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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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Dec
27
2013

procedure

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pr@ si j@r

noun
definition 1:  a way or act of proceeding.
example:  There will be a meeting to discuss procedure with respect to the reorganization of the company.

definition 2:  a series of actions, usually carried out in a set order, established or required for the accomplishment of a particular goal; course of action.
example:  Have you studied the procedure for evacuating the building during a fire?
example:  My surgeon has a good deal of experience with this particular procedure.

definition 3:  an official or fixed course of action in business, law, or legislation.
example:  These actions are simply part of court procedure.

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