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person who speaks or writes in support or defense of a person, cause, etc.
advocate
to bring to a state of peace, quiet, ease, calm, or contentment; pacify; soothe
appease
a trite, stereotyped expression; a sentence or phrase, usually expressing a popular or common thought or idea, that has lost originality, ingenuity, and impact by long overuse
cliché
to perplex or amaze, esp. by a sudden disturbance or surprise; bewilder; confuse
confound
speculative, theoretical, doubtful
conjectural
friendly; agreeable
conviviality
a depressed or sunken place or part; an area lower than the surrounding surface; sadness; gloom; dejection
depression
to cut apart (an animal body, plant, etc.) to examine the structure, relation of parts, or the like; to examine minutely part by part; analyze
dissect
rule; control; authority; ascendancy
dominance
asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life
egalitarianism
depending upon experience or observation alone, without using scientific method or theory
empirical
characterized by equity or fairness; just and right; fair; reasonable
equitable
to make easier or less difficult; help forward (an action, a process, etc.)
facilitate
to search out, discover, or bring to light
ferret
any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs, etc
heresy
Characterized by, revealing, or approaching departure from established beliefs or standards
heretical
a hostile state, condition, or attitude; enmity; antagonism; unfriendliness
hostility
to lay on or set as something to be borne, endured, obeyed, fulfilled, paid, etc.
impose
faultless; flawless; irreproachable
impeccable
the quality or condition of being incompetent; lack of ability
incompetence
to show (an act, claim, statement, etc.) to be just or right
justify
lacking brilliance or radiance; dull
lackluster
lightness of mind, character, or behavior; lack of appropriate seriousness or earnestness
levity
an unobstructed and wide view of an extensive area in all directions
panoramic
seemingly contradictory but nonetheless possibly true
paradoxical
smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness
paucity
to pursue with harassing or oppressive treatment, esp. because of religion, race, or beliefs; harass persistently
persecute
One that precedes and indicates, suggests, or announces someone or something to come
precursors
a tendency to think favorably of something in particular; partiality; preference
predilections
commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative
prosaic
To affirm or assert again
reaffirm
to bring into agreement or harmony; make compatible or consistent
reconcile
showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve
sullen
being more than is sufficient or required; excessive
superfluous
to support, hold, or bear up from below; bear the weight of, as a structure
sustain
An opinion, doctrine, or principle held as being true by a person or especially by an organization
tenets