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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.
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Jul
29
2013

achieve

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ chiv

transitive verb
definition 1:  to reach or carry through successfully; accomplish.
example:  They worked hard to achieve their goals.

definition 2: to gain or bring about through effort.
example:  The fighter Muhammad Ali achieved greatness in his sport.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb achieve (definition 1)

achieve + NOUN:    ~ goal, ~ objective, ~ result, ~ success, ~ aim, ~ ambition,  ~ target, ~ standards,  ~ level, ~ score, ~ one’s potential, ~  reduction (e.g., achieve a reduction in levels of pollution)

 

Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb achieve (definition 2)

achieve + NOUN:  ~ success, ~ excellence, ~ fame, ~ recognition, ~ status, ~ greatness, ~ notoriety