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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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Jun
25
2013

significant

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sihg nI f@ k@nt

adjective
definition 1:  having consequence or import; important.
example:  It was a small but significant victory, as it gave the troops the confidence they needed to battle on.
example:  Other than price, there is no significant difference between these products.

definition 2:  having meaning; meaningful.
example:  The fact that the window was open was not significant to us at first.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective “significant”

significant + NOUN:    ~ difference, ~ improvement, ~ increase, ~ contribution, ~ number, ~ proportion, ~ amount, ~ change, ~ impact, ~ effect, ~ reduction, ~ risk, ~ progress, ~ role, ~ advantage,  ~ step, ~ saving