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bacchanalian
wild with drunkennes
dadger
to nag; to annoy
dadinage
playful, teasing talk
baffle
to confuse; to bewilder
bagatelle
thing of little value; trifle
bait
to entrap or to seduce(verb); a decoy (noun)
baleful
harmful; menacing; pernicious
balk
to stop short
balm
something that calms or soothes
balmy
mild and refreshing; mentally unstable(slang)
banal
common; ordinary;trite
bandy
to exchange (as words)
bane
cause of ruin, harm, or distress
banter
teasing; good-natured joking
barb
a pointed part, as of an arrow or fishhook
barbarous
uncultured; crude
bard
a poet
bark
a boat or sailing vessel
baroque
overdecorated; showy
barrage
heavy attack
barrister
lawyer(British)
bask
to lie in or be exposed to warmth
bastion
a strong defense; a fort
bauble
showy but useless thing; trinket
bawdy
indecent; humorously obscene
bayou
marshy body of water
beacon
a light used for warning or guiding
beatitude
state of bliss
bedlam
a madhouse; a noisy uproar
befuddle
to confuse; to perplex
beget
to produce
begrudge
to resent another's success or enjoyment
beguile
to deceive; to charm
behemoth
huge animal
beholden
obligate; indebted
belated
delayed or detained
beleaguer
to encircle (with an army); to annoy
belittle
to put down; to humiliate
belligerent
warlike; quarrelsome
bellow
to yell loudly
benediction
blessing
benefactor
one who helps or supports another
beneficiary
one who receives benefits or profits
benevolent
generous; kindly
benign
harmless; gentle
benignant
kindly; gentle
bequeath
to hand down; to pass on to
berate
to scold severely
bereave
to leave in a sad or lonely state; to deprive by force
berserk
frenzied; violently destructive
beseech
to beg; appeal to
beset
to attack
besiege
to overwhelm; to close in on
besmirch
to make dirty
bestial
savage; brutal
bestow
to give or present
bestride
to mount(a horse)
betrothed
engaged; pledged to marry
bevy
a large group
bewitch
to cast a spell on; to charm; to fascinate
benignant
kindly; gentle
bequeath
to hand down; to pass on to
berate
to scold severely
benignant
kindly; gentle
bereave
to leave in a sad or lonely state; to deprive by force
bequeath
to hand down; to pass on to
berserk
frenzied; violently destructive
beseech
to beg; appeal to
berate
to scold severely
beset
to attack
bereave
to leave in a sad or lonely state; to deprive by force
besiege
to overwhelm; to close in on
berserk
frenzied; violently destructive
besmirch
to make dirty
beseech
to beg; appeal to
bestial
savage; brutal
beset
to attack
bestow
to give or present
besiege
to overwhelm; to close in on
bestride
to mount(a horse)
besmirch
to make dirty
betrothed
engaged; pledged to marry
bevy
a large group
bestial
savage; brutal
bestow
to give or present
bewitch
to cast a spell on; to charm; to fascinate
bestride
to mount(a horse)
betrothed
engaged; pledged to marry
bevy
a large group
bewitch
to cast a spell on; to charm; to fascinate
bias
preference; prejudice
bibliophile
lover of books
bibulous
absorbent; fond of alcoholic beverages
bicker
to quarrel
bide
to wait for a favorable opportunity
biennial
occurring every two years
bigot
a narrow-minded, prejudiced person
bilious
bad-tempered; cross
bilk
to cheat; to swindle
binge
a spree; wild party
biped
two-legged animal
bivouac
temporary shelter
bizarre
weird; strange
blanch
to whiten; to make pale
bland
mild; tasteless; dull
blandishment
flattery
blase
bored with life; unexcited; indifferent
blasphemy
disrespect for holy places, people, or things; irreverence
blatant
annoyingly conspicuous; offensively noisy and loud
blazon
to display; to proclaim
bleak
unsheltered; gloomy
bleary
blurred; dimmed
blight
destruction; withering; disease
bliss
extreme happiness
blithe
carefree; light-hearted
bludgeon
a short, heavy club
blunt
abrupt in speech or manner; having a dull edge
blurt
to utter suddenly or indiscreetly
bluster
to speak noisily; to boast
bode
to indicate in advance, as an omen does
bog
a swamp(noun); to sink or become stuck in (verb)
bogus
false; fake
bolster
to prop up; to support
bolt
to dash out suddenly; to discontinue support of
bombastic
using impressive but meaningless language
bon mot
witty remark
bona fide
genuine; in good faith
bondage
slavery
boon
a benefit; a blessing; a favor
boor
a rude or impolite person
booty
stolen money or goods
boreal
northern
borne
carried; put up with
botch
to mess up; to perform clumsily
bountiful
plentiful; abundant