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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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Jun
18
2013

endeavor

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn de v@r

noun
definition:  a strenuous or conscientious attempt to accomplish something.
example:  Building the bridge was a huge endeavor.

intransitive verb
definition:  to make an earnest effort; strive.
example:  The settlers endeavored to get their crops planted in time for the growing season.
example:  He endeavored to find a new a job, but it was difficult with little experience.

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