Part 1.

austere
severely simple
automate
operate or make run by machines rather than human action
avarice
extreme greed for material wealth
aversion
a feeling of intense dislike
avocation
an auxiliary activity
axiom
a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof

 

Part 2.

badinage
frivolous banter
baleful
deadly or sinister
banal
repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse
bandy
discuss lightly
bane
something causing misery or death
banter
light teasing repartee

 

Part 3.

bate
moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
bauble
cheap showy jewelry or ornament
beatific
resembling or befitting an angel or saint
beguile
influence by slyness
beleaguer
annoy persistently
belie
be in contradiction with

 

Part 4.

bemuse
cause to be confused emotionally
bemused
perplexed by many conflicting situations or statements
benighted
lacking enlightenment or knowledge or culture
bent
fixed in your purpose
bequeath
leave or give, especially by will after one's death
beseech
ask for or request earnestly

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2020-04-17