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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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Jan
09
2014

dimension

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih men sh@n

noun
definition 1:  size as measured in a particular direction such as height, width, or depth.
example:  The potential buyers asked about the dimensions of the living room.

definition 2:  (usually plural) overall breadth or range; scope
example:  The dimensions of the scandal slowly became clear.

definition 3:  aspect.
example:  This is not a simple problem; rather, it is one of many dimensions.

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