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bedraggle
wet thoroughly
beeline
direct quick route
befuddle
confuse thoroughly
beget
father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
begrudge
envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge
beguile
deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract
behemoth
huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
beholden
obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
behoove (behove)
be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary
belabor
harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
belated
delayed
beleaguer
besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
belie
contradict; give a false impression; disguise
belittle
disparage; depreciate
bellicose
warlike
belligerent
quarrelsome
bemoan
lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
bemused
confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
benediction
blessing
benefactor
gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
beneficent
kindly; doing good
beneficial
helpful; useful; advantageous
beneficiary
person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
benefit
advantage; anything that brings help, advantage, or profit; money provided by the government to the people; fund-raising public entertainment
benevolent
generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
benign
kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease)
benison
blessing
bent
determined
bequeath
leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will
berate
scold strongly
bereavement
state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
bereaved
deprived of (someone beloved through death)
bereft
deprived of (something valuable); lacking
berserk
mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
beseech
beg; plead with
beset
harass or trouble from all directions
besiege
surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
besmirch
soil; defile; make dirty
bestial
beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
bestow
confer
betoken
signify; indicate; be a sign of
betray
be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly)
betroth
become engaged to marry
bevy
large group
bicameral
two-chambered as a legislative body
bicker
quarrel
biennial
every two years
bifurcated
divided into two branches; forked
bigotry
stubborn intolerance
bigot
one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)

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