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bounceverb

jolt; rebound after having struck an object or a surface Synonym(s): jolt; rebound
boundarynoun

dividing line; border; frontier Synonym(s): border; frontier
bourgeoisadjective

middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
boycottverb

refrain from buying or using
breachnoun

breaking of contract or duty Synonym(s): violation; infringement
breezenoun

light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly Synonym(s): light wind
bridlenoun

headgear with which a horse is directed and which carries a bit and reins
brimnoun

brink; edge Synonym(s): brink; edge
brinknoun

edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge Synonym(s): verge; border
briskadjective

marked by speed, liveliness, and vigoro; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner Synonym(s): energetic; swift
brittleadjective

easily broken; having little elasticity
broodverb

think long and anxiously; be in a state of gloomy, serious thought
brooknoun

creek; stream Synonym(s): creek; stream
bruiseverb

injure, as by a blow or collision; contuse; fight with the fists
brutaladjective

like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless
bruteadjective

not having sensation; senseless; inanimate; unconscious; without intelligence
bulbnoun

rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball
bullionnoun

gold and silver in the form of bars
bumpnoun

impact as from a collision; lump on the body caused by a blow Synonym(s): lump; bulge
bunchnoun

clump; cluster; gathering Synonym(s): clump; cluster; gathering
bundlenoun

packet; a package of things tied together; a large sum of money Synonym(s): packet; parcel
burdensomeadjective

not easily borne; wearing; causing uneasiness or fatigue
bygoneadjective

past; gone by
bypassnoun

channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel
candidadjective

straightforward; frank; free from prejudice; impartial Synonym(s): straightforward; frank
cannonnoun

great gun; firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force; loop at the top of a bell by which it is hung
canonnoun

law or rule; decision, regulation, code, or constitution made by authority; books of the Bible officially accepted; a group of literary works
canvasnoun

heavy closely woven fabric; background against which events unfold, as in a historical narrative
canvassverb

determine votes; examine carefully or discuss thoroughly; scrutinize
cardinaladjective

chief; serving as an essential component Synonym(s): chief

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