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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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Feb
06
2014

simultaneous

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

saI m@l teI ni @s

adjective
definition:  existing, occurring, or done at the same general time or at the same moment.
example:  The good news was met with simultaneous sighs of relief around the room.
example:  The sound of the gunshot and the sound of the explosion were simultaneous.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective simultaneous

simultaneous + NOUN:    ~ processing, ~ measurement, ~ translation, ~ tasks,  ~ occurrences, ~ events, ~ processes, ~ operations, ~ analysis, ~ comparison, ~ presentation, ~ attacks, ~ wars, ~ emergence, ~ presence, ~ existence