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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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Mar
05
2014

relevant

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

re l@ v@nt

adjective
definition:  related to or connected with the present matter; pertinent.
example:  We will not have time to discuss issues that are not relevant to today’s topic.
example:  She was pleased to answer those questions that were relevant to her lecture.

definition 2:  of current significance or importance; requiring or deserving consideration.
example:  The professor’s point was that the events of the past are still relevant for people today.
example:  Saving the rare plant species is simply not relevant for the local people who are just barely surviving themselves.


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