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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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Dec
31
2013

highly

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

haI li

adverb
definition 1:  with praise or appreciation.
example:  He speaks highly of you.

definition 2:  to a great degree.
example:  She is a highly successful author with millions of fans around the world.
example:  Your work is valued highly by all our staff.


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Collocations:  Words often used in connection with the adverb highly (definition 2)

highly + MODIFIER:    ~ recommended (e.g., a highly recommended treatment), ~ successful, ~ skilled (e.g., a highly skilled professional), ~ unlikely (e.g., Such an event is highly unlikely),  ~ respected, ~ acclaimed, ~ effective, ~ competitive, ~ qualified (e.g., a highly qualified surgeon), ~ intelligent, ~ sophisticated, ~ significant, ~ valued, ~ regarded, ~ motivated, ~ specialized,  ~ developed, ~ trained, ~ sensitive, ~ visible, ~ publicized, ~ educated, ~ prized, ~ profitable, ~ structured, ~ controversial, ~ paid, ~ correlated, ~ complex