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bacchanalian
drunken
badger
pester, annoy
badinage
teasing conversation
bait
harass, tease
baleful
deadly, having a malign influence, ominous
balk
foil or thwart, stop short, refuse to go on
ballast
heavy substance used to add stability or weight
balmy
mild, fragrant
banal
trite, hackneyed, commonplace
bandy
discuss lightly or glibly, exchange(words) heatedly
bantering
good natured ridiculing
barb
sharp projection from fishhook, etc
baroque
highly ornate
barrage
barrier laid down by artillery fire
bastion
fortress, defense
bate
let down, restrain
bauble
trinket, trifle
bawdy
indecent, obscene
beatific
giving bliss, blissful
beatitude
blessedness, state of bliss
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
bedraggle
wet thoroughly, stain w/ mud
befuddle
confuse thoroughly
beget
father, produce, give rise to
begrudge
resent
belabor
explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree, attack verbally
belated
delayed
beleaguer
besiege or attack, harrased
bemoan
lament, express dissaproval of
bemused
confused, lost in thought, preoccupied
benediction
blessing
bent
determined, natural talent or inclination
berate
scold strongly
bereavement
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft
deprived of, lacking, desolate because of a loss
beseech
beg, plead with
beset
harass or trouble, hem in
besiege
surround w/ armed forces, harass (w requests)
besmirch
soil, defile
bestow
give
betorth
become engaged to marry
bevy
large group
bicameral
two-chambered, as leg. body
bicker
quarrel
biennial
every two years
bilious
suffering from indigestion, irritable
bilk
swindle, cheat
billowing
swelling out in waves, surging
bivouac
temporary encampment
blanch
bleach, whiten
bland
soothing or mild, agreeable
blandishment
flattery
blare
loud, harsh roar or screech
blase(')
bored with pleasure or dissipation
blithe
gay, joyous, heedless
bludgeon
club, heavy headed weapon
bluff
rough but good natured.. high cliff
blurt
utter impulsively
bluster
blow in heavy gusts, threaten emptily, bully
bode
foreshadow, portend
bohemian
unconventional (artistic)
bolt
length of fabric
boon
blessing, benefit
bowdlewrize
expurgate
brandish
wave around, flourish
bravado
swagger, assumed air of defiance
brawn
muscular strength, sturdiness
brazen
insolent
breadth
width, extent
brindled
tawny or grayish w/ streaks or spots
bristling
rising like bristles, showing irritation
broach
introduce, open up
brooch
ornamental clasp
browbeat
bully, intimidate
brunt
main impact or shock
brusque
blunt, abrupt
bucolic
rustic, pastoral
buffet
slap, batter, knock about
bullion
gold and silver in the form of bars
bulwark
earthwork or other strong defense.. defender
bumptious
self assertive
bungle
mismanage, blunder
bureaucracy
over-regulated administrative system marked by red tape
burlesque
give an imitation that ridicules
burnish
polish, make shiny
bustle
move about energetically, teem
buxom
plump, vigorous, jolly