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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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    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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Jun
13
2013

value

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vael yu

noun
definition 1:
  an amount, esp. of money, considered to be equivalent to, or suitable exchange for, a thing or service.
example:  The value of the ring was determined to be around $5000.

definition 2:  inherent worth, importance, merit, or usefulness.
example:  My parents believed in the value of a good education.

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