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baroque
overdecorated; showy
bell (gr.)
war; as bellicose, antebellum
bequeath
to hand down; to pass on
bio (gr)
life; as <i>biology, biopsy</i>
baleful
harmful; menacing; pernicious
bibl(gr)
book; as <i>biblical, bibliography</i>
balk
to stop short
bane
cause of ruin, harm, or distress
beholden
obligate; indebted
bas(gr)
low; as <i>debase</i>, <i>basement</i>
banal
common; ordinary; trite
beleaguer
to encircle (with an army); to annoy
beatitude
state of bliss
bibliophile
lover of books
bagatelle
thing of little value; trifle
ben(gr)
good, well; as <i>benevolent</i>, <i>benefactor</i>
besmirch
to make dirty
bark
a boat or sailing vessel
badinage
playful, teasing talk
belligerent
warlike; quarrelsome
bastion
a strong defense; a fort
bevy
a largy group
behemoth
huge animal
bedlam (2)
a madhouse; a noisy uproar
bayou
marshy body of water
bawdy
indecent; humorously obscene
balmy (2)
mild and refreshing; mentally unstable (slang)
bacchanalian
wild with drunkenness
barrage
heavy attack
barrister
lawyer (<i>British</i>)