Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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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    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
19
2014

ethic

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

e thihk

noun
definition 1:  a set of moral principles and values.
example:  The immigrants brought with them a strong work ethic.

definition 2:  (plural) an individual’s or group’s moral principles.
example:  The company tries to base its decisions on the ethics of its founders rather than purely on profit-making principles.
example:  The Ten Commandments, including “Thou shalt not kill” and “Thou shalt not steal,” are part of the ethics taught by the Jewish and Christian religions.

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