Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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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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aw th@r

definition 1:  the writer of a book, play, story, or the like.
example:  The author was disappointed that his play received mixed reviews.

definition 2:  the creator of a plan or work.
example:  The author of this grand scheme to build a canal was the duke himself.
example:  The police are still seeking the author of the assassination attempt on the governor.

transitive verb
definition:  to be the author of; create; make.
example:  John Adams, the second President of the United States, authored the Massachusetts Constitution.
example:  The Nazis authored a plan to eliminate the Jewish population of Europe.

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