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Word: shyster

Definition: lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner


More Vocab Words

::: growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
::: refraction - bending of a ray of light
::: unfeigned - genuine; real
::: headstrong - willful; stubborn; unyielding; determined to have one's own way; CF. no 'excessive'
::: pulpit - raised platform used in preaching (in a church)
::: petrify - turn to stone; cause to become stonelike; stun or paralyze
::: smattering - slight knowledge; small scattered number or amount; Ex. smattering of German
::: propulsive - driving forward; N. propulsion
::: prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
::: meddlesome - interfering; V. meddle: interfere