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badger

burrowing mammals

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baffling

extremely confusing or difficult to understand

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bandy

to discuss lightlyto discuss lightly

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baneful

seriously harmful

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banter

to speak to in a teasing manner

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barbiturate

a salt or ester of barbituric acid

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barrage

a dam placed in a watercourse to increase the depth of water

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basilica

a large oblong hall or building

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bay

a broad of the sea where the land curves inward

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bearing

a person's way of standing or moving

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bedfellows

a person who shares a bed with another

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befuddled

confused or puzzled

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bregrudge

to look upon with disapproval

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beguile

charm or enchant

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belie

to give a false impression of

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belligerent

hostile and aggressive

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benchmark

a point of reference from which measurements may be ma

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benediction

the short blessing with which public worship

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beneficent

performing acts of kindness and charity

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benighted

overtaken by darkness or night

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pertaining

to belong as a part, member, accessory, or product

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benignant

kind

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bequeath

to give or leave or hand down

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berate

scold or criticize

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berserk

out of control with anger or excitement

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betrothal

formal engagement to be married

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bevy

a large group of people or things of a particular kind

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bicker

argue about petty and trivial matters

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bigot

a person who is intolerant toward those holding different opinions

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bigotry

intolerance toward those who hold different opinions from oneself

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biosphere

the regions of the surface, atmosphere, and hydrosphere of the earth

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bipartisan

two political parties that usually oppose each other

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blandishment

a flattering or pleasing statement

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blasphemous

against God or sacred things

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bleak

lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements

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blockade

an act or means of sealing off a place to prevent goods or people

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bluff

an attempt into faking someone into believing something

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blush

a reddening of the face especially from shame

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bobble

a small ball of fabric

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bode

to announce beforehand

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bolster

a long, thick pillow that is placed under other pillows for support

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bonsai

a potted plant grown and trained to an artificial shape

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boondoggle

work or activity that is wasteful or pointless

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brandish

to shake or wave

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bravado

a manner of swagger
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brazenly

made of brass

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brunt

the principal force, shock, or stress

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buckle

a fastening for two loose ends that is attached to one and holds the other by a catch

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buffalo

heavily built wild ox with backswept horns

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bullion

gold or silver in bulk

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bulwark

a strong support or protection

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bumpkin

awkward person from the countrysid

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buoyancy

the ability or tendency to float in water or air or some other fluid

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burly

strongly and heavily built

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burnish

to make shiny especially by rubbing

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bushwhack

live or travel in wild country

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buss

a kiss.

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barricade

obstacle