Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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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Jul
11
2013

policy

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pa l@ si

noun
definition:  a set of principles that is used as a guide for action, esp. in a government or business.
example:  The company’s policy is to fire an employee after two warnings about being late.
example:  The government instituted a policy of restricting the money supply.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun policy

VERB + policy:    adopt ~ ,  institute ~ ,  implement ~ ,  introduce ~ ,  develop ~ ,  review ~ ,  revise ~ ,  formulate ~ ,  pursue~

MODIFIER + policy:    effective ~ , consistent ~ , unpopular ~  , discriminatory ~ , coherent ~ , unsustainable ~ , future ~ , government ~ , economic ~ ,  energy ~ , fiscal ~ , privacy ~ , security ~ , environmental ~