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Protagonist and Proselytize

Difficult Words: Protagonist and Proselytize

Proselytize (PROS uh li TIZE) v: to convert (someone) from one religion or doctrine to another, to recruit converts to a religion or doctrine.

The former Methodist had been proselytized by a Lutheran deacon.

The airport terminal was filled with proselytizers from a dozen different sects, cults and religion. They were attempting to proselytize the passengers walking through the terminal.

Protagonist (proh TAG uh nist) n: the leading character in a novel, play or other work, a leader or champion

Martin Luther king - Jr was a protagonist in the long and continuing struggle for racial equality.

The protagonist of the movie was an eleven-year-old boy who saved his hometown from destruction by eating all the donuts that the mad scientist had been using to fuel his nuclear reactor. The mad scientist was the boy's chief antagonist.

An antagonist is an opponent or adversary.

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