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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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Jul
14
2014

Sentence adverbs: evidently

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

e vih dent li sense 1[or] e vih dənt li

1.as nearly as can be determined; apparently.
Evidently, the news of the coming hurricane never reached the island, or people would have tried to evacuate sooner.
He evidently misunderstood what she asked him because she was surprised at his response.

2. plainly; visibly.
He was evidently relieved to be released from his duty.