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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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Nov
12
2013

grimalkin

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Grimalkin trotted quickly through the wood with the easy swing and depressed tail of a cat who knows where he is going.

grih mael kihn  [or] grih mawl kihn

noun

1. a cat, especially an old female cat.

quotation: Nobody listened but Tomsina, who was an immense black cat, held in great reverence by the villagers, for she had the greenest eyes and the longest whiskers and the heaviest fur of any cat in the kingdom. Moreover, she had hundreds of mice to her credit and no birds, for she was a good and wise grimalkin.