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Flashcards in Bastion-Burlesque Deck (26):
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Bastion

Stronghold
Fortress
Fortified place

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Beget

To give birth to
To create
To lead to
To cause

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Belabor

To go over repeatedly or to an absurd extent

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Beleaguer

To surround
To besiege
To harass

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Belie

To give false impression of
To contradict

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Belittle

To make to seem little
To put someone down

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Belligerent

Combative
Quarrelsome
Waging war

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Bemused

Confused
Bewildered

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Benefactor

One who provides help, especially in the form of a gift or donation

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Benevolent

Generous
Kind
Doing good deeds

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Benign

Gentle
Not harmful
Kind
Mild

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Bequest

Something left to someone in a will

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Bereaved

Deprived or left desolate, especially through death

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Beset

To harass
To surround

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Blasphemy

Irreverence
An insult to something held sacred
Profanity

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Blatant

Unpleasantly or offensively noisy
Glaring

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Blight

Disease in plants
Anything that injures or destroys

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Blithe

Carefree
Cheerful

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Bourgeois

Middle class, usually in a pejorative sense
Boringly conventional

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Bovine

Cow related
Cowlike

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Brevity

Briefness

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Broach

To open a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject

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Bucolic

Charmingly rural
Rustic
Countrylike

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Bureaucracy

A system if government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially one run according to inflexible and inefficient rules
Red-tapey

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Burgeon

To expand
To flourish

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Burlesque

A ludicrous, mocking, lewd imitation