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  • Word of the Day
    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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Apr
30
2014

rococo

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

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noun

1: a style of architecture and decoration originating in France in the eighteenth century and marked by the use of elaborate ornamentation and curved or asymmetric forms.
2: a style of music of the same period, also marked by elaborate ornamentation.

adjective

1: of, pertaining to, or resembling the rococo in architecture and music.
2: ornate or florid.

Wieskirche: wikimedia

Wieskirche: wikimedia