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n vainglorious
boastful; excessively conceited; N. vainglory: great vanity
magniloquent
boastful; pompous
n braggadocio
boasting
n regatta
boat or yacht race
n corporeal
bodily (rather than spiritual); of a bodily form; material; tangible
n clientele
body of customers
n quagmire
bog; marsh; soft, wet, boggy land; predicament; complex or dangerous situation from which it is difficult to free oneself
n guffaw
boisterous laughter; V.
n revelry
boisterous merrymaking; V. revel: engage boisterous festivities; enjoy greatly; N: boisterous festivity or celebration
n hilarity
boisterous mirth(merriment; laughter); ADJ. hilarious: full of laughter
obstreperous
boisterous; noisy and uncontrollable
dauntless
bold; fearless
temerity
boldness; nerve; rashness; Ex. temerity to ask for a pay increase after only three day's work
n stilted
bombastic; stiffly pompous; Ex. stilted rhetoric; CF. stiff: formal
n catechism
book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize
n anthology
book of literary selections by various authors; CF. omnibus
n pedantic
bookish; showing off learning; marked by an excessive ostentatious concern for book learning; N. pedantry
n uncouth
boorish; clumsy in speech or behavior; outlandish
n churlish
boorish; rude; N. churl: boor; yahoo
n abut
border upon; adjoin
verge
border; edge, rim, or margin; Ex. on the verge of: very near to; V: border on
s margin
border; room; allowance beyond what is needed; Ex. margin of safety
n maritime
bordering on(adjacent to) the sea; nautical; of the ships or the sea; Ex. Maritime Provinces
n blas\\'e
bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
n ennui
boredom; listlessness and dissatisfaction resulting from lack of interest; CF. annoy
tedium
boredom; weariness; ADJ. tedious
overbearing
bossy; domineering and arrogant; decisively important; Ex. overbearing manner/importance; V. overbear: dominate
abysmal
bottomless
obeisance
bow (to show respect and obedience)
s hive
box for bees; V: cause to go in a hive
pugilist
boxer; CF. pugilism: boxing
n plait
braid; interwine; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together; Ex. plaited hair; N: braided length as of hair o fabric; CF. pigtail, ponytail
ramify
branch out; divide into branches or subdivisions
ramification
branching out; subdivision; one branch of a system; one of the results following from an action or decision; Ex. ramifications of a business/the decision
exploit
brave and successful act; deed or action, particularly a brave deed; CF. crossing the Atlantic ocean
valor
bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave
fortitude
bravery; courage; strength of mind
n fracas
brawl(noisy quarrel or fight) in which a number of people take part; melee
n fray
brawl; fight; V: wear away or unravel by rubbing; have loose threads developing; cause to become worn out (a person's temper or nerves); CF. rub
s violate
break (a law); defile; desecrate; assault sexually; Ex. violate graves
n renege
break a promise; deny; go back on; Ex. renege on the contract/paying off the debt
n breach
breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
s exhale
breathe out; OP. inhale
respiration
breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
n fancier
breeder or dealer of animals; one who has a special interest, as for raising specific plant or animal
concise
brief and compact
n laconic
brief and to the point; using few words; terse
s gloss
brief explanation note or translation of a difficult expression; V.
glossary
brief explanation of words used in the text
s gleam
brief flash of light; glow; V.
s motto
brief statement used to express a principle
compendium
brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
illuminate
brighten; clear up or make understandable; enlighten; enable to understand; Ex. illuminating remarks
resplendent
brilliant; splendid in appearance; dazzling; glorious
incur
bring upon oneself
n farce
broad comedy; mockery; humorous play full of silly things happening; ADJ. farcical
comprehensive
broad; including a lot or everything; thorough; inclusive
n spatula
broad-bladed instrument used for spreading or mixing
sibling
brother or sister
s tawny
brownish yellow
contusion
bruise
atrocity
brutal deed; ADJ. atrocious
n bugaboo
bugbear; object of baseless terror
fabricate
build; lie; make up (a story) in order to deceive; Ex. fabricate the whole story; CF. fabric: underlying structure; Ex. fabric of society
s edifice
building (of imposing size)
n browbeat
bully; intimidate
n sheaf
bundle of stalks of grain; any bundle of things tied together
encumber
burden; N. encumbrance
n onus
burden; responsibility
incubus
burden; very worriying problem; mental care; nightmare; male devil; CF. succubus
n onerous
burdensome
s takeoff
burlesque; act of leaving the ground
n cauterize
burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
n sear
burn the surface of; char or burn; brand; parch; cause (a plant) to wither
s incinerate
burn to ashes
s flicker
burn unsteadily or fitfully; move waveringly; N: flickering movement or light; brief sensation; Ex. flicker of excitement
caustic
burning; corrosive; able to burn by chemical action; sarcastically biting; (of remarks) intended to hurt; bitter; harmful; OP. harmless
implode
burst inward; CF. vaccum tube
inter
bury; N. interment
entrepreneur
businessperson (who assumes the risk of a business venture); contractor; ADJ. entrepreneurial
n guy
cable or chain attached to something that needs to be braced or steadied; CF. guide
catastrophe
calamity ; disaster
actuarial
calculating; pertaining to insurance statistics
n invoke
call and bring into use (a right or law); call on/upon (a higher power or god) for help; ask for; beg for; conjure (a spirit); Ex. invoke the veto power; Ex. invoke one's advisor/God
n fanfare
call by bugles or trumpets; showy display; spectacular public display
evoke
call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
convoke
call together; Ex. convoke Parliament; N. convocation
n phlegmatic
calm and unexcitable; not easily disturbed; CF. phlegm: sticky mucus produced in the respiratory tract
dispassionate
calm; impartial; not influenced by personal feelings
allay
calm; pacify
n halcyon
calm; peaceful; Ex. halcyon days
equanimity
calmness of temperament; composure
tranquillity
calmness; peace
serenity
calmness; placidity; ADJ. serene
negate
cancel out; nullify; cause to have no effect; deny; N. negation
abolish
cancel; put an end to
n expunge
cancel; remove a word or name (from a book or list); erase
revoke
cancel; retract; CF. irrevocable
n countermand
cancel; revoke (an order)
outspoken
candid; blunt