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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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Aug
07
2014

literature

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

lI t@ r@ ch@r

noun
definition 1:  writings such as dramas, poems, novels, essays, and stories, esp. those that have lasting artistic value.
example:  Shakespeare is said to have made some of the greatest contributions to English literature.

definition 2:  the body of writing about a specific subject or of a specific time or group.
example:  I discovered much more about my topic after I reviewed the literature.
example:  There is little mention of this particular study in the literature.

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