1. bogus
    counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
  2. bohemian
    unconventional (in an artistic way)
  3. boisterous
    violent; rough; noisy
  4. bolster
    support; reinforce
  5. bolt
    door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric; large roll of cloth; V: dash or dart off; fasten (a door); gobble down
  6. dart
    move or throw suddenly and quickly
  7. gobble
    eat very quickly
  8. bombardment
    attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
  9. bombastic
    pompous; using inflated language
  10. bombast
    grandiloquent, pompous speech
  11. boon
    blessing; benefit; something very helpful
  12. boorish
    rude; insensitive
  13. boor
    rude, insensitive person
  14. bouillon
    clear beef (or meat) soup
  15. bountiful
    generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
  16. gracious
    kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
  17. bourgeois
    middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
  18. bovine
    cowlike; placid and dull; slow-thinking; calm
  19. bowdlerize
    expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
  20. brackish
    somewhat saline
  21. braggadocio
  22. brag
  23. braggart
    boaster; bragger
  24. brandish
    wave around (a weapon); flourish
  25. bravado
    swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
  26. swagger
    walk or behave with an over-confident manner
  27. brawn
    human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
  28. brawny
    muscular; having well-developed muscles
  29. sturdy
    strong and firm (in the body)
  30. brazen
    insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
  31. brawl
    noisy quarrel
  32. breach
    breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
  33. breadth
    width; extent
  34. brevity
    conciseness; shortness of duration
  35. brindled
    tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
  36. tawny
    brownish yellow
  37. bristling
    rising like bristles; showing irritation
  38. bristle
    short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
  39. brittle
    hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
  40. broach
    introduce as a subject; moot; open up
  41. brocade
    rich, figured(patterned) fabric
  42. brochure
  43. brooch
    ornamental clasp; pin
  44. clasp
    hold firmly within arms
  45. brook
    tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
  46. browbeat
    bully; intimidate
  47. browse
    graze; feed on growing grass; skim or glance at casually
  48. graze
    (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
  49. skim
    read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
  50. brunt
    main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
  51. brusque
    blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
  52. buccaneer
  53. bucolic
    rustic; pastoral
  54. buffet
    strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
  55. slap
    hit quickly with the flat part of the hand; N. CF. smack
  56. buffoonery
  57. buffoon
    stupid person; clown
  58. clown
    act stupidly; play the fool; N.
  59. bugaboo
    bugbear; object of baseless terror
  60. bullion
    gold and silver in the form of bars
  61. bulwark
    strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
  62. bungle
    mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
  63. botch
    mismanage; blow
  64. buoyant
    able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
  65. bureaucracy
    overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
  66. burgeon
    grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
  67. burlesque
    give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
  68. burnish
    make shiny by rubbing; polish
  69. buttress
    support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
  70. prop
    support placed under or against something; V.
  71. buxom
    full-bosomed; plump; jolly
  72. plump
    pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
  73. cabal
    small group of persons secretly united to promote their own interests
  74. cache
    hiding place; V.
  75. cacophonous
    discordant; inharmonious; N. cacophony: unpleasant mixture of loud sounds
  76. cadaver
    corpse; dead human body
  77. cadaverous
    like a corpse; pale
  78. cadence
    rhythmic rise and fall (of words or sounds); beat; regular beat of sound; rhythm
  79. cajole
    persuade by praise or false promise; coax; wheedle
  80. coax
    persuade by flattery
  81. calamity
    disaster; misery
  82. calculated
    deliberately planned; likely
  83. caldron(cauldron)
    large kettle
  84. caliber
    ability; quality; diameter of the inside of a round cylinder; Ex. work of very high caliber
  85. calligraphy
    beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
  86. callous
    hardened; unfeeling; without sympathy for the sufferings of others; unkind
  87. callus
    area of thick hard skin
  88. callow
    youthful; immature; inexperienced
  89. calorific
    heat-producing; N. calorie
  90. calumny
    malicious misrepresentation; slander
  91. camaraderie
    good-fellowship; CF. comrade
  92. cameo
    shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film
  93. canard
    unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report
  94. candor
    frankness; open honesty; ADJ. candid
  95. canine
    related to dogs; doglike
  96. canker
    any ulcerous sore; ulcer; any evil; CF. cancer
  97. ulcer
    sore place appearing on the skin inside or outside the body; Ex. stomach ulcer; ADJ. ulcerous; V. ulcerate
  98. canny
    shrewd in money matters; thrifty
  99. cant
    insincere speech or expression of piety; jargon of thieves; special words used by a particular group of people
  100. cantankerous
    ill-humored; irritable
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