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blight

n. a disease in plants; any thing that injures or destroys

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blithe

adj. carefree; cheerful

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bourgeois

adj. middle class, usually in a pejorative sense; boringly conventional

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bovine

adj. cow related; cow like

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brevity

n. briefness

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broach

v. to open up a subject for discussion; often a delicate subject

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bucolic

adj. charmingly rural; rustic; country like

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bureaucracy

n. system of government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially one run according to inflexible and inefficient rules; any large administration system characterized by inefficiency; lots of rules; and red tape

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burgeon

v. to expand; to flourish

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burlesque

n. a ludicrous, mocking, lewd imitation

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