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Baleful

Harmful, with evil intentions

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Balk

To shop short and refuse to go on

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Ballast

A structure that helps to stabilize or steady

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Banal

Trite, overly common

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Banality

Something that is trite, commonplace, or predictable

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Bane

Cause of harm or ruin, source of annoyance

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Banish

Drive away, expel

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Bard

Lyrical poet

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Barricade

Barrier

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Bastion

Fortification, stronghold

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Beatific

Displaying calmness and joy, relating to a state of celestial happiness

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Becalm

To stop the progress of, to soothe

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Becloud

To make less visible, obscure, or blur

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Bedraggle

Soiled, wet and limp, dilapidated

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Beget

To produce, especially as an effect or outgrowth, to bring about

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Beguile

To delude or deceive by trickery

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Behemoth

Something of monstrous size or power, huge creature

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Belabor

To insist repeatedly or harp on

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Belated

Having been delayed, done too late

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Beleaguer

To harass, plague

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Belfry

Bell tower, room in which a bell is hung

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Belie

To misrepresent, expose as false

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Bellicose

Warlike, aggressive

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Belligerent

Hostile, tending to fight

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Benefactor

Someone who helps others financially

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Beneficent

Pertaining to an act of kindness

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Benevolent

Friendly and helpful

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Benighted

Unenlightened

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Benign

Gentle, harmless

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Bequeath

To give or leave through a will, to hand down

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Berate

To scold harshly

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Bereft

Deprived of or lacking something

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Beseech

To beg, plead, implore

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Betray

To be false or disloyal to

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Bevy

Group

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Bewilder

To confuse or puzzle

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Biased

Prejudiced

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Bifurcate

Divide into two parts

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Bilious

ill-tempered, sickly ailing

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Bilk

To cheat, defraud

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Blandish

To coax with flattery

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Blasphemous

Cursing, profane, extremely irreverent

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Blatant

Completely obvious and conspicuous, especially in an offensive, crass manner

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Blaze

Shine brightly, flare up suddenly

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Blemish

Imperfection, flaw

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Blight

To afflict, destroy

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Blithe

Joyful, cheerful, or without appropriate thought

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Blithely

Merrily, lightheartedlycheerful, without appropriate thought

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Boast

Speak with excessive pride

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Bolster

Support, prop up

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Bombastic

High-sounding but meaningless, ostentatiously lofty in style

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Boon

Blessing, something to be thankful for

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Bonhomie

Good-natured geniality, atmosphere of good cheer

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Boor

Crude person, one lacking manners or taste

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Bourgeois

Middle class

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Bovine

Relating to cows, having qualities characteristic of a cow, such as sluggishness or dullness

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Braggart

A person who brags or boasts in a loud and empty manner

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Brandish

Wave menacingly

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Breach

Act of breaking, violation

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Brigand

Bandit, outlaw

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Broach

To mention or suggest for the first time

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Brusque

Rough and abrupt in manner

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Brutality

Ruthless, cruel, and unrelenting acts

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Bucolic

Pastoral, rural

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Buffer

Something that separates two entities

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Buffoonery

Acting like a clown

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Burgeon

To sprout or flourish

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Burnish

To polish, to make smooth and bright

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Bursar

A treasurer or keeper of funds

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Buttress

To reinforce or support

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Bypass

Avoid