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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
expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
mayhem - injury to body; crime of willfully maiming or crippling a person; violent disorder; Ex. mayhem in the zoo; CF. maim
parochial - narrow in scope or outlook; provincial; related to parishes
deflect - turn aside; turn away from a straight course
defunct - dead; no longer in use or existence
lance - pierce with a lance; cut into; N: spearlike weapon
respite - time for rest; interval of relief; delay in punishment; reprieve
discretion - prudence; ability to adjust actions to circumstances; freedom of action or judgment; ADJ. discreet; CF. discretionary
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch