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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Aug
21
2014

realm

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

relm

noun
definition 1:  a royal kingdom; domain.
example:  The king expanded his realm by conquering the neighboring tribes.

definition 2:  sphere; province.
example:  The art teacher encouraged the students to step into the realm of their imagination.
example:  He considered raising the children to be solely within his wife’s realm; he rarely took an interest or rendered an opinion.
example:  That their efforts should succeed is within the realm of possibility, but I don’t consider it likely.
example:  For her, astronomy is the most interesting area within the realm of science.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the noun realm (definition 2)

ADJECTIVE + realm:    scientific ~ , cognitive ~ , creative ~ , artistic ~ , literary ~ , cultural ~ ,  political ~ , civic ~ , public ~, private ~ , exclusive ~ , forbidden ~ , separate ~ , distant ~ , infinite ~ , microscopic ~ , invisible ~ , celestial ~ , cosmic ~ , divine ~ ,  heavenly ~ , religious ~ , sacred ~ , secular ~ , spiritual ~ , magical ~,  mysterious ~ ,  mystical ~ , supernatural ~ , unknown ~ , symbolic ~ , mortal ~ ,  earthly ~ , terrestrial ~ ,  domestic ~