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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Jul
17
2014

impede

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihm pid

transitive verb
definition:  to slow or block the movement or progress of; hinder.
example:  The cascades of snow impeded the settlers’ progress.
example:  Wars in the country have impeded the development of infrastructure.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb impede

impede + NOUN:    ~ progress, ~ process, ~ flow, ~ growth, ~ spread, ~ advancement, ~ implementation, ~ development, ~ reform, ~ performance, ~ learning, ~ acquisition, ~ attempts, ~ efforts, ~ negotiations, ~ participation, ~ cooperation, ~ involvement, ~ investigation, ~ justice, ~ navigation, ~ innovation, ~ delivery, ~ recovery, ~ momentum, ~ escape