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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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Jun
11
2014

panoply

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

pae nə pli

1: an impressive covering or array of things.

The program has raised enough money to install an impressive panoply of filmmaking equipment. The media center now has cameras, tripods, sound and lighting equipment, a professional-grade green screen for live streaming broadcasts and several 2011 MacBook Pros equipped with Final Cut and Adobe Premier editing software.

2: a knight’s full set of armor and arms.

panoply

(image of English medieval knight by Graham Turner from http://mbx.streetofeyes.com/index.php?topic=1274.45)