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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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Aug
05
2014

trade

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

treId

noun
definition 1:  the act of buying and selling goods or services, or all such acts collectively; commerce.
example:  There is a good deal of trade between the United States and Mexico.
example:  The new treaty will strongly affect trade between the two countries.
example:  Trade is generally brisk at the flea market on Saturdays.

definition 2:  the act of exchanging one thing for another without the exchange of money.
example:  My car for his truck was a fair trade.

definition 3:  a means of livelihood that involves buying or selling of goods or services; business.
example:  Selling car insurance was a trade that my mother was well-suited to.

definition 4:  an occupation involving manual skill; craft.
example:  His parents thought he should go into a trade such as carpentry or plumbing.

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