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one that confers a benefit
benefactor
carefree
blithe
to provide support or reinforcement
bolster
self-evident, pretentious, inflated or pompous writing or speech
bombast
pompous; overblown
bombastic
of or relating to shepherds or herdsmen; rustic and pastoral; characteristic of rural areas and their inhabitants.
bucolic
.-to grow rapidly; to flourish.
burgeon
.-a fools scepter
bauble
the sudden appearance of the commonplace in the otherwise elevated matter of style; anticlimactic.
bathos
deprived or robbed of possession or use of something; lacking something needed
bereft
to present as a gift.
bestow
giving or disposed to give freely, generous, liberal
bounteous
lacking originality, freshness or novelty; trite; stale from overuse
banal-
a literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggerations or comic imitation
burlesque
a counsel admitted to plead at the bar and undertake the public trial of causes in an English superior court
barrister
to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner
banter-
to speak to or address in a witty and teasing manner
Babylon
a region marked by intricate erosional sculpturing, scanty vegetation, and fantastically formed hills
badland
of relating to or having the characteristics of artistic _expression prevalent in the 17th century that is marked generally extravagant forms and elaborate grotesque ornamentation.
baroque
a projecting part of a fortification; a fortified area or position.
bastion
obscene, lewd: boisterously or humorous indecent
bawdy
to confuse with strong light; to impress forcibly; enchant
bedazzle
to procreate as the father: sire: to produce as an effect or outgrowth
beget
to lead by deception
beguile
waging war; belonging to or recognized as a state of war and protected by and subject to the laws of war.
belligerent
favoring or inclined to start quarrels or wars.
bellicose
an _expression of good wishes
benediction
of gentle disposition.
benign
medieval allegorical or moralizing work on the appearance and habits of real or imaginary animals: a collection of descriptions of real or imaginary animals
bestiary
to blow in stormy noise gusts
bluster
a violent boisterous blowing
bluster
peasant: rude or insensitive person
boor
relating to or concerned with earning a living- used pejoratively; utilitarian; practical
banausic
an outer defensive work; a tower at a gate or bridge
barbican
broom, esp. one made of twigs; an edging or reinforcement around a pocket opening
besom
one who lives by plunder usu. as a member of a band
brigand
a rich oriental silk fabric with raised patterns in gold and silver; a fabric characterized by raised designs
brocade
the habit of unconsciously gritting or grinding the teeth especially in situations of stress or sleep
bruxism
Valkyrie who is waked from an enchanted sleep by Sigurd and later has him killed when he forgets her
Brynhild
a solid wall-like structure raised for defense: rampart; breakwater; seawall; a strong support or protection; the side of a ship above the upper deck
bulwark
a small machine gun
burpgun
a member of the extremist wing of the Russian Social Democratic party that seized supreme power in Russia by the Revolution of November 1917
Bolshevik
war conducted with freat speed and force; violent surprise offensive by massed air forces and mechanized ground forces in close coordination
blitzkrieg
the act of entering into a marriage with one person while still legally married to another
bigamy
an ancient Scandinavian warrior frenzied in battle and held to be invulnerable; one whose actions are recklessly defiant
berserk