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grinch (grinch) noun

Someone who ruins others' enjoyment.

[From the Grinch, a character in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1957) by Dr. Seuss, pseudonym of Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904-1991).]

"The grinch came early for Bill Gates as Microsoft Corp. shares fell as much as 4.1 percent Wednesday - reaching their lowest level since May."
Breakfast Briefing; Chicago Sun-Times; Dec 25, 1997.

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How much easier it is to be generous than just! Men are sometimes bountiful who are not honest. -Junius, pseudonym of the unknown author of a series of letters published in a London newspaper during (1769-1772)
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