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beget, begot, begotten or begot, begetting, begets.transitive verbs
to father; sire; to cause to exist or occur; produce (violence begets more violence; sin begets more of it:.Hosea 8:11)
begetter.noun,.plural.begetters
compare born

beriberi.noun
a disease caused by a deficiency of thiamine, endemic in eastern and southern Asia and characterized by neurological symptoms, cardiovascular abnormalities and edema

bray, brayed, braying, brays.intransitive verbs
to utter the loud, harsh cry of a donkey; to sound loudly and harshly (the foghorn brayed all night)
transitive use-to emit (an utterance or a sound) loudly and harshly
bray.noun,.plural.brays
the loud, harsh cry of a donkey; a sound resembling that of a donkey

bray, brayed, braying, brays.transitive verbs
to crush and pound to a fine.consistency, as in a mortar; to spread ink thinly over a surface

biome.noun,.plural.biomes
a major regional or global biotic community, such as a grassland or desert, characterized chiefly by the dominant forms of plant life and the prevailing climate

bamboozle, bamboozled, bamboozling, bamboozles.transitive verbs
to take in by elaborate methods of deceit; hoodwink; deceive; trick
bamboozlement.noun,.plural.bamboozlements

biotic.adjective
of or having to do with life or living organisms; produced or caused by living organisms

beguile, beguiled, beguiling, beguiles.transitive verbs
to deceive by guile; delude; deceive; to take away from by or as if by guile; cheat; steal
beguilingly.adverb
beguilement.noun,.plural.beguilements
beguiler.noun,.plural.beguilers

betray, betrayed, betraying, betrays.transitive verbs
to deceive; to disappoint expectations of high standards of honesty others made have held toward a person; commit treason against the people of a nation (betray one's country); give aid or information to an enemy; to deliver into the hands of an enemy in violation of a trust or allegiance.(betrayed Emmanuel to the Romans); to be false or disloyal to (betrayed their cause, betray one's better nature; hypocrisy); to divulge in a breach of confidence (betray a secret); to make known unintentionally (her hollow laugh betrayed her contempt for the idea; to reveal against one's desire or will reveal; to lead astray
betrayal.noun,.plural.betrayals
betrayer.noun,.plural.betrayers

behold, beheld, beholding, beholds.verbs
intransitive verb use.used in the imperative for the purpose of calling attention; take note or notice of
transitive verb use.to look upon; gaze at (we beheld a beautiful vista before us; to perceive by the visual faculty; see (beheld a tiny figure in the distance); to perceive through use of the mental faculty; comprehend-(behold, the vehicle of the future)
beholder.noun,.plural.beholders
beholden.adjective
owing something such as gratitude to another; indebted

broad, broader, broadest.adjectives
wide in extent from side to side (a broad river; broad shoulders); large in expanse; spacious (a broad back yard); having a certain width from side to side (a sidewalk three feet broad); full; open (broad daylight); covering a wide scope; general (a broad rule); liberal; tolerant (had broad views regarding social services); broad-minded; relating to or covering the main facts or the essential points; plain and clear; obvious (gave us a broad hint to leave); heavily regional (a broad Southern accent)
broadly.adverb
fully; completely
broad, broadness.nouns
a wide, flat part, as of one's hand; the broadness of the wide open countryside

broadside.noun,.plural.broadsides
a forceful verbal attack, as in a speech or editorial (the corrupt politician got hit broadside in the paper); if a ship is broadside to something, it has its longest side facing in the direction of that thing (the ship was moored broadside to the pier); with the longest side facing something sideways; broadside to (he brought the boat in broadside to the beach); a large sheet of paper usually printed on one side; a broad, unbroken surface
broadside.adverb
with the side turned to a given.object (the wave caught the canoe broadside and sank it)
broadside, broadsided, broadsiding, broadsides.transitive verbs
to strike or collide with (after jumping the curb he broadsided the building)

broad-minded.adjective
having or characterized by tolerant views
broad-mindedly.adverb
broad-mindedness.noun

biometrics.noun
the statistical study of biological.phenomena
biometric or biometrical.adjective
biometrically.adverb

biogenesis also biogeny.noun
the principle that living organisms develop only from other living organisms and not from nonliving matter; generation of living organisms from other living organisms; the supposed.recurrence of the evolutionary.stages of a species during the embryonic development and differentiation of a member of that species, also called recapitulation
biogenetic or biogenetical.adjective
biogenetically.adverb
biosynthesis.noun
formation of a chemical compound by a living organism; also called biogenesis and recapitulation
biosynthetic.adjective
biosynthetically.adverb

biogeography.noun,.plural.biogeographies
the study of the geographic distribution of organisms
biogeographic.or.biogeographical.adjective
biogeographer.noun,.plural.biogeographers

blunt, blunter, bluntest.adjectives
having a dull edge or end; not sharp; abrupt and often disconcertingly.frank in speech; gruff; lacking in feeling; insensitive
blunt, blunted, blunting, blunts.verbs
transitive verb use.to dull the edge of; to make less effective; weaken (blunting the criticism with a smile)
intransitive verb use.to become blunt
bluntly.adverb
bluntness.noun

brusk.also.brusque.adjective
abrupt and curt in manner or speech; discourteously.blunt; gruff
bruskly.adverb
bruskness.noun

bold, bolder, boldest.adjectives
happily.confident; unafraid to leave the dread and/or hopelessness one feels at times; someone who is bold is not afraid, nor shrinks from doing things which he or she knows need done, even though they may not at all feel like doing them; having courage.albeit sometimes without wisdom; unduly forward and brazen in manner (a bold, impudent person); clear and distinct to the eye; conspicuous.(bold handwriting); steep or abrupt in grade or terrain (bold cliffs)
Printing:.boldface type
boldly.adverb
boldness.noun

boast, boasted, boasting, boasts.verbs
intransitive verb use.to glorify oneself in speech; talk in a self admiring way
transitive verb use.to speak of with excessive pride
boast.noun
the act or an instance of bragging; a source of pride
boastfully.adverb
boastful.adjective
boastfulness, boaster.nouns

brief, briefer, briefest.adjectives
short in time, duration, length or extent; succinct; concise (a brief account of the incident); curt; abrupt
brief.noun
a short, succinct statement; a condensation or an abstract of a larger document or series of documents; in law, a formal outline listing main contentions along with supporting evidence and documentation; a document containing all the facts and points of law pertinent to a specific case, filed by an attorney before arguing the case in court; in the Roman Catholic Church, a papal letter that is not as formal as a bull
brief, briefed, briefing, briefs.transitive verbs
to summarize; to give concise.preparatory instructions, information or advice to (briefed the students before the school play)
in brief.idiom
in short
briefly.adverb
briefness, briefer.nouns

brevity.noun
the quality or state of being brief in duration; short; concise expression; terseness

bungle, bungled, bungling, bungles.verbs
intransitive verb use.to work or act ineptly or inefficiently
transitive verb use.to handle badly; botch
bungle.noun
a clumsy or inept performance; a botch (made a bungle of the case due to inexperience)
bunglingly.adverb
bungler.noun

bract, bracts.nouns
a leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence
bracteal.adjective

babble, babbled, babbling, babbles.verbs
intransitive verb use.to utter a meaningless confusion of words or sounds; to blither; to talk foolishly or idly; chatter; to make a continuous low, murmuring sound, as flowing water
transitive verb use.to utter rapidly and indistinctly; to blurt out impulsively; disclose without careful consideration
babble.noun,.plural.babbles
inarticulate or meaningless talk or sounds; idle talk; prattle
babbling.noun,.plural.babblings
babbler.noun,.plural.babblers
one that babbles (a babbler of half-truths)

bar.noun,.plural.bars
something that impedes or prevents action or progress; obstacle; a relatively long, straight, rigid piece of solid material used as a fastener, support, barrier or structural or mechanical member; a solid oblong block of a substance, such as soap or candy; a rectangular block of a precious metal (bar of gold); a ridge, as of sand or gravel, on a shore or streambed, that is formed by the action of tides or currents; a narrow marking, as a stripe or band (bar chart as displayed on a computer); the process by which nullification, defeat or prevention is achieved; the railing in a courtroom enclosing the part of the room where the judges and lawyers sit, witnesses are heard and prisoners are tried; attorneys considered as a group; a counter at which drinks and food are served; an establishment or room having such a counter
Music:.a vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures; a counter at which drinks and food, are served; an establishment or room having such a counter
bar, barred, barring, bars.transitive verbs
to fasten securely with a long, straight, rigid piece of material; to shut in or out with or as if with bars; to obstruct or impede; block; to keep out; exclude; hinder; to rule out; except
bar.preposition
except for; excluding (this was your best performance, bar none)

backward.adjective
directed or facing toward the back or rear; done or arranged in a manner or an order that is opposite to previous occurrence or normal use; unwilling to act; reluctant; shy; behind others in progress or development (the technology was backward, but the system still works)
backwards.adverb
to or toward the back or rear; in a reverse manner or order; to, toward or into the past (her mind often drifted to her long past grandmother that she loved);
bend over backward.idiom
to make an effort greater than is required (the volunteers.bent over backward to clear the debris)
backwardly.adverb
backwardness.noun
Usage note: the adverb may be spelled backward or backwards and the forms are interchangeable (stepped backward or stepped backwards; a mirror facing backwards or, backword; only 'backward', not 'backwards', is an adjective (a backward view from the house of the forest); see more Usage notes
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