Difficult words starting with B

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  1. burlesque
    a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor
  2. bevy
    a flock of birds
  3. brusque
    marked by rude or peremptory shortness
  4. bedraggle
    make wet and dirty, as from rain
  5. beatitude
    a state of supreme happiness
  6. bate
    moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
  7. beatific
    resembling or befitting an angel or saint
  8. billow
    a large sea wave
  9. bauble
    cheap showy jewelry or ornament on clothing
  10. bacchanalian
    used of riotously drunken merrymaking
  11. bout
    a contest or fight
  12. babble
    utter meaningless sounds
  13. bonanza
    a sudden happening that brings good fortune
  14. brandish
    move or swing back and forth
  15. boorish
    ill-mannered and coarse in behavior or appearance
  16. blase
    nonchalantly unconcerned
  17. blasphemy
    profane language
  18. bland
    lacking taste or flavor or tang
  19. buffet
    strike against forcefully
  20. bearing
    characteristic way of holding one's body
  21. benison
    a spoken blessing
  22. blatant
    without any attempt at concealment; completely obvious
  23. barrage
    the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area
  24. beholden
    under a moral obligation to someone
  25. bowdlerize
    edit by omitting or modifying parts considered indelicate
  26. brackish
    slightly salty
  27. bromide
    a trite or obvious remark
  28. blighted
    affected by something that prevents growth or prosperity
  29. blandishment
    flattery intended to persuade
  30. benefactor
    a person who helps people or institutions
  31. brook
    a natural stream of water smaller than a river
  32. beget
    generate children
  33. beguile
    attract; cause to be enamored
  34. bastion
    projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
  35. bane
    something causing misery or death
  36. bantering
    cleverly amusing in tone
  37. blunt
    characterized by directness in manner or speech
  38. beleaguer
    annoy persistently
  39. belligerent
    characteristic of an enemy or one eager to fight
  40. bid
    make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
  41. beset
    assail or attack on all sides
  42. balk
    refuse to comply
  43. bullion
    a mass of precious metal
  44. bountiful
    producing in abundance
  45. brawl
    to quarrel noisily, angrily or disruptively
  46. badger
    sturdy carnivorous burrowing mammal with strong claws
  47. begrudge
    be envious of or feel annoyance toward
  48. brawn
    possessing muscular strength
  49. bravado
    a swaggering show of courage
  50. berserk
    frenzied as if possessed by a demon
  51. bovine
    any of various wild or domestic cattle
  52. bilk
    cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  53. bode
    indicate by signs
  54. brunt
    the main part, especially of a force or shock
  55. betroth
    give to in marriage
  56. bask
    expose oneself to warmth and light, as for relaxation
  57. bedizen
    decorate tastelessly
  58. bohemian
    a nonconformist who lives an unconventional life
  59. brazen
    unrestrained by convention or propriety
  60. beseech
    ask for or request earnestly
  61. benediction
    a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  62. bard
    a lyric poet
  63. bicker
    argue over petty things
  64. bacchanalian
    used of riotously drunken merrymaking
  65. bluster
    be gusty, as of wind
  66. braid
    make by interlacing
  67. brood
    hang over, as of something threatening, dark, or menacing
  68. benign
    kind in disposition or manner
  69. balmy
    mild and pleasant
  70. buxom
    healthily plump and vigorous
  71. boisterous
    full of rough and exuberant animal spirits
  72. bizarre
    conspicuously or grossly unconventional or unusual
  73. browbeat
    discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner
  74. bemused
    perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
  75. bourgeois
    being of the property-owning class
  76. bemoan
    regret strongly
  77. buffoon
    a person who amuses others by ridiculous behavior
  78. bait
    something used to lure fish or other animals
  79. barb
    an aggressive remark directed at a person
  80. blues
    a state of depression
  81. bewilder
    cause to be confused emotionally
  82. bereavement
    state of sorrow over the death or departure of a loved one
  83. barterer
    a trader who exchanges goods and not money
  84. behemoth
    someone or something that is abnormally large and powerful
  85. bolster
    support and strengthen
  86. bandy
    discuss lightly
  87. blithe
    carefree and happy and lighthearted
  88. bridle
    headgear for a horse
  89. blowhard
    a very boastful and talkative person
  90. blare
    make a loud noise
  91. bereft
    sorrowful through loss or deprivation
  92. burnish
    polish and make shiny
  93. buccaneer
    someone who robs at sea or plunders the land from the sea
  94. broach
    bring up a topic for discussion
  95. badinage
    frivolous banter
  96. bigot
    a prejudiced person who is intolerant of differing opinions
  97. beeline
    the most direct route
  98. brevity
    the attribute of being short or fleeting
  99. burgeon
    grow and flourish
  100. browse
    feed as in a meadow or pasture
  101. bacchanalia
    a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity
  102. bleak
    unpleasantly cold and damp
  103. behove
    be appropriate or necessary
  104. bigotry
    the intolerance and prejudice of a bigot
  105. berate
    censure severely or angrily
  106. biennial
    occurring every second year
  107. brindled
    having a gray or brown streak or a patchy coloring
  108. besiege
    surround so as to force to give up
  109. bucolic
    devoted to raising sheep or cattle
  110. bilious
    relating to a digestive juice secreted by the liver
  111. bugaboo
    an imaginary monster used to frighten children
  112. belated
    after the expected or usual time
  113. brocade
    thick heavy expensive material with a raised pattern
  114. barefaced
    with no effort to conceal
  115. belabor
    beat soundly
  116. broil
    cook by exposing to strong heat in a part of an oven
  117. befuddle
    be confusing or perplexing to
  118. buttress
    reinforce with a support usually of stone or brick
  119. braggadocio
    vain and empty boasting
  120. bulwark
    an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes

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