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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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Oct
04
2017

beneficiary

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

be n@ fI shi er i

noun
0ne who receives or is designated to receive benefits, as of a will or insurance policy.
Both his daughters were beneficiaries of his will, and each received half of his estate.

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