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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
manumit - emancipate; free from slavery or bondage
circumspect - prudent; cautious; acting after careful thought
affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
forestall - prevent by taking action in advance
iridescent - exhibiting rainbowlike colors; Ex. iridescent oil slick; N. iridescence
retribution - deserved punishment for wrongdoing; punishment for offenses; compensation; vengeance; CF. pay back
captious - faultfinding; too critical
consternation - great shock; dismay
aphorism - pithy maxim or saying; ADJ. aphoristic