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Growing your vocabulary A - Chapter 8

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bounty
a payment, reward or gift
malfunction
to fail to function properly
optimist
a person who looks on the bright side of things
benign
pleasant, kind, or not dangerous
malice
the desire to cause pain or injury to someone else
boon
a generous gift; an improvement
benefit
an advantage; to help
bonbon
a small piece of candy, often with a creamy filling
optimum
the best or most favorable
malaria
a disease transmitted through mosquito bites
bonus
something given or paid in addition to what is usual or expected