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badger (v)
pester, annoy
badinage (n)
teasing conversation
bait (v)
harass, tease
baleful
deadly, having a malign influence, ominous
ballast (n)
heavy substance used to add stability or weight
bandy (v)
discuss lightly or glibly; exchange words heatedly
bantering (adj)
good-naturedly ridiculing
barb (n)
sharp projection from fishhook or other object; openly cutting remark
bard (n)
poet
barefaced
shameless, bold, unconcealed
baroque
hihgly ornate
barrister (n)
counselor-at-law
bate (v)
let down, restrain
bawdy
indecent, obsene
bedraggle (v)
wet thoroughly
beeline (n)
direct, quick route
befuddle (v)
confuse thoroughly
beget (v)
to father, produce, to give rise to
beguile (v)
to mislead and delude, cheat, pass time
behemoth (n)
huge creature (size or power)
beholden (adj)
obligated, indebted
beleaguer (v)
besiege or attack, harass
belie (v)
contradict, give false impression
bemoan (v)
lament, express disapproval of
bemused (adj)
confused, lost in thought, preoccupied
benison (n)
blessing
bent (adj, n)
determined; natural talent or inclination
bequeath (v)
leave to someone by means of a will; hand down
berate (v)
scold strongly
bereavement (n)
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft (adj)
deprived of, lacking
beset (v)
harass or trouble, hem in
besiege (v)
surround with armed forces, harass (with requests)
bestial (adj)
beastlike, brutal, inhuman
betoken (V)
signify, indicate
bicameral (adj)
two-chambered
biennial (adj)
every two years
bifurcated
divided into two branches; forked
bilious
suffering from indigestion, irritable
bivouac (n, v)
temporary encampment
blandishment
flattery
blase (adj)
bored with pleasure or dissipation
blighted (adj)
suffering from a disease, destroyed
blithe (adj)
gay, joyous
blowhard (n)
talkative boaster
bluff (adj, n)
rough, but good-natured; (n) pretense, deception
bohemian (adj)
unconventional
boon (n)
blessing, benefit
bowdlerize (v)
expurgate, clean
braggadocio (n)
boasting
braggart (n)
boaster
brandish (v)
wave around, flourish
bravado (n)
swagger, assumed air of defiance
brawn (n)
muscular strength, sturdiness
brevity
conciseness
bristling (adj)
rising like bristles, showing irritation
brocade (n)
rich, figured fabric
brook (v)
tolerate, endure
browbeat (v)
bully, intimidate
brunt (n)
main impact or shock
brusque (adj)
blunt, abrupt
bucolic (adj)
rustic, pastoral
buffet (v)
slap, batter, knock about
bugaboo (n)
bugbear, object of baseless terror
bullion (n)
gold and silver in form of bars
bulwark (n)
earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
bungle (v)
mismanage, blunder
burlesque (v)
give an imitation that ridicules
burnish (v)
make shiny by rubbing, polish
buxom (adj)
full-bosomed, plump, jolly