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    shaI st@r

    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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    neI seI @r

    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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ar gyu

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to put forward reasons for or against something.
example:  Many parents argued in favor of expanding the arts program.
example:  Some citizens argued against the construction of a new library.

definition 2:  to have a battle with words; quarrel; contend.
example:  The couple argued until late at night.
example:  The children argued over which game to play.
example:  I don’t want to argue with you about this again.

transitive verb
definition 1:  to maintain or contend (often followed by a clause).
example:  He thought he’d proved his point, but his colleague argued that he hadn’t presented enough evidence.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the verb argue

argue + ADVERB:  ~ convincingly,  ~ persuasively, ~ successfully, ~ strongly, ~  forcefully, ~ powerfully, ~ passionately, ~ vehemently, ~ vigorously, ~ fiercely, ~ cogently, ~ eloquently, ~ reasonably, ~ rationally, ~ logically, ~ coherently