bluff

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bluff
  • noun
    An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something. (the offer was denounced as a bluff)
  • adjective
    Direct in speech or behavior but in a good-natured way. (a big, bluff, hearty man)
  • noun
    A steep cliff, bank, or promontory. (Planning the campaign involved myriad geographical factors, including the Mississippi Delta region, streams of various navigabilities, steep banks, and bluffs northeast of the city.)
    A grove or clump of trees. (A couple of miles north and south the trees thicken up and the farms all have bluffs of trees on them so it is quite scenic.)
    adjective
    (of a cliff or a ship's bow) having a vertical or steep broad front. (Half the barges were away, already sweeping downriver with thin, white mustaches under their bluff bows, when a commotion awoke ashore.)

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