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blunder
error
blurt
utter impulsively
bluster
blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully
bode
foreshadow; portent
bogus
counerfiet; not authentic
bohemian
unconventional
boisterous
violent; rough; noisy
bolster
support; reinforce
bolt
door bar; length of fabric
bombardment
attack (as with missles)
bombastic
pompous; using inflated language
boon
blessing; benefit
boorish
rude; insensitive
bouillon
clear beef soup
bountiful
abundant; graciously generous
bourgeois
middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
bovine
cowlike; placid and dull
bowdlerize
expurgate (change or remove)
boycott
refrain from buying or using
brackish
somewhat saline
braggadocio
boasting
braggart
boaster
brandish
wave around; flourish
bravado
swagger; assumed air of defiance
brawn
muscular strength
breach
breaking of contract of duty; fissure or gap
breadth
width; extent
brevity
conciseness
brindled
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
bristling
rising like bristles; showing irritation
brittle
easily broken; difficult
broach
introduce; open up
brocade
rich, figured fabric
brochure
pamphlet
brooch
ornamental clasp
brook
tolerate; endure
browbeat
bully; intimidate
browse
graze; skim or glance at casually
brunt
main impact or shock
brusque
blunt; abrupt
buccaneer
pirate
bucolic
rustic, pastoral
buffet
table with food set out for people to serve themselves
buffet
slap; batter; knock about
bufoonery
clowning
bugaboo
bugbear; object of baseless terror
bullion
gold and silver in form of bars
bulwark
eathwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bungle
mismanage; blunder
bouyant
able to float; cheerful adn optimistic
bureaucracy
overregulated administrative system marked by red tape
burgeon
grow forth; send out buds
burlesque
give an imitation that ridicules
burnish
make shiny by rubbing; polish
buttress
support; prop up
buxom
full-bosomed; plump; jolly
cabal
small grop of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cache
hiding place
cacophonous
discordant; inharmonious
cadaver
corpse
cadaverous
like a corpse, pale
cadence
rhythmic rise and fall (of words, sounds)
cadge
beg; mooch; panhandle
cajole
coax; wheedle
calamity
disaster; misery
calculated
deliberately planned; likely
caldron
large kettle
caliber
ability, quality
calligraphy
beautiful writing; excellenct penmanship
callous
hardened; unfeeling
callow
youthful; immature; inexperienced
calorific
heat-producing
calumny
malicious misrepresentation; slander
camaraderie
good-fellowship
cameo
shell or jewel carved in releif; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
camouflage
diguise; conceal
canard
false or unfounded story
candor
frankness; open honesty
canine
related to dogs; doglike
canker
any ulcerous sore; any evil
canny
shrewd; thrifty
canon
collection or authoritative list of books (viewed as scripture); rule or principle, frequently religious
cant
insincere expressions of piety
cantankerous
ill-humored; irritable
cantata
story set to music, to be sung by chorus
canter
slow gallop