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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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Jul
30
2014

erode

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih rod

transitive verb
definition 1:  to slowly wear away, eat into, or destroy by the action of friction or as if by friction.
example:  Wind erodes the unprotected topsoil.
example:  The river eroded the limestone and created a gorge.
example:  Peer pressure eroded her resistance.
example:  Jealousy eroded their friendship.

definition 2:  to form (a geological feature) by wearing away, esp. by the action of water, ice, or wind.
example:  The river eroded a deep channel for itself over the years.

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