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20 terms

DY SAT Vocab 007

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Berate
To scold harshly
Bewilder
To confuse or puzzle
Blatant
Open and obvious to the point of being offensive
Blandishment
Gentle flattery used to get someone to behave a certain way
Bleak
Cold, miserable, barren, without hope
Blighted
Diseased; given over to hopelessness and despair
Blithe
Happily unconcerned and oblivious
Boisterous
Cheerfully loud and out of control
Bolster
To increase support
Breach
To break through, to violate
Brevity
Shortness and clarity in written or spoken word
Brittle
Hard but fragile
Broach
To approach a topic
Bucolic
Idealized characteristics of the country or country life
Bumptious
Loud and self serving to the point of being obnoxious
Buoyant
Lighthearted and happy; or to be able to float
Burgeon
To increase rapidly; to flourish and grow
Burnish
To make something smooth and shiny by rubbing or polishing it
Buttress
To support or reinforce a building, idea, thought, or argument
Braggart
One who brags unnecessarily