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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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Aug
13
2013

framework

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

freIm w@rk

noun
definition 1:  a structure that supports something built on or around it.
example:  The framework is now complete, so we can imagine what the house will look like, but there are no walls yet.

definition 2:  a basic system, form, or outline.
example:  The teacher gave the students a framework on which to base their essay.
example:  The two warring sides have now at least established a framework for negotiation.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun framework (definition 2)

VERB + framework:    provide ~ , establish ~ , develop ~ , create ~ , implement ~ , set up ~ , adopt ~ , devise ~ , agree on ~ , construct ~