Wednesday, September 28, 2005

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prudent |?pro?dnt| adjective
1 acting with or showing care and thought for the future : no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose.
2 〈人・行為などが〉分別のある,慎重な
a 〜 remark;思慮深い意見
He was 〜 in choosing friends.;彼は友人を選ぶのに慎重だった.
3 倹約的な,(金に)つましい《with...》
be 〜 with one's money;金につましい

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pry 1 |pr?| verb ( pries, pried)
inquire too closely into a person's private affairs : I'm sick of you prying into my personal life | [as adj. ] ( prying) she felt there was no place where she could escape from the prying eyes.

pry 2 verb ( pries, pried)
use force in order to move or open (something) or to separate (something) from something else : using a screwdriver, he pried open the window.
? ( pry something out of/from) obtain something from (someone) with effort or difficulty : I got the loan, though I had to pry it out of him.

scam |skam| noun
a dishonest scheme; a fraud : [with adj. ] an insurance scam.

use deception to deprive (someone) of money or possessions : a businessman swindled investors out of millions of dollars. ? obtain (money) fraudulently : he was said to have swindled $62.5 million from the pension fund.

deny (a person or place) the possession or use of something : the city was deprived of its water supplies.

con artist
a shady con artist from Toledo swindler, fraud, cheater, scam artist, fraudster; con man, gonif.

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