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Bathetic

A
Overly insincerely emotional,

1

Bowdlerize

B
Make child friendly
(Neg conn)

2

Bifurcated

A and V
Split into two

3

Blasé

A
Uninterested because of frequent exposure. (Describes the person)

Unconcerned, uninteresed

4

Bedlam

N
Extreme confusion and disorder

5

Besmirch

V
To make dirty

6

Braggadocio

Vain and empty boasting

7

Befuddle, bemuse, bewilder

V
Make confused

8

Bohemian

N
Nonconformist

9

Bellicose

A
Ready to fight

10

Browbeat

V
Intimidate, beat verbally

11

Bombastic

A
Ostentatiously Lofty in style

12

Boor(ish)

N(A)
I'll mannered being, cavemanish

13

Bucolic

A
Ideally rustic (pioneer woman esque)

14

Berate

V
Aggressively scold

15

Brackish

A
Unpleasant of liquid.

Slightly salty (ex of water)

16

Blandishment

Flattery intended to persuade

17

Beholden

A
Under moral obligation to someone

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Burgeon

To grow and flourish

19

Behoove

V
Counsel to act appropriately

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Brash

A
Offensively blunt, bold

21

Banal

Boring because repeated too often

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Baleful

A
Deadly and sinister

23

Bereavement

N
Sadness over loss of dead

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Bilateral

A
Undertaken by two parties

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Brevity

N
Briefness

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Bastion

N
Fortification of protection

Group defending a principle

27

Broach

V
Introduce a sensitive issue

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Belie

V
Be in contradiction with

29

Blanch

V
Turn pale ( ex with fear)

30

Bluster

V
To act in an overconfident arrogant way

31

Balk

Refuse to comply

32

Blithe

A
Carefree and happy

Sometimes, ignorant (neg conn)

33

Benign

A
Not dangerous

34

Bourgeois

A
Of the middle class

(Worldly, simple minded)

35

Belligerent

Eager to fight

36

Betrothed

Fancy way of engaged, use figuratively

37

Brazen

A
Unrestrained by social rules

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Beguile

V
Deceive and cause to be enamored

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Boon

Desirable state, a blessing of luck