Word of the Day is designed to help children learn how to use a dictionary, whilst simultaneously expanding their vocabulary. Today’s Word of the Day begins with the letter ‘V’. The word is: villain.
n a wicked person or a person guilty of a crime. In a play or a novel, a character whose evil actions are important to the plot.
Some synonyms for villain:
baddie (or baddy)
meanie (or meany)
Here is a list of the 50 greatest villains in literature, as identified in the Telegraph in September 2008: