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

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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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Nov
04
2013

conduct

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

k@n duhkt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to comport or keep control of (oneself).
example: Utterly bored, the children nonetheless conducted themselves well.
example:  She was nervous, but she conducted herself very professionally at the interview.

definition 2:  to manage and direct (business or affairs).
example:  Some of the staff are critical of the way the boss is conducting the business.
example:  He conducts his affairs in a tightly organized manner.

definition 3:  to do or carry out.
example:  The police are conducting an investigation into the man’s death.
example:  The woman on the phone was conducting a survey.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb conduct  (definition 3)

conduct + NOUN:   ~ research, ~  investigation,  ~ study,  ~ experiment, ~ test, ~ interview, ~ survey, ~ poll, ~ trial, ~ review, ~ analysis, ~ search (e.g., The police are conducting a search for the missing child), ~ operation, ~ inspection, ~ negotiation, ~ ceremony, ~ assessment, ~ audit, ~ fieldwork