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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
04
2014

exhaust

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihg zawst

transitive verb
definition 1:  to consume all of; use up.
example:  The expenses of the remodeling exhausted his funds and his patience.
example:  When their fuel was exhausted, they had to continue on foot.

definition 2:  to cause fatigue in; wear out; tire.
example:  The long day at work had exhausted her, and she went straight to bed.

definition 3:  to treat or study thoroughly, in every detail.
example:  His paper exhausts the topic.

definition 4:  to destroy the fertility of; deplete the resources of.
example:  Years of intensive cultivation exhausted the soil.

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