shyster

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a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

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As Ponzi schemes and other brands of shysterism continue to bubble up nationally and in Colorado, I return to King's quote, appreciating the vast difference between the worst and best business behavior and how much the latter inspires and the former demoralizes.
It was an outrageous piece of moralist shysterism designed to prevent anyone daring to disagree with a move that could ring the death knell for some Merseyside pubs already reeling from the smoking ban and cheap supermarket takeaways.
Smith, Lane keeps the comedy buoyant with his high-energy turn, balancing unapologetic brashness and boldfaced shysterism with a deluded sense of his own martyrdom.
Making a welcome return to the New York stage, Hall mines elements from two previous roles, harnessing the charismatic shysterism of Billy Flynn in "Chicago" with the sinister charm of the Emcee in "Cabaret," descending into darker territory as Mr.