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proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
recondite - abstruse; not easily understood; profound; secret
outmoded - no longer in fashion or use; no longer stylish; old-fashioned
effervescence - inner excitement or exuberance; showing high spirits; emitting bubbles forming inside; bubbling from fermentation or carbonation; ADJ. effervescent; V. effervesce
guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
forum - public square of an ancient Roman city; public place for open discussion; court of law
extort - wring from; get money by threats, etc.; obtain by force or threats; CF. extortionate: exorbitant
innocuous - harmless
gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
bowdlerize - expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler