a person who is fanatical and uncompromising in pursuit of their religious, political, or other ideals.
synonyms: fanatic, enthusiast, extremist, radical, Young Turk, diehard, activist, militant; More
a member of an ancient Jewish sect aiming at a world Jewish theocracy and resisting the Romans until AD 70.
past tense: spooked; past participle: spooked
“they spooked a couple of grizzly bears”
(especially of an animal) take fright suddenly.
“he’ll spook if we make any noise”