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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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Dec
30
2013

broad

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

brawd

adjective
definition 1:  wide; large; spacious.
example:  It was a broad avenue with six lanes of traffic.
example:  The road stretched out across the broad valley.
example:  The agency was looking for a male model with a broad chest.

definition 1:  inclusive or general.
example:  Their music has broad appeal.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective broad (definition 2)

broad + NOUN:   ~ range, ~ appeal, ~ repertoire, ~ array, ~ consensus,  ~ curriculum, ~  topic, ~ category,  ~ definition,  ~ coverage (e.g., The TV networks are providing broad coverage of the event), ~ support, ~ generalization, ~ objectives, ~ spectrum, ~ framework, ~ acceptance, ~ agreement