Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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
10
2013

consensus

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n sen s@s

noun
definition 1:  general agreement in opinions, values, preferences, or the like.
example:  There is no consensus on the issue of abortion.

definition 2:  an opinion shared by a great majority.
example:  The consensus of viewers was that the film was dull.

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