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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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Oct
04
2013

nestle

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

ne səl

intransitive verb

1. to lie close or curled up, as for warmth or affection.
example: The puppies nestled near their mother.

2. to lie or be situated in a sheltered location or refuge.
example: They lived in a small cabin that nestled in the woods.

transitive verb

to place or press snugly or affectionately.
example: The child nestled her head against her mother’s shoulder.

nestling

nest lIng or ne slIng

noun
a young bird still confined to the nest. (Cf. fledgling.)

Barn Swallow nestling Kati Fleming: Wikipedia

Barn Swallow nestling Kati Fleming: Wikipedia