|2 Aug 2014||bravado|
- a. Defiant or swaggering behavior: strove to prevent our courage from turning into bravado.
b. A pretense of courage; a false show of bravery.
- A disposition toward showy defiance or false expressions of courage.
|22 Jul 2016||braggadocio|
- A braggart.
- Empty boasting.
- A swaggering, cocky manner.
|26 Apr 2016||brackish|
- Somewhat salty.
- Distasteful; unpalatable.
|27 Sep 2016||bowdlerize|
- To remove or modify the parts (of a book, for example) considered offensive.
- To modify, as by shortening, simplifying, or distorting in style or content.
|10 Oct 2014||bouleversement|
Complete overthrow; a reversal; a turning upside down.
|14 Aug 2014||boulevardier|
- A frequenter of city boulevards, especially in Paris.
- A sophisticated, worldly, and socially active man; a man who frequents fashionable places; a man-about-town.
|6 Aug 2014||bootless|
Unavailing; useless; without advantage or benefit.
|17 Oct 2014||booboisie|
A class of people regarded as stupid or foolish.
|17 Mar 2014||bonhomie|
Good nature; pleasant and easy manner.
|11 Feb||bon vivant|
A person with refined and sociable tastes, especially one who enjoys fine food and drink.
|13 Nov 2015||bon ton|
- Fashionable or elegant manner or style.
- The proper or fashionable thing to do.
- Fashionable society; a fashionable social set.
|5 Oct 2016||bombinate|
To buzz; to hum; to drone.
|27 Feb 2015||bombast|
High-sounding words; an inflated style; language above the dignity of the occasion.
|9 Apr 2016||bloviate|
To speak or write at length in a pompous or boastful manner.
|22 Mar 2014||blandishment|
Speech or action that flatters and tends to coax, entice, or persuade; allurement -- often used in the plural.
|14 Apr 2016||blackguard|
- A rude or unscrupulous person; a scoundrel.
- A person who uses foul or abusive language.
- 1. An encampment for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
1. To encamp for the night, usually under little or no shelter.
|18 Nov 2014||bivouac|
- > The watch of a whole army by night, when in danger of surprise or attack 2: An encampment for the night usually without tents or covering. --v.i.; BIVOUACKED; BIVOUACKING: To encamp for the night under little or no shelter.
|21 Jul 2014||billingsgate|
Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language.
|6 Dec 2015||billet-doux|
|15 Jun 2016||billet|
- Lodging for soldiers.
- An official order directing that a soldier be provided with lodging.
- A position of employment; a job.
|16 May 2015||bifurcate|
To divide into two branches or parts.
- Easily led or commanded; obedient.
- Capable of being bid.
|2 Sep 2016||bibulous|
- Of, pertaining to, marked by, or given to the consumption of alcoholic drink.
- Readily absorbing fluids or moisture.
|9 Mar 2016||bibelot|
A small decorative object without practical utility; a trinket.
|28 Jan 2016||bevy|
- A group; an assembly or collection.
- A flock of birds, especially quails or larks; also, a herd of roes.
- Early; in good time; before it is late.
- At times; on occasion.
- [Archaic] Soon; in a short time.
|18 Apr 2014||bete noire|
Something or someone particularly detested or avoided; a bugbear.
|1 Jan 2015||bestow|
To give or confer; to impart; -- with on or upon.
|28 Feb 2015||berate|
To scold severely or angrily.
|13 Aug 2016||benison|
|14 Nov 2016||benignant|
- Kind; gracious.
- Beneficial; favorable.
- 1. The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity.
2. A charitable gift or act.
|25 Sep 2014||beneficence|
The practice of doing good; active goodness, kindness, or charity; bounty springing from purity and goodness.
|16 Nov 2015||benefaction|
- The act of conferring a benefit.
- A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.
- 1. The act of conferring a benefit.
2. A benefit conferred; especially, a charitable donation.
|4 Sep 2014||bellwether|
- A wether, or sheep, which leads the flock, with a bell on his neck.
- Hence: A leader of a movement or activity.
|30 Nov 2015||bellicose|
Inclined to war or contention; warlike; pugnacious.
|6 Mar 2014||beholden|
Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
- Obliged; bound in gratitude; indebted.
|10 Oct 2016||bedizen|
To dress or adorn in gaudy manner.
|15 May 2015||bedaub|
- To daub over; to besmear or soil with anything thick and dirty.
- To overdecorate; to ornament showily.
|28 Jan||beau ideal|
A perfect or an idealized type or model.
|19 Dec 2014||bandog|
A mastiff or other large and fierce dog, usually kept chained
or tied up.
|10 Feb 2015||banal|
Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
- Commonplace; trivial; hackneyed; trite.
|19 Feb 2016||bailiwick|
- A person's specific area of knowledge, authority, interest, skill, or work.
- The office or district of a bailiff.
- 1. A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
2. A short, light musical or literary piece.
3. A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.
|24 Jun 2014||bagatelle|
- A trifle; a thing of little or no importance.
- A short, light musical or literary piece.
- A game played with a cue and balls on an oblong table having cups or arches at one end.