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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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Mar
26
2014

radical

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rae dih k@l

adjective
definition 1:  of or relating to roots, origins, or fundamental characteristics; basic.
example:  There are radical differences between these two systems of government.

definition 2:  extreme or complete, as a particular action or behavior.
example:  The parents’ divorce brought about a radical change in the lives of the children.
example: His ideas were considered radical, and few people took him seriously.

definition 3:  advocating drastic changes in laws, government, or society.
example:  The government tried to suppress all radical groups.
example:  Some professors were fired because of their radical political activities.

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