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Banal

Lacking originality, unoriginal.

Watching scary movies on Halloween is too BANAL; let's hang out at the graveyard.

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Belabor

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.

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Belie

To show to be false, contradict.

Nicole's messy room BELIES her knack for organizing.

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Belittle

To regard as less impressive or less important.

Ian BELITTLES his younger brother, calling him names and teasing him constantly.

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Benefactor

A person who gives a benefit; kindly helper.

I had always hoped for a rich BENEFACTOR to pay my tuition.

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Benign

Having a kind disposition, gracious.

The old man's BENIGN manner was masked by his creepy appearance.

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Bereft

Deprived and made desolate.

I was BEREFT when they canceled my favorite TV show in the middle of the season.

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Bleak

Bare and desolate, cheerless, dreary.

The BLEAK landscape was depressing, so we closed the curtains.

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Bolster

To support or hold up, boost, buoy.

To BOLSTER his ego, I told Doug that no one saw him fall of his bike.

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Bureaucratic

Rigidly committed to procedure or routine, arbitrary, routine.

Getting a passport can be a BUREAUCRATIC nightmare.

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Burgeon

To grow or develop quickly, flourish.

Vicky's BURGEONING hopes were crushed when she received no valentine from her crush.