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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
28
2013

consist

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n sIst

intransitive verb
definition:  to be composed or formed (usually followed by “of”).
example:  The United States consists of fifty states.
example:  The test will consist of thirty questions.
example:  Paper consists of small fibers, most often derived from wood pulp.
example:  He felt his life consisted of nothing but struggle and failure.


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