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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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Jun
24
2013

enterprise

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

en t@r praIz

noun
definition 1:  an undertaking, esp. one characterized by complexity, risk, or wide scope; venture.
example:  The expedition to the south pole was a complicated enterprise.

definition 2:  a business entity.
example:  Their software enterprise made huge profits last year.

definition 3:  initiative; ingenuity.
example:  Her project showed real enterprise.

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