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bacchanal
party animal; drunken reveler; drunken revelry or orgy
baleful
menacing; threatening
balk
to abruptly refuse; to stop short
ballyhoo
sensational advertising or promotion; uproar
balm
something that heals or sooths
bandy
to toss back and forth; to exchange
banter
an exchange of good-humored or mildly teasing remarks
baroque
extravagantly ornate; flamboyant in style
barrage
a concentrated outpouring of artillery fire, or of anything else
bauble
a gaudy trinket; a small, inexpensive ornament
bedlam
noisy uproar and chaos; a place characterized by noisy uproar and chaos
begrudge
to envy another's possession or enjoyment of something; to be reluctant to give, or to give grudgingly
behest
command; order
bemoan
to mourn about; to lament
benediction
a blessing; an utterance of good wishes
benighted
ignorant; unenlightened
bestow
to present as a gift; to confer
bilious
ill-tempered; cranky
bivouac
a temporary encampment, especially of soldiers
blanch
to turn pale; to cause to turn pale
bland
mild; tasteless; dull; unlively
blandishment
flattery
bliss
perfect contentment; extreme joy
bluster
to roar; to be loud; to be tumultuous
bombast
pompous or pretentious speech or writing
bon vivant
a person who enjoys good food, good drink, and luxurious living
bona fide
sincere; done or made in good faith; authentic; genuine
boon
a blessing; a benefit
boor
a rude or churlish person
booty
goods taken from an enemy in war; plunder; stolen or confiscated goods