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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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mo tih veI sh@n

definition 1:  the act or process of motivating. [motivate:  to cause to move or act by giving incentive or inspiration.]
example:  The motivation of students can be a challenging task for teachers.

definition 2:  the enthusiasm or desire to do something that comes from having been motivated.
example:  She is intelligent enough to do well in school but lacks motivation.

definition 3:  something that motivates; inducement; inspiration.
example:  His fantasy of becoming a Broadway star was his motivation to enter the acting profession.

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