Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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
18
2013

movement

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

muv m@nt

noun
definition 1:  change in position or location.
example:  The window was open, and there was slight movement of the curtains.
example:  His legs were paralyzed and not capable of movement.
example:  There was hurried movement toward the open doors of the train.

definition 2:  a trend or course of events.
example:  The lecture focused on the movement toward individualism in society.

definition 3:  a group of people or organizations acting to achieve a common goal.
example:  Ending the Vietnam War was the goal of the peace movement.

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