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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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Apr
29
2014

precise

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

prih saIs

adjective
definition 1:  clearly stated or strictly delineated.
example:  The instructions were quite precise and left no room for error.
example:  She made a precise distinction between the two concepts.

definition 2:  accurate; exact.
example:  We need a precise count of the votes.
example:  I don’t understand the precise meaning of this word.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective precise

definition 1
precise + NOUN:    ~ wording, ~ definition, ~ description, ~ explanation, ~ instructions, ~ specifications, ~ account, ~ prediction

definition 2
precise + NOUN:    ~ measurement, ~ calculation, ~ formulation, ~ detail, ~ meaning, ~ location, ~ date, ~ timing, ~ nature (e.g., describing the precise nature of the predicament)