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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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Oct
29
2013

effective

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ih fek tihv

adjective
definition 1:
 producing an adequate or desired result, or having the power to produce such a result.
example:  Attacking at dawn was an effective strategy.

definition 2:  existing or operative; functioning.
example:  The new rule will become effective at midnight tonight.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective effective

effective + NOUN:   ~  strategy, ~  method,  ~  treatment,  ~  way,  ~  means,  ~  solution,  ~  tool,  ~  use (e.g., effective use of advertising) , ~  communication,  ~  management,  ~  partnership,  ~  medication,  ~  remedy,  ~  vaccine