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58 Cards in this Set

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avocation
hobby
avow
declare openly
avuncular
like an uncle
azimuth
angle east or west from a north point
backgammon
a game played with pieces on a board
badger
to tease or annoy
badinage
banter
baffle
to perplex, frustrate
baleen
whalebone
baleful
destructive, deadly
banal
commonplace, trite
baneful
actively evil
banter
tease in light, good-natured way
baroque
highly ornate
barrister
British term for a lawyer
barter
to trade by direct exchange of one commodity for another
bastinado
a beating on the soles of the feet
bastion
type of fortification
bauble
trifle; piece of finery or jewelry
bazaar
an exchange market place in the East
bedizen
deck with vulgar finery
bedlam
scene of wild confusion and uproar
beguile
mislead, deceive
belabor
to beat soundly
bellicose
warlike
benediction
blessing
benign
kindly
berate
scold vehemently
besom
a broom
bestow
to grant or confer
bicameral
consisting of two bodies
biennial
happening every two years
bigot
narrow-minded, intolerant person
biped
a two-footed animal
blanch
to bleach, make white
blasphemy
irreverence, sacrilege
blatant
too noisy, obstrusive
blithe
joyous, glad, cheerful
bombastic
pompous, high-sounding, using inflated language
bourse
a foreign exchange
bovine
cowlike
boycott
to refuse to do business with or use
brace
a couple or pair
brazen
brassy, shameless
brevity
conciseness, terseness
broach
to tap or pierce a cask to let out the liquor, to open up for the first time, as in conversation
brochure
a pamphlet
bromide
a type of sedative, a trite statement
bruit
to rumor
brunt
force or shock
brusque
blunt, curt in manner
bucolic
pertaining to a farm, rural
buffoon
a clown
bullion
gold or silver in the form or bars
burgeon
to sprout
burnish
polish by rubbing
butt
to object of a jest
buxom
plump, jolly