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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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Apr
17
2014

increment

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

In krə mənt

noun

1: a rise or addition in number or value, often small.
Every year the employees receive a wage increment.

2: one of several successive increases or movements forward.
The weight is increased in precise increments.

3: something received or added.
And every year, every month, came some new increment to human achievement, a new country opened up, new mines, new scientific discoveries, a new machine!
(The War in the Air, Wells, H.G.)