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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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Apr
04
2014

endemic

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ihn de mihk

adjective
common in, native to, or restricted to a given place or population.
example: Because of air travel, what was once an endemic disease can more easily spread to other countries.
example: These plants are endemic to this region.

antonym: pandemic

noun
something peculiar to a locality, such as a plant or animal, or a disease.
example: Almost all the reptile and mammal species of Madagascar are endemics.