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proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
blight - plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
sustenance - sustaining; means of livelihood, support, food, nourishment; something that maintains life; food
assurance - firm statement that something is certainly true; promise or pledge; certainty; confidence in one's own ability; self-confidence; Ex. In spite of all his assurances, he did not come back; Ex. assurance of his loyalty; Ex. The teacher lacked assurance in fron of his class; V. assure; tell firmly with confidence; ensure; make (something) certain to heappen; make (someone) feel sure; give confidence to; ADJ. assured: self-assured; confident in one's own ability; showing certainty
virulent - (of a disease or poison) extremely harmful or poisonous; (of a feeling) hostile; bitter; N. virulence; CF. virus; CF. venom
totter - shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
putrid - decayed and foul-smelling; foul; rotten; decayed; N. putridity
simulate - feign; imitate
deign - condescend; stoop