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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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Jul
25
2014

trend

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

trend

noun
definition 1:  a general course, direction, or tendency.
example:  The trend toward obesity continues.
example:  Studies show that standards of living are on a downward trend.
example:  A trend toward living together before marriage began some decades ago.

definition 2:  the latest style; mode.
example:  Short skirts are the trend this year.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the noun trend

ADJECTIVE + trend:    changing ~ , upward ~ , downward ~ , recent ~ , emerging ~ , growing ~ , continuing ~ , underlying ~ , overall ~ , dominant ~ , significant ~ , general ~ , global ~ , societal ~ , world-wide ~ , nation-wide ~ , historical ~ , linear ~ , technological ~ , encouraging ~ , promising ~ , positive ~ , favorable ~ , alarming ~ , troubling ~ , worrisome ~

VERB + trend:    detect ~ , spot ~ , identify ~ , analyze ~ , track ~ , monitor ~ , indicate ~ , mirror ~ , reinforce ~ , fuel ~ , influence ~ , highlight ~ , reverse ~