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  • Word of the Day
    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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Aug
21
2013

cross-grained

Posted in Word of the Day, Wordsmyth Blog by admin

cross-grained

kraws greInd

adjective

1. of lumber, having a grain that runs across or diagonally to the length.

2. (informal) stubborn or hard to deal with.