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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
07
2013

concept

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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noun
definition 1:  a distinct, novel idea that has been arrived at through consideration.
example:  The company was looking for an exciting concept that would increase sales of its cars.
example:  The Earth being round was a novel concept to many in the fifteenth century.

definition 2:  a personal or generally-held way of conceiving something; idea; notion.
example:  Your concept of a good marriage is not the same as mine.
example:  The child had heard the word “loyalty,” but she didn’t really understand the concept.

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