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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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Jul
01
2013

gossamer

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gossamer

ga sə mər

noun

1. a delicate spider web, esp. one that has become attached to a plant or is floating freely in the air.

2. any filmy, delicate, gauzelike fabric.

adjective

delicately fine, gauzelike, or filmy.
The gossamer wings of dragonflies flashed in the sunlight.