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parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
incontrovertible - indisputable; impossible to dispute; not open to question; unquestionable
ordain - decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine; install as a minister, priest, or rabbi; N. ordainment; CF. ordination
doctrinaire - unable to compromise about points of doctrine; dogmatic; unyielding; marked by inflexible attachment to a doctrine without regard to its practical difficulties
accost - approach and speak first to a person
derision - ridicule; ADJ. derisive; CF. derisory
disseminate - distribute; spread; scatter (like seeds)
growl - low, guttural, menacing sound (as of a dog)
reticent - inclined to silence; uncommunicative; reserved; Ex. He was reticent about the reasons; N. reticence
covetous - avaricious; desirous of (someone else's possessions); V. covet: desire eagerly (someone else's possessions)