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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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    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
03
2013

population

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pap y@ leI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the collective human inhabitants of an area.
example:  He was elected by a large majority of the population.
example:  The famine devastated the country’s population.

definition 2:  the total number of people inhabiting a country, city, area, or the like.
example:  The population of the United States rose to over 300 million in 2006.

definition 3:  the number of inhabitants, human or otherwise, of a particular category in a place.
example:  He is a popular politician among the Mexican-American population in Texas.
example:  The researchers are studying the elephant population within the reserve.

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