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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
29
2013

organization

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

or g@ nih zeI sh@n

noun
definition 1:  the act or process of organizing.
example:  The organization of her work files took longer than expected.

definition 2:  a body of persons acting together for some purpose.
example:  She works for an organization that promotes adult literacy.
example The Red Cross is one of the world’s most respected organizations.

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Collocations:  words frequently used in combination with the noun “organization”

VERB + organization:    found ~ ,  establish ~ ,  dedicate ~ , sponsor ~ , enable ~

organization + VERB :    ~ promote, ~ represent (e.g., an organization that represents the victims of the accident), ~ implement,  ~ participate, ~ operate,  ~ seek, ~ strive, ~ condemn, ~ advocate

MODIFIER + organization:    international ~, non-governmental ~, governmental ~, non-profit ~ , not-for-profit ~, professional ~, voluntary ~, terrorist ~, criminal ~, charitable ~, civil ~, humanitarian ~