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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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Jul
08
2013

underline

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

uhn d@r laIn [or] uhn d@r laIn 

transitive verb
definition 1:  to draw a line under (something written) so as to draw attention to or mark for italicizing.
example:  The student underlined the words in the text that seemed important.

definition 2:  to emphasize.
example:  In his speech, the governor underlined the importance of creating jobs.

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