Flashcards in B Deck (11):
Lacking originality, unoriginal.
Watching scary movies on Halloween is too BANAL; let's hang out at the graveyard.
To explain of work at something beyond what is necessary, overwork.
We all heard Mom say not to drink juice on the couch, but she BELABORED the point for an hour.
To show to be false, contradict.
Nicole's messy room BELIES her knack for organizing.
To regard as less impressive or less important.
Ian BELITTLES his younger brother, calling him names and teasing him constantly.
A person who gives a benefit; kindly helper.
I had always hoped for a rich BENEFACTOR to pay my tuition.
Having a kind disposition, gracious.
The old man's BENIGN manner was masked by his creepy appearance.
Deprived and made desolate.
I was BEREFT when they canceled my favorite TV show in the middle of the season.
Bare and desolate, cheerless, dreary.
The BLEAK landscape was depressing, so we closed the curtains.
To support or hold up, boost, buoy.
To BOLSTER his ego, I told Doug that no one saw him fall of his bike.
Rigidly committed to procedure or routine, arbitrary, routine.
Getting a passport can be a BUREAUCRATIC nightmare.