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baleful
threatening, hurtful, ominous
Hermione sat in baleful silence while her death sentence was read
balk
to stop short and refuse to proceed, prevent
the fence balked the dog from escaping
banal
ordinary, unoriginal
doing the Star Spangled Banner girl monologue is extremely banal
bane
cause of harm, torment
Levi is the bane of my existence
(bane rhymes with pain)
bard
poet
Edgar Allen Poe, Shel Silverstein
barrage
any heavy attack of words or blows
many celebrities receive a barrage of rumors in the tabloids and media
beguile
the cheat or trick into doing or believing something wrong
snow white was beguiled into eating the poison apple
belie
to give a false impression of, to contradict
my smile belied the sadness I was really feeling
bellicose
eager to fight or quarrel, warlike
hockey players are bellicose athletes
belligerent
quarrelsome, ready to fight
I am very belligerent when my brother provokes me
benefactor
one who provides help to others
Angelina Jolie is a huge benefactor to Cambodia
beneficiary
one who receives help from others
Camodians are beneficiaries of Angelina Jolie's donations
benevolent
kind, generous
giving money to the poor is a benevolent act
benign
harmless, gentle, mild
benign tumor...its ok. she is so benign, she wouldn't hurt a fly
berate
to scold harshly
the girl was berated for failing out of school
bilk
to cheat, defraud
some students bilked on the AP Psychology exam
blandishment
flattery or coaxing to get what one wants
Casey practices blandishment with her teachers to get good grades
boisterous
unrestrained, loud, rowdy
the football fans were extremely boisterous
bombastic
wordy or pompous in speech or writing
Jason LaRue is often bombastic
bourgeois
middle-class, conventional
my family is upper bourgeois
brusque
quick and rude in manner or speech, curt
many junior boys are brusque
buffer
any person or thing that comes between opposing forces
I am a buffer between Kyle and Hannah
burgeon
to flourish, expand
weeds burgeon in an unkept garden
buttress
support for a wall, reinforcement
the cathedrals has beautiful sone buttresses