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bard
n. poet
baroque
adj. highly ornate
barrage
n. barrier laid down by artillery fire
barren
adj. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
barricade
n. hastily put together defensive barrier; obstacle
barterer
n. trader
bask
v. luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
bastion
n. fortress; defense
bate
v. let down; restrain
bauble
n. trinket; trifle
bawdy
adj. indecent; obscene
beam
n. ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; course of a radio signal
beam
v. smile radiantly
beatific
adj. giving bliss; blissful
beatitude
n. blessedness; state of bliss
bedraggle
v. wet thoroughly; stain with mud
beeline
n. direct; quick route
befuddle
v. confuse thoroughly
beget
v. father; produce; give rise to
begrudge
v. resent
beguile
v. mislead or delude; pass time
behemoth
n. huge creature; monstrous animal
belabor
v. explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; attack verbally
belated
adj. delayed
beleaguer
v. besiege or attack; harassed
belie
v. contradict; give a false impression
belittle
v. disparage or depreciate; put down
bellicose
adj. warlike
belligerent
adj. quarrelsome
bemoan
v. lament; express disapproval of
bemused
adj. confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
benediction
n. blessing
benefactor
n. gift giver; patron
beneficial
adj. helpful; useful
beneficiary
n. person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
benevolent
adj.generous; charitable
benign
adj. kindly; favorable; not malignant
bent
adj, n. determined; natural talent or inclination
bequeath
v. leave to someone by a will; hand down
berate
v. scold strongly
bereavement
n. state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft
adj. deprived of; lacking; desolate because of a loss
berserk
adv. frenzied
beseech
v. beg; plead with
beset
v. harass or trouble; hem in
besiege
v. surround with armed forces; harass (with requests)
besmirch
v. soil; defile
bestial
adj. beastlike; brutal
bestow
v. give
betoken
v. signify; indicate
betray
v. be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly)
betroth
v. become engaged to marry
bevy
n. large group
biased
adj. slanted; prejudiced
bicameral
adj. two-chambered, as a legislative body
bicker
v. quarrel
biennial
adj. every two years
bigotry
n. stubborn intolerance
billious
adj. suffering from indigestion; irritable
bilk
v. swindle; cheat
billowing
adj. swelling out in the waves; surging
bizarre
adj. fantastic; violently contrasting
blanch
v. bleach; whiten
bland
adj. soothing or mild; agreeable
blandishment
n. flattery
blare
n. loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
blasé
adj. bored with pleasure or dissipation
blasphemy
n. irreverence; sacrilege; cursing
blatant
adj. flagrant; conspicuously obvious; loudly offensive
bleak
adj. cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable
blighted
adj. suffering from a disease; destroyed
blithe
adj. gay; joyous; carefree
bloated
adj. swollen of buffed as with water or air
bludgeon
n. club; heavy-headed weapon
bluff
adj. rough but good-natured
bluff
n. pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff