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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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Nov
21
2013

due

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

du

adjective
definition 1:  supposed to arrive; awaited; expected.
example:  He’s due back any minute, so please wait.
example:  I’ll have to finish the report tonight because it’s due tomorrow.

definition 2:  caused by (followed by “to”).
example:  The accident was due to his carelessness.
example:  The game was canceled due to the bad weather.

definition 3:  deserved; appropriate; fitting.
example:  They treated their parents with due respect.
example:  She should have given him due credit for his idea.
example:  The electric company has to give you due warning if they’re going to shut off the electricity.

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