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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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Jul
17
2013

experience

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihk spir i ihns

noun
definition 1:  a particular situation or event that one has encountered or lived through.
example:  Working in that factory was tough for those months, but it was a good experience for me.
example:  She never forgot the experience of being on stage for the first time.

 

definition 2:  the sum total of such situations and events in one’s life.
example:  I know from my experience that to do this would be a mistake.
example:  Luxury had never been part of my grandparents’ experience.
example:  In my experience, these problems usually have simple solutions.

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Collocations: Words often used in combination with the noun experience (definition 1)

ADJECTIVE + experience:    enjoyable ~frightening ~ , dreadful ~ , frustrating ~ ,  positive ~ , rewarding ~ ,
unique ~ , educational ~ , valuable ~, horrifying ~ , shocking ~