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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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Jul
26
2013

issue

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

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noun
definition 1:  a point or matter that is of concern, in question, or under discussion.
example:  The citizens discussed various issues at the town meeting.
example:  The issue of whether or not to build a new stadium was hotly debated.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to cause to flow, move, or go out.
example:  The factory issued its waste into the river.
example:  Rockets were issued into the skies.

definition 2:  to give out, publish, circulate, or produce.
example:  A new edition of the book was issued by the publishers in August.
example:  The city will begin issuing parking permits for the new lot next week.
example:  The government issued new five-dollar bills.

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