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  • Word of the Day
    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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Aug
28
2013

outcrop

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out·crop

aUt krap

noun
a protrusion of rock above the surface of the soil.
example: Outcrops are the most important sources of information for geological mapping.

intransitive verb
to erupt or protrude, as a rock from the soil.
example: Coal-mining spread to other districts where coal outcropped or could be got from shallow pits.