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bombardier
n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
bombast
n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
botanize
v. To study plant-life.
brandish
v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
bray
n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
braze
v. To make of or ornament with brass.
brazier
n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
brevity
n. Shortness of duration.
bric-a-brac
n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
bridle
n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
brigand
n. One who lives by robbery and plunder.
bristle
n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
brogue
n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
bromine
n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
bronchus
n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
buffoonery
n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
bulrush
n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
bulwark
n. Anything that gives security or defense.
bumptious
adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
bungle
v. To execute clumsily.
buoyancy
n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
buoyant
adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
burgher
n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
burnish
v. To make brilliant or shining.
bursar
n. A treasurer.
butte
n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
buttress
n. Any support or prop.
cabal
n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cadaverous
adj. Resembling a corpse.
cadence
n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
cadenza
n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
caitiff
adj. Cowardly.
cajole
v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
cajolery
n. Delusive speech.
calculable
adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
callosity
n. The state of being hard and insensible.
callow
adj. Without experience of the world.
calumny
n. Slander.
cantata
n. A choral composition.
canto
n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
cantonment
n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
capacious
adj. Roomy.
capillary
n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
capitulate
v. To surrender or stipulate terms.
captious
adj. Hypercritical.
captivate
v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
caret
n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
carouse
v. To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
carrion
n. Dead and putrefying flesh.
castigate
v. To punish.
cataclysm
n. Any overwhelming flood of water.
cataract
n. Opacity of the lens of the eye resulting in complete or partial blindness.
cathode
n. The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
catholicity
n. Universal prevalence or acceptance.
causal
adj. Indicating or expressing a cause.
cauterize
v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
cede
v. To pass title to.
censorious
adj. Judging severely or harshly.
centenary
adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
centiliter
n. A hundredth of a liter.
centurion
n. A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
ceremonious
adj. Observant of ritual.
cession
n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
chagrin
n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one''s failures or errors.
chancery
n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
chasten
v. To purify by affliction.
chastise
v. To subject to punitive measures.
chattel
n. Any article of personal property.
choleric
adj. Easily provoked to anger.
choral
adj. Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
chromatic
adj. Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
chronometer
n. A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
circumlocution
n. Indirect or roundabout expression.
circumnavigate
v. To sail quite around.
circumscribe
v. To confine within bounds.
circumspect
adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
citadel
n. Any strong fortress.
claimant
n. One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
clairvoyance
n. Intuitive sagacity or perception.
clamorous
adj. Urgent in complaint or demand.
clarion
n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
clothier
n. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
coagulant
adj. Producing coagulation.
coagulate
v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
coalescence
n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
coercive
adj. Serving or tending to force.
cogent
adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
cognate
adj. Akin.
cohere
v. To stick together.
coincident
adj. Taking place at the same time.
collapsible
adj. That may or can collapse.
colloquial
adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
colloquialism
n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
colloquy
n. Conversation.
comestible
adj. Fit to be eaten.
commingle
v. To blend.
commissariat
n. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
committal
n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
complacence
n. Satisfaction with one''s acts or surroundings.
complaisance
n. Politeness.