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Flashcards in Vocab 6-8 Deck (30):
1

avarice

excessive desire to aquire/possess wealth; combo of greed and stinginess
adj: avaricious n: avariciousness

2

avid

extremely eager/anxious/enthusiastic
n: avidity adv: avidly

3

badger

to tease/annoy w/ a constant string of petty torments

4

baffle

to puzzle completely. to prevent from acheiving a goal
adj: baffling n: bafflement

5

banal

made stale by constant use/repetition
n: banality adv: banally

6

belligrent

adj: warring/engaged in war/warlike/hostile
n: a party engaged in a war
n: belligerence, belligerency adv: belligerently

7

benign

gentle/kindly/wholesome/favorable
n: benignity adj: benignant adv: benignly

8

bicker

to engage in petty quarelling
n: bickering

9

bizarre

weird/fantastic
n: bizarreness

10

bland

mild/gentle/lacking in interest or liveliness/flat
n: blandness adv: blandly

11

bleak

desolate/windswept/bare/cold and gloomy/unpromising
n: bleakness

12

blight

v: to check/destroy the growth of
n: something that impairs growth/causes ruin

13

blithe

merry/carefree/overly unconcerned/reckless
n: blitheness adv: blithely

14

boisterous

noisy, rowdy
n: boisterousness adv: boisterously

15

bombastic

pompous, inflated in language
n: bombast

16

boorish

rude, unrefined
n: boor, boorishness

17

boycott

v: to refuse to buy as a way of protest
n: instance of such treatment

18

brash

overly bold/hasty/thoughtless
n: brashness

19

bravado

boastful/swaggering show of false bravery; false courage in general

20

brusque

overly short/abrupt
n: brusqueness

21

bungle

to mismanage, make a mess of
n: bungler

22

bureaucracy

complicated system of admin agencies and officials; the officials themselves
n: bureaucrat adj: bureaucratic

23

buttresss

n: a support/reinforcement
v: to support/reinforce

24

cajole

to persuade/obtain by flattery/deceit
n: cajolery, cajoler

25

callous

unfeeling/insensitive
n: callousness
adv: callously

26

calumny

a false statement deliberately made up to injure a person
v: calumniate adj: calumnious

27

candid

fair/impartial; frank/outspoken; informal/unposed
n: candor, candidness adv: candidly

28

cantankerous

foul-tempered/quarrelsome
n: cantankerousness
adv: cantankerously

29

captious

quick to find petty faults/raise trifling objections; overly demanding/fussy; intended to trap/confuse/show up
n: captiousness
adv: captiously

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catholic

broad/widely inclusive; general/universal; worldwide
n: catholicity