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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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Nov
12
2013

interpret

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn tuhr priht

transitive verb
definition 1:  to determine or explain the meaning of.
example:  These lines of the poem are somewhat hard to interpret.

definition 2:  to understand in a particular way.
example:  I interpreted her silence as disagreement with my idea.
example:  She interpreted his failure to telephone her as a rejection.

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