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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
06
2013

change

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

cheInj

transitive verb
definition 1:  to make different; to alter the content or form of.
example:  The witness changed his testimony.
example:  The author was not satisfied with her novel until she’d changed the ending.

definition 2:  to cause to become something completely different (usually followed by “to” or “into”).
example:  They changed their reservation from seven o’clock to eight o’clock.
example:  In the fairy tale, the witch changes the prince into a frog.
example:  Someone changed the number 4 into a 9.

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