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bailiwick

one's sphere of operations or interests

balderdash

senseless talk or writing

bastinado

Punish by hitting the soles of someones feet

bathos

An abrupt unintended transition or anticlimax from exalted to commonplace

bedizen

decorate tastelessly

beguine

A popular dance of west indian origin

behemoth

A huge monstrous creature or organization

beldam

An old woman or malicious woman

besmirch

To damage the reputation of someone in the opinion of others

bibelot

a small decorative ornament or trinket

bilge

rounded portion of a ships hull

boilerplate

rolled steel used to make boilers. Inconsequential or stereotypical language

bowdlerize

remove material that has become improper or offensive so it becomes weaker or less

bower

a pleasant shady place

brook

To tollerate or allow

bruit

To spread widely. A report or rumor

joie de vivre

Enjoyment of life

junta

A military or political group that takes power by force

laissez-faire

Letting things do their course without interference. Not interfering w/free market.

mañana

in the indefinite future

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