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  • Word of the Day
    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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  • Vocabulary of the Day
    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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Jun
11
2013

propose

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

pr@ poz

transitive verb
definition:  to present for consideration or adoption; suggest.
example:  The committee proposed several changes to the existing laws.
example:  They proposed that the city build a bike path in the downtown area.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb “propose”

propose + NOUN:    ~ plan, ~ measure (e.g., propose a measure to curb corruption), ~ solution,  ~ cuts (e.g., propose cuts to the defense budget), ~ legislation, ~ change, ~ amendment,  ~ modification, ~ scheme, ~ reform