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Main Entry: defense
Synonyms:
aegis, answer, apologetic, apologetics, apologia, apology, arch dam, argument, argumentation, armament, armor, arms, backfire, backstop, bamboo curtain, bank, bar, barrage, barrier, bear-trap dam, beaver dam, bicker, bickering, boom, breakwater, breastwork, brick wall, buffer, bulkhead, bulwark, casuistry, cofferdam, comeback, confutation, contention, contraremonstrance, controversy, counteraccusation, counterattack, counterblast, counterblow, countercharge, counterclaim, counterfire, counterinsurgency, countermeasure, counterreply, counterrevolution, counterstatement, counterstep, counterstroke, cover, dam, demurrer, denial, dike, disputation, dispute, ditch, earthwork, embankment, exception, exculpation, excuse, explanation, eye, fastness, fence, flyting, fort, fortress, gate, gravity dam, groin, guard, hassle, hubbub, hydraulic-fill dam, iron curtain, jam, jetty, justification, leaping weir, lee, levee, litigation, logjam, logomachy, milldam, moat, mole, mound, munitions, objection, paper war, parapet, passage of arms, plea, pleading, pleadings, polemic, polemics, portcullis, preservation, protection, protective custody, rampart, rationalization, rebuttal, rebutter, refuge, refutation, rejoinder, replication, reply, response, retort, return, rhubarb, riposte, roadblock, rock-fill dam, safeguard, safekeeping, safety, seawall, security, set-to, shade, shadow, shelter, shield, shutter dam, special demurrer, special pleading, statement of defense, stone wall, stronghold, surrebuttal, surrebutter, surrejoinder, verbal engagement, wall, war of words, ward, watchful eye, weaponry, weapons, weir, wicket dam, work, wrangling
 
Main Entry: defense counsel
Synonyms:
AG, DA, KC, QC, SSC, US attorney, attorney general, civilian, corporation lawyer, court-appointed lawyer, criminal lawyer, district attorney, junior counsel, law agent, leader, mouthpiece, private attorney, prosecuting attorney, prosecutor, public prosecutor, publicist, silk, silk gown, solicitor general, special pleader, stuff-gownsman, stuff gown
 
Main Entry: defense mechanism
Synonyms:
alienation, autism, autistic thinking, avoidance, avoidance mechanism, avoidance reaction, avoiding reaction, blame-shifting, block, blocking, circumvention, compensation, conversion, decompensation, defence, defense, defense in depth, defenses, dereism, dereistic thinking, deterrent capacity, displacement, dissociation, dodge, duck, ego defenses, elusion, elusiveness, emotional insulation, equivocation, escape, escape into fantasy, escape mechanism, escapism, evasion, evasive action, evasiveness, fantasizing, fantasy, flight, forbearance, forestalling, forestallment, getting around, guard, isolation, jink, mental block, negative taxis, negativism, neutrality, nonintervention, noninvolvement, overcompensation, prevention, projection, protection, psychological defenses, psychotaxis, rationalization, refraining, repression, resistance, self-defense, self-preservation, self-protection, shunning, shunting off, shy, sidestep, sidetracking, slip, sociological adjustive reactions, sublimation, substitution, suppression, symbolization, the defensive, the runaround, ward, wish-fulfillment fantasy, wishful thinking, withdrawal, zigzag
 
Main Entry: self-defense
Synonyms:
avoidance reaction, defence, defense, defense in depth, defense mechanism, defenses, deterrent capacity, ego defenses, escape mechanism, guard, negative taxis, protection, psychological defenses, resistance, self-preservation, self-protection, the defensive, ward