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

avarice

[L, avere, desire]

2

avid

[L, avere, desire]

3

badger

[uncertain, poss. animal]

4

baffle

[uncertain]

5

banal

[OF, ban, summons to military service]

6

belligerent

[L, bellum, war + gerere, wage]

7

benign

[L, bene, well + genus, birth;race]

8

bicker

[ME, bikeren, thrust/attack]

9

bizarre

[Basque, beard]

10

bland

[L, blandus, smooth/soft-spoken]

11

bleak

[ON, bleikr, white/pale]

12

blight

[unknown]

13

blithe

[OE, blithe, sweet/happy]

14

boisterous

[ME, boistous/boistres, violent/fierce]

15

bombastic

[Turkish, pambuk, cotton]

16

boorish

[Dutch, boer, farmer]

17

boycott

[Charles C Boycott]

18

brash

[unknown]

19

bravado

[S, bravo, brave/boastful]

20

brusque

[Italian, brusco, sharp/sour]

21

bungle

[unknown, maybe Swedish, bangla, work poorly]

22

bureaucracy

[F, bureau, desk/office + G, kratos, rule]

23

buttress

[OF, bouter, strike against/butt]

24

cajole

[F, cajoler, to chatter like a jay in a cage]

25

callous

[L, callus, hard skin]

26

calumny

[L, calumnia, trickery/slander]

27

candid

[L, candere, glisten]

28

cantankerous

[Norman F, contek, strife]

29

captious

[L, captio, seizure/deception]

30

catholic

[G, kata, according to + holos, whole + ikos, pertaining to]