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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
11
2014

ethnic

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

eth nihk

adjective
definition:  of or related to a large group of people who share a distinctive culture, language, or religion, or who are of the same race or national heritage.
example:  Japanese and Chinese immigrants made up two of Hawaii’s major ethnic groups in 1900.
example:  We chose this school for our children because of its ethnic diversity.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective ethnic

ethnic + NOUN:    ~ minority, ~ group, ~ community, ~ population, ~ background, ~ origin, ~ identity, ~ heritage, ~ diversity, ~ differences, ~ conflict, ~ hatred, ~ cleansing, ~ tension, ~ strife, ~ clashes, ~ slurs, ~ mix, ~ makeup, ~ pride, ~ foods, ~ cuisines