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proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
defection - desertion
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself
rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
decoy - lure or bait; V.
entail - make necessary; require; necessitate; involve; limit the inheritance of (property) to a specified succession of heirs; Ex. entail A on/upon B
statute - law enacted by the legislature
insularity - narrow-mindedness; isolation; ADJ. insular: of an island; isolated; narrow-minded; CF. peninsula
vitriolic - causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass