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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
16
2014

realize

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

ri @ laIz

transitive verb
definition 1:  become aware of, or clearly perceive or understand.
example:  I failed to realize how unhappy she was.
example:  I just realized that it’s past midnight.
example:  He suddenly realized that nothing was more important to him than his family.
example:  It took me a moment to realize the seriousness of what had just happened.

definition 2:  to make happen; actualize.
example:  She realized her dream of success.

definition 3:  to obtain (income or profit).
example:  The company realized a profit in the first quarter.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the transitive verb realize (definition 2)

realize + NOUN:    ~ dream, ~ ambition, ~ aspiration, ~ potential, ~ objective, ~ goal, ~ aim