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1

avow (v.)

to swear, make a solemn promise.

2

balk (v.)

to hesitate suddenly.

3

barracks (n.)

place where soliders live and sleep

4

becalmed (adj.)

made peaceful or still; calmed down.

5

bellicose (adj.)

warlike, demonstrating a willingess to fight.

6

berate (v.)

to scold, criticize

7

bicker (v.)

to argue (about unimportant things).

8

bland (adj.)

1. without any taste.

2. dull; uninteresting.

9

blunderbuss (n.)

old-fashioned shotgun.

10

bourgeois (adj.)

1. middle-class.

2. conformist and materialistic.

11

browbeat (v.)

to intimidate; to bully

12

burnish (v.)

to polish or shine (something)

13

cacophony (n.)

an unpleasant combination of different noises [think "the opposite of harmony"].

14

callow (adj.)

immature; inexperienced.

15

castigate (v.)

to punish, criticize harshly.

16

cathartic (adj.)

releasing emotional stress or tension.

17

caustic (adj.)

bitter, unkind, sarcastic.

18

ceremonious (adj.)

formal (as in an official ceremony).

19

charted (adj.)

planned, mapped out, plotted.

20

cherubic (adj.)

angelic; like a baby.

21

circuitous (adj.)

roundabout, not straightforward

22

cite (v.)

to quote.

23

clemency (n.)

mercy; forgiveness.

24

coerce (v.)

to force (someone to do something)

25

coherent (adj.)

internally consistent; logical, clear.