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Beguile

V. mislead or delude; pass the time.

With flattery and big talk of easy money, the con men beguiled Kyle into betting his allowance on the shell game.

2

Belie

V. contradict; give a false impression.

His coarse, hard-bitten exterior belied his inner sensitivity.

3

Benevolent

ADJ. generous; charitable.

Mr. Fezzwig was a benevolent employer, who wished to make Christmas merrier for young Scrooge and his other employees.

4

Bequeath

V. leave to someone by will; hand down.

Though Maud had intended to bequeath the family home to her nephew, she died before changing her will.

Bequest, N.

5

Bleak

ADJ. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable.

The frigid, inhospitable Aleutian Islands are bleak military outposts.

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Blighted

ADJ. suffering from a disease; destroyed.

The extent of the blighted areas could be seen only when viewed from the air.

7

Bolster

V. support; reinforce.

The debaters amassed file boxes full of evidence to bolster their arguments.

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Braggart

N. boaster.

Modest by nature, she was no braggart, preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves.

9

Brevity

N. conciseness.

Brevity is essential when you send a telegram or cablegram; you are charged for every word.

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Buttress

V. support; prop up.

The attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to buttress his weak case.

Also N.