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apologist

noun [C] uk   /əˈpɒl.ə.dʒɪst/ us    /-ˈpɑː.lə-/ formal
a person who supports a particular belief or political system, especially an unpopular one, and speaks or writes in defence of it: communism and its apologists There are few apologists for the old system.
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