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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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Apr
30
2013

similar

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sI mih l@r

adjective
definition:  having resemblance or likeness.
example:  Joan and Joanna are similar names.
example:  The houses are quite similar to each other, but they’re painted different colors.
example:  The two songs are similar in style.


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Collocations:  Words frequently used in combination with the adjective “similar”

similar + PREPOSITION:    ~ to  (e.g., French is more similar to Italian than to German;  The results of the second study were similar to those of the first), ~ in  (e.g.,  The novels are similar in style;  The cells are similar in shape and size;  The characters are similar in that they both feel angry and isolated.)