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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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Jan
23
2014

diverse

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

dih vuhrs [or] daI vuhrs

adjective
definition 1:  of various types or sorts; assorted.
example:  The United States has a diverse population.
example:  The children played on diverse instruments–everything from kazoos to trumpets to gongs.

definition 2:  of a different kind; different; unlike.
example:  Our customs and theirs are quite diverse, and yet we were able to find a common ground.


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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective diverse (definition 1)

diverse + NOUN:    ~ community, ~ group, ~ population, ~ audience, ~ culture, ~ society, ~ faculty, ~ repertoire, ~ array, ~ range, ~ fauna, ~ flora, ~ ecosystem

Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective diverse (definition 2)

diverse + NOUN:    ~ interests, ~ backgrounds, ~ traditions, ~ styles, ~ settings, ~ fields, ~ disciplines, ~ peoples, ~ cultures, ~ species, ~ forms, ~ samples, ~ views, ~ viewpoints, ~ opinions, ~ topics, ~ approaches, ~ strategies, ~ habitats, ~ origins, ~ constituencies