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n
1. a person who cultivates a superior appreciation of beauty esp in arts; often used to imply that the person's appreciation is excessive, affected, or impractical
aesthete
adj.
1. pertaining to an appreciation of beauty
aesthetic
adj
1. demonstrating extreme joy or blessedness
beatific
n
1. supreme blessedness; exalted happiness
2. (CAPITALIZED with the) A series of declarations about blessedness made by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount
beatitude
adj
1. kindly; mild and gentle in effect
2. not malignant, as a growth or tumor
benign
adj
1. beneficial; kindly, esp to inferiors
benignant
n
1. a blessing or benediction
benison
adj
1. authentic; genuine
bona fide
n
1. a rich mass of ore
bonanza
n
1. a person who enjoys good food and drink and lives luxuriously
bon vivant
adj
1. jolly; convivial (usually used w/ companion)
n
1. a benefit greatly enjoyed
boon
adj
1. suave; urbane; nonchalant
debonair
n
1. the study of improving a species esp. humans by genetic control (stop reproduction of bad traits/keep desirable traits)
eugenics
n
1. the use of a neutral, mild, or vague word or phrase instead of a more explicit one that might offend.
euphemism
n
1. pleasant sounds, esp in spoken language
euphony