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::: tendentious - promoting a particular point of view; biased; having an aim; designed to further a cause; Ex. tendentious rather than truth-seeking; CF. tend: move in a certain direction
::: beget - father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
::: transpire - (of a fact) become known; be revealed; happen; give off (watery waste matter) through pores
::: propagate - increase in number by producing young; multiply; spread; Ex. Most plants propagate by seed; Ex. newspaper propagating their ideas
::: amalgam - combination of different things; mixture of metals (containing mercury) used for filling holes in teeth
::: explicate - explain in detail; interpret; clarify; CF. explicable
::: onus - burden; responsibility
::: cede - yield (title or territory) to (esp. after losing a war); surrender formally; N. cession
::: gourmet - connoisseur of food and drink; epicure
::: scruple - hesitate for ethical reasons; fret about; Ex. She did not scruple to read his diary; N: uneasy feeling arising from conscience; conscience