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parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
apologist - one who writes in defense of a cause or institution; N. apologia
exorbitant - (of costs or demands) excessive; exceeding reasonable bounds
slither - slip or slide
revile - attack with abusive language; vilify(slander)
chaste - morally pure; virginal; abstaining from illicit sexual acts; modest; simple (of a style of writing); not highly decorated; austere
annuity - yearly allowance
cower - shrink quivering as from fear; cringe
undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
cerebral - pertaining to the brain or intellect; intellectual rather than emotional; CF. cerebrum