blowzy

Feb. 11th, 2011 01:13 pm
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blowz·y

   
[blou-zee]

–adjective, blowz·i·er, blowz·i·est.
1. having a coarse, ruddy complexion.
2. disheveled in appearance; unkempt.

Also, blowsy, blowzed, blowsed

blague

Jan. 12th, 2011 08:47 am
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blague


[blɑːɡ]

-noun
pretentious but empty talk; nonsense

*I can't figure out what that pronunciation means.

bivouac

Jan. 2nd, 2011 11:22 pm
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biv·ou·ac 


[biv-oo-ak, biv-wak]
noun, verb, -acked, -ack·ing.

–noun
1. a military encampment made with tents or improvised shelters, usually without shelter or protection from enemy fire
2. the place used for such an encampment

–verb (used without object)
3. to rest or assemble in such an area; encamp

baksheesh

Dec. 29th, 2010 07:37 pm
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bak·sheesh

PRONUNCIATION:
(BAK-sheesh)

MEANING:
noun: A payment, such as a tip or bribe.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Persian bakhshish, from bakhshidan, from baksh (to give).

bedizen

Dec. 13th, 2010 10:17 pm
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be·di·zen

   
[bih-dahy-zuhn, -diz-uhn]

–verb (used with object)
to dress or adorn in a showy, gaudy, or tasteless manner

bemuse!

Nov. 18th, 2010 12:19 am
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be·muse


transitive verb
1: to make confused : puzzle, bewilder
2: to occupy the attention of : distract, absorb
3: to cause to have feelings of wry or tolerant amusement [seems truly bemused that people beyond his circle in Seattle would be interested in his ruminations — Ruth B. Smith]
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bor·bo·ryg·mus


[bawr-buh-rig-muhs]
pl. bor·bo·ryg·mi

-noun
A rumbling noise produced by the movement of gas through the intestines.

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