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polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
incursion - temporary invasion; CF. excursion: short journey
coax - persuade by flattery
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
aversion - firm dislike
embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
deadpan - wooden; impassive; with no show of feeling; with an expressionless face
irreproachable - beyond reproach; blameless; impeccable; Ex. irreproachable conduct