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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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Jun
12
2013

precede

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pr@ sid

transitive verb
definition 1:  to come before in time.
example:  January precedes February.
example:  Our flight preceded theirs by two hours.
example:  Baseball games are usually preceded by the singing of the national anthem.

definition 2:  to come before in rank, order, or importance.
example:  The captain’s command precedes that of the lieutenant.

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