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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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May
16
2014

consider

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n sI d@r

transitive verb
definition 1:  to think about carefully; reflect on.
example:  He’s considering quitting his present job.

definition 2:  to judge; deem; regard as.
example:  I consider you my closest friend.
example:  She considered her friend’s apartment huge compared with her tiny one in the city.
example:  The parents didn’t consider it necessary to take the child to the doctor.

definition 3:  take into account; keep in mind.
example:  The judge will consider his lack of a criminal record in deciding what his punishment will be.

definition 4:  to describe or talk about in a thoughtful way, looking at various aspects of a particular subject.
example:  In tonight’s lecture, the professor will consider the issues relating to the development of alternative fuels.

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