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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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Apr
25
2014

consequence

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

kan s@ kw@ns

noun
definition 1:  that which follows; result.
example:  The tenant’s fall in the stairway was a direct consequence of the landlord’s neglect of the property.
example:  You shouldn’t make such an important decision without considering the consequences.

definition 2:  importance or significance.
example:  Who becomes the new governor is an issue of great consequence.

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