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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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May
06
2013

activity

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

aek tI vih ti

noun
definition 1:  the condition or state of being active.
example:  Activity is vitally important for elderly adults.
definition 2:  a specific way of occupying oneself.
example:  Reading is a useful activity.

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Collocations:     Words often used in combination with the noun activity (definition 1)

VERB + PREPOSITION +  activity:    engage in ~ (e.g., engage in criminal activity),  participate in ~ (e.g., participate in terrorist activity)

ADJECTIVE + activity:    physical ~ , sexual ~ , economic ~ , human ~ , social ~, criminal ~ , illegal ~ ,   terrorist ~ , commercial ~

 

Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun activity (definition 2)

VERB + PREPOSITION +  activity:    engage in ~ (e.g., engage in an educational activity),  participate in ~ (e.g., participate in an after-school activity), be involved in (e.g., She’s involved in numerous professional activities)

ADJECTIVE + activity:    recreational ~ , daily ~ , extracurricular ~ , educational ~ , outdoor ~ , creative ~ , after-school ~ ,  cultural ~ , illegal ~  (e.g., drug trafficking and other illegal activities),  professional ~ , instructional ~ , fun ~ , organized ~