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Flashcards in MinD Aug 31- Sept 3 Deck (26)
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Awry (adj)

Not according to plan; off course; not straight

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Babble (v)

Prattle; to talk foolishly; chatter

3

Bacchanal (n)

Anh drunken party or riotous celebration

4

Badger (v)

To tease; annoy; harass persistently

5

Bagatelle (n)

Something unimportant or insignificant; trifle

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Balk (v)

To stop short and refuse to proceed

7

Ballast (n)

Heavy material used to balance ships; stabilizer

8

Ballyhoo (n)

A lot of noise and activity, often with no real purpose; exaggerated advertising or publicity

9

Bamboozle (v)

To cheat; dupe; hoodwink; trick

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Bandy (v)

To trade; to toss back and forth; to exchange

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Bane (n)

Cause of harm; torment; ruin

12

Banter (n)

A playful conversation; good playful teasing

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Baritone (n)

A male singer who has a voice below tenor but higher than bass

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Baroque (adj)

Extravagantly decorated or ornate; flamboyant

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Barrage (n)

A curtain or artillery fire; any overwhelming attack, as of words or blows

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Barren (adj)

Unproductive; lacking; sterile; desolate

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Bask (v)

To enjoy warmth or praise

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Bastion (n)

A projecting part of a fortress; stronghold; fortified place

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Bathos (n)

Triteness or triviality in style; overly sentimental, mawkish writing or emotion

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Bauble (n)

A small, inexpensive trinket

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Beget (v)

To give birth to; to create

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Begrudge (v)

To envy the good fortune of someone else

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Behest (n)

An order or comment

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Belated (adj)

Too late; be late; tardy

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Beleaguer (v)

To besiege; beset; surround; harass

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Avuncular (adj)

Helpful; generous; understanding