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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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Sep
06
2013

sophisticated

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

s@ fI st@ keI tihd

adjective
definition 1:  having knowledge or experience of the world or of culture, esp. in connection with the manners and ways of adult society; not naive or simple; worldly-wise.
example:  She seemed very sophisticated to me, always knowing what to say and do in every situation.
example:  A year abroad and two years at the university had made him much more sophisticated than when I had known him in high school.
example:  The sophisticated audience understood the various allusions in the play.

definition 2:  very complicated or complex.
example:  The company uses sophisticated machinery to engineer its products.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the adjective sophisticated

ADVERB + sophisticated:    highly ~ , increasingly ~ , remarkably ~ ,  relatively ~ ,  surprisingly ~ , incredibly ~ , sufficiently ~ , technologically ~ , technically ~ , electronically ~ ,  politically ~ , intellectually ~ ,  linguistically ~ , culturally ~