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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
08
2014

follow

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

fa lo

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to occur in sequential order after something else.
example:  His name will be read first, and mine will follow.

definition 2:  to happen as the consequence of something else
example:  If there is war, deprivation will follow.

definition 3:  to make sense or arise as a natural conclusion based on something that has preceded.
example:  It follows, from all your questions, that you may be interested in buying the property.
example:  If A equals B and B equals C, then it follows that A equals C.
example:  It follows from his theory that all writers are egotists.

definition 4:  to proceed after someone else.
example:  You go ahead, and I will follow.

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