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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
23
2013

derivation

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de rih veI sh@n

noun

definition: a word formed by adding an affix to another word, or the process of forming a word in this way.
example: The words “happiness” and “unhappy” are derivations of the word “happy.”

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