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apologist

noun [C]     /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 .Supporters, members and defendersBelievers and non-believers
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