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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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Jan
10
2014

restrict

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih strIkt

transitive verb
definition:  to keep within limits; set bounds to; confine.
example:  The university restricts the number of students who may have cars on campus.
example:  Can we restrict our discussion to just one topic this evening?
example:  The captain restricted the sailor to his quarters.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb restrict

restrict + NOUN:    ~ movement, ~ mobility, ~ access, ~ entry, ~ use, ~ ability, ~ rights, ~ freedom, ~ liberty, ~ flow, ~ growth, ~ efforts, ~ attempts, ~  activities, ~ speech, ~ availability, ~ scope,  ~ membership, ~ choice, ~ imports,  ~ trade, ~ sales, ~ number, ~ liability, ~ search, ~ immigration, ~ parking

NOUN + restrict:    law ~ , regulation ~ , legislation ~ , statute ~ , treaty ~, measure ~ , policy ~ , Congress ~ , government ~