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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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Apr
16
2014

convert

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n vuhrt

transitive verb
definition:  to transform (something) into another form, substance, or state.
example:  We can convert the sofa into a bed.
example:  The gas engine converts the gas into electrical power.

intransitive verb
definition:  to adopt new and fundamentally different beliefs or attitudes, especially religious or political.
example:  Before her marriage, she converted to Judaism.

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