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avarice
greediness for wealth
avenge
take vengeance for something or on behalf of someone
aver
affirm, assert, prove, justify
averse
reluctant; disinclined; not liking or opposed
aversion
strong dislike
avert
prevent; avoid; turn away (eyes or thought)
aviary
enclosure for birds; large cage
avid
eager, greedy
avocation
secondary or minor occupation
avow
admit. Declare openly
avuncular
like an uncle
awe
solemn wonder; feeling of respect mixed with wonder and fear
awful
terrible; very bad
awl
pointed tool used for piercing
awry
distorted; crooked
axiom
self-evident truth requiring no proof
azure
sky blue
babble
chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone
bacchanalian
drunken
bacchanal
noisy party with a lot of drinking
Bacchanalia
the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
badger
pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again
badinage
teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
baffle
frustrate; perplex
bait
harass; tease; torment
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
balm
something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
balmy
balmy
banal
hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clichéd
bandy
discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel
bane
poison; cause of ruin
baneful
harmful; poisonous
bantering
joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing
barb
sharp projection from fishhook, arrow, or other object; openly cutting remark
bard
poet
barefaced
shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face
baroque
highly ornate
barrage
barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements
barrister
counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law
barterer
trader
bask
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth luxuriate take pleasure in great comfort
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
beatific
giving or showing bliss; blissful
beatitude
blessedness; state of great happiness
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery