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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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Feb
20
2014

industry

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

In d@ stri

noun
definition 1:  the activity or process of turning raw materials into finished goods, or a particular business that does this.
example:  The state has little industry in the rural western areas.
example:  Many new industries have been established in this region in recent years.

definition 2:  the companies, regarded collectively, that produce a similar product or service.
example:  The automobile industry employs thousands of workers.
example:  They invested heavily in the steel industry.
example:  The cosmetics industry has shown high profits this year.

definition 3:  the tendency to work hard.
example:  The volunteers were rewarded for their industry.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun industry (definition 2)

MODIFIER + industry:    competitive ~  , vital ~ ,  essential ~ ,  leading ~ , growing ~ , expanding ~ , booming ~ , thriving ~ ,  burgeoning ~ , failing ~ , declining ~ ,  revived ~

VERB + industry:    regulate ~ , revolutionize ~ , dominate ~ , affect ~ , transform ~ , subsidize ~ , nationalize ~ , privatize ~ ,  expand ~ , revive ~