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Word: tendentious

Definition: 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


More Vocab Words

::: inured - accustomed; hardened; Ex. inured to the Alaskan cold; V. inure: make used to something undesirable; harden; CF. unfeeling
::: juncture - crisis; point in time; joining point; joint; act of joining
::: truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
::: crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
::: mnemonic - pertaining to memory; assisting the memory; N: device, such as as formula or rhyme, used as a mnemonic aid
::: brevity - conciseness; shortness of duration
::: wither - (of a plant) dry up from loss of moisture; lose freshness; shrivel; decay
::: nihilist - one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruction of existing political or social institutions is necessary for future improvement
::: infiltrate - pass into or through; penetrate or enter (an organization) sneakily; Ex. infiltrate the troops into enemy territory; CF. infiltrator
::: temporize - gain time as by postponing an action; avoid committing oneself