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one celled microorganisms (very small organisms, the tiniest weighing 10-12 grams, each in effect being a tiny micro miniaturized factory containing thousands of exquisitely designed pieces of intricate molecular machinery, made up altogether of one hundred thousand million atoms) having no chlorophyl and multiplying by simple division, but they really are only 'simple' when compared to the eukaryotes, as they are more complex with their nucleotides of DNA (prokaryotes); a bacterial chromosome (called a nucleoid) is a single, very long and circular piece of DNA on which lie all of the bacterium's essential genes; a bacterium is 1/10,000 times the size of a mosquito

any of various rod-shaped, spore-forming, aerobic bacteria of the genus Bacillus that often occur in chains and include Bacillus anthracis, the causative agent of anthrax

relating to or caused by bacteria (a bacterial enzyme; fermented food are bacterial probiotics and are good for your digestive system)

an agent that destroys bacteria

bacteriophage.(aka T4 cell).noun,.plural.bacteriophages
an eater of bacteria that are erroneously called 'cancer' cells, why?; a bacteriophage is not a virus, but it's called a virus; a bacteriophage is that which infects and lyses certain bacteria; the word 'bacteriophage' means 'a thing that devours'; the prokaryotics are.thought to be.analogus to viruses and microscopic agents that destroy bad bacteria in a living system; bacteriophages are bits of DNA wrapped in a protein coat and really are the body's cleaners, part of the great design of the human body in maintaining irself; also compare macrophage

bacteriology is the science and the study of bacteria

bade or bid, bidden, bidding, bades, bids.verbs
transitive verb senses.to beseech, entreat; to issue an order to; tell; to request to come; invite; to give expression to (bade a tearful farewell); to offer a price whether for payment or acceptance; to make a bid of or in a suit at cards 
intransitive verb senses.to make a bid 

a source of harm or ruin; curse
productive of destruction or woe; seriously harmful (a baneful influence); injurious, adverse, damaging, bad

playful conversation
banter, bantered, bantering, banters.verbs
transitive verb use.to speak to in a playful or teasing way
intransitive verb use.to exchange mildly teasing remarks

an agreement between parties fixing obligations that each promises to carry out; an agreement establishing the terms of a sale or exchange of goods or services (finally reached a bargain with the antique dealer over the lamp); property acquired or services rendered as a result of such an agreement; something offered or acquired at a price advantageous to the buyer
bargain, bargained, bargaining, bargains.intransitive verbs
to negotiate the terms of an agreement, as to sell or exchange; to engage in collective bargaining (bargained to determine wages, hours, rules and working conditions); to arrive at an agreement
transitive verb use.to exchange; trade (bargained my watch for a cell phone); bargain for or bargain on; to count on; expect (I never bargained for this tearing feeling inside me); if you keep your side of the bargain, you do what you have promised or arranged to do

baryon.noun,.plural.baryons.(means heavy)
are a subclass of hadrons along with mesons and comprise the nucleons (as do protons, neutrons, atomic-nuclei in general and hyperons) and are heavy subatomic-particles made up of 3 quarks; they weigh as much as a proton; a baryon is a hadron with ½ integral spin; baryons and mesons make up the hadrons; a hyperon is a non decaying baryon

batter, battered, battering, batters.verbs
transitive verb use.to hit heavily and repeatedly with violent blows; to damage, as by heavy wear (the storm battered the dilapidated shed); maim, mangle, maul, mutilate; the central meaning shared by these verbs is 'to damage, injure or disfigure by beating, abuse or hard use'; to construct so as to create an upwardly receding.slope
intransitive verb use.to pound repeatedly with heavy blows
in cooking, a liquid or semiliquid mixture, as of flour and eggs
in sports, the player at bat in baseball and cricket;
in architecture, a slope, as of the outer face of a wall, that recedes from bottom to top; in printing, a damaged area on the face of type or on a plate

an army artillery unit, corresponding to a company in the infantry; an array of similar things intended for use together (took a battery of achievement tests); an emplacement for one or more pieces of artillery; a set of guns or other heavy artillery, on a warship, for example
Electricity: two or more connected cells that produce a direct current by converting chemical energy to electrical energy; see also free energy; electricity also is produced with a single cell, such as a dry cell like the AA, 9 volt, etc. types of batteries, that produce an electric current
Law: the unlawful and unwanted touching or striking of one individual by another, with the intention of bringing about a harmful or offensive contact; the act of beating or pounding 

a fair or sale at which miscellaneous articles are sold, often for charitable purposes; a market, such as a farmers market or similar, consisting of a street lined with shops and stalls, especially one in the Middle East; a shop or a part of a store in which miscellaneous articles are sold

Bible belt.noun,.plural.Bible belts
those sections of the United States, especially in the South and Middle West, where Protestantism is widely practiced
Bible belter.noun,.plural.Bible belters
one who is enthusiastic about truth as found in the Bible and who often shares it

a bird's bill (as the mouth part or the spout of a pitcher)

the manner in which one bears or comports oneself; if you bear an unpleasant experience, you accept it because you are unable to do anything about it; a structural part that supports another part; a device that supports, guides and reduces the friction of motion between fixed and moving machine parts (an automobile's wheel bearings; a journal bearing); something that supports weight; the part of an arch or beam that rests on a support; the act, power, or period of producing fruit or offspring; the quantity produced; yield; direction, especially angular direction measured from one position to another using geographical or celestial.reference lines
awareness of one's position or situation relative to one's surroundings (lost my bearings after taking the wrong exit); relevant relationship or interconnection (issues which have no bearing on the situation)

bear, bore, borne.or.born, bearing, bears.verbs
transitive verb use.to hold up; support; to carry on one's person (she bore her heavy purse all through the shopping mall); convey; to carry in the mind; harbor (bear a grudge); to transmit at large; relate (bearing glad tidings); to have as a visible characteristic.(bore a scar on the left arm; the shield bore a coat of arms); to carry oneself in a specified way; conduct (she bore herself with dignity showing she had poise); to be accountable for (he bore the responsibility for the construction project); assume (bearing responsibilities); to have a tolerance for; endure (couldn't bear his incessant talking); to call for; warrant (her actions bear a award to be given); to give birth to; to produce; yield (plants bearing flowers); to offer; render.(I will bear witness to his fine character)
intransitive verb use.to yield fruit; produce (peach trees that bear every summer); to have relevance; apply: (they studied the ways in which the relativity theory bears on the history of science); to exert pressure, force or influence; to endure something with tolerance and patience; (bear with me while I explain); to extend or proceed in a specified direction (the road bears to the right at the bottom of the hill; these verbs are compared in the sense of withstanding or sustaining what is difficult or painful to undergo; bear pertains broadly to capacity to withstand
bear down.phrasal verb
to overwhelm; vanquish; to apply maximum effort and concentration (if you really bear down, you can finish the task)
bear down on.idiom
to effect in a harmful or adverse way (the storm's strong winds were bearing down on the dilapidated old barn; financial pressures are bearing down on them)
bear out, borne out.phrasal verb
to prove.right or justified; confirm.(the test results bear out our claims); if someone or something bears an individual out or bears out what that individual is saying, they support what that individual is saying (recent studies have borne out claims that certain perfumes can bring about profound.psychological changes)
bear up.phrasal verb
to withstand stress, difficulty or attrition.(the patient bore up well during his recovery)
bear fruit.idiom
to come to a satisfactory conclusion or to fruition
bear in mind.idiom
to hold in one's mind; remember (bear in mind that bridges freeze before roads)
bear the brunt of.idiom
the chief impact of something bad

by a very little; hardly (could barely see the road in the fog); in a scanty manner; sparsely (a barely furnished room)

bare, barer, barest.adjectives
lacking the usual or appropriate covering or clothing; naked (a bare arm); exposed to view; undisguised (bare fangs); lacking the usual furnishings, equipment or decoration (bare walls); having no addition, adornment or qualification (the bare facts); empty; just.sufficient; mere (the bare necessities)
bare, bared, baring, bares.transitive verbs.
to make bare; uncover or reveal (bared their heads; baring secrets); to expose (bears and dogs often bare their teeth if they bear anger)

any of various usually omnivorous mammals of the family Ursidae that have a shaggy coat and a short tail and walk with the entire lower surface of the foot touching the ground; any of various other animals, such as the koala, that resemble a true bear; a large, clumsy or ill-mannered person; one, such as an investor, that sells securities or commodities in expectation of falling prices (a bear market)

British people are sometimes referred to as Britishers; from 1300's, Old English 'Brettisc', from 'Brettas' & 'Britons', of Celtic origin; but why the names English and British?
Britishness.noun.(words ending in 'ess' are usually without pluralization - adding an 'es' making '...esses', is clumsy)

Britain/Great Britain.(map)
the island of the English, which became knowm as Great Britain during pre Roman, Roman and early Anglo Saxon times before the reign of Alfred the Great (871-899 A.D.); name is.derived from Brittania, which the Romans used for the portion of the island that they occupied; acts of union joined England with Wales in 1536, with Scotland in 1707 to create the political entity of Great Britain, now known as the UK (United Kingdom)
compare England, United Kingdom
Great Britain/British Empire/United Kingdom
The Treaty of Union.(Act of Union) between England and Scotland signed on January 14, 1707 was the birth of Great Britain; at its height in the early 1900s, the British Empire included over 20 percent of the world's land area and more than 400 million people. Truly the Sun was always up on some part or the other of the great British Empire.
   The 1707 Act called the Treaty of Union created a single Parliament, provided for a single national administration and removed barriers to trade. England and Scotland however, continued to have certain separate traditions.
   The English Constitution was drafted by General Lambert, contains 42 sections and is dated December 18, 1653.

appropriate; proper or right; suitable
befit, befitted, befitting, befits.transitive verbs
to be suitable to or appropriate for (attire that befits the occasion; she fits in well with the simple and beautiful style and the colors on her dress)

begrudge, begrudged, begrudging, begrudges.transitive verbs
to grumble at; to do with ill will or reluctance; to envy the possession or enjoyment of (she begrudged his youth); to give or expend with reluctance.(begrudged every penny spent)

interest, support or benefit
in behalf of.idiom
for the benefit of; in the interest of
on behalf of.idiom
as the agent of; on the part of; by his side

a small, showy ornament of little value; a trinket; a mock scepter carried by a court jester

the rear benches in the House of Commons where junior members of Parliament sit behind government officeholders (ministers, such as minister of the environment) and their counterparts in the opposition party

a standard by which something can be measured or judged; a standard; a benchmark is something whose quality or quantity is known and which can therefore be used as a standard with which other things can be compared (the truck industry is a benchmark for the economy; the benchmark for all food that our forefathers grew is now organic)
benchmark, benchmarked, benchmarking, benchmarks.transitive verbs
to measure a product according to specified standards in order to compare and improve one's own product

a long seat, often without a back, for two or more persons; in law, the seat for judges in a courtroom; the office or position of a judge; the judge or judges composing a court; a strong worktable, such as one used in carpentry or in a laboratory; a platform on which animals, especially dogs, are exhibited; in sports, the place where the players on a team sit when not participating in a game; the reserve players on a team
bench, benched, benching, benches.transitive verbs
to furnish with benches; to seat oneself on a bench; to show dogs in a bench show; in sports, to keep out of or remove from a game (benched the goalie for inappropriate behavior)

overtaken by night or darkness; being in a state of moral or intellectual darkness; unenlightened

bereave, bereaved or bereft, bereaving, bereaves.transitive verbs
a bereaved person is one missing someone who was loved by them and who has died; to be left desolate or alone, especially by death (the man was in a state of bereavement after losing his life long loving female companion)
deprived of something; lacking something needed or expected; bereaved (the bereft friend of a loved dog)
bereft.verb.past tense and a past participle of bereave
suffering the loss of a loved one (the bereaved family)
one or those bereaved (the bereaved was comforted by friends)

besmirch, besmirched, besmirching, besmirches.transitive verbs
to stain; sully.(a reputation that was besmirched by slander); to make dirty; soil; if you besmirch someone or their reputation, you say that they are a bad person or that they have done something wrong, usually when this is not true