Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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
30
2014

enhance

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihn haens

transitive verb
definition 1:  to heighten, improve, or increase, as in quality, value, attractiveness, or reputation.
example:  Herbs enhance the flavor of the meat.
example:  Putting in a swimming pool will enhance the value of the property.
example:  His new stylish haircut and clean-shaven face enhanced his appearance.
example:  Winning this important case enhanced her reputation as a lawyer.

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

enhance + NOUN:    ~ quality (e.g., enhance the quality of one’s life), ~ performance, ~ understanding, ~ comprehension, ~ experience, ~ skill (e.g., a practical course to enhance one’s skills), ~ learning, ~ teaching, ~ teaching methods, ~ capability, ~ ability, ~ security, ~ safety,  ~ productivity, ~ efficiency, ~  competitiveness, ~ effectiveness, ~ employability, ~ prospects, ~ potential, ~ opportunities, ~ reputation, ~ value, ~ appearance, ~ image, ~ attractiveness, ~ beauty, ~ enjoyment, ~ flavor, ~ environment, ~ biodiversity, ~ awareness, ~ motivation, ~ cognition, ~ memory