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

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    shaI st@r

    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

    neI seI @r

    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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val yum [or] val y@m

definition 1:  the amount of space enclosed within or occupied by a three-dimensional object.
example:  The volume of the car engine is about two hundred cubic inches.

definition 2:  amount; quantity.
example:  The Red Cross was pleased with the volume of response to its appeal for blood donations.

definition 3:  (often plural) a large amount or quantity.
example:  Over the years, the principal received volumes of criticism from parents who thought he was too strict.
example:  Every Christmas, the post office receives volumes of letters addressed to Santa Claus.

definition 4:  the degree of loudness of sound.
example:  Could you turn down the volume on the TV, please?
example:  The volume of the music in the club was too much for her, so she left her friends and went outside.

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