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Vocabulary From Latin and Greek Roots — Book VI, Unit 22

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attenuate
to make smaller or less; to weaken
extenuating
serving to excuse; lessening the seriousness of
tenuous
not substantial or strong
pertinacious
holding firmly to; stubborn
tenet
a principle or belief help as part of a religion or philosophy
tenable
able to be defended or supported
contend
to argue; to dispute
ostensible
seeming, claimed, or pretended, but usually not genuine
portend
to be a sign or warning of
distend
to swell; expand
tendentious
strongly biased