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belie, belied, belying, belies-transitive verbs
to picture falsely; misrepresent
belier-noun

belittle, belittled, belittling, belittles-transitive verbs
to represent or speak of as contemptibly small or unimportant; disparage (a person who belittled our efforts to do the job right); to cause to seem less than another or little (the size of the office tower belittles the surrounding buildings)
belittlement, belittler-nouns

beneficence-noun
the state or quality of being kind, charitable, or beneficial; a charitable act or gift

beneficial-adjective
advantageous; favorable; receiving benefit

benevolent-adjective
marked by or disposed to doing good; organized for the purpose of doing good 
benevolentness-noun
benevolently-adverb

berate-transitive verb
to scold or rebuke severely

beseech-verb
inflected form(s)-beseechedor besought, beseeching
transitive senses-to beg for urgently or anxiously; to request earnestly; implore 
intransitive senses-to make supplication 
beseechingly-adverb
synonym-beg

bespeak-transitive verb
to speak for in advance; to be indicative of (his charity bespeaks a generous nature)

beta decay (radiation)
Beta decay is a heavy particle converting into a lighter one. This radioactive decay consists of the emission of electrons (that occur when an atom ejects an electron from its nucleus), known as beta particles and the emission known as beta radiation – the disintegration of the nucleus of an atom to produce a beta particle. 
    This decay is accompanied by the emission of a neutrino (high speed electron) and an anti neutrino. Beta decay is governed by the weak force. During the process of decay a neutron changes (a neutron in the nucleus changes into a proton – a new element is formed as the atom transmutes), thereby increasing the atomic number by one, while the mass remains about the same. Any mass lost in the process is converted to movement (kinetic energy) of the beta particle. (see also 'alpha particles')

bewilder.transitive verb
inflected form(s)-bewildered, bewildering
to cause to lose one's bearings to perplex or confuse especially by a complexity, variety, or multitude of objects or considerations 
bewilderment-noun
the quality or state of being bewildered; a bewildering tangle or confusion 
bewilderedness-noun
bewilderedly, bewilderingly-adverbs
synonym-puzzle (ed)

bias.noun
bent; tendency; an inclination of temperament or outlook; especially a personal and sometimes unreasoned judgment, and one that inhibits.impartial.judgment; prejudice; an unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice; a statistical sampling or testing error caused by systematically favoring some outcomes over others (such as the computer models of Global Warming)
biased also biassed-adjective
marked by or exhibiting bias; prejudiced-(gave a biased account of the trial)
bias, biased, biasing, biases.transitive verbs
to influence in a particular, typically unfair direction; prejudice

bicker-intransitive verb
to have a petty quarrel; wrangle; squabble

bifurcate, bifurcated, bifurcating, bifurcates-verbs
transitive use-to divide into two parts or branches
intransitive use-to separate into two parts or branches; fork
bifurcate-adjective
forked or divided into two parts or branches, as the Y-shaped styles of certain flowers
bifurcately-adverb
bifurcation-noun

binding energy-noun
the net energy required to decompose a molecule, an atom, or a nucleus into its components; the net energy required to remove an atomic electron to an infinitely remote position from its orbit

bioelectric, also bioelectrical-adjective
of or having to do with the electric current generated by living tissue; of or relating to the effects of electricity on living tissue

bioflavonoid-noun
ny of a group of biologically active substances found in plants and functioning in the maintenance of the walls of small blood vessels in mammals

the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States. The Bill of Rights establishes basic American civil liberties that the government cannot violate.
    The states ratified the Bill of Rights in 1791, three years after the Constitution was ratified. Originally the Bill of Rights applied only to the federal government, but in a series of 20th-century cases, the Supreme Court decided that most of its provisions apply to the states. Many countries have used the Bill of Rights as a model for defining civil liberties in their constitutions.
    The Bill of Rights includes a wide range of protections with a common theme and purpose..to define the scope of individual freedom in the United States and to make the political system more democratic.
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