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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
26
2013

escarpment

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

es·carp·ment

ih skarp mənt

noun

1. a long steep slope or cliff at the edge of a plateau or fault line.

2. a similar slope cut into the ground in front of a fortification or rampart.

Escarpment, Lookout Mountain, Georgia: wikimedia commons

Escarpment, Lookout Mountain, Georgia: wikimedia commons