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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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Oct
18
2013

intransigent

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ihn tran sih jənt [or]  ihn tran zih jənt

adjective

refusing to alter an idea or a position in response to others’ wishes; uncompromising.
example: Despite all appeals, the opposition party was intransigent.

noun

one who is intransigent.
example: Public opinion condemns the intransigents responsible for the government shutdown.