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veneer - thin surface layer (of good quality wood, glued to a base of inferior material); cover; surface show; fa\c{c}ade; V.
impugn - dispute or contradict (often in an insulting way); attack as false or questionable; challenge; gainsay; CF. fight
deputize - work or appoint as a deputy; N. deputy: person who has the power to take charge when the leading person is away
engaging - charming; attractive
doctrine - teachings in general; particular principle (religious, legal, etc.) taught; dogma; tenet; ADJ. doctrinal
volatile - changeable; of a quickly changing nature (as of temper); mercurial; tending to violence; evaporating rapidly; Ex. volatile character/situation in the street
embark - commence; go on board a boat; begin a journey
comeback - retort; quick clever reply; return to former status
parry - ward off a blow; deflect; Ex. He parried the unwelcome question very skillfully; N. CF.
holster - leather pistol case (that hangs on a belt around the waist)