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babble
chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
n bacchanalian
drunken
bacchanal
noisy party with a lot of drinking
badinage
teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
baffle
frustrate; perplex
bait
harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
baleful
evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening
balk
stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
ballast
heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
balm
something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
s pang sudden sharp feeling of pain
balmy
soft and mild (of air); fragrant
banal
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; cliched
bandy
discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel;
bane
posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
bantering
joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing
bard
poet
baroque
highly ornate
bask
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
bastion
stronghold; something seen as a source of protection
bate
let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain
bauble
trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
bawdy
indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
beatific
giving or showing bliss; blissful
beatitude
blessedness; state of great happiness
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
bedraggle
wet thoroughly
fuddle
make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink
beget
father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
begrudge
envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge
beguile
deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract
behemoth
huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
beholden
obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
beleaguer
besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
belie
contradict; give a false impression; disguise
belittle
disparage; depreciate
bellicose
warlike