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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
27
2013

valid

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

vae lihd

adjective
definition 1:
 based on truth, fact, or logic.
example:  Based on this evidence, that’s a valid conclusion.
example:  You’ve presented a valid argument, so I may reconsider my decision.

definition 2:  legally or officially authorized.
example:  This license has expired and is no longer valid.

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Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective valid (definition 1)

valid + NOUN:    ~ reason, ~ argument, ~ objection, ~ claim, ~ criticism, ~ excuse, ~ inference, ~ conclusion, ~ statement

ADVERB + valid:    scientifically ~ , statistically ~ , equally ~ , logically ~ , technically ~ , historically ~ , objectively ~ , entirely ~ , seemingly ~ , necessarily ~

Collocations:    Words often used in combination with the adjective valid (definition 2)

valid + NOUN:    ~ passport, ~ license, ~ permit, ~ certificate, ~ ticket, ~ username, ~ password ~ address, ~ consent, ~ ID (identification card),  ~ warranty