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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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Aug
20
2013

infer

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn fuhr

transitive verb
definition:
  to conclude or determine on the basis of evidence or logical premises.
example:  I inferred his motives from the manner in which he made his request.
example:  Seeing the large number of books in her room, I inferred that she was an avid reader.

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