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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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Apr
01
2014

hoax

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

hox

noun
definition:
 something false or inauthentic presented as true or authentic, with intent to deceive or defraud.
example:  The so-called “ancient” cave painting was a hoax that fooled the public completely.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun hoax

VERB + hoax:    perpetrate ~, carry out ~ , devise ~ , reveal ~ , expose ~ , spread ~ , uncover ~ , suspect ~ , turn out to be ~

MODIFIER + hoax:    elaborate ~ , cruel ~ ,  clever ~ , obvious ~ , infamous ~ , famous ~ , gigantic ~ , deliberate ~ , virus ~, bomb ~ , internet ~