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stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
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