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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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May
24
2013

important

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ihm por t@nt

adjective
definition 1:  having relatively great significance.
example:  Voting rights is an important issue.
example:  It’s important to change your car’s oil at regular intervals.

definition 2:  having consequence; consequential.
example:  Which college to attend is an important decision.

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Collocation:  Words often used in combination with the adjective “important”

important + PREPOSITION:

  • ~ for (e.g., important for one’s health, important for one’s future, important for children)
  • ~ in (e.g., important in politics, important in decision-making, important in various ways, important in the region, important in various respects, important in the film-making world, important in finding a cure)
  • ~ as (e.g., important as a factor, important as a reason, important as a possible cause, important as a means, important as a goal, important as an individual, important as a component)