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.

Sep
04
2017

absolutist

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aeb s@ lu tihst

adjective
1.  of or relating to government by total, unrestrained power.
For a decade, the population endured the absolutist reign of a tyrant.

2.  characterized by ideas, or a belief in ideas, whose truth is unconditional and not subject to any external standard.
The group has absolutist views on the differences between humans and animals.

noun
one who regards certain ideas as being unconditionally true.
He is an absolutist when it comes to freedom of speech.
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Apr
10
2017

nebulous

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neb y@ l@s

adjective
hazy, confused, or indistinct.
You won’t convince anyone of your point using such nebulous reasoning.
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Apr
03
2017

winsome

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wIn s@m

adjective
attractive or charming; winning.
The little girl charmed the casting director with her winsome smile and genuinely sweet demeanor.
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Mar
28
2017

charnel

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char n@l

noun
a place for depositing human corpses or their bones.

adjective
of, suitable for, or suggesting a charnel.
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Mar
26
2017

abash

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@ baesh

transitive verb
to cause to feel embarrassed, uneasy, or ashamed.
He was abashed by his drunken behavior of the night before.
One disapproving glance from her father was enough to abash her.
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