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62 Cards in this Set

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baleful
harmful
ballad
folk song, narrative poem
balm
soothing, healing influence
banal
trite, overly common
bane
something causing death, destruction, or ruin
banter
playful conversation
bastion
fortification, stronghold
bay (v.)
to bark, especially in a deep prolonged way
beguile
to deceive, mislead; charm
behemoth
huge creature
belabor
to insist repeatedly or harp on
belie
to misrepresent; expose as false
belligerent
hostile, tending to fight
benefactor
someone giving aid or money
beneficient
kindly, charitable; doing good deeds; producing good effects
benighted
unenlightened
bening
kindly, gentle, or harmless
bequeath
to give or leave through a will; to hand down
berate
to scold harshly
beseech
to beg, please, implore
bestial
beastly, animal-like
bias
prejudice, slant
bibliography
list of books
bisect
to cut into two (usually equal) parts
blanch
to pale, take the color out of
blandish
to coax with flattery
blasphemous
cussing, profance, irreverent
blatant
glaring, obvious, showy
blight (v.)
to afflict, destroy
boisterous
rowdy, loud, unrestrained
bombastic
using high-sounding but meaningless language
boor
crude person, one lacking manners or taste
botanist
scientist who studies plants
bovine
cow-like; relating to cows
brazen
bold, shameless, impudent; of or like brass
broach (v.)
to mention or suggest for the first time
burgeon
to sprout or flourish
burnist
to polish, make smooth and bright
buttress (v.)
to reinforce or support
cacophony
unpleasant, jarring noise
cajole
to flatter, coax, persuade
callous
thick-skinned, insensitive
callow
immature; lacking sophistication
candor
honesty of expression
canny
smart; founded on common sense
capitulate
to submit completely; surrender
capricious
impulsive, whimsical, without much thought
caricature
exaggerated portrait, cartoon
cartography
science or art of making maps
castigate
to punish, chastise, criticize severely
catalyst
something causing change without being changed
catholic
universal; broad and comprehensive
caucus
smaller group within an organization; a meeting of such a group
caustic
biting, sarcastic; able to burn
cede
to surrender possession of something
censorious
severely critical
cessation
temporary or complete halt
chagrin
shame, embarrassment, himilation
champion (v.)
to defend or support
chaotic
extremely disorderly
charlatan
quack, fake
chary
watchful, cautious, extremely shy