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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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Nov
11
2013

context

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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noun
definition 1:  the language surrounding a particular usage of a word, phrase, or sentence, or the situation in which the piece of language is used.
example:  The meaning of a word like “fly” depends on its context.
example:  In the context of a doctor’s office, the question “How are you?” might require a detailed answer.

definition 2:  the set of circumstances or events in which a particular event occurs; situation.
example:  Given the context, we can understand how he made the decision to resign.

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