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Flashcards in MinD Sept 7 - 13 Deck (48)
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Bleak (adj)

Depressing, harsh, cold, barren

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Bloc (n)

A coalition of factions; parties with a common interest or purpose

3

Bludgeon (n/v)

A thick club, coerce, bully

4

Bluster (v)

To act in a loud, boastful or threatening way

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Bogus (adj)

Not genuine, counterfeit

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Bombard (v)

To assail vigorously

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Bon mot (n)

Witticism or a clever reply

8

Bon vivant (n)

A person who enjoys life, especially food and drink

9

Bona fide (adj)

Not counterfeit or phony; genuine; real

10

Bonhomie (n)

Good-natured; friendly disposition

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Boon (n)

A timely benefit; a blessing

12

Bootleg (v)

To smuggle, to make, sell, or transport for sale illegally

13

Booty (n)

Loot, the spoils of war, goods or property seized by force, a valuable prize

14

Bosky (adj)

Covered with an abundance of trees or shrubs; wooded

15

Botch (v)

Bungle; to spoil something by doing badly

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Bouillabaisse (n)

A stew made with several kinds of fish and shellfish; mixture of things

17

Bowdlerize (v)

To omit, abridge, or modify a work of literature that is considered offensive

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Bracing (adj)

Invigorating, energizing, stimulating; healthy and fresh

19

Brandish (v)

To wave or shake something in a threatening agitated or exciting manner; to flaunt

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Brash (adj)

Hasty and reckless; impetuous; unthinking

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Bravado (n)

A false, exaggerated or boastful display of courage

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Brawn (n)

Large, solid muscles, great muscular strength

23

Brazen (adj)

Bold, shameless, impudent; also like brass

24

Brazier (n)

A pan for holding burning coals

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Breach (n)

An act of breaking a law, promise, agreement or relationship; a violation

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Blather (v)

To talk nonsensically

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Breadth (n)

Distance from side to side; width; freedom from restraint

28

Brigand (n)

A bandit or robber, usually one of an outlaw band

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Brink (n)

Edge

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Brogue (n)

Accent, regional dialect