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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
07
2013

condition

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n dI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  a specific state of being of something or someone.
example:  Being without pain is a condition that some of these patients can only dream of.
example:  The condition of absolute silence rarely prevails in a house with young children.
example:  I can’t imagine what condition I would be in if such a tragic thing happened to me.

definition 2:  a circumstance or provision upon which something else depends; prior restriction.
example:  A quiet environment is one condition necessary for me to concentrate on my studying.
example:  She lent him the money only on the condition that he pay her back in one week.
example:  He agreed to give information to the police only on condition of anonymity.

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