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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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Jun
30
2014

consummate

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

adjective
kan sə miht
1: perfect; complete.
This consummate replica of the Mona Lisa rivals the original in its beauty.

2: supremely skilled.
He was a consummate actor, sought after by the best directors in New York City.

3: of the highest order or degree.
With consummate ineptitude, the surgeon sewed the patient’s severed finger on backwards.

Collocations: words that frequently appear with the adjective “consummate,” def. 3

consummate, def. 3 + noun: ease, grace, skill, patience, subtlety, professionalism

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