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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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Nov
13
2013

deadpan

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

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adjective

showing no emotion; blank and expressionless.
As a comedian, he’s known for his deadpan style.

Her usually lively face now wore a deadpan expression.
 

adverb

in a deadpan fashion.
He said all this absolutely deadpan, and we couldn’t tell if he was serious or joking.

transitive verb & intransitive verb

to act or utter in a deadpan manner.
He deadpanned, never revealing how shocked he was.
She deadpans her lines, and the audience occasionally gets bored.deadpan_3194377_GIFSoup.com