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bolster: the debaters amassed the file boxes full of evidence to bolster their arguments
braggart: modest by nature, she was no braggart, preferring to let her accomplishments speak for themselves
brevity: brevity is essential when you send a telegram or cablegram; you are charged for every word
buttress: the attorney came up with several far-fetched arguments in a vain attempt to buttress his weak case
support; prop up
cacophonous: do the students in the orchestra enjoy the cacophonous sounds they make when they're tuning up?
cajole: she tried to cajole her father into letting her drive the family car
coax; wheedle; to persuade by making promises or saying nice things
candor: he can carry candor too far: when he told Jill his honest opinion of her, she nearly slapped his face
frankness; open honesty
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