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Berate

To scold harshly

Bewilder

To confuse or puzzle

Blatant

Open and obvious to the point of being offensive

Blandishment

Gentle flattery used to get someone to behave a certain way

Bleak

Cold, miserable, barren, without hope

Blighted

Diseased; given over to hopelessness and despair

Blithe

Happily unconcerned and oblivious

Boisterous

Cheerfully loud and out of control

Bolster

To increase support

Breach

To break through, to violate

Brevity

Shortness and clarity in written or spoken word

Brittle

Hard but fragile

Broach

To approach a topic

Bucolic

Idealized characteristics of the country or country life

Bumptious

Loud and self serving to the point of being obnoxious

Buoyant

Lighthearted and happy; or to be able to float

Burgeon

To increase rapidly; to flourish and grow

Burnish

To make something smooth and shiny by rubbing or polishing it

Buttress

To support or reinforce a building, idea, thought, or argument

Braggart

One who brags unnecessarily

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