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Banal

Unoriginal; ordinary

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Bane

Poison; torment; cause of harm

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Bastion

Stronghold; fortress

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Beget

To give birth to; to create; to cause

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Belabor

To go over repeatedly or to an absurd extent

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Beleaguer

To surround; to harass

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Belie

To give a false impression of; to contradict

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Belligerent

Combative; waging war

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Bemused

Confused; bewildered

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Benign

Gentle; not harmful; kind

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Bequest

Something left to someone in a will

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Bereaved

Deprived or left desolate, especially through death

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Beset

To harass; to surround

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Blasphemy

Irreverence; an insult to something held sacred; profanity

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Blatant

Unpleasantly or offensively noisy; glaring

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Blight

Disease and plants; anything that injures or destroys

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Blithe

Carefree; cheerful

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Bourgeois

Middle-class, usually in a pejorative sense; boringly conventional

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Bovine

Cow like

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Brevity

Briefness

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Broach

To open up a subject for discussion, often a delicate subject

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Bucolic

Charmingly Rural; rustic; country like

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Bureaucracy

System of government with inflexible and inefficient rules

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Burgeon

To expand; to flourish

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Burlesque

A ludicrous, mocking, lewd imitation