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baleful
harmful, causing evil
While claiming to be innocent, her true character is baleful.
balk
to refuse to do something
He balked at making the speech.
baneful
causing harm or ruin, destructive
The baneful ruler ultimately lead to the demise of his people.
barrage
an overwhelming quantity or explosion
They harrassed Paris with a barrage of questions.
barren
sterile or unproductive
The barren land was lifeless.
bask
enjoy warmth and light
The small lizard basked in the sun.
beatify
to make blissfully happy
The bouquet of roses beatified the girl after a long day.
bedizen
decorate tastelessly
They bedizened the tree with hideous ornaments.
belabor
to explain or work at something
He kept belaboring the point long after we had agreed.
bellicose
belligerent, warlike, agressively hostile
The sargeant had to refrain the bellicose young soldiers.
belligerent
warlike, aggressively hostile
The belligerent tone in his voice made us respond to his threats.
benefactor
person who has given help
Charlie's benefactor deserves all the credit for his education.
benevolence
desire to do good, kindess
Acting in benevolence, I gave him the keys to my car.
benign
kind, gentle, harmless
The doctor concluded that the tumor was benign.
bequest
disposition in a will, legacy
In her final bequest, she allocated her monies to her grandchildren.
berate
scold sharply
She berated her children in public for their behavior.
bereft
rob or deprive of
Cancer bereaved them of their mother.
bewilder
puzzle, confuse
I tried to bewilder them by speaking in spanish.
bigot
stubborn, narrow minded person
The homophobe was a true bigot in an accepting society.
bilge
to bulge or sweel out
We watched the ship begin to bilge as it filled with water.
blandishment
flattery, coaxing
We succumbed to the blandishments of tropical living.
blandness
polite manner, comforting, uninteresting
The blandness of her character made her boring to be around.
blatant
obvious, flagrant
She made a blatant error which led to the failure of the bridge.
blithe
cheerful, care-free
Even during hard times she always appeared blithe.
boisterous
loud, noisy, lacking restraint
The boisterous bunch were kicked out of the hotel for disrupting their neighbors.
bolster
give greatly needed support
The teacher gave extra credit to bolster the confidence of the failing students.
boorish
crude, offensive, rude
The boorish attitude of the child made him not well received by authority.
brash
hasty, energetic, rash
He was a brash young man who always seemed to rush into things.
brass
yellow metal
The tuba was made out of brass.
brazen
made of brass
His favorite instrument was the brazen tuba.
breach
the act or result of breaking, infraction of law
The stock trade was a breach of the brokerage agreement.
brittle
easily broken
Pottery is very brittle and should be handled carefully.
broach
to bring up or mention for the first time
It was the first time that they had broached the subject of marriage.
brook
to tolerate, endure
I won't brook this type of behavior.
buoyant
able to float, light hearted
Her buoyant spirit could not be affected by bad news.
burgeon
to grow or develop quickly, flourish
The town burgeoned into a city.
burnish
to polish, rub to shine
The shoe cleaner burnished my laether shoes while i waited for my flight.