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proselytize - (induce someone to) convert to a religion or belief; N. proselyte: new convert to a doctrine or religion
confidential - spoken or written in secret; trusted with private matters; Ex. confidential secretary
ecclesiastic - ecclesiastical; pertaining to the church; N: minister; priest; cleric; clergyman
promontory - headland
vixen - female fox; ill-tempered woman; CF. shrew
fulcrum - support on which a lever rests or pivots
ellipsis - omission of words from a text; mark used to indicate an omission (when the meaning can be understood without them); PL. ellipses
hummock - small hill; hillock
metamorphosis - change of form; Ex. metamorphosis of caterpillar to butterfly; V. metamorphose: change by metamorphosis
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to