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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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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    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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Jul
03
2014

apex

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

eI pex

noun
definition 1:  the uppermost point; tip; summit; vertex.
example:  Wind erosion has smoothed the apex of the pyramid.
example:  Few climbers have reached the apex of the peak.

definition 2:  the climax or culmination, as of an endeavor or a reputation.
example:  He was then at the apex of his career in the Senate.

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