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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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Nov
28
2013

appreciate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ pri shi eIt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to perceive and acknowledge the worth of; value.
example:  We especially appreciate spring after a very cold winter.
example:  Kids tend to appreciate their parents much more when they become parents themselves.

definition 2:  to understand and be very conscious of.
example:  I appreciate the difficulty of your situation, but there’s little I can do to help.

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