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Bellicose


adj. (n. Bellicosity)

Of a quarreling disposition

Benediction


n.

A Blessing

Benign


adj. (adj. benignant)

Displaying kindness or gentleness; tending to foster well-being

Bereaved


adj.

Grief-stricken, especially by another's death

Blase


adj.

Bored with life or surfeited by overindulgence

Bleak


adj. (n. Bleakness)

Desolate; cheerless

Blithe


adj. (adj. Blithesome)

Cheerful

Bombastic


adj. (n. Bombast)

High-flown or inflated in language

Bowdlerize


v.

To purge a book, article or other objectionable passages

Braggadocio


n.

Pretentious boasting

Bucolic


adj.

Characteristic of the countryside

Cabal


n.

A small band of conspirators

Cacophonous


adj. (n cacophony)

Harsh and discordant in sound

Capricious


adj. (n. Capriciousness, n. Caprice)

Fickle, whimsical, changeable

Captious


adj.

Given to petty fault-finding

Careen


v.

To dip to one side; Syn. lurch, sway

Carmine


n.

A purplish-red color

Caucus


n.

A meeting of party leaders to decide on a unified policy or choice of candidates

Censure


v. (adj. Censurable)

Criticize adversely

Chagrin


n.

A mental upset stemming from keen disappointment or humiliation