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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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  • 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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Jun
26
2014

induce

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn dus

transitive verb
definition 1:  to persuade or influence, as to a course of action.
example:  There is nothing that could induce me to accept your offer.

definition 2:  to cause or stimulate.
example:  They found that the drug induces hallucinations.
example:  A primary aim of enemy propaganda is to induce fear.

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