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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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    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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May
29
2014

scope

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

skop

definition 1:  the breadth or range of one’s view, thoughts, operation, or the like.
example:  The clients were impressed with the scope of our vision for their project.
example:  These questions are beyond the scope of this investigation.
example:  You’ve explored your topic very narrowly, so your paper lacks scope.

definition 2:  the chance to function freely.
example:  The school encourages students to give their imaginations full scope.

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