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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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Jun
11
2014

hostile

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ha stihl [or] ha staIl

adjective
definition 1:  of or relating to an enemy or antagonist.
example:  The hostile army was preparing its attack on our forces.
example:  The two hostile nations seem to be on the brink of war.

definition 2:  feeling or showing dislike, ill will, or antagonism.
example:  The teenager responded to her mother’s criticism with a hostile remark.
example:  The hostile look she gave him made it clear that there was no chance of a reconciliation.
example:  The hostile prisoner was restrained by the police.

definition 3:  disagreeable or disadvantageous; inhospitable.
example:  Antarctica has a hostile climate.

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