Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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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Dec
22
2016

virtuous

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vuhr chu @s

adjective
characterized by moral excellence or righteousness.
Being both kind and virtuous, she took loving care of her aging parents, giving up her own comfort to do so.
She was proud of her virtuous son, who, when faced with difficult decisions, always followed his conscience.

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