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bivouac

a temporary encampment, especially of soldiers

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blandishment

flattery

3

blasphemy

irreverence, an insult to something held sacred, profanity

4

blatant

- unpleasantly or offensively noisy, glaring
- not concealed very well

5

blight

a disease in plants, anything that injures or destroys

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blithe

carefree, cheerful

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bluster

to roar, to be loud

8

bon vivant

a person who enjoys good food, good drink, and luxurious living

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bona fide

sincere, done or made in good faith, authentic, genuine

10

boon

blessing, a benefit

11

bovine

- cow related, cowlike
ex. eating grass

12

bracing

invigorating

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brandish

to wave or display threatening

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bravado

a false show or ostentatious show of bravery of defiance

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brawn

big muscles, great strength

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breach

a violation, a gap or break

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bristle

to stiffen with anger

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broach

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

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bromide

a dull, obvious, overfamiliar saying, a cliche

20

brouhaha

uproar, hubbub

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bucolic

charmingly rural, rustic, countrylike

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bulwark

a wall used as a defensive fortification, anything used as the main defense against anything else

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buffoon

a joker, especially one who is coarse

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burlesque

a ludicrous, mocking, lewd imitation

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byzantine

extremely intricate or complicated in structure