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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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Aug
28
2014

hence

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

hens

definition 1:  therefore; for this reason; thus.
example:  I don’t agree with the proposition, and hence I cannot vote for it.

definition 2:  from this moment; from now.
example:  Two years hence, the new building should be completed.

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Usage note:  The word hence, in either of its meanings, tends to be used when speaking or writing in a formal style. In informal language, the two words “and hence” in the the first example would probably be replaced by “so”:  I don’t agree with the proposition, so I can’t vote for it.