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ballpoint a pen that has a small ball in its tip which transfers ink from a reservoir to the writing surface; ballpoint pen.
ballroom a large room used for dancing, as in a hotel, club, or mansion.
ballroom dancing dancing performed by couples to a variety of social dances, such as the waltz, tango, or fox trot.
ballsy (vulgar slang) courageous, tough, or aggressive.
ballyhoo exaggerated, noisy, insistent advertising or publicity. [2 definitions]
balm a soothing, healing ointment, often fragrant. [4 definitions]
balm of Gilead any of several small evergreen trees native to western Asia and Africa. [2 definitions]
balmy soft, mild, and soothing. [3 definitions]
baloney (informal) bologna. [3 definitions]
balsa a tree of tropical America, the wood of which is extremely light in weight. [2 definitions]
balsam a fragrant oily or resinous substance exuded by some shrubs or trees, such as the balsam fir. [3 definitions]
balsam fir an evergreen tree of the pine family, native to Canada and the northeastern United States, which is cut for pulpwood and Christmas trees and from which Canada balsam is derived.
Baltic of, near, or pertaining to the Baltic Sea. [2 definitions]
Baltic Sea a sea between Sweden on the west and Poland and the Baltic States on the east.
Baltic States the independent countries of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, formerly parts of the Soviet Union.
Baltimore oriole an orange and black North American songbird that builds finely woven, pendant nests.
baluster any of a set of closely spaced posts that support a rail, as of a staircase or balcony.
balustrade a rail and the set of balusters, or posts, that support it.
Bamako the capital of Mali.
bambino an infant or baby. [2 definitions]
bamboo any of several tropical grasses that have hard, woody, hollow stems and grow to the height of a tree. [2 definitions]