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Vocab #2

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Baconian
adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
bacterium
n. A microbe.
badger
v. To pester.
baffle
v. To foil or frustrate.
bailiff
n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
baize
n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bale
n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
baleful
adj. Malignant.
ballad
n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
balsam
n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
banal
adj. Commonplace.
barcarole
n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
barograph
n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
barometer
n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
barring
prep. Apart from.
baritone
adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
bask
v. To make warm by genial heat.
bass
adj. Low in tone or compass.
baste
v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
baton
n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.