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Flashcards in MinD Aug 31- Sept 6 Deck (19)
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Benchmark (n)

A point of reference; a standard by which to measure; a criterion

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Benighted (adj)

Being in a state of intellectual darkness; ignorant; unenlightened

3

Bereft (adj)

Deprived,crobbed, or devoid, as of life, hope, or happiness

4

Besiege (v)

To close in or surround with hostile forces; beset

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Besmirch (v)

To make dirty; soil

6

Bestow (v)

To give, as a gift or award; to confer

7

Betroth (v)

To promise to marry; to become engaged

8

Bevy (n)

A group of animals; an assemblage

9

Bibelot (n)

A small object of beauty or rarity

10

Biennial (adj)

Occurring every two years

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Bigot (n)

A person who is strongly partial to his or her own group, race or religion

12

Bilge (n)

The lowest point of a ship's innee hull; nonsense, rubbish

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Belie (v)

To contradict; give a false impression

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Bilious (adj)

In a bad mood; extremely unpleasant; ill-tempered

15

Bilk (v)

Swindle, cheat, defraud

16

Biopsy (n)

The removal of a sample of human body tissue for the purpose of examination

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Bivouac (n)

A temporary shelter or encampment; especially for military purposes

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Blanch (v)

To remove color from; bleach; to make pale, as from illness or fear

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Blandishment (n)

Flattery, sweet talking