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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dih stuhrb

transitive verb
definition 1:  to bother or interrupt by making noise or causing distraction.
example:  The hotel manager worried that the construction noise would disturb the guests.
example:  Terrible dreams disturbed his sleep.

definition 2:  to upset or cause to be in disorder.
example:  The wind disturbed the calm surface of the pond.
example:  Someone has been in my office and disturbed my papers.

definition 3:  to make nervous or uneasy; trouble.
example:  Witnessing the accident disturbed the child greatly.
example:  It disturbs people when they hear of such grisly incidents.
example:  The message in the letter obviously disturbed her because she rushed out of the room after reading it.

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