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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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Aug
23
2013

rigid

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rI jihd

adjective
definition 1:  difficult or impossible to bend; not flexible; stiff.
example:  We’ll need more rigid poles to hold up this larger tent.
example:  The general’s face was rigid with determination.

definition 2:  firmly established and unchanging.
example:  She rebelled against the rigid social conventions of her day.

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