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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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Sep
26
2013

epicurean

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ekyu ri ən

adjective

1. having a desire and taste for sensuous luxury, especially in food and drink.
Lastly, add a gill [a quarter pint] of best cider vinegar; although, if you would have a dish yet better suited to please an epicurean palate, you may add a teaspoonful of made mustard and two tablespoonfuls of rich sweet cream.

2. suited to an epicure.
example: Although the chef designs epicurean meals for his clientele, he himself is happy dining on a simple omelette.

 

3. (cap.) of or pertaining to Epicurus or his belief in the importance of pleasure.

noun

one who devotedly seeks luxurious pleasure; epicure.