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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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May
30
2013

redundant

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih duhn d@nt

adjective
definition 1: unnecessarily repetitive.
example:  To say that someone is “extremely ecstatic” seems redundant in that “ecstatic” already includes the idea of extremeness.

definition 2:  excessive or superfluous.
example:  The report was cluttered with redundant detail.

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