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Badger
To harass or pester
Baize
Cotton or woolen fabric used to cover tables
Baleful
Sinister or malignant
Balsam
Aromatic resin used for medical ointment
Banal
Commonplace
Bask
To expose oneself in pleasant warmth OR to take great pleasure or satisfaction
Batten
To thrive, especially at another's expense OR a strip of wood
Bauble
A trinket
Beatitude
A state of supreme happiness
Beau
An escort or lover
Beck
A beckoning gesture
Bedaub
To smear over
Bedeck
To cover with ornament
Bedlam
Madhouse
Befog
To obscure or confuse
Beget
To produce; make children
Begrudge
To envy the possession or enjoyment of
Belay
To secure or make fast by winding around something [a rope]
Belie
Misrepresent; be in contradiction with
Belle
A popular, attractive girl, especially the most attractive one of the group
Bellicose
Warlike, pugnacious, belligerent
Belligerent
Warlike, pugnacious, bellicose
Bemoan
To lament; express grief over
Benediction
The act of praying for divine protection
Benefactor
One who gives aid (especially financial aid)
Benefice
A church office endowed with funds
Beneficent
Characterized by performing acts of kindess or charity; benevolent
Beneficiary
One who receives benefits; one who receives profits of porperty or an estate
Benevolence/benevolent
An act of kindness/characterized by kind acts; beneficent
Benign/benignant/benignity
Good and kind of heart/kind, beneficial/kindness
Benison
A spoken blessing
Bequeath
To pass to another; to give (by law) by will
Bereave
To make alone (by death)
Berth
A place to stay or maneuver OR a job
Beseech
To implore
Beset
To attack from all sides; harass
Besmear
To smear over; bedaub
Bestrew
To strew with things as to cover it
Bestride
To sit or stand on with legs astride; to get on the back of
Bethink
To cause oneself to consider or remember
Betide
To happen, befall
Bevel
Two surfaces meeting at an angle other than 90 degrees
Bibliomania
A passion for collecting books
Bibliophile
One who loves books
Bibulous
Marked by the consumption of alchol; fond of drinking
Bide
To wait or remain
Bier
A coffin along with its stand
Bigamist/bigamy
One who has two spouses and the same time/the crime of marrying another person while having another living spouse
Bight
A loop in a rope OR a curve (especially in a shorline)
Blase
Uninterested because of frequent exposure OR very sophisticated
Blazon
To proclaim widely or to make widely known
Blithe/blithesome
Carefree and lighthearted/cheerful
Boatswain
An officer in charge of a ship's rigging, anchors, etc.
Bodice
The part of the woman's dress between the shoulders and the waist
Boisterous
Lacking restraint or discipline; violent
Bole
The trunk of a tree
Bolster
Support
Bombast
Pompous speech or writing
Boorish
Rude
Borough
An incorporated village or town