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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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Jan
10
2014

pusillanimous

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pyulae nih məs

adjective

shamefully timid; cowardly.
The actor portrays a snivelling, pusillanimous husband who is bullied by his shrewish wife.

A Quotation from Alexis de Toqueville

No form or combination of social polity has yet been devised to make an energetic people out of a community of pusillanimous and enfeebled citizens.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Volume 2