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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Feb
17
2014

extent

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

iks tent

noun
definition:  the degree, amount, space, or distance that something reaches or covers.
example:  His family was not aware of the extent of his illness.
example:  We were surprised by the great extent of her knowledge on the subject.
example:  This map shows the extent of the journey made by the explorers.
example:  He will be punished to the full extent of the law.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun extent

VERB + extent:    determine ~ (e.g., The  investigators are trying to determine the extent of the damage caused by the tornado), evaluate ~ , assess ~ , ascertain ~ , investigate ~ , reveal ~ ,  measure ~ , limit ~ , explore ~ , realize ~ , appreciate ~ ,  exaggerate ~,  underestimate ~ , estimate ~ , gauge ~ ,  map ~ , clarify ~