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Bard
N.poet
The ancient bard Holmer sang of the fall of TROY
barefaced
ADj. Shameless, bold, unconcealed
baroque
ADJ Highly ornate
Accustomed to the severe angular lines of modern skyscraper, they found flamboyance of baroque architecture amusing.
Barrage
N. barrier laid down by heavy fire
Bask
v.luxuriate, take the pleasure in warmth
Bate
v.let down, restrain
The children had to bate their curiosity until they could open their presents.
Bauble
n. Trinket, trifle
The child was delighted with the bauble she had won in the grab bag.
Bawdy
Adj. Indecent,Obscene
Jack took offense at Jill's bawdy remarks.
Beatific
adj. Blissful, giving bliss
The beatific smile on the child's face made us happy.
Bedraggled
v.wet thoroughly
We were so bedraggled in the storm that we had to change into dry clothing.
beeline
n.direct, quick route
As soon as the movie finished , Jim made a beeline for the exit.
beefuddle
v.confuse thoroughly
His attempts to clarify the matter succeeded only in befuddling her further.
beget
v.father, produce,give rise
begrudge
v.resent
I begrudge every minute I have to spend attending meetings.
beguile
v.1.mislead or delude
2.cheat
3.pass time
1.With flattery and big talk of easy money the con men beguiled Kylie into betting his allowance into shell money.
behemoth
N. huge creature
something monstrous size or power
Sportscasters nicknamed the linebacker as "The Behemoth".
beholden
adj.indebted, obligated
Since I dont want to be beholden to anyone, I cannot accept his favour.
behoove
v.be suited to
In this time of crisis it will behoove all of us to remain calm and wait for the advice of the superiors.
belabor
v.explain or go over excessively or to do a ridiculous degree; assail verbally
The debate coach warned her student not to bore the audience by belaboring his point.
beleaguer
v.attack or besiege; harass
The babysitter was surrounded by a crowd of unmanageable brats who relentlessly beleaguered her.
belie
v.contradict; give a false impression
His coarse , hard-bitten exterior belied his innate sensitivity.
belittle
v.deprecate, disparage
Parents should not belittle their children's early attempt at drawing, but should encourage their efforts.
bellicose
adj. warlike
His bellicose disposition alienated his friends.
n.bellicosity
belligerent
adj. quarrelsome
bemoan
v.lament, express disapproval of
The widow bemoaned the death of her beloved husband.
bemused
v.confused, lost in thought, preoccupied
Jill studied garbled instruction but with a bemused look in her face.
benediction
n.blessing
The appearance of the sun after many days was like a benediction.
beneficent
adj.doing good, kindly
beneficiary
n. person entitled to benefits
benign
adj.non malignant, harmless
Bastion
N. stronghold
something seen as a source of protection
The villagers fortified the town hall , hoping that this improvised bastion could protect them from guerrilla raids.
benison
n. blessing
Let us pray that the benison of peace once more shall among the nations of the world.
bent
ADJ determined
bequeath
v.let down, leave to some one by means of a will.
n. bequest
bereavement
n.state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft
adj . deprive of , lacking
The foolish gambler soon found himself bereft of funds.
berserk
ADV. frenzied
Angered, he went berserk and began to wreck the room.
beseech
v. plead with, beg
The workaholic 's wife beseeched
him to spend more time with her.
beset
v. harass or trouble
Many vexing problem beset the American public school.
beseige
v. surround with armed force; harass
besmirch
v. soil, defile
The scandalous remarks in the newspaper besmirch the reputation of the society.