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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
10
2014

explore

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihks plor

transitive verb
definition 1:  to travel across or through for the purpose of discovery or investigation.
example:  The scientists explored the forest in hope of sighting examples of certain rare birds.

definition 2:  to examine carefully and systematically.
example:  Let us explore this radical idea that changed Western thought.
example:  In this lecture, we will explore the factors that brought about World War I.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb explore (definition 2)

explore + NOUN:    ~ possibility, ~ idea, ~ ways, ~ opportunities, ~ options,  ~ differences, ~ feasibility, ~ issues, ~ relationship, ~ potential, ~ aspects, ~ alternatives, ~ concept, ~ impact, ~ theme, ~ notion, ~ topic, ~ meaning, ~ implications, ~ perceptions, ~ dynamics, ~ extent