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blemish

(n.)
an imperfection, flaw

2

blight

1. (n.)
a plague, disease
2. (n.)
something that destroys hope

3

boisterous

(adj.)
loud and full of energy

4

bombastic

(adj.)
excessively confident, pompous

5

boon

(n.)
a gift or blessing

6

bourgeois

(n.)
a middle-class person, capitalist

7

brazen

(adj.)
excessively bold, brash

8

brusque

(adj.)
short, abrupt, dismissive

9

buffet

1. (v.)
to strike with force
2. (n.)
an arrangement of food set out on a table

10

burnish

(v.)
to polish, shine

11

buttress

1. (v.)
to support, hold up
2.(n.)
something that offers support

12

cacophony

(n.)
tremendous noise, disharmonious sound

13

cadence

(n.)
a rhythm, progression of sound

14

cajole

(v.)
to urge, coax

15

calamity

(n.)
an event with disastrous consequences

16

calibrate

(v.)
to set, standardize

17

callous

(adj.)
harsh, cold, unfeeling

18

calumny

(n.)
an attempt to spoil someone else’s reputation by spreading lies

19

camaraderie

(n.)
brotherhood, jovial unity

20

candor

(n.)
honesty, frankness