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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
02
2014

institute

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

In stih tut

transitive verb
definition:  to establish or set in operation.
example:  The government has instituted a policy that will restrict imports.
example:  The company is instituting new procedures for hiring.
example:  The goal of the radicals was to institute a revolutionary government.

noun
definition 1:  an organization established to render a service or support a cause.
example:  She was taught braille at an institute for the blind.

definition 2:  a college teaching a specialized subject matter, such as art or technology.
example:  My mother studied painting at the art institute.

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

institute + NOUN:    ~ policy, ~ program, ~ system, ~ reforms, ~ initiatives, ~ measures, ~ restrictions, ~ guidelines, ~ procedures, ~ law