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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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Feb
27
2014

considerable

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n sI d@r @ b@l

adjective
definition 1:  large in size, number, extent, or proportion.
example:  Ten miles is a considerable distance for a young child to walk.
example:  It was a considerable favor, and she had to think hard before she agreed to do it.
example:  During the battle, there were considerable losses on both sides.

definition 2:  worthy of notice or respect; important.
example:  She has a considerable reputation in this town as a civic leader.

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