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baleful
  • s  deadly or sinister
    the Florida eagles have a fierce baleful look
  • s  threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    a baleful look
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balking
  • v  refuse to comply
  • s  stopping short and refusing to go on
    a balking
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balky
  • s  stopping short and refusing to go on
    a balky mule
    a balky customer
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ball-hawking
  • s  used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
    a ball-hawking center fielder
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balletic
  • a  characteristic of or resembling or suitable for ballet
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ballistic
  • a  relating to or characteristic of the motion of objects moving under their own momentum and the force of gravity
    ballistic missile
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bally
  • s  informal intensifiers
    what a bally (or blinking) nuisance
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balmy
  • s  informal or slang terms for mentally irregular
    it used to drive my husband balmy
  • s  mild and pleasant
    balmy days and nights
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balsamic
  • a  of or relating to or containing balsam
    a balsamic fragrance
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baltic
  • n  a sea in northern Europe; stronghold of the Russian navy
  • n  a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages; Baltic languages have preserved many archaic features that are believed to have existed in Proto-Indo European
  • a  of or pertaining to or characteristic of the Baltic States or their peoples or languages
  • a  of or near or on the Baltic Sea
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balzacian
  • a  of or relating to Honore de Balzac or his writings
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banausic
  • s  (formal) ordinary and not refined
    he felt contempt for all banausic occupations
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bandaged
  • v  wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose
  • v  dress by covering or binding
    The nurse bandaged a sprained ankle
  • s  covered or wrapped with a bandage
    the bandaged wound on the back of his head
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banded
  • v  bind or tie together, as with a band
  • v  attach a ring to the foot of, in order to identify
  • a  identified with a band especially around a leg
    kept watch for the return of their banded birds
  • s  marked with bands or strips of contrasting color or texture
    a banded rock
  • s  characterized by a band of especially white around the body
    banded cattle
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bandy
  • v  toss or strike a ball back and forth
  • v  exchange blows
  • v  discuss lightly
  • s  have legs that curve outward at the knees
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