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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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  • 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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Jul
04
2013

region

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ri j@n

noun
definition 1:  a large continuous space or area.
example:  Each region of the country has its own accent or dialect.
example:  A snowstorm hit the region very hard over the weekend.

definition 2:  a land surface having certain common geographical or topographical characteristics.
example:  We’ve done a good deal of camping in the Rocky Mountain region.
example:  This tree only grows in tropical regions.

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