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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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Nov
25
2013

protean

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pro ti ən

adjective

1. easily changing form or character; variable or versatile.
example: Plastic is a protean substance.

2. (cap.) of, concerning, or resembling Proteus. (Who is Proteus? –>)

Proteus

pro ti əs

noun

in Greek mythology, a sea god who can change his shape or appearance at will.