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Unformatted text preview: B balk (v.) to stop, block abruptly (Ednas boss balked at her request for another raise.) ballad (n.) a love song (Gretas boyfriend played her a ballad on the guitar during their walk through the dark woods.) banal (adj.) dull, commonplace (The client rejected our proposal because they found our presentation banal and unimpressive.) bane (n.) a burden (Advanced physics is the bane of many students academic lives.) bard (n.) a poet, often a singer as well (Shakespeare is often considered the greatest bardin the history of the English language.) bashful (adj.) shy, excessively timid (Frankies mother told him not to be bashful when he refused to attend the birthday party.) battery 1.(n.) a device that supplies power (Most cars run on a combination of power from a battery and gasoline.) 2. (n.)assault, beating (Her husband was accused of assault and battery after he attacked a man on the sidewalk.) beguile (v.) to trick, deceive (The thief beguiled his partners into surrendering all of their money beguile (v....
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