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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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Oct
01
2013

grievous

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

gri vəs

adjective

1. causing emotional or physical suffering; painful.
example: The war had caused grievous injuries to both his body and spirit.
example: His grievous remarks were made out of spite.

2. expressing or full of grief; anguished.
example: When the shouting on the street turned to grievous cries, we feared the worst.

3. grave and deplorable; heinous.
example: He’d committed a grievous wrong and yet he felt no remorse.