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unassailable - not open to attack; impregnable; not subject to question
charlatan - quack; pretender to knowledge (esp. in medicine)
bluster - blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
merit - deserve; ADJ. meritorious: deserving reward or praise
lurid - wild; sensational; graphic; gruesome; horrible; Ex. lurid details of the murder
zealot - one who is zealous; fanatic; person who shows excessive zeal
bloated - (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
liaison - contact that keeps parties in communication; communication between groups; one that maintains communication; go-between; secret love affair; V. liaise: keep a connection
cringe - shrink back as if in fear; cower
ascetic - practicing self-denial; avoiding physical pleasures and comforts; austere; Ex. ascetic life of Buddhist monks; N. asceticism