Vocabulary 3 & 4

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bombast

impressive but meaningless language

bona fide

in good faith

boor

a rude or impolite person

bovine

pertaining to cows or cattle

bowdlerize

to remove offensive passages of a play, novel, etc.

brevity

briefness; short duration

bucolic

pertaining to the countryside; rural, rustic

cajole

to coax, to persuade, to wheedle

callow

young and inexperienced

carcinogen

causing cancer

carnal

sensual, sexual

carrion

decaying flesh

cataclysm

a violent change

cataract

large waterfall; abnormality of the eye

caveat

a warning

celibate

unmarried

censure

to criticize sharply

cessation

a stopping; a discontinuance

chaff

worthless matter

chagrin

embarrassment; a complete loss of courage

chimerical

imaginary; fantastic

coalesce

to blend, to merge

debacle

a complete failure; a total collapse

debauchery

corruption; self-indulgence

deference

respect; consideration

defile

to pollute, to corrupt

deign

to lower oneself

delineate

to describe, to depict

demeanor

behavior; manner of conducting oneself

denouement

an outcome, result

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