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Bluster

V. Blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully

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Bode

V. Foreshadow; portend

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Bohemian

Adj. Unconventional (in the artistic way)

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Bombastic

Adj. Pompous; using inflated language

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Boon

N. Blessing; benefit

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Bourgeois

Adj. Middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional

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Bovine

Adj. Cowlike; placid and dull

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Bowdlerize

V. expurgate

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Brevity

N. Conciseness

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Bulwark

N. Earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

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Bumptious

Adj. Self-assertive

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Bungle

V. Mismanage; blunder

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Bureaucracy

N. Over-regulated administrative system marked by red tape

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Burgeon

V. Grow forth; send out buds

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Burlesque

V. Give an imitation that ridicules

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Burly

Adj. Husky; muscular

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Burnish

V. Make shiny by rubbing; polish

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Buxom

Adj. Plump; full-bosomed

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Cabal

N. Small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests

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Cache

N. Hiding place

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Cavader

N. Corpse

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Cajole

V. Coax; wheedle

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Callous

Adj. Hardened; unfeeling

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Callow

Adj. Youthful; immature; inexperienced

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Calorific

Adj. Heat-producing

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Calumny

N. Malicious misrepresentation; slander

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Cameo

N. Shell or jewel card and really; stars special appearance in a minor role in a phone

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Candor

N. Frankness; open honesty

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Canny

Adj. Shrewd; thrifty

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Can't

N. Insincere expressions of piety; jargon of thieves