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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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Dec
18
2013

code

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kod

noun
definition 1:  a set of rules, laws, or regulations.
example:  The knights pledged to live by a code of honor.
example:  New structures must be built in accordance with the town’s building code.

definition 2:  a system of symbols used for secret or privileged communications.
example:  The plans for the invasion were communicated by means of a secret code.

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