
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Oct
02
2017

epicure

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e pih kyuhr

noun
a  person who has cultivated tastes, as in food or wine; connoisseur.
I think even my father-in-law the epicure would approve of the food at this restaurant.
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