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 for bald
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Bald \Bald\ (b[add]ld), a. [OE. balled, ballid, perh. the p. p.
     of ball to reduce to the roundness or smoothness of a ball,
     by removing hair. [root]85. But cf. W. bali whiteness in a
     horse's forehead.]
     1. Destitute of the natural or common covering on the head or
        top, as of hair, feathers, foliage, trees, etc.; as, a
        bald head; a bald oak.
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              On the bald top of an eminence.       --Wordsworth.
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     2. Destitute of ornament; unadorned; bare; literal.
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              In the preface to his own bald translation.
                                                    --Dryden.
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     3. Undisguised. " Bald egotism." --Lowell.
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     4. Destitute of dignity or value; paltry; mean. [Obs.]
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     5. (Bot.) Destitute of a beard or awn; as, bald wheat.
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     6. (Zool.)
        (a) Destitute of the natural covering.
        (b) Marked with a white spot on the head; bald-faced.
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     Bald buzzard (Zool.), the fishhawk or osprey.
  
     Bald coot (Zool.), a name of the European coot ({Fulica
        atra), alluding to the bare patch on the front of the
        head.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  baldheaded \bald"head`ed\, bald-headed \bald"-head`ed\, a.
     Having a bald head; lacking hair on all or most of the scalp;
     -- alsp called bald and bald-pated; as, a bald-headed
     gentleman.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  bald
      adj 1: with no effort to conceal; "a barefaced lie" [syn:
             bald, barefaced]
      2: lacking hair on all or most of the scalp; "a bald pate"; "a
         bald-headed gentleman" [syn: bald, bald-headed, bald-
         pated]
      3: without the natural or usual covering; "a bald spot on the
         lawn"; "bare hills" [syn: bald, denuded, denudate]
      v 1: grow bald; lose hair on one's head; "He is balding already"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  106 Moby Thesaurus words for "bald":
     Spartan, acomous, ascetic, austere, bald-headed, bare, bare-ass,
     beardless, blank, candid, clean-shaven, clear, cleared, clipped,
     colorless, common, commonplace, cropped, depilous, direct,
     disclosed, dry, dull, exposed, frank, free, glabrous,
     gymnosophical, hairless, homely, homespun, in native buff,
     in puris naturalibus, in the altogether, in the buff, in the raw,
     lackluster, lean, lifeless, lusterless, matter-of-fact, naked,
     natural, naturistic, neat, nude, nudist, open, open as day,
     open to all, overt, peeled, plain, plain-speaking, plain-spoken,
     polled, prosaic, prosing, prosy, pure, raw, revealed, rustic,
     severe, shaven, sheared, simple, simple-speaking, smooth,
     smooth-faced, smooth-shaven, sober, spare, stark, stark-naked,
     straightforward, tonsured, unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected,
     unarrayed, unclassified, unclogged, unclosed, uncolored,
     uncomplicated, uncovered, undecked, undecorated, undressed,
     unembellished, unfurbished, ungarnished, unhidden, unimaginative,
     unobstructed, unornamented, unpoetical, unrestricted,
     unsophisticated, unstopped, untrimmed, unvarnished, wide-open,
     with nothing on, without a stitch
  
  

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