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blunder
n. error
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
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; clumsy; ungentlemanly
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. expurgate
boycott
v. refrain from buying or using
braggart
n. boaster
brandish
v. wave around; flourish
bravado
n. swagger; assumed air of defiance
brawn
n. muscular strength; sturdiness
brazen
adj. insolent
breach
n. breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap
breadth
n. width; extent
brevity
n. conciseness
brindled
adj. tawny or grayishwith streaks or spots
bristling
adj. rising like bristles; showing irritation
brittle
adj. easily broken; difficult
broach
v. introduce; openup
brochure
n. pamphlet
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. pirate
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
v. slap; batter; knock about
buffoonery
n. clowning
bullion
n. gold and silver in the form of bars
bulwark
n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bumptious
adj. self-assertive
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; vigorous; jolly
cabal
n. small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
cache
n. hiding place
cacophonous
adj. discordant; inharmonious
cadaver
n. corpse