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diversionist

[dih-vur-zhuh-nist, -shuh-, dahy-] /dɪˈvɜr ʒə nɪst, -ʃə-, daɪ-/
noun
1.
a person engaged in activities that divert attention from a primary focus.
2.
a person who deviates politically.
Origin
1935-1940
1935-40; diversion + -ist
Related forms
diversionism, noun
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