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Category: Academic Vocabulary of the Day

Daily definitions and usage information about general academic vocabulary.

Oct
06
2017

naysayer

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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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Oct
05
2017

orator

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or @ t@r

noun
person who delivers a public speech, or one skilled at formal public speaking.
A skilled orator can have a profoundly inspirational effect on an audience.
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Oct
04
2017

beneficiary

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be n@ fI shi er i

noun
0ne who receives or is designated to receive benefits, as of a will or insurance policy.
Both his daughters were beneficiaries of his will, and each received half of his estate.
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Oct
03
2017

atheist

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eI thi ihst

noun
one who believes that there is no god or gods.
He’d grown up believing in God, but the war had made him an atheist.
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Oct
02
2017

academician

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@ kae d@ mI sh@n  [or]  ae k@ d@ mI sh@n

noun
one who belongs to an organization, such as a college or other academy, that promotes learning.
He has now retired from the university after thirty-five years as an academician.

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