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

Oct
6

shyster

shaI st@r noun a person, usu. a lawyer, who uses underhanded, unethical methods. That shyster accepted her payment for his services but did almost nothing for her. edit

Oct
5

laureate

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. edit

Oct
4

malingerer

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. See entry edit

Oct
3

regicide

re jih saId noun 1.  the murder of a king. Many around the young king feared that the nobles were plotting regicide. edit

Oct
2

epicure

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. edit