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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
15
2014

Sentence adverbs: naturally

Posted in Word of the Day by admin

nae chə rə li

1. in a natural way.
That color occurs naturally in some vegetables.

2. by nature; inherently.
She is a naturally curious child.

3. without a doubt; of course; surely.
Naturally, I will pass the test.

Note: Sense three of “naturally” is used as a sentence adverb and, more specifically, a “disjunct,” an adverb which conveys something about the speaker’s attitude towards the content of (what is stated in) the sentence.