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blunder (n.)
blurt (v.)
utter impulsively
bluster (v.)
blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully
bode (v.)
foreshadow; portend
bogus (adj.)
counterfeit; not authentic
bohemian (adj.)
unconventional (in an artistic way)
boisterous (adj.)
violent; rough; noisy
bolster (v.)
support; reinforce
bolt (n.)
door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric
bolt (v.)
dash or dart off; fasten (a door); gobble down
bombardment (n.)
attack with missiles
bombastic (adj.)
pompous; using inflated language
booming (adj.)
deep and resonant; flourishing, thriving
boon (n.)
blessing; benefit
boorish (adj.)
rude; insensitive
boundless (adj.)
unlimited; vast
bountiful (adj.)
abundant; graciously generous
bourgeois (adj.)
middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
bovine (adj.)
cowlike; placid and dull
bowdlerize (v.)
boycott (v.)
refrain from buying or using
braggart (n.)
brandish (v.)
wave around; flourish
bravado (n.)
swagger; assumed air of defiance
brawn (n.)
muscular strength; sturdiness
brazen (adj.)
breach (n.)
breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap
breadth (n.)
width; extent
brevity (n.)
brindled (adj.)
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
bristling (adj.)
rising like bristles; showing irritation
brittle (adj.)
easily broken; difficult
broach (v.)
introduce; open up
brochure (n.)
brooch (n.)
ornamental clasp
browbeat (v.)
bully; intimidate
browse (v.)
graze; skim or glance at casually
brunt (n.)
main impact or shock
brusque (adj.)
blunt; abrupt
buccaneer (n.)
bucolic (adj.)
rustic; pastoral
buffet (n.)
table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
buffet (v.)
slap; batter; knock about
buffoonery (n.)
bullion (n.)
gold and silver in the form of bars
bulwark (n.)
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bumptious (adj.)
bungalow (n.)
small cottage
bungle (v.)
mismanage; blunder
buoyant (adj.)
able to float; cheerful and optimistic
bureaucracy (n.)
over-regulated administrative system marked by red tape
burgeon (v.)
grow forth; send out buds
burlesque (v.)
give an imitation that ridicules
burly (adj.)
husky; muscular
burnish (v.)
make shiny by rubbing; polish
bustle (v.)
move about energetically; teem
buttress (v.)
support; prop up
buxom (adj.)
plump; full-bosomed
cabal (n.)
small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cache (n.)
hiding place
caocophonous (adj.)
discordant; inharmonious
cadaver (n.)
cadaverous (adj.)
like a corpse; pale
cadence (n.)
rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat
cajole (v.)
coax; wheedle
calamity (n.)
disaster; misery
calculated (adj.)
deliberately planned; likely
caldron (n.)
large kettle
caliber (n.)
ability; quality
calligraphy (n.)
beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
callous (adj.)
hardened; unfeeling
callow (adj.)
youthful; immature; inexperienced
calorific (adj.)
calumny (n.)
malicious misrepresentation; slander
camaraderie (n.)
cameo (n.)
shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
camouflage (v.)
disguise; conceal
candor (n.)
frankness; open honesty
canine (adj.)
related to dog; dog-like
canny (adj.)
shrewd; thrifty
cant (n.)
insincere expressions of piety; jargon of thieves
cantakerous (adj.)
ill-humored; irritable
cantata (n.)
story set to music, to be sung by a chorus
canter (n.)
slow gallop

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