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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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Jul
05
2013

torrid

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torrid

to rihd, ta rihd

adjective

1. parched or scorched by the sun, as a geographic area.
example: Farming has become nearly impossible in the torrid southern region.

2. heated or suffused with passion.
example: They’d been carrying on a torrid romance for months.