Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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
06
2013

system

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

sIs t@m

noun
definition 1:  a group of related things or parts that function together as a whole.
example:  There are twelve elementary schools in our city’s school system.

definition 2:  a particular method of procedure, organization, or classification.
example:  The people are demanding a new system of government.
example:  The books are organized according to a system.

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Collocations:  words often used in combination with the noun “system”

ADJECTIVE + system:    complex ~ , adequate ~ , inadequate ~ , efficient ~ , capable ~ , reliable ~, advanced ~ , flexible ~ , fair ~ , unfair ~ ,  compatible ~ , suitable ~ , robust ~

VERB + system:    operate ~ ,  use ~ ,  develop ~ , design ~ ,  build ~ ,  introduce ~ ,  implement ~ ,  create ~ ,  improve ~ , test ~ , monitor ~ , maintain ~ ,  install ~