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broil - cook by direct heat; N.
laity - laypersons; laymen; persons not connected with the clergy
accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
augment - increase; add to
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
magisterial - authoritative; imperious; commanding; of a magistrate; Ex. magisterial study of Roman law; Ex. magisterial manner
notoriety - disrepute; ill fame
compress - force into less space; squeeze; contract; put into fewer words; N: thick mass of cloth pressed to part of the body to stop bleeding or swelling, reduce fever, etc.
cognate - having a common origin; related linguistically; allied by blood; similar or akin in nature; Ex. cognate languages; N.