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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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Jun
17
2013

data

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

deI t@  [or] dae t@

noun

definition:  (used with a sing. or pl. verb) plural form of datum, an individual piece of information that is used to draw a conclusion.
example:  These data point to an interesting conclusion.
example:  Data about the U.S. population is collected every ten years.

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Collocations:  Words frequently used in combination with the noun “data”

VERB + data:   collect ~ , analyze ~ , process ~ , store ~ , gather ~ , transfer ~ , encrypt ~ , compile ~

data + VERB:   ~  show,  ~  suggest,  ~  indicate,  ~  reveal,  ~  point to,  ~  consist of