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Flashcards in Vocab #2 Deck (20):
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Bauble

worthless trinket or decoration

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benediction

blessing

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Benefactor

One who supports by a gift or donation

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Benevolent

Generous

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benign

harmless or gentle

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bevy

group or flock

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brevity

briefness

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Broach

to bring up a difficult subject

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Bureaucracy

A large administrative system

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cador

sincerity

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caricature

exaggerated description

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cartography

The art of drawing maps

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caste

distinct social class

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Catharsis

Emotional release

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Caustic

Acidic

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Chasm

A deep gaping hole

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Chastise

Punish

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Circumscribe

to draw a line around

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Cognition

the process of knowing

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Bane

cause of harm