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Vocabulary - Week B (Fernald 2011)

Bandy

discuss lightly

Belligerent

characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight

Bequeath

to give or pass on as an inheritance, leave or give by will after one's death

Belated

after the expected or usual time

Brevity

the attribute of being brief or fleeting

Bamboozle

conceal one's true motives from especially by elaborately feigning good intentions so as to gain an end

Blithe

carefree and happy and lighthearted

Bombastic

ostentatiously lofty in style

Beleaguer

surround so as to force to give up

Benevolent

having or showing or arising from a desire to promote the welfare or happiness of others

Beseech

ask for or request earnestly

Brandish

move or swing back and forth

Baffle

be a mystery or bewildering to

Bohemian

a nonconformist writer or artist who lives an unconventional life

Beguiling

misleading by means of pleasant or alluring methods

Ballyhoo

blatant or sensational promotion

Bedraggled

limp and soiled as if dragged in the mud

Bemuse

cause to be confused emotionally

Bereave

deprive through death

Blase

very sophisticated especially because of surfeit

Brusque

marked by rude or peremptory shortness

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