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bard
poet
barefaced
shameless; bold; unconcealed
baroque
highly ornate
barrage
barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion
barrister
counselor-at-law
barterer
trader
bask
luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
bastion
stronghold; something seen as a source of protection
bate
let down; restrain
bauble
trinket; trifle
bawdy
indecent; obscene
beatific
showing or producing joy; blissful
beatify
bless or sanctify; proclaim smoeone dead to be one of the blessed
beatitude
blessedness; state of bliss
bedizen
dress with vulgar finery
bedraggle
wet thoroughly
beeline
direct, quick route
befuddle
confuse thoroughly
beget
father; produce; give rise to
begrudge
resent
beguile
mislead or delude; cheat; pass time
behemoth
huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
beholden
obligated; indebted
behoove
to necessary or proper for; be incumbent upon
belabor
explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally
belated
delayed
beleaguer
beseige or attack; harass
belie
contradict; give a false impression
belittle
disparage; deprecate
bellicose
warlike; pugnacious; naturally inclined to fight
belligerent
quarrelsome
bemoan
lament; express disapproval of.
bemused
confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
benediction
blessing
benefactor
gift giver; patron
beneficent
kindly; doing good
beneficial
helpful; useful
beneficiary
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will.
benevolent
generous; charitable
benign
kindly; favorable; not malignant
benison
blessing
bent
determined; natural talent or inclimation
bequeath
leave to someone by means of a will; hand down
berate
scold strongly
bereavement
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft
deprived of; lacking
beserk
frenzied
beseech
beg; plead with
beset
harass or trouble; hem in
besiege
surround with armed forces; harass (with requests)
besmirch
soil, defile
bestial
beastlike, brutal; inhuman
bestow
confer
betoken
signify; indicate
betray
be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly)
betroth
become engaged to marry
bevy
large group
bicameral
two-chambered, as a legislative body
bicker
quarrel
biennial
every two years
bifurcated
divided into two branches; forked
bigotry
stubborn intolerance
bilious
suffering from a liver complaint; peevishly ill humored
bilk
swindle; cheat
billowing
swelling out in waves; surging
bivouac
temporary encampment
bizarre
fantastic; violently contrasting
blanch
bleach; whiten
bland
soothing or mild;agreeable
blandish
cajole; coax with flattery
blandishment
flattery
blare
loud, harsh roar or screech
blase
bored with pleasure or dissipation
blasphemy
irreverence; sacrilege; cursing
blatant
extremely obvious; loudly offensive
bleak
cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
blighted
suffering from a disease; destroyed
blithe
carefree and uncocerned (perhaps foolishly so)
bloated
swollen or puffed as with water or air.
blowhard
talkative boaster
bludgeon
club; heavy-handed weapon
bluff
rough but good-natured; pretense (of strength; deception; high cliff