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Alphabetical 8
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  1. blight
    a disease in plants; anything that injures or destroys
  2. blithe
    carefree; cheerful
  3. bourgeois
    middle class, usually in a pejorative sense; boringly conventional
  4. bovine
    cow related; cowlike
  5. canine
    dogs
  6. equine
    horses
  7. feline
    cats
  8. piscine
    fish
  9. porcine
    pigs
  10. ursine
    bears
  11. brevity
    breifness
  12. broach
    to open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject
  13. bucolic
    charmingly rural; rustic; countrylike
  14. bureaucracy
    a system of government administration consisting of numerous bureaus or offices, especially one run according to inflexible and insufficient rules; any large administrative system characterized by inefficiency, lots of rules, and red tape
  15. burgeon
    to expand; to flourish
  16. burlesque
    a ludicrous, mocking, or exaggerated imitation
  17. cacophony
    harsh-sounding mixture of words, voices, or sounds
  18. cadence
    rhythm; the rise and fall of sounds
  19. cajole
    to persuade someone to do something he or she doesn't want to do
  20. callow
    immature
  21. candor
    truthfulness; sincere honesty
  22. capitalism
    free enterpise; an econmic system in which businesses are owned by private citizens (not the government) and in which the resulting products and services are sold relatively little government control
  23. capitulate
    to surrender; to give up or give in
  24. capricious
    unpredictable; likely to change at any moment
  25. caricature
    a portrait or description that is purposely distorted or exaggerated, often to prove some point about its subject
  26. castigate
    to criticize severely; to chastise
  27. catalyst
    in chemistry; something that changes the rate of a chemical reaction without itself being changed; anyone or anything that makes something happen without being directly involved in it.

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