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Monthly Archives: October 2017

Oct
06
2017

shyster

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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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Oct
06
2017

naysayer

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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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Oct
05
2017

laureate

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lor i iht

noun
one who is honored for achievement in a particular field or by a particular award, esp. in the arts or sciences.
He is a Nobel laureate in economics.
She has been a laureate in both prestigious piano competitions.

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Oct
05
2017

orator

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or @ t@r

noun
person who delivers a public speech, or one skilled at formal public speaking.
A skilled orator can have a profoundly inspirational effect on an audience.
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Oct
04
2017

beneficiary

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be n@ fI shi er i

noun
0ne who receives or is designated to receive benefits, as of a will or insurance policy.
Both his daughters were beneficiaries of his will, and each received half of his estate.
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