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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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Apr
21
2014

coherent

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ko her @nt

adjective
definition 1:  lumping, holding, or sticking together.
example:  She molded the clay into a coherent lump.

definition 2:  logically ordered or connected; consistent.
example:  The candidate’s positions on the various issues are quite coherent.
example:   This paragraph is not coherent, so it’s difficult to follow your argument.

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

coherent + NOUN:    ~ whole, ~ structure, ~ framework, ~ explanation, ~ account, ~ sentence, ~ paragraph, ~ approach, ~ argument, ~ narrative, ~ strategy, ~ plan, ~ agenda, ~ policy, ~ ideology, ~ rationale, ~ theory, ~ doctrine, ~ philosophy, ~ vision, ~ message, ~ pattern, ~ set