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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
07
2013

genre

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

zhan r@

noun
definition 1:  a particular type, sort, or category.
example:  The bookstore also sells music CDs of various genres.

definition 2:  a category of artistic work marked by a particular specified form, technique, or content.
example:  Satire, comedy, and tragedy are literary genres that we’ll be exploring this semester.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun genre

MODIFIER + genre:    musical ~ , literary ~ , fiction ~ , popular ~ , favorite ~ ,  horror ~ , fantasy ~ , thriller ~ , documentary ~ , hybrid ~ ,  comic ~ , sci-fi ~ , gangster ~ , superhero ~