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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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Feb
05
2014

stentorian

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

sten to ri ən

adjective
extremely loud and powerful.
His stentorian voice was heard above the din of battle.

Note on word origin: In Greek mythology, Stentor was a herald said to have the voice of fifty men. Stentor died after losing a shouting contest to the divine herald, Hermes.