|1||benign||(adjective) pleasant and beneficial in nature or influence; "a benign smile"; "the benign sky"; "the benign influence of pure air"|
(adjective satellite) of disposition or manner; "the benign ruler of millions"; "benign intentions"
(adjective) not dangerous to health; not recurrent or progressive (especially of a tumor)
|2||berate||(verb) censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"|
|3||bereft||(adjective satellite) sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope"|
(adjective satellite) unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love
|4||beseech||(verb) ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"|
|5||besmirch||(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"|
(verb) smear so as to make dirty or stained
|6||bestial||(adjective satellite) resembling a beast; showing lack of human sensibility; "beastly desires"; "a bestial nature"; "brute force"; "a dull and brutish man"; "bestial treatment of prisoners"|
|7||betroth||(verb) give to in marriage|
|8||biased||(adjective satellite) excessively devoted to one faction|
(adjective satellite) favoring one person or side over another; "a biased account of the trial"; "a decision that was partial to the defendant"
|9||biennial||(noun) a plant having a life cycle that normally takes two seasons from germination to death to complete; flowering biennials usually bloom and fruit in the second season|
(adjective) having a life cycle lasting two seasons; "a biennial life cycle"; "parsnips and carrots are biennial plants often grown as annuals"
(adjective) occurring every second year; "they met at biennial conventions"
|10||bilateral||(adjective) having two sides or parts|
(adjective satellite) affecting or undertaken by two parties; "a bilateral agreement between the United States and Japan"
(adjective satellite) having identical parts on each side of an axis
|11||blasphemous||(adjective satellite) characterized by profanity or cursing; "foul-mouthed and blasphemous"; "blue language"; "profane words"|
(adjective satellite) grossly irreverent toward what is held to be sacred; "blasphemous rites of a witches' Sabbath"; "profane utterances against the Church"; "it is sacrilegious to enter with shoes on"
|12||blatant||(adjective satellite) conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry; "blatant radios"; "a clamorous uproar"; "strident demands"; "a vociferous mob"|
(adjective satellite) without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious; "open disregard of the law"; "open family strife"; "open hostility"; "a blatant appeal to vanity"; "a blazing indiscretion"
|13||blighted||(adjective satellite) affected by blight--anything that mars or events growth or prosperity; "a blighted rose"; "blighted urtan districts"|
|14||blithe||(adjective satellite) carefree and happy and lighthearted; "was loved for her blithe spirit"; "a merry blithesome nature"; "her lighthearted nature"; "trilling songs with a lightsome heart"|
(adjective satellite) lacking or showing a lack of due concern; "spoke with blithe ignorance of the true situation"
|15||bode||(verb) indicate by signs; "These signs bode bad news"|
|16||bombast||(noun) pompous or pretentious talk or writing|
|17||bombastic||(adjective satellite) ostentatiously lofty in style; "a man given to large talk"; "tumid political prose"|
|18||boor||(noun) a crude uncouth ill-bred person lacking culture or refinement|
|19||breadth||(noun) the extent of something from side to side|
(noun) an ability to understand a broad range of topics; "a teacher must have a breadth of knowledge of the subject"
|20||brevity||(noun) the attribute of being brief or fleeting|
(noun) the use of brief expressions
|21||brindled||(adjective satellite) having a gray or brown streak or a pattern or a patchy coloring; used especially of the patterned fur of cats|
|22||broach||(noun) a decorative pin worn by women|
(verb) bring up a topic for discussion
|23||brusque||(adjective satellite) marked by rude or peremptory shortness; "try to cultivate a less brusque manner"; "a curt reply"; "the salesgirl was very short with him"|
|24||bucolic||(noun) a short descriptive poem of rural or pastoral life|
(noun) a country person
(adjective satellite) used of idealized country life; "a country life of arcadian contentment"; "a pleasant bucolic scene"; "charming in its pastoral setting"; "rustic tranquility"
(adjective) relating to shepherds or herdsmen or devoted to raising sheep or cattle; "pastoral seminomadic people"; "pastoral land"; "a pastoral economy"
|25||bumptious||(adjective satellite) offensively self-assertive|
|26||bungler||(noun) someone who makes mistakes because of incompetence|
|27||burgeon||(verb) grow and flourish; "The burgeoning administration"; "The burgeoning population"|
|28||burlesque||(noun) a composition that imitates somebody's style in a humorous way|
(noun) a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor; consists of comic skits and short turns (and sometimes striptease)
(verb) make a parody of; "The students spoofed the teachers"
(adjective) relating to or characteristic of a burlesque; "burlesque theater"
|29||burly||(adjective satellite) muscular and heavily built; "a beefy wrestler"; "had a tall burly frame"; "clothing sizes for husky boys"; "a strapping boy of eighteen"; "`buirdly' is a Scottish term"|
|30||burnish||(noun) the property of being smooth and shiny|
(verb) polish and make shiny; "buff the wooden floors"; "buff my shoes"
|31||cabal||(noun) a plot to carry out some harmful or illegal act (especially a political plot)|
(noun) a clique (often secret) that seeks power usually through intrigue
(verb) engage in plotting or enter into a conspiracy, swear together; "They conspired to overthrow the government"
|32||cache||(noun) a hidden storage space (for money or provisions or weapons)|
(noun) (computer science) RAM memory that is set aside as a specialized buffer storage that is continually updated; used to optimize data transfers between system elements with different characteristics
(noun) a secret store of valuables or money
(verb) save up as for future use
|33||cacophonous||(adjective) having an unpleasant sound; "as cacophonous as a henyard"- John McCarten|
|34||cacophony||(noun) loud confusing disagreeable sounds|
(noun) a loud harsh or strident noise
|35||cajole||(verb) influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"|
|36||calamity||(noun) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"|
|37||caliber||(noun) a degree or grade of excellence or worth; "the quality of students has risen"; "an executive of low caliber"|
(noun) diameter of a tube or gun barrel
|38||callow||(adjective satellite) lacking experience of life; "a callow youth of seventeen"|
|39||calumny||(noun) an abusive attack on a person's character or good name|
(noun) a malicious attack
|40||canard||(noun) a deliberately misleading fabrication|
|41||candid||(adjective satellite) characterized by directness in manner or speech; without subtlety or evasion; "blunt talking and straight shooting"; "a blunt New England farmer"; "I gave them my candid opinion"; "forthright criticism"; "a forthright approach to the problem"; "tell me wh|
(adjective satellite) starkly realistic; "I have never lacked candid critics in my own ranks"-Clement Atlee
(adjective satellite) openly straightforward and direct without reserve or secretiveness; "his candid eyes"; "an open and trusting nature"; "a heart-to-heart talk"
(adjective satellite) informal or natural; especially caught off guard or unprepared; "a candid photograph"; "a candid interview"
|42||cant||(noun) two surfaces meeting at an angle different from 90 degrees|
(noun) stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
(noun) insincere talk about religion or morals
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
(noun) a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
(verb) heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
|43||caprice||(noun) a sudden desire; "he bought it on an impulse"|
|44||capricious||(adjective satellite) determined by chance or impulse or whim rather than by necessity or reason; "a capricious refusal"; "authoritarian rulers are frequently capricious"; "the victim of whimsical persecutions"|
(adjective satellite) changeable; "a capricious summer breeze"; "freakish weather"
|45||captious||(adjective satellite) tending to find and call attention to faults; "a captious pedant"; "an excessively demanding and faultfinding tutor"|
|46||cascade||(noun) a sudden downpour (as of tears or sparks etc) likened to a rain shower; "a little shower of rose petals"; "a sudden cascade of sparks"|
(noun) a succession of stages or operations or processes or units; "progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring"; "separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes"
(noun) a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
(verb) arrange (open windows) on a computer desktop so that they overlap each other, with the title bars visible
(verb) rush down in big quantities, like a cascade
|47||castigate||(verb) censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"|
(verb) inflict severe punishment on
|48||cataclysm||(noun) an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; "the whole city was affected by the irremediable calamity"; "the earthquake was a disaster"|
(noun) a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
|49||catalyst||(noun) something that causes an important event to happen; "the invasion acted as a catalyst to unite the country"|
(noun) (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected