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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
02
2013

culture

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pronunciation:    kuhl chər
part of speech:    noun

definition:             the sum of the language, customs, beliefs, and art considered characteristic of a particular group of people.
example:               The Catholic church has played a large role in the development of French culture.
example:               The drive-in movie was a part of American culture that seems lost now. 

 

Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun culture….

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ADJECTIVE + culture:    popular ~ , different ~ , western ~ , native ~ , dominant ~ , traditional ~ , corporate ~ , mass ~ , contemporary ~ , indigenous ~ ,  common ~ , modern ~ , ancient ~ , diverse ~ , mainstream ~ , ethnic ~

VERB + culture:    influence ~ , preserve ~ , shape ~ , permeate ~