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Bilk

To defraud, cheats
The bad banker bilked his clients out of his money.

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Bombast

Pompous speech, pretentious words
The politicians bombast annoyed his apponents.

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Burgeon

To grow or develop
Plants burgeon in the spring.

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Burnish

To polish by friction
My mom made me burnish the old silverware.

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Cacophony

Harsh discordant sound, meaningless mixture of sounds
The children screaming on the play ground made a cacophony.

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Camaraderie

Goodwill and lighthearted friendship
The football players showed camaraderie

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Candid

Frank, outspoken, open and sincere
The candid thoughts revealed her personality

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Capacious

Capable of holding much
Costco is capacious.
josh's stomach is capacious

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Castigate

To criticize or reprimand severely
The dean had a bad reputation for castigating students

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Cerebral

Pertaining to the brain or mind
My brother suffered a cerebral injury.

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Certitude

Freedom from doubt, certain
I have certitude that I will ace my test

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Chastise

To discipline severely
When I broke cerfue for the third time in a week my parents chastised me and took my car.

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Circuitous

Roundabout, indirect
Most students take a circuitous route when the leave to go to the bathroom

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Clairvoyant

Having the power to see objects beyond natural vision.
The clairvoyant skill ran in her family

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Coercion

The use of force or intimidation to obtain compliance
The man used coercion to get the girls lunch money.
The bully was accused of coercion to take the kids lunch money.