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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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Oct
10
2013

manage

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

mae nihj

transitive verb
definition 1:  to direct, control, or administer.
example:  He manages a small grocery store.
example:  She manages all the people on the clinic’s staff.
example:  Some children are more difficult to manage than others.

definition 2:  to accomplish or succeed in, usually despite some difficulty.
example:  Though in great pain, he managed to remain calm.

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