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Blunder - Canter

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Definition
Blurt   to utter impulsively  
Bluster   to be loud and noisy; empty threats  
Bode   to foreshadow; portend (to give an omen)  
Bogus   counterfeit; not authentic  
Bohemian   unconventional (in an artistic way)  
Boisterous   violent; rough; noisy  
Bolster   to support; to reinforce  
Bolt (N)   door bar; a fastening pin or screw; the length of fabric  
Bolt (V)   to dash or to dart off; fasten (a door); to gobble down  
Bombardment   an attack with bombs  
Bombastic   pompous; using inflated language  
Boon   blessing; benefit  
Boorish   rude; insensitive  
Bouillon   clear beef or chicken soup  
Bountiful   abundant; graciously generous  
Bourgeois   middle class; selfishly materialistic  
Bovine   cowlike; placid and dull  
Bowdlerize   to remove passages considered vulgar: to expurgate  
Boycott   to refrain from buying or using  
Brackish   somewhat salty; unpleasant or distasteful <He found the only wells in the area were brackish; drinking the water made him nauseous.>  
Braggadocio   boasting; cockiness <He was disliked because his manner was always full of braggadocio.>  
Braggart   boaster  
Brandish   to wave around; to flourish  
Bravado   pretense display of bravery; swaggering (boasting)  
Brawn   muscular strength; sturdiness  
Brazen   contemptuous in speech or conduct; insolent  
Breach   breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap  
Breadth   width; extent  
Brevity   shortness or conciseness  
Brindled   tawny or grayish with streaks or sports  
Bristling   rising like bristles; showing irritation  
Brittle   easily broken or damaged; lacking warmth, sensitivity, or compassion  
Broach   to introduce; to open up  
Brocade   rich, figured fabric  
Brochure   pamphlet  
Brooch   ornamental clasp  
Brook   to tolerate; to endure  
Browbeat   to bully; to intimidate  
Browse   to graze; to skim or glance at casually  
Brunt   main impact or shock <His arm took the brunt of the blow.>  
Brusque   blunt; abrupt  
Buccaneer   pirate  
Bucolic   rustic; pastoral  
Buffet   to slap; batter; knock about  
Buffoonery   clowning  
Bugaboo   something that causes fear or worry; bugbear  
Bullion   gold and silver in the form of bars  
Bulwark   a defense wall; person who defends  
Bungle   to act or work clumsily or inadequately; to mishandle; to botch  
Buoyant   able to float; cheerful and optimistic  
Bureaucracy   overregulated administrative system marked by red tape  
Burgeon   to sprout; to flourish  
Burlesque   to give an imitation that ridicules  
Burnish   to make shiny by rubbing; polish  
Buttress   to support; to prop up  
Buxom   full-bosomed; plump; jolly  
Cabal   persons secretly united in a plot; club or group <a cabal of artist>  
Cache   hiding place  
Cacophonous   having a harsh or discordant sound; inharmonious  
Cadaver   corpse  
Cadaverous   like a corpse; pale  
Cadence   rhythmic rise and fall of words or sounds; beat  
Cajole   to coax; to wheedle  
Calamity   disaster; misery  
Calculated   deliberately planned; likely  
Cauldron   large kettle  
Caliber   ability; quality  
Calligraphy   beautiful writing; excellent penmanship  
Callous   hardened; unfeeling  
Callow   inexperience; immature  
Calorific   heat-producing  
Calumny   malicious misrepresentation; slander  
Camaraderie   good-fellowship  
Cameo   shell or jewel carved in relief; star's special appearance in a minor role in a film  
Camouflage   to disguise; to conceal  
Canard   a false story; exaggerate report  
Candor   frankness; open honesty  
Canine   related to dogs; doglike  
Canker   any ulcerous sore; any evil  
Canny   Careful, cautious; shrewd; skilled; thrifty  
Canon   the body of rules, principles, or standards; standard or criterion  
Cant   insincere expressions of piety; private language of the underworld  
Cantankerous   ill-humored; irritable  
Cantata   story set to music, to be sung by a chorus  
Blunder   error  


   





 
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