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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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Aug
23
2013

ebullient

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

e·bul·lient

ih bUl yənt
ih bU li ənt

adjective

1. highly enthusiastic, happily excited, or spirited.
examples: When he heard that he had broken the world record, he was ebullient. The crowd gave an ebullient cheer. The ebullient personality of Theodore Roosevelt made him a popular president. After learning of her promotion, she was in an ebullient mood.

2. bubbling or boiling.
example: She occasionally stirred the ebullient brew.