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::: convert - one who has adopted a different religion or opinion; V: change into another form; (persuade to) adopt a particular religion or belief
::: edifice - building (of imposing size)
::: wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: augment - increase; add to
::: multiform - having many forms
::: syllogism - logical formula consisting of a major premise, a minor premise and a conclusion; deceptive or specious argument
::: agility - nimbleness; ability to move quickly
::: circumlocution - indirect or roundabout expression (by using an uncecessarily large number of words esp. when trying to avoid answering a difficult question directly)
::: celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy