bellicose: /'bɛlɪkoʊs/ a. Syn. warlike; belligerent warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.
benevolent: /bɪ'nɛvələnt/ a. Syn. generous; charitable generous in providing aid to others; charitable Mr. Fezziwig was a benevolent employer, who wished to make Christmas merrier for young Scrooge and his other employees.
biased: /'baɪəs(ɪ)d/ a. Syn. slanted; prejudiced favoring one person or side over another; prejudiced Because the judge played golf regularly with the district attorney's father, we feared he might be biased in the prosecution's favor.
bland: /blænd/ a. Syn. soothing; mild; agreeable lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable She kept her gaze level and her expression bland, but her teeth were gritted.
blemish: /'blɛmɪʃ/ v. mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind A newspaper article alleging he had taken bribes may blemish his reputation.
blithe: /blaɪð/ a. Syn. gay; joyous; heedless gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted Shelley called the skylark a "blithe spirit" because of its happy song.
boorish: /'bʊərɪʃ/ a. Syn. rude; clumsy; illiterate rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners Natasha was embarrassed by her fellow spy's boorish behavior.
buffoon: /bʌ'fu:n/ n. one who makes a practice of amusing others by low tricks, antic gestures; droll; mimic; clown This buffoon is the most self-centered idiot I have ever seen or heard.
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[Esc] /'æbdɪkeɪt/ v. Syn. renounce give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim When Edward VIII did [___] the British throne to marry the woman he loved, he surprised the entire world.
[Esc] /ə'bɛt/ v. Syn. encourage aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage She was unwilling to [___] him in the swindle he had planned.
[Esc] /'æbroʊgeɪt/ a. Syn. abolish abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority He intended to [___] the decree issued by his predecessor.
[Esc] /æb'sti:mɪəs/ a. Syn. temperate sparing or moderation in eating and drinking; temperate Concerned whether her vegetarian son's [___] diet provided him with sufficient protein, the worried mother pressed food on him.
[Esc] /æk'si:d/ v. Syn. agree; assent; concede agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede The idea that one of the two chief executives should eventually [___] to the role, as has happened in the past, would raise fresh doubts about the board's independence.
[Esc] /əd'mɒnɪʃ/ v. Syn. warn; reprove warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided I would again [___] the reader carefully to consider the nature of our doctrine.
[Esc] /ædmɒ'nɪʃ(ə)n/ n. Syn. warning gentle or friendly reproof; cautionary advice or warning The article concludes with an [___] from a psychologist
[Esc] /æprɪ'hɛnsɪv/ a. capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive Here I walked about for a long time, feeling very strange, and mortally [___] of some one coming in and kidnapping me.
[Esc] /'ærɪd/ a. Syn. dry; barren dry; lacking moisture, especially having insufficient rainfall to support trees or plants The cactus has adapted to survive in an [___] environment.
[Esc] /bɪ'laɪ/ v. Syn. contradict contradict; give a false impression His coarse, hard-bitten exterior does [___] his inner sensitivity.