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bemoan

v. show sorrow for or complain about (sb/sth)

benediction

n. blessing, esp one said before a meal or at the end of a church service

benefactor

n. person who gives money or other help to a school, hospital, charity, etc

beneficent

adj. showing active kindness; generous; charitable

benevolent

adj. ~ being, or wishing to be, kind, friendly and helpful

benison

blessing

bereft

adj. ~ (fml ) deprived of (a power or quality)

beseech

v. ask (someone) urgently and fervently for something.

beset

v. (fml ) trouble or harass persistently. surround or attack from all sides.

besmirch

v. dishonour (sb/sth); slander

bestial

adj. of or like a beast; brutish; cruel

betoken

v. be a sign of (sth); indicate

betroth

become engaged to marry

bewitch

v. put a magic spell on

bicameral

adj. having two legislative chambers

bigot

n. person who holds strong beliefs and opinions, and is intolerant of anyone who disagrees

bigotry

n. bigoted attitude or behaviour

bilk

v. ~ sb of sth) avoid paying money to sb; cheat sb (out of sth)

billow

n. large wave, PUFF UP/OUT

billowing

[ billow: ] a large sea wave

bivouac

n. temporary camp without tents or any other cover, esp used by soldiers or mountaineers

blackball

v. prevent from joining a club or group by voting against him in a ballot

blanch

v. 1) To turn white or become pale in fear 2) prepare by putting briefly in boiling water; scald

bland

adj. 1) TASTELESS, 2) UNINTERESTING, 3)showing no strong emotions; suave ;

blandishment

n. (fml ) flattering or coaxing words and actions

bleak

adj. (of a landscape) bare; exposed; wind-swept, dark, gloomy

blighted

(adj.) causing frustration or destruction

blithe

adj. happy and carefree; casual

blowhard

a very boastful and talkative person

bludgeon

n. short thick stick with a heavy end, used as a weapon

blues

state of depression, sadness, melancholy; style of syncopated jazz that originated from the early lamenting folk music of African Americans and is characterized by the repeated use of flat notes (Music)

bluster

v. 1)talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect, 2) blow fiercely or in strong gusts

bode

v. be a sign of (sth coming)

bog

n. wet spongy ground formed of decaying vegetation

boisterous

adj. noisy, lively and cheerful

bolster

support, strengthen, reinforce n. long ornamental pillow for a bed or sofa, cushion

bolt

n. metal bar that slides into a socket to lock a door, window, etc

botch

v. ~ sth spoil sth by poor or clumsy work; repair sth badly

bouillon

n. thin clear soup or broth; stock ;

bound

v. form the boundary of (sth); limit

bout

n. ~ short period of a specified activity

bowdlerize

expurgate, remove from (a text) material regarded as improper or offensive.

brackish

adj. slightly salty

braggadocio

a:empty boasting b:arrogant pretension:COCKINESS

brandish

v. wave or flourish (something) as a threat or in anger or excitement.

brawn

n. strong muscles; muscular strength

brawny

adj. strong and muscular

bridle

n. part of a horse's harness that goes on its head, including the metal bit for the mouth, the straps and the reins

brindled

adj. brown with streaks of another colour

bristling

rising like bristles; showing irritation

broach

v. make a hole in to draw off the liquid inside; open (a bottle, etc) to use the contents

brocade

n. fabric woven with a raised pattern, esp of gold or silver threads

broil

v. cook (meat) on a fire or gridiron; grill

brooch

n. ornament with a hinged pin and clasp, worn on women's clothes ,

brood

n.1)all the young birds or other animals produced at one hatching or birth 2)think deeply about something that makes one unhappy.

browbeat

v. ~ sb (into doing sth) frighten sb with stern looks and words; bully ; intimidate

brusque

adj. Abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously blun

buccaneer

n. pirate

buffet

n. counter where food and drink may be bought and consumed, esp in a railway station or on a train

bugaboo

bugbear; object of baseless terror

bungle

v. do badly or clumsily; spoil (a task) through lack of skill

burgeon

v. (of a plant) put out leaves; sprout, grow or increase rapidly.

burlesque

n. comic or exaggerated imitation; parody

burnish

v. make smooth and shiny by rubbing; polish

buttress

n. support built against a wall .

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