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Gifted Honors English Vocabulary 3 & 4

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avarice
excessive greed; desire for wealth
avid
eager; extremely interested
bacchanalian
wild with drunkenness
balk
to step sort and refuse to continue; to obstruct
banter
teasing; good-natured joking
barrister
lawyer
bask
to lie in or be exposed to warmth
bastion
a strong defense; a fort
bawdy
indecent; humorously obscene
befuddle
to confuse; to perplex
bigot
one who is intolerant of another's beliefs, opinions, or values
cajole
to persuade with false promises and flattery
candid
outspoken, blunt; informal unposed
canine
having to do with dogs
capricious
guided by whim rather than reason changing one's mind suddenly
castigate
to criticize or punish for the purpose of corrections
caustic
biting, burning, severe; sharp or sarcastic
chaos
complete disorder
charlatan
one who pretends to have more knowledge or skill than he or she really has, especially in the field of medicine
chastise
to punish severely