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    shyster

    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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    naysayer

    neI seI @r

    noun
    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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Aug
18
2014

accord

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ kord

noun
definition 1:  balanced interrelationship; agreement; harmony.
example:  In accord with tradition, the bride wore white.
example:  On this point at least, we are in perfect accord.

definition 2:  compromise of conflicting opinions; concurrence; agreement.
example:  After days of meetings, the members of the two sides reached an accord.

definition 3:  an agreement between or among nations.
example:  One country refused to sign the peace accord.

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