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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
27
2013

material

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

m@ tir i @l

noun
definition 1:  anything used for constructing or making something else.
example:  Materials such as limestone, marble, and glass were used in vast amounts to build the cathedral.
example:  A lot of the material purchased for the construction project was never used.

definition 2:  any group of ideas, sources, data, or the like that can be used to create a larger work.
example:  She gathered material for her novel by reading newspapers from the 1920s.

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