Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day
    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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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    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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Jan
27
2014

colleague

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ka lig

noun
definition:  someone who shares the same profession, work, or employer.
example:  She was honored by her colleagues in the field with a special award.
example:  The doctor brought up the question with some of his colleagues at the seminar.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun colleague

colleague + VERB:    ~ work, ~ suggest (e.g., Many of his colleagues have suggested that he has insufficient evidence upon which to base his claim), ~ recommend, ~ argue, ~ debate, ~ collaborate (e.g., Colleagues from around the world collaborated on the project), ~ attend, ~ accompany, ~ share, ~ describe, ~ decide, ~ nominate, ~ observe, ~ remark, ~ comment, ~ point out, ~ conclude

VERB + colleague:    consult ~ , convince ~ , persuade ~ ,  invite ~ , nominate ~ , thank ~ , assist ~ , inform ~ , brief ~ , impress ~ , urge ~ , remind ~ , value ~ , respect ~ , trust ~ , esteem ~

ADJECTIVE + colleague:    academic ~ , professional ~ , former ~ , senior ~ , junior ~ , female ~ , male ~ ,  experienced ~ , clinical ~ , congressional ~ , political ~ , departmental ~ , parliamentary ~ , respected ~ , esteemed ~ , like-minded ~ , close ~