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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
08
2013

associate

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

@ so si eIt [or] @ so shi eit

transitive verb

definition:  to connect mentally, as ideas, memories, and the like.
example:  People tend to associate the color black with death.


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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb “associate”

associate + PREPOSITION:   ~  with  (e.g., We often associate protest marches with the 1960’s; Humans associate food not only with survival but also with love and comfort)