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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
03
2014

rigor

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rI g@r

noun
definition 1:  strictness, severity, inflexibility, or harshness, as of manner, judgment, or law.
example:  The law was enforced with great rigor.

definition 2:  (often plural) severity or harshness of living conditions, climate, or other circumstances.
example:  These tires are meant to handle the rigors of winter weather.

definition 3:  strict or scrupulous accuracy; precision; exactness.
example:  The research was carried out with scientific rigor.

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