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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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Aug
12
2014

disrupt

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dihs ruhpt

transitive verb
definition 1:  to throw into disorder or turmoil.
example:  An explosion disrupted the peaceful demonstration.

definition 2:  to interrupt or break off, usually  temporarily.
example:  Hecklers disrupted the governor’s speech.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb disrupt

disrupt + NOUN:    activity ~, balance ~ , ceremony ~, chain ~, class ~, commerce ~, communication ~, cycle ~, delivery ~, election ~ , equilibrium ~, flow ~, functioning ~ , harmony ~ , meeting ~ , narrative ~ , operation ~, order ~, pattern ~ , peace ~,  proceeding ~, process ~ , production ~, rally ~, rhythm~, routine ~, schedule ~, sequence ~, shipment ~, sleep~, stability ~ ,  trade ~, traffic ~, transmission ~, travel ~ , wedding ~