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back and forth

vacillating
oscillating

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back away from what was said

backpedal

3

back them up

lend support

4

back-up plan

contingency

5

bad acts

indiscretions
transgressions
improprieties

6

bad at

inept
not well suited for

7

bad effects

adverse effects

8

bad idea

ill advised
inadvisable

9

bad luck

misfortune

10

bad mouth

throw aspersions on
deride
disparage
denigrate

11

bad quality

leaves much to be desired

12

bad situation

plight
predicament

13

bad smelling

putrid
rancid

14

bad taste

in poor form

15

bad tempered

irascible
cantankerous

16

bad timing

untimely

17

bad weather

inclement

18

badly conceived

misbegotten

19

bag of tricks

repertoire

20

balance

equilibrium

21

bare

austere

22

barely

scarcely

23

barely know her

we're on short acquaintance

24

barely perceptible

liminal

25

bark is worse than his bite

he's just blustering

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based on

predicated on

27

basic instinct

primal urge

28

be discouraged

lose heart

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be good enough

should suffice

30

be hospitable

extend hospitality

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be offended by

take exception to

32

be optimistic

strike an optimistic tone

33

be quiet

keep your counsel

34

be seen as

constitute

35

beat around the bush

flutter round it

36

beaten badly

routed

37

become president

assumed office

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become a victim of

fall victim to

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become more accepted

gain currency with

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become public

came to light

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becomes

it rendered

42

before mentioned

aforementioned

43

beg

implore

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begin again

resume

45

begin

commence

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beginner

novice

47

beginning (are beginning)

incipient
emergent

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beginning (the beginning)

the inception
the onset
the emergence

49

behave

conduct oneself

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behavior

conventions

51

behind the scenes

the inner workings of

52

being attacked

beset upon

53

belief

notion
conviction
sentiment
tenet

54

believability

credence
plausibility

55

believable

plausible

56

believe

subscribe to

57

believe in

adhere to

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beneficial

salutary

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benefit

would profit by

60

besides

quite apart from

61

best

unparalleled
unrivaled
incomparable

62

best way to

how best to

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betrayal

duplicity

64

better

preferable

65

between

among

66

between us

between you and me

67

biased

partisan
tendentious

68

biographical movie

biopic

69

birth

nascence

70

birthplace

provenance

71

biting

acerbic

72

bitter

acrid

73

bitterness

rancor

74

black sheep

pariah

75

blame

implicate
apportion blame

76

blaming yourself

self reproach

77

bland

insipid

78

blatant

overt

79

blend into

assimilitate

80

block

thwart

81

blood feud

vendetta

82

bluffing

posturing

83

boastful

vaunting

84

bodily

corporeal

85

bogug

without merit

86

bold

brazen

87

boldness

temerity
audacity

88

bombard

barrage

89

bond

a rapport

90

boos

a chorus of dispain

91

bored of (incorrect usage)

bored with
bored by

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boredum

tedium

93

boring

tedious
mundane

94

born with

graced with

95

bossy

imperious

96

both

both of which
respectively

97

bothered by

encumbered by
burdened by

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bottomless pit

abyss

99

brag

boast

100

brainwash

inculcate a sense of

101

brave

undaunted

102

break apart

fracture
disband

103

break open

breach

104

break up

fragment

105

brief

cursory
fleeting

106

briefly

in passing

107

brightness

luminosity

108

alive with

brimming with

109

bring about

engender
elicit

110

bring to life

animate

111

bring together

assemble

112

bring up for discussion

broach the subject

113

brings out

accents

114

broad range of

eclectic

115

broken down

derelict
in disrepair

116

brown-nosing

fawning

117

brush aside

dismiss

118

buffer

hedge against

119

built-in

inherent

120

built on

rests in part on
is predicated on

121

bullied

hectored

122

bum

indigent

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bum-looking

unkempt
harried

124

bunch of

accumulation of
repository of

125

burden (a burden)

an encumbrance

126

burden (to burden)

to encumber
to weight heavy on

127

busy

preoccupied
absorbed in

128

busy thinking

pensive

129

busybody

a yenta

130

but

with the caveat

131

butt in

horn in

132

by chance

happenstance

133

by itself

intrinsically
in its own right

134

by the way

incidentally

135

by your own decision

by your own volition
of your own accord

136

busy place

swirl of activity