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Bona fide

N. In good faith

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Boor

Adj. a rude or impolite person.

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Bovine

Adj. pertaining to cows or cattle.

4

Bowdlerize

V. To remove offensive passages of a play, novelette.

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Brevity

N. Briefness, short duration.

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Bucolic

Adj. Pertaining to the countryside; rural, rustic.

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Cajole

V. To coax, to persuade, to wheedle.

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Callow

Adj. young and inexperienced.

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Carcinogen

N. Causing cancer.

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Carnal

Adj. sensual, sexual.

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Carrion

N. Decaying flesh.

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Cataclysm

N. A violent change.

13

Cataract

N.
1. Large waterfall;
2. Abnormality of the eye.

14

Caveat

N. A warning.

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Celibate

N. Unmarried.

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Censure

V. To criticize sharply.

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Cessation

N. A stopping; a discontinuance.

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Chaff

N. Worthless matter.

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Chagrin

N. Embarrassment; or a complete loss of courage.

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Chimerical

Adj. imaginary, fantastic.

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Coalesce

V. To blend, to merge.

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Debacle

N. A complete failure; a total collapse.

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Debauchery

N. Corruption; self-indulgence.

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Deference

N. Respect, consideration.

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Defile

V. To pollute, to corrupt.

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Deign

V. To lower oneself before an inferior.

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Delineate

V. To describe, to depict.

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Demeanor

N. Behavior; manner of conducting oneself.

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Denouement

N. An outcome, result.

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Bombast

N. Impressive but meaningless language.