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castigate

to criticize severely, to chastise

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capricious

unpredictable, likely to change at any moment

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capitulate

to surrender, to give up or give in

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capitalism

free enterprise, an economic system in which businesses are owned by private citizens, not by the government and in which the resulting products and services are sold with relatively little government control

5

candor

truthfulness, sincere honesty

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callow

immature

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cajole

to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do

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cadence

rhythm, the rise and fall of sounds

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cacophony

harsh-souning mixture of words, voices, or sounds

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burlesque

a ludicrous, mocking, or exaggerated imitation

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burgeon

to expand, to flourish

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bureaucracy

a system of government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially on run according to inflexible and inefficient rules, any larger administrative system characterized by inefficiency, lots of rules and red tape

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bucolic

charmingly rural, rustic, countrylike

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broach

to open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject

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brevity

briefness

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bourgeois

middle class, usually in a pejorative sense, boringly conventional

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blithe

carefree, cheerful

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blight

a disease in plants, anything that injures or destroys

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blatant

unpleasantly or offensively noisy, glaring

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blasphemy

irrevernce, an insult to something held sacred, profanity

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beset

to harass, to surround