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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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Apr
18
2014

wealth

Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

welth

noun
definition 1:  a large quantity of money or property or the state of having such.
example:  He gained his wealth by building ships.
example:  The family had great wealth and could afford to live in luxury.

definition 2:  a large amount or abundance.
example:  She has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw on.

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Words often used in combination with the noun wealth (definition 1)

VERB + wealth:    gain ~ , obtain ~ , accumulate ~ , amass ~ , distribute ~ , inherit ~ , share ~ , generate ~ , create ~ , redistribute ~ , increase ~ , pursue ~ , display ~ (e.g., The paintings were purchased simply to display the man’s wealth)

 

Words often used in combination with the noun wealth (definition 2)

wealth + of:  ~ information, ~ knowledge, ~ experience, ~ wisdom, ~ ideas, ~ advice, ~ suggestions, ~ material, ~ resources, ~ details, ~ imagery, ~ symbolism, ~ talent, ~ expertise