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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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Feb
19
2014

domestic

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

d@ me stihk

adjective
definition 1:  of or related to the home or household.
example:  Their son takes care of the domestic chores now that their health has declined.
example:  He was happy for his wife to make all the domestic decisions.

definition 2:  capable of or used to living with humans.
example:  Cats and dogs are domestic animals.

definition 3:  of the home country.
example:  This part of the newspaper is devoted to domestic affairs.
example:  They were surprised that the wine was domestic and not imported.

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

domestic + NOUN:    ~ violence, ~ abuse, ~ dispute, ~ bliss,  ~ appliance, ~ chores, ~ servant, ~ waste

Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective domestic (definition 3)

domestic + NOUN:     ~ market, ~ politics, ~ policy, ~ affairs, ~ concerns, ~ issues, ~ consumption (e.g., Most of the fish caught is for domestic consumption), ~ production,  ~ product, (e.g., gross domestic product), ~ output,  ~ spending, ~ demand, ~ law, ~ stability, ~ wine, ~ flight (e.g., JFK airport handles both domestic and international flights), ~ airline, ~ initiatives, ~ revenues,  ~ firms, ~ considerations, ~ currency, ~ tranquility