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bark
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n. a sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog
She set off at once and ran till she was quite tired and out of breath and till the puppy's bark sounded quite faint in the distance.
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barrel
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n. vessel; large cylindrical container
With the oil price soaring above thirty dollars a barrel and the pumps going nearly at full capacity, Gulf Arab coffers are overflowing with unforeseen wealth.
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barrenness
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n. property of not supporting life, no children, or unable to have children; defect of emotion, sensibility, or fervency
They are messengers of hope, springing forth from the barrenness and bitter cold of winter and heralding a new season of warmth and sunshine.
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barter
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v. trade goods or services without the exchange of money
Trashbank is an online site where you can barter, buy, sell, trade, or swap your items or services.
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bean
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n. various edible seeds; small oval or roundish seed, berry, nut, or lump
Bean is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera used for food or feed.
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bear
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v. support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support
They studied the ways in which the relativity theory can bear on the history of science.
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beat
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v. whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly
Speak roughly to your little boy; And beat him when he sneezes; He only does it to annoy; Because he knows it teases.
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behalf
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n. represent;  advantage, benefit, the interest of someone
And I'm going to work to assure that that voice that is heard on their behalf is a roar and not a whisper.
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below
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ad. under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; inferior to in rank; unworthy of
All she could see when she looked down was an immense length of neck, which seemed to rise like a stalk out of a sea of green leaves that lay far below her.
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besiege
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v. surround with armed forces; harass with requests
When the bandits besiege the village, the villagers hole up in the town hall and prepare to withstand a long siege.
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bilateral
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a. two-sided; mutual;  involving two groups or countries  
In general, China does not consider them as refugees but economic migrants and has repatriated those caught on its territory under a bilateral treaty with North Korea.
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billion
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n. the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros
Money from migrant workers now exceeds the combined total of all direct foreign investment and foreign aid to Latin America 62.3 billion dollars.
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biologist
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n. a scientist who studies living organisms
A marine biologist insisted that dolphins, which are considered one of the most intelligent mammals, like to help the helpless.
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bitterness
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n. sharp and bitter manner
I had left this woman in bitterness and hate, and I came back to her now with no other emotion than a sort of compassion for her great sufferings.
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blink
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v. shut eyes briefly; wink
The TV announcer never seems to blink.
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blizzard
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n. a severe snowstorm with strong winds  
A blizzard is a severe winter storm condition characterized by low temperatures, strong winds, and heavy blowing snow.
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blossom
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n. reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts
The locust-trees were in bloom, and the fragrance of the blossom filled the air.
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boast
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v. show off oneself;  speak of with excessive pride
Many of the sports facilities are already in place, and the city can boast one of the most compact proposals running alongside the Moscow river.
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bolster
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v. support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion
The debaters amassed file boxes full of evidence to bolster their arguments.
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boredom
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n. tedium; dullness; state of being a bore, or the tendency to become tiresome and uninteresting
The cure for boredom is curiosity, but there is no known cure for curiosity.
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