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baleful
adj

sinister; ominous
bane
adj

source of harm; source of persistent frustration
banal
adj

boring; bland; commonplace; trite; predictable
beatify
verb

to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to
bedizen
verb

to adorn, especially n a cheap, showy manner
belfry
noun

bell tower
belie
verb

to give false impression of; to misrepresent
bellicose
adj

belligerent; warlike; pugnacious
bevy
noun

a group; pack; band; bunch
bifurcate
verb

divide into 2 parts
bilk
to cheat, defraud
blandish
verb

to coax with flattery
blight
verb

to destroy; to afflict
blithe
adj

cheerful, carefree, merry
bolster
verb

to support, to prop up
bombastic
adj

pompous in speeach and manner
bonhomie
noun

atmosphere of good cheer
boor
noun

crude person, one lacking manners or taste
broach
verb

to bring up, announce, begin to talk about
brook
verb

to tolerate, endure
bucolic
adj

rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants
burgeon
verb

to grow & flourish; prosper, thrive
burnish
verb

to polish, rub to shine
byzantine
adj

complex, labrynthine
cabal
noun

a secret group seeking to overturn something
cacophony
noun

a harsh, jarring noise
cadge
verb

to beg or mooch
cajole
verb

to coax, wheedle, sweet-talk
calumny
noun

a false & malicious accusation, misrepresentation
canard
noun

a lie
candid
adj

impartial and honest in speech
canon
noun

an established set of principles or code of laws
capricious
adj

changing ones mind quickly and often
cardinal
adj

primary
the cardinal rule
cartography
noun

science or art of making maps
castigation
noun

severe criticism or punishment