2017 Pre-AP Vocabulary #5

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Atrophy
to waste away from lack of use
Bane
the cause of ruin, harm, distress, or death
Bashful
shy, coy, diffident
Beguile
charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way
Bereft
deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
Blandishment
That which is intended to coax or persuade, such as flattery; an allurement
Bilk
cheat; defraud
Bombastic
pompous in speech and manner
Cajole
to persuade with false promises and flattery
Callous
Emotionally hardened, unfeeling