1. barrister
    counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
  2. solicitor
    lawyer in the lower court of law
  3. barterer
    trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
  4. bask
    luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
  5. luxuriate
    take pleasure in great comfort
  6. bastion
    stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
  7. bate
    let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
  8. bauble
    trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
  9. bawdy
    indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
  10. beatific
    giving or showing bliss; blissful
  11. bliss
    complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
  12. beatitude
    blessedness; state of great happiness
  13. mystic
    of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
  14. bedizen
    dress with vulgar finery
  15. finery
    beautiful clothes for a special occasion
  16. bedraggle
    wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
  17. beeline
    direct quick route
  18. befuddle
    confuse thoroughly
  19. fuddle
    make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
  20. beget
    father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
  21. begrudge
    envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
  22. grudge
    deep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.
  23. beguile
    deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
  24. behemoth
    huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
  25. beholden
    obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
  26. behoove(behove)
    be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
  27. belabor
    harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
  28. belated
  29. beleaguer
    besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
  30. belie
    contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
  31. belittle
    disparage; depreciate
  32. bellicose
  33. belligerent
  34. bemoan
    lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
  35. bemused
    confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
  36. benediction
  37. benefactor
    gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
  38. beneficent
    kindly; doing good
  39. beneficial
    helpful; useful; advantageous
  40. beneficiary
    person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
  41. benefit
    advantage; anything that brings helpl, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment; Ex. unemployment benefit; V: receive benefits; be beneficial to; give benefits
  42. benevolent
    generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
  43. benign
    kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
  44. benison
  45. bent
    determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
  46. bequeath
    leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
  47. berate
    scold strongly
  48. bereavement
    state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
  49. bereaved
    deprived of (someone beloved through death)
  50. bereft
    deprived of (something valuable); lacking
  51. berserk
    mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
  52. beseech
    beg; plead with
  53. beset
    harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
  54. hem
    surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.
  55. besiege
    surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
  56. besmirch
    soil; defile; make dirty
  57. bestial
    beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
  58. bestow
  59. betoken
    signify; indicate; be a sign of
  60. token
    outward sign; Ex. a token of our gratitude
  61. betray
    be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
  62. betroth
    become engaged to marry
  63. bevy
    large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
  64. bicameral
    two-chambered as a legislative body
  65. bicker
  66. biennial
    every two years
  67. bifurcated
    divided into two branches; forked
  68. bigotry
    stubborn intolerance
  69. bigot
    one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
  70. intolerant
    not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
  71. bilious
    suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
  72. bilk
    swindle; cheat
  73. billowing
    swelling out in waves; surging
  74. billow
    large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge, swell, roll in billows
  75. swell
    long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
  76. surge
    powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
  77. bivouac
    temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
  78. bizarre
    fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
  79. blanch
    bleach; whiten; make white or pale
  80. bland
    soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
  81. blandishment
  82. blare
    loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
  83. screech
    unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.
  84. dazzle
    make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
  85. blas\'e
    bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
  86. blasphemy
    irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
  87. blatant
    extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
  88. bleak
    cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
  89. blighted
    suffering from a disease; destroyed
  90. blight
    plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
  91. blithe(blithesome)
    gay; joyous
  92. bloated
    (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
  93. blowhard
    talkative boaster; braggart
  94. bludgeon
    club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
  95. bluff
    pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
  96. blunder
    error; stupid mistake
  97. blurt
    utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement
  98. bluster
    blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze, gust, gale
  99. bully
    one who is habitually cruel to weaker people; V.
  100. bode
    foreshadow; portend
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