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139 Cards in this Set

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canine
pertaining to dogs
blight
destruction or withering disease
candor
honest; openness; frankness
bask
to lie in the sun
calligraphy
fancy handwriting
bogus
false; fake
canter
smooth, easy pace
barrister
lawyer (British)
cabal
a small group
broach
to introduce or bring up
burnish
to polish
bastion
a strong defense; a fort
canard
a false story, report, or rumor
boreal
northern
bureaucracy
system of government through departments
bauble
a trinket
cajole
to persuade
brandish
to shake or wave a weapon aggresively
callous
unyielding; insensitive
bard
a poet
cacophony
unpleasent sound
brash
rude; aggresive
cantankerous
bad-tempered
bane
cause of harm or distress
camaraderie
loyalty; friendship
bumptious
arrogant
callow
young and inexperienced
baleful
harmful
buoyant
to float; lively
bolt
to dash out suddenly; to discontinue support of
burgeon
to grow rapidly
balm
something that calms or soothes
calamitous
causing trouble or disastrous
betrothed
engaged
caliber
degree of worth or value
barrage
heavy attack
cadaver
a dead body
bulbous
swollen; bulb shaped
cache
a hiding place
baroque
overdecorated; very ornate
captions
heading or titles
benediction
blessing
captivate
to capture or to charm
bandy
to converse
canny
shrewd
benevolent
generous; kindly
burlesque
a speech or action that treats a serious subject with ridicule
balk
to stop short; to refuse to act
candid
truthful, honest
bayou
marshy body of water
burly
muscular
banal
ordinary, trivial; common; dull
cant
statements made in a singsong tone
bilious
bad-tempered
cadence
rhythm
banter
teasing
canon
rule
bombastic
using impressive but meaningless language
buttress
to prop up or support
baffle
to confuse
canvass
to make a survey
blunt
abrupt in speech or manner; having a dull edge
capacious
spacious
badger
to annoy
carcinogenic
causing cancer
bedlam
a noisy uproar
beget
to produce
bungle
to do things clumsily
botch
to mess up; to bungle
bulwark
a strong defense
bivouac
temporary shelter
bovine
pertaining to oxen or cattle
bigot
prejudiced person
belated
delayed
besmirch
to make dirty
borne
carried
bluster
to speak noisily; to boast
bevy
a large group
brevity
briefness; concise
bludgeon
a heavy club
berate
to scold severely
browbeat
to intimidate
bestow
to give or present
bode
to indicate in advance, as an omen does
bucolic
pertaining to the countryside; rural
bide
to wait
benefactor
one who helps another; a donor
begrudge
to resent another's success
braggart
one who brags
bliss
extreme happiness
blazon
to display; to proclaim
beguile
to deceive
bicker
to quarrel
blurt
(out) to utter suddenly or indiscreetly
blithe
carefree
bequeth
to hand down
beseech
to appeal to
buffon
a fool
boon
a benefit
beneficiary
one who recieves benefits
brisk
lively; quick
beleaguer
to annoy
belittle
to put down; disparage
besiege
to close in on
blanch
to make pale; to avoid or pull back from
blatant
conspicuous; offensively noisy or loud
bolster
to prop up; to support
booty
stolen money or goods
behemoth
huge animal
bounty
a reward; goodness
breach
a violation or a gap
brusque
abrupt in manner, blunt; rough
brawn
muscular strength
bawdy
humorously obscene
blase'
unexcited; indifferent
brazen
shameless
benign
harmless
bilk
to swindle
benignant
kindly; gentle
bona fide
genuine
bravedo
false bravery
blasphemy
disrespect for holy things; irreverance
belligerent
quarrelsome
bourgeoisie
middle class
bibliophile
lover of books
breadth
width
bondage
slavery
beset
to attack
bereave
to leave in a sad state
brine
salt water
biennial
occuring every two years
brunt
the main force or impact, as of a blow
berserk
violently destructive
bestial
savage
binge
a spree
bias
preference; prejudice for; not neutral
bibulous
very absorbent
bleak
unsheltered; gloomy
bleary
blurred; dimmed