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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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Sep
18
2013

likely

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

laIk li

adjective
definition:  probable; quite possible.
example:  It’s likely that flights will be delayed because of the snowstorm.
example:  Being allergic to dogs, it’s not likely that she would adopt one as a pet.

adverb
definition:  probably
example:  With the flame so high, he will likely burn the pan.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective likely

ADVERB + likely:    very ~ , highly ~ , increasingly ~ , hardly ~ , quite ~ , equally ~ , extremely ~ , not very ~ , especially ~ , particularly ~ , reasonably ~ , not as ~ , not remotely ~, not in the least ~, not especially ~ , not particularly ~