Flashcards in B words Deck (36):
In ancient Egyptian mythology, a being's soul or personality, represented as a bird-headed figure, which survives after death but must be sustained with offerings of food
unoriginal, stale, hackneyed
a narrow band worn around the head to hold the hair in position, or a top worn around a woman's chest.
something that harms or destroys
a weight in boxing and other sports intermediate between flyweight and featherweight. In boxing it ranges from 112 to 118 pounds (51 to 54 kg).
a marine crustacean with an external shell, which attaches itself permanently to a variety of surfaces. Barnacles feed by filtering particles from the water using their modified feathery legs.
unable to produce or sustain life
to charm; to captivate.
puzzle, confuse, or bewilder (someone).
another term for sesame
a descriptive or anecdotal treatise on various real or mythical kinds of animals, esp. a medieval work with a moralizing tone.
Having two hydrogen atoms which can be replaced by positive or basic atoms or radicals to form salts; - said of acids.
excessively fond of drinking alcohol.
Having two genders simultaneously, e.g. both male and female.
obtain or withhold money from (someone) by deceit or without justification; cheat or defraud
make or become swollen with fluid or gas.
a thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon.
Fellow, chap, boy
to support, prop up, buttress
carry out (a task) badly or carelessly.
a fungus that forms a grayish powdery mold on a variety of organic matter. It causes a number of fungal plant diseases, including chocolate spot, and is deliberately cultivated (as noble rot) on the grapes used for certain wines.
boastful or arrogant behavior.
to spread (a report or rumor) widely; or a sound, typically an abnormal one, heard through a stethoscope; a murmur.
rudely brief, surly
a cause of obsessive fear, irritation, or loathing.
a clumsy person
cheerful; capable of floating
relating to the business of running an organization, or government.
begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish.
a person with municipal authority or privileges, in particular
to be noisily busy and in a hurry