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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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Oct
28
2013

pastiche

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

pae stish [or] pa stish

noun

1. a work of visual art, music, or literature that consists mostly of materials and techniques borrowed from other works, sometimes done as an exercise to learn the technique of others.

 

2. a mixture of diverse elements.

example: Asymmetric cuts, mismatched prints, and a pastiche of references — from Bowie to the Ballets Russes — took basics above and beyond.