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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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Nov
05
2013

central

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sen tr@l

adjective
definition 1:  of or being the center.
example:  The main library is in the central part of town.

definition 2:  being the main point of contact and dominant influence for all parts of a system or organization.
example:  All staff interviews are conducted at the company’s central office.
example:  The suspected spy was taken to central headquarters for questioning.

definition 3:  principal; essential.
example:  The novel has three central characters and numerous minor characters.
example:  The transporting of food supplies to the troops was central to the war effort.

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