A: I beckoned him to come, but he refused to move.
B: Perhaps you were not polite enough.
beckon v. 示意;召唤
A: Watch out, there is a beetle crawling under your leg.
B: Ah, I hate insects.
beetle n. 甲虫
A: You should have telephoned me beforehand when you knew you were going to be late.
B: I am sorry, but my mobile phone is broken.
beforehand ad. 预先，事先
A: There is no need to bellow orders at me.
B: Sorry, but I did not think that you would hear me unless I shouted.
A: The fire is going out. What should I do?
B: Use the bellows to blow air onto it.
bellow vi. 1. 咆哮，怒吼;2. (公牛般地)吼叫
n. 1. 喊声，咆哮;2. [~ s]风箱
A: I have a pain in my belly.
B: Well, you should have bad breakfast.
belly n. 肚子,腹部
A: Thank you for the beautiful present, you are far too benevolent.
B: You are most welcome. Kindness is not a complaint.
benevolent a. 仁慈的，善意的,慈善的
A: The test results have come back and the lump was benign.
B: Thanks, Doctor. I was so worried.
benign a. 1.善良的，慈祥的;2. (肿瘤等)良性的，无危险的
A: My little brother has barricaded himself into his bedroom and refused to come out.
B: Don’t worry, when he gets hungry he will come out.
A: The old town walls were initially built as barricades to keep the enemy out.
B: It is a shame that they have been so badly damaged!
barricade n. 路障，栅栏，障碍
A: Do you have a basement in your house?
B: Yes, but we only use it for storage.
basement n. 地下室
A: This music is terrible.
B: I think that it is just because the bass is too loud.
bass n. 1. 男低音，低声部，低音乐器，2. 鲈鱼
A: I once read a book about an unwanted bastard child that was left to grow up alone in a forest.
B: I think that I may have read that one also.
bastard n. 1. 坏蛋，混蛋;2. 私生子
A: There is a wonderful smell coming from the kitchen.
B: I am glad that you like it, I have just made a batch of biscuits.
batch n. 1.一批，一组，一群; 2. 一批生产量
A: The woman was horribly battered by her husband.
B: How awful, I hope that she left him.
A: Do you like pancakes?
B: No, and nothing else that is made out of batter.
batter v. 连续猛击
A: Where did you buy your necklace?
B: Oh, I just bought the beads and made it myself.
bead n. 1.小珠子;2.(水，血，汗的)小滴