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babbleto talk or make sounds in a foolish way; to make a murmuring sound as water does in a stream or brook
babean infant, an inexperienced person, a young child of either sex
baboona large monkey with a short tail and al long dog-like face
babya very young child who cannot walk yet
babyishlike a baby
bachelora man who has not married
backbonethe spine, strength, the spinal column
backingsupport, implied approval
baconpigmeat that has been dried and salted
bacteriadisease-germ, microbe
badnot good; wrong; spoiled
badgea special sign or mark you wear to show you belong to a certain school or club
badgera grey, black and white striped animal which burrows in the earth with its long front claws
badmintona game rather like tennis, in which you use a smaller racket and a shuttlecock
bafflingtoo hard or puzzling to understand
baga sack for holding things, often made of paper or plastic, but sometimes of leather or cloth
baggageanother word for luggage
bagmancommercial traveller
bailsecurity for release
baitfood used to attract fish or animals, so that they can be caught
baketo cook in an oven
bakera person who bakes and sells bread and cakes
balanceto hold something steady so that it does not tip or fall over
balconya platform, usually with railings or a low wall around it. It is built out from the side of a building
baldwithout any hair on the head
balea specially packed bundle of something, like straw or cotton
ballan object which is completely round, often used for playing games. The same word also means a splendid dancing party
ballerinaa girl ballet dancer
balleta kind of dancing which tells a story in movement, with music, but without using words
balloona bag filled with air or gas so that it can float about the ground
ballpointa pen with a tiny ball instead of point at the end
ballrooma very big room used for dancing
balman ointment for healing, a soothing medicine
bambooa kind of very tall grass with stiff hollow stems which are used for canes or for making furniture
banan order to put a stop to something
bananaa long fruit with a thick yellow skin
banda group of people, sometimes playing musical instruments
bandagea piece of cloth for covering up a wound
bandita robber, usually one who robs people on the roads while they are travelling
banea cause of ruin, poison, a cause of mischief
banga loud and sudden noise. The same word also means to hit something hard
banglea bracelet in the shape of a large ring
banisera rail to hold on to at the side of a staircase
banishto exile, drive away
banjoa musical instrument which you play by plucking the strings
banka place where people put their money so that it will be safe
bankruptunable to pay the debts, one who fails in business
bannera flag, sometimes with two poles
banqueta feast; a special dinner party
bara long shaped piece of hard material, usually metal or wood. The same word also means a counter where you can buy drink

Learning Competency

What are idioms?
Idioms can be defined as a group of words having a meaning different from the individual meanings of each word in the group.