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badger
to annoy
baleful
harmful
balk
to stop short; to refuse to act
banal
ordinary; trivial; common; dull
bandy
to converse
bane
cause of harm or distress
banter
teasing
baroque
over decorated; vey ornate
barrister
lawyer (British)
barrage
heavy attack
bastion
a strong defense; a fort
bauble
trinket
bawdy
humorously obscene
bayou
marshy body of water
bedlam
a noisy uproar
beget
to produce
begrudge
to resent another's success
beguile
to deceive
behemoth
huge animal
beleaguer
to annoy
benediction
blessing
benefactor
one who helps another; a donor
beneficiary
one who receives benefits
benignant
kindly; gentle
bequeath
to hand down
berate
to scold severely
bereave
to leave in a sad state
berserk
violently destructive
beseechq
to appeal to
beset
to attack
besiege
to close in on
besmirch
to make dirty
bestial
savage
bevy
a large group
bestow
to give or present
bibliophile
lover of books
bicker
to quarrel
bide
to wait
biennial
occuring every two years
bigot
prejudiced person
bibulous
very absorbent
bilious
bad-tempered
bilk
to swindle
binge
a spree
bivouac
temporary shelter
blanch
to make pale; to avoid or pull back from
blase'
unexcited; indifferent
blasphemy
disrespect for holy things; irreverence
blatant
conspicuous; offensively noisy and loud
blazon
to display; to proclaim
bleak
unsheltered; gloomy
bleary
blurred; dimmed
blight
destruction or withering disease
bludgeon
a heavy club
blunt
abrupt in speech or manner; having a dull edge
blurt
(out) to utter suddenly or indiscreetly
bluster
to speak noisily; to boast
bode
to indicate in advance, as an omen does
bogus
false; fake
bolt
to dash out suddenly; to discontinue support of
bombastic
using impressive but meaningless language
bona fide
genuine
bondage
slavery
boon
a benefit
boreal
northern
borne
carried
bourgeoisie
middle class
bovine
pertaining to oxen or cattle
brandish
to shake or wave a weapon aggressively
brash
rude; aggressive
bravado
false bravery
brawn
muscular strength
brazen
shameless
breach
a violation or a gam
breadth
width
brevity
briefness; concise
brine
salt water
brisk
lively; quick
broach
to introduce or bring up
browbeat
to intimidate
brunt
the main force or impact, as of a blow
brusque
abrupt in manner, blunt; tough
bucolic
pertaining th the countryside; rural
bulbous
swollen; bulb shaped
bulwark
a strong defense
bmptious
arrogant
bungle
to do things clumsily
bouyant
to float; lively
bureaucracy
system of government through departments
burgeon
to grow rapidly
burlesque
a speech or action hat treats a serious subect with ridicule
burly
muscular
burnish
to polish
buttress
to prop up or support
buffoon
a fool