Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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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Oct
24
2013

seek

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sik

transitive verb
definition 1:  to try to find; search for.
example:  The police are seeking the man who witnessed the crime.
example:  Bears often roam the campground seeking food.

definition 2:  to try to acquire or obtain.
example:  If you don’t understand, you should seek help from the teacher.
example:  She had never sought fame; she only wanted to act in films.

definition 3:  to try (usually followed by an infinitive).
example:  He sought to discover the reason he had been fired.

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