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 for Renegade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Renegade \Ren"e*gade\ (r?n"?-g?d), n. [Sp. renegado, LL.
     renegatus, fr. renegare to deny; L. pref. re- re- + negare to
     deny. See Negation, and cf. Runagate.]
     One faithless to principle or party. Specifically:
     (a) An apostate from Christianity or from any form of
         religious faith.
         [1913 Webster]
               James justly regarded these renegades as the most
               serviceable tools that he could employ. --Macaulay.
         [1913 Webster]
     (b) One who deserts from a military or naval post; a
         deserter. --Arbuthnot.
     (c) A common vagabond; a worthless or wicked fellow.
         [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: having deserted a cause or principle; "some provinces had
             proved recreant"; "renegade supporters of the usurper"
             [syn: recreant, renegade]
      n 1: someone who rebels and becomes an outlaw
      2: a disloyal person who betrays or deserts his cause or
         religion or political party or friend etc. [syn: deserter,
         apostate, renegade, turncoat, recreant, ratter]
      v 1: break with established customs [syn: rebel, renegade]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  70 Moby Thesaurus words for "renegade":
     Sabbath-breaker, apostate, apostatize, atheist, atheistic,
     backslider, backsliding, blasphemer, blasphemous, bolter,
     collaborationist, collaborative, collaborator, convert, defect,
     defector, degenerate, desert, deserter, disloyal, faithless,
     fallen, fallen from grace, fifth columnist, heretic, heretical,
     iconoclast, impious, insurgent, irreligious, irreverent, lapsed,
     mugwump, perfidious, profanatory, profane, proselyte, quisling,
     rat, rebel, recidivist, recidivistic, recreant, renegado, renegate,
     renege, reversionist, runagate, sacrilegious, sacrilegist,
     schismatic, seceder, secessionist, separatist, strikebreaker,
     tergiversant, tergiversating, tergiversator, traitor, traitorous,
     treacherous, treasonable, treasonous, turn against, turn traitor,
     turnabout, turncoat, turntail, unbeliever, undutiful

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