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Term

 

 

AXIOM

 

noun

(aak see uhm)

Definition

 

 

PREMISE; POSTULATE; SELF-EVIDENT TRUTH

Term

 

BANAL

 

adj

(buh naal)

 

Definition

 

 

PREDICTABLE; CLICHED; BORING

Term

 

 

BELFRY

 

noun

(behl free)

Definition

 

 

A BELL TOWER; THE ROOM IN WHICH A BELL IS HUNG

Term

 

 

BEVY

 

noun

(beh vee)

Definition

 

 

A GROUP

Term

 

 

BIFURCATE

 

verb

(bi fuhr kayt)

Definition

 

 

TO DIVIDE INTO TWO PARTS

Term

 

 

BILK

 

verb

(bihlk)

Definition

 

 

TO CHEAT; TO DEFRAUD

Term

 

 

BLIGHT

 

verb

(bliet)

Definition

 

 

TO AFFLICT; TO DESTROY

Term

 

 

BLITHE

 

adj

(blieth)

Definition

 

 

JOYFUL; CHEERFUL; WITHOUT APPROPRIATE THOUGHT

Term

 

 

BOLSTER

 

verb

(bohl stuhr)

Definition

 

 

TO SUPPORT; TO PROP UP

Term

 

 

BOMBASTIC

 

adj

(bahm basst ihk)

Definition

 

 

POMPOUS IN SPEECH OR MANNER

Term

 

 

BONHOMIE

 

noun

(bah nuh mee)

Definition

 

 

GOOD NATURED GENIALITY; AN ATMOSPHERE OF GOOD CHEER

Term

 

 

BOOR

 

noun

(bohr)

Definition

 

 

A CRUDE PERSON; LACKING IN MANNERS OR TASTE

Term

 

 

BURGEON

 

verb

(buhr juhn)

Definition

 

 

TO GROW AND FLOURISH

Term

 

 

BURNISH

 

verb

(buhr nihsh)

Definition

 

 

TO POLISH

Term

 

 

CABAL

 

noun

(kuh bahl)

Definition

 

 

A SECRET GROUP SEEKING TO OVERTURN SOMETHING

Term

 

 

CACOPHONY

 

noun

(kuh kah fuh nee)

Definition

 

 

A HARSH, JARRING NOISE

Term

 

 

CALUMNY

 

noun

(kaa luhm nee)

Definition

 

 

A FALSE AND MALICIOUS ACCUSATION; MISREPRESENTATION

Term

 

 

CANARD

 

noun

(kuh nard)

Definition

 

 

A LIE

Term

 

 

CANDID

 

adj

(kaan did)

Definition

 

 

IMPARTIAL AND HONEST IN SPEECH

Term

 

 

CAPRICIOUS

 

adj

(kuh pree shuhs)

Definition

 

 

CHANGING ONE'S MIND QUICKLY AND OFTEN

Term

 

 

CARTOGRAPHY

 

noun 

(kahr tahg ruh fee)

Definition

 

 

THE SCIENCE OR ART OF MAKING MAPS

Term

 

 

CASTIGATE

 

verb

(kaa stih gayt)

Definition

 

 

TO PUNISH OR CRITICIZE HARSHLY

Term

 

 

CATALYST

 

noun

(kaa tuh lihst)

Definition

 

 

SOMETHING THAT BRINGS ABOUT A CHANGE IN SOMETHING ELSE

Term

 

 

CATHOLIC

 

adj

(kaa thuh lihk)

Definition

 

 

UNIVERSAL; BROAD AND COMPREHENSIVE

Term

 

 

CAUSTIC

 

adj

(kaw stihk)

Definition

 

 

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