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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
17
2013

pelf

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pelf

noun

money or wealth, usually regarded with disapproval or contempt.
example: The robbers were discovered in a barn, huddled over their pelf.

In battle or business, whatever the game,
In law, or in love it is ever the same:
In the struggle for power, or the scramble for pelf,
Let this be your motto, “Rely on yourself.”
J. G. Saxe

A man admiring his pelf.

A man admiring his pelf.