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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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Sep
05
2013

determine

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih tuhr mihn

transitive verb
definition 1:  to decide or settle (a question, controversy, or the like) finally and authoritatively.
example:  The jury will determine the outcome of this trial.
example:  Have you determined a date for the wedding?

definition 2:  to conclude or ascertain following investigation and observation.
example:  The students needed some time to determine the answer to the question.
example:  Scientists were brought in to determine the age of the skeleton.

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