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Barrage

N. Barrier laid down by artillery fire

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Bastion

N. Fortress; defense

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Bate

V. Let down; restrain

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Bauble

N. Trinket; trifle

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Bawdy

Adj. Indecent; obscene

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Beatitude

N. Blessedness; state of bliss

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Bedraggle

V. Wet thoroughly; stain with mud

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Beget

V. Father; produce; give rise to

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Begrudge

V. Resent

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Beguile

V. Mislead or delude; pass time

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Belabor

V. Explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; attack verbally

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Beleaguer

V. Besiege or attack; harassed

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Belie

V. Contradict; give a false impression

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Bellicose

Adj. Warlike

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Belligerent

Adj. Quarrelsome

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Bemoan

V. Lament; express disapproval of

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Bemused

Adj. Confused; lost in thought; preoccupied

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Benediction

N. Blessing

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Benevolent

Adj. Generous; charitable

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Benign

Adj. Kindly; favorable; not malignant

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Bereavement

N. State of being deprived of something valuable or beloved

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Beset

V. Harass or trouble; hem in

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Beseige

V. Surround with the Armed Forces; harass (with the request)

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Besmirch

V. Soil, defile

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Betroth

V. Become engaged to marry

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Bevy

N. Large group

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Bicameral

Adj. Two-chambered, as a legislative body

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Biennial

Adj. Every two years

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Bilious

Adj. Suffering from indigestion; irritable

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Bilk

V. Swindle; cheat

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Blaunch

V. Bleach; whiten

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Blandishment

N. Flattery

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Blasé

Adj. Bored with pleasure or dissipation

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Blighted

Adj. Suffering from a disease; destroyed

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blithe

Adj. Gay; joyous; carefree

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Bluff

Adj. Rough but good-natured