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zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
formidable - menacing; arousing fear; threatening; difficult to defeat; Ex. formidable foe/question
grudging - unwilling; reluctant; stingy(giving reluctantly)
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
exegesis - explanation, especially of biblical(of the bible) passages
compassion - sympathy for the suffering of others; ADJ. compassionate
gerrymander - change voting district lines in order to favor a political party; N. CF. Elbridge Gerry + (sala)mander
perfidious - treacherous; disloyal; N. perfidy: treachery
meager - scanty; inadequate
buoyant - able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market