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bail
A prisoner's bond
bale
A bundle of hay
bait
Used to catch fish
bate
Expecting with great suspense
barbaric
Lack of civilized influence
barbarous
Cruel, harsh, morally wrong
on behalf of
Acting as a representative for someone (impersonal)
in behalf of
Acting as a close defender or friend of someone (personal)
born
Birth
borne
Putting up with or tolerating
bereft
Doesn't mean not having something, but specifically losing it
blazon
Means to display in a showy manner, not to be used with "blaze a trail"
between you and I
Always wrong, and as bad as saying "give that book to I"
blatant
clearly obvious
flagrant
shockingly wrong
bravado
Often confused with bravery; is a swaggering or boastful display of boldness -- false bravery with nothing courageous about it
basically
Usually an unnecessary word
both
May not be used for more than one thing, and should not be confused with "each"
bottleneck
A metaphor for something that gets backed up- they can't grow and they can't be the used for the whole world
burgeon
to expand or thrive, but it MUST be new; cannot be ever-increasing
between
Refers to two reciprocal things
among
Refers to more than two things in a collection
barbeque
Correct spelling for bar-b-q
basis
Usually wordy and better to rephrase without this word (see packet for explanation)
banzai
Japanese war cry
bonsai
Japanese miniature tree
before
no different than using "prior to"
B.C.
"Before Christ"; some use B.C.E. -- "Before Common Era" -- but the practice shows no signs of becoming widespread