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bachelor
backbone
backward
bacon
badge
baggage
bait
bake
balance
balcony
bald
ballet
balloonist
ballot
ban
band
bandage
bang
banish
bankrupt
bankruptcy
banner
banquet
bar
barb
barbecue
bare
barely
bargain
bark
barn
barrel
barren
barrenness
barrier
barter
baseball
basement
batch
bathe
batter
battery
bay
beam
bean
bear
bearing
beat
beaten
become
beforehand
behalf
behave
belly
beloved
below
bend
benefit
bent
besiege
bet
betray
beverage
bias
bid
bilateral
billion
bind
biography
biologist
bite
bitter
bitterness
bizarre
blame
blank
blast
blaze
bleach
bleak
bleed
blend
bless
blink
blizzard
block
blonde
bloom
blossom
blunt
blur
blush
board
boarding
boast
boil
bold
bolster
bolt
bond
bonus
boom
boost
booth
border
bore
boredom
boring
bother
boulder
bounce
bound
bounty
bouquet
boutique
bowel
bowl
brace
braid
brake
brand
breach
break
breakdown
breakthrough
breathe
breathing
breathtaking
breed
breeze
brew
bribe
brief
briefcase
brilliant
brink
briny
broaden
brochure
bronze
brood
bruise
brutal
bubble
buck
bucket
buckle
bud
budget
buffet
bug
buggy
bulb
bulk
bull
bulletin
bully
bump
bumper
bunch
bundle
burial
burrow
bush
business
bust
butcher
butterfly
buzz
bypass

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bachelor: Read
n.
unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges

backbone: Read
n. Syn. support; mainstay
support; mainstay; vertebrate spine or spinal column

backward: Read
a.
directed to the back or rear; unwilling; averse; reluctant; hesitating; undeveloped

bacon: Read
n.
back and sides of a pig salted and smoked

badge: Read
n.
distinctive mark, token, or sign worn on the person

baggage: Read
n. Syn. luggage; packing
trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage

bait: Read
v. Syn. harass; tease
harass; tease; lure, entice, or entrap

bake: Read
v.
prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal

balance: Read
n. Syn. equilibrium; symmetry; stability
being in equilibrium; equilibrium; symmetry; stability

balcony: Read
n.
platform projecting from the wall of a building

bald: Read
a. Syn. hairless
hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering

ballet: Read
n.
a sort of theatrical representation by dancers

balloonist: Read
n.
someone who flies a balloon

ballot: Read
n.
printed or written ticket used in voting; act of voting; whole number of votes cast at an election

ban: Read
n. Syn. Prohibition
official prohibition; decree that prohibits something

band: Read
n. Syn. orchestra; team
orchestra; team; strip; ribbon; belt; unite; ally

bandage: Read
n.
strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds

bang: Read
n.
a vigorous blow; a conspicuous success

banish: Read
v. Syn. dispel
drive out; drive away; compel to depart; dispel

bankrupt: Read
a.
penniless, without any money; financially ruined

bankruptcy: Read
n.
state of being unable to pay your debts

banner: Read
n. Syn. flag; sign
flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

banquet: Read
n. Syn. feast
feast; entertainment of eating and drinking

bar: Read
n. Syn. caf‚
a counter where you can obtain food or drink; cafe; strip; stick

barb: Read
n.
sharp projection from fishhook; openly cutting remark

barbecue: Read
n.
a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors

bare: Read
a. Syn. naked; nude
lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing

barely: Read
ad. Syn. just; only
just; only; hardly; scarcely

bargain: Read
n.
agreement between parties concerning the sale of property

bark: Read
n. Syn. yelp; howl
sound made by a dog; harsh sound uttered by a dog

barn: Read
n.
an outlying farm building for storing grain or animal feed and housing farm animals

barrel: Read
n. Syn. vessel
vessel; large cylindrical container

barren: Read
a. Syn. desolate
desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking

barrenness: Read
n.
property of not supporting life, no children or unable to have children; defect of emotion, sensibility, or fervency

barrier: Read
n. Syn. obstacle; hindrance; hurdle
obstacle; structure built to bar passage; boundary or limit

barter: Read
v. Syn. trade; exchange
trade goods or services without the exchange of money

baseball: Read
n.
game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players; ball used in this game

basement: Read
n. Syn. cellar
cellar; storage room

batch: Read
n.
quantity of bread baked at one time; a collection of things or persons to be handled together

bathe: Read
v. Syn. lave; immerse
wash by immersion, as in a bath; subject to bath; lave; immerse or cover one's self

batter: Read
v.
beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence

battery: Read
n.
beating or pounding; set of guns or heavy artillery; dry cell that produces electric current

bay: Read
n.
inlet of the sea, usually smaller than a gulf; small body of water set off from the main body

beam: Read
n. Syn. rafter; brace
ray of light; long piece of metal or wood; long piece fixed or movable in structure, machine, or tool

bean: Read
n.
various edible seeds; small oval or roundish seed, berry, nut, or lump

bear: Read
v. Syn. support; sustain
support; sustain; carry; have; yield; give birth; hold up or support

bearing: Read
n.
carrying another part; patient endurance; suffering without complaint; act of producing or giving birth

beat: Read
v. Syn. whip; strike; defeat
whip; strike; defeat; hit repeatedly

beaten: Read
a.
formed or made thin by hammering; totally worn-out; exhausted

become: Read
v.
suit or be suitable to; be worthy of, or proper for; cause to appear well; grow or come to be

beforehand: Read
ad. Syn. previously; aforetime
in state of anticipation; in advance; by way of preparation

behalf: Read
n. Syn. represent
represent; advantage, benefit, interest of someone

behave: Read
v. Syn. perform; behave oneself
perform; conduct oneself in a proper way

belly: Read
n.
part of human body which extends downward from breast to thighs, and contains bowels; womb

beloved: Read
a.
greatly loved; dear to the heart

below: Read
ad. Syn. beneath; under
under, or lower in place; beneath not so high; inferior to in rank; unworthy of

bend: Read
v.
strain or move out of a straight line; curve; turn toward some certain point

benefit: Read
n. Syn. welfare; gain
advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain

bent: Read
a.
determined to do or have

besiege: Read
v.
surround with armed forces; harass with requests

bet: Read
n.
stake or pledge upon the event of a contingent issue; amount or object risked in a wager

betray: Read
v. Syn. reveal
be unfaithful; reveal unconsciously or unwillingly

beverage: Read
n. Syn. refreshment
liquids for drinking, usually excluding water; refreshment

bias: Read
n. Syn. prejudice; preference
preference or inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment; influence in unfair way

bid: Read
v.
make an offer of; propose; offer in words; declare, as a wish, a greeting, a threat, or defiance

bilateral: Read
a. Syn. mutual; lateral
two-sided; mutual

billion: Read
n.
the number that is represented as a one followed by 9 zeros

bind: Read
v. Syn. contract; cohere; stick
tie, or confine with a cord, band, or chain; make fast; contract; cohere or stick together

biography: Read
n.
an account of the series of events making up a person's life; accounts of people's life

biologist: Read
n.
scientist who studies living organisms

bite: Read
v.
pierce skin with teeth; seize with the teeth; sting with a stinger; eat into; have a sharp taste

bitter: Read
a. Syn. painful; acrid; acrimonious
harsh or corrosive in tone; painful; acrid; acrimonious

bitterness: Read
n.
sharp and bitter manner

bizarre: Read
a. Syn. fantastic
fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance

blame: Read
v. Syn. condemn; rebuke
condemn; rebuke; find fault with; censure

blank: Read
a.
of a white or pale color; without color; empty; void

blast: Read
n. Syn. explode; burst
explode; burst; gale; very strong gust of wind or air

blaze: Read
n. Syn. flame
brilliant burst of fire; destructive fire; flame

bleach: Read
v. Syn. whiten; blanch
make white or colorless; blanch

bleak: Read
a. Syn. cold; cheerless
cold or cheerless; unlikely to be favorable

bleed: Read
v.
emit blood; lose blood; withdraw blood from the body

blend: Read
n. Syn. combination; mixture
combination; mixture; forming uniform mixture

bless: Read
v.
make or pronounce holy; consecrate; make happy

blink: Read
v. Syn. wink
shut eyes briefly; wink

blizzard: Read
n.
snowstorm; storm

block: Read
v. Syn. chunk
hinder; obstruct; indicate broadly without great detail; sketch

blonde: Read
a.
of a fair color; light-colored; as, blond hair; a blond complexion.

bloom: Read
n. Syn. flower; blossom
flower; blossom; best time of youth; period of greatest prosperity or productivity

blossom: Read
n.
reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts

blunt: Read
a. Syn. insensitive
having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive

blur: Read
n. Syn. stain; dim
something that is hazy and indistinct to the sight or mind; dim, confused appearance; moral stain or blot

blush: Read
v.
become rosy or reddish; turn red, as if in embarrassment or shame

board: Read
n. Syn. lumber; plank
a committee having supervisory powers; a flat piece of material designed for a special purpose

boarding: Read
n.
wooden boards collectively; act of entering a ship; supplying with meals and lodgings for pay

boast: Read
v. Syn. brag; vaunt
show off oneself; speak of with excessive pride

boil: Read
v.
be agitated; pass from a liquid to vapor when heated; be excited with passion; heat in water

bold: Read
a. Syn. brave; daring; intrepid; impudent
brave; daring; intrepid; impudent

bolster: Read
v. Syn. support; reinforce
support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

bolt: Read
v. Syn. dash
dash or dart off; move or jump suddenly

bond: Read
n. Syn. link; tie; connection
link; connection; uniting force or tie; binding agreement; duty

bonus: Read
n.
an extra dividend to the shareholders; money paid in addition to a stated compensation

boom: Read
n. Syn. bonanza; prosperity
bonanza; prosperity; prosper; expand; flourish

boost: Read
v. Syn. raise; advance
raise; advance; push or shove upward

booth: Read
n.
house or shed built for temporary occupation; covered stall or temporary structure

border: Read
n.
outer part or edge of anything, as of a garment, a garden; margin; verge; brink; boundary

bore: Read
v. Syn. drill
drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill

boredom: Read
n. Syn. tedium; dullness
tedium; dullness; state of being a bore, or the tendency to become tiresome and uninteresting

boring: Read
a. Syn. tiresome; tedious
uninteresting and tiresome; dull

bother: Read
v. Syn. disturb; puzzle
annoy; trouble; make agitated or nervous; fluster

boulder: Read
n. Syn. rock; fieldstone
rounded rock lying on surface of ground or embedded in soil

bounce: Read
v. Syn. jolt; rebound
jolt; rebound after having struck an object or a surface

bound: Read
n. Syn. limit; constraint
tied; held; committed; limit; constraint; leap; jump

bounty: Read
n. Syn. kindness; virtue
goodness, kindness; virtue; liberality in giving

bouquet: Read
n. Syn. bunch
small cluster or arrangement of flowers; an arrangement of flowers that is usually given as a present

boutique: Read
n.
shop or place where sold at retail; small shop within a large department store or supermarket

bowel: Read
n.
a part or division of intestine; interior of something; any internal organ of the body, as the stomach, liver, brain

bowl: Read
v.
throw or roll a ball; move quickly and smoothly, especially by rolling

brace: Read
n.
something which holds anything tightly or supports it firmly, as bandage, cord, or rod;

braid: Read
v. Syn. weave; plait
weave; interweave three or more strands

brake: Read
n.
a piece of mechanism for retarding or stopping motion by friction

brand: Read
n.
burning piece of wood; mark made by burning with a hot iron; distinctive mark upon in any way

breach: Read
n. Syn. violation; infringement
breaking of contract or duty

break: Read
n.
opportunity to do something; pause or interval, as from work; sudden change

breakdown: Read
n.
process of failing to function or continue; sudden collapse in physical or mental health; summary of itemized data

breakthrough: Read
n.
act of overcoming or penetrating an obstacle or restriction

breathe: Read
v. Syn. respire
respire; inhale and exhale air

breathing: Read
n. Syn. respiration
respiration; a single breath

breathtaking: Read
a. Syn. stunning; awesome
very surprising or shocking

breed: Read
v. Syn. raise; hatch; mate
raise; produce offspring; give birth to or hatch; mate

breeze: Read
n. Syn. light wind
light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly

brew: Read
v. Syn. boil; cook
boil or seethe; cook; be in a state of preparation; be mixing, forming, or gathering

bribe: Read
n.
something serving to influence or persuade; reward or gift with a view to prevent judgment

brief: Read
a.
short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise

briefcase: Read
n.
portable, often flat case with a handle, used for carrying papers or books

brilliant: Read
a.
full of light; shining; bright; sharp and clear in tone

brink: Read
n. Syn. verge; border
edge, margin, or border of a steep place verge

briny: Read
a. Syn. saline; salty
salty; any very large body of salt water

broaden: Read
v. Syn. widen; expand
widen; grow broad or broader

brochure: Read
n. Syn. pamphlet
pamphlet; small book usually having paper cover

bronze: Read
n.
an alloy of copper and tin and sometimes other elements

brood: Read
v.
think long and anxiously; be in a state of gloomy, serious thought

bruise: Read
v.
injure, as by a blow or collision; contuse; fight with the fists

brutal: Read
a.
like a brute; savage; cruel; inhuman; merciless

bubble: Read
n. Syn. foam
foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief

buck: Read
v.
move quickly and violently; jump vertically; strive with determination

bucket: Read
n.
vessel for drawing up water from a well; vessel for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain

buckle: Read
v. Syn. fold; fasten; distort
fold or collapse; bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

bud: Read
n. Syn. shoot; sprout
one that is not yet fully developed; sprout

budget: Read
n. Syn. estimate
estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

buffet: Read
n.
table with food set out for people to serve themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out

bug: Read
n.
general name applied to various insects

buggy: Read
n.
small lightweight carriage; drawn by a single horse

bulb: Read
n.
rounded part of a cylindrical structure; electric lamp consisting of a glass ball

bulk: Read
n. Syn. majority; mass
majority; main part; volume; mass

bull: Read
n.
male of any species of cattle; large, strong, and aggressive person; optimist regarding business conditions

bulletin: Read
n.
brief statement of facts; any public notice or announcement; a periodical publication

bully: Read
n.
noisy, blustering fellow; one who is threatening and quarrelsome; insolent, tyrannical fellow

bump: Read
n. Syn. lump; bulge
impact as from a collision; lump on the body caused by a blow

bumper: Read
n.
something as bars at edges to absorb shock and prevent serious damage

bunch: Read
n. Syn. clump; cluster; gathering
clump; cluster; gathering

bundle: Read
n. Syn. packet; parcel
packet; a package of things tied together; a large sum of money

burial: Read
n. Syn. grave
grave or tomb; ritual placing of a corpse in a grave; concealing something under the ground

burrow: Read
n. Syn. tunnel; den
tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging

bush: Read
n. Syn. shrub
place abounding in trees or shrubs; wild forest

business: Read
n.
rightful concern or responsibility; occupation, work, or trade in which a person is engaged; commercial enterprise

bust: Read
n.
occasion for excessive eating or drinking; complete failure; sculpture of the head and shoulders of a person

butcher: Read
n. Syn. slaughterer
one whose job is to kill animals for food; one who kills in large numbers, or with unusual cruelty; vendor, especially on train or in theater

butterfly: Read
n.
insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings

buzz: Read
n.
confusion of activity and gossip; sound of rapid vibration

bypass: Read
n.
channel used to conduct gas or liquid around another pipe or a fixture; conductor having low resistance in parallel