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Vocabulary 3 & 4

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bombast
impressive but meaningless language
bona fide
in good faith
boor
a rude or impolite person
bovine
pertaining to cows or cattle
bowdlerize
to remove offensive passages of a play, novel, etc.
brevity
briefness; short duration
bucolic
pertaining to the countryside; rural, rustic
cajole
to coax, to persuade, to wheedle
callow
young and inexperienced
carcinogen
causing cancer
carnal
sensual, sexual
carrion
decaying flesh
cataclysm
a violent change
cataract
large waterfall; abnormality of the eye
caveat
a warning
celibate
unmarried
censure
to criticize sharply
cessation
a stopping; a discontinuance
chaff
worthless matter
chagrin
embarrassment; a complete loss of courage
chimerical
imaginary; fantastic
coalesce
to blend, to merge
debacle
a complete failure; a total collapse
debauchery
corruption; self-indulgence
deference
respect; consideration
defile
to pollute, to corrupt
deign
to lower oneself
delineate
to describe, to depict
demeanor
behavior; manner of conducting oneself
denouement
an outcome, result