GRE Word List-B

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Babble= chatter idly or foolishly
Bacchanal= noisy party with a lot of drinking
Backslide= revert (to bad habits)
badger= pester; annoy continually with demands
badinage =teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
baffle =frustrate; perplex
bait =harass; tease; torment
baiting =food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
baleful =evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly
balk =stop short, as if faced with an obstacle
ballast =heavy substance used to add stability or weight
balm =something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
balmy =soft and mild (of air); fragrant
banal =hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; cliché
bandy =discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner
bane =poison; cause of ruin
baneful= harmful; poisonous
bank =heap; piled-up mass; embankment
bantering= joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing
bar =railing in a courtroom; legal profession; vertical line dividing a staff into equal measures
barb =sharp projection from fishhook, arrow
bard =poet
barefaced =shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold
bargain =agreement between two groups or people
baroque= highly ornate
barrage =barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion
barrister= counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law
barterer= trader
Barter =trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
base =contemptible; morally bad; inferior in value or quality
Bask =luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
bastion =stronghold; something seen as a source of protection
bate =let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain
battalion= army unit made up of four or more companies
bauble= trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
Bawdy =indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way
Bearing =deportment; connection
beatific =giving or showing bliss; blissful
beatitude= blessedness; state of great happiness
bedizens =dress with vulgar finery
bedraggle= wet thoroughly
bedraggled =draggled
beeline =direct quick route
befuddle= confuse thoroughly
beget =father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
begrudge =envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge
beguile =deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract
behemoth= huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
beholden =obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
behoove= be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary
belabor= harp on; dwell on tediously; explain
belated= delayed
beleaguer= besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
belie =contradict; give a false impression; disguise
belittle =disparage; depreciate
bellicose =warlike
belligerent =quarrelsome
bemoan =lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
bemused =confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
benediction =blessing
benefactor= gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
beneficent= kindly; doing good
beneficial= helpful; useful; advantageous
beneficiary =person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
benefit =advantage; anything that brings help, advantage, profit
benevolent =generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
benign= kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease)
Benison= blessing
bent =determined
bequeath =leave to someone by means of a will
berate =scold strongly
bereaved=deprived of (someone beloved through death)
bereavement =state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved
bereft =deprived of (something valuable); lacking
berserk= mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
beseech =beg; plead with
beset =harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
besiege =surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
besmirch= soil; defile; make dirty
bestial =beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
bestow =confer

betoken =signify; indicate; be a sign of
betray =be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly)
betroth =become engaged to marry
bevy =large group
beware =be cautious (of)
bewitch =cast a spell over; captivate completely
bicameral =two-chambered as a legislative body
bicker =quarrel
bid =command; utter (a greeting); offer as a price
biennial =every two years
bifurcated =divided into two branches; forked
bigot =one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
bigotry =stubborn intolerance
bilious =suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile
bilk =swindle; cheat
billow =large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke)
billowing =swelling out in waves; surging
biting =sharply painful to the body or mind
bitter =having a sharp biting taste
bivouac =temporary encampment; camp without tents
bizarre =fantastic; violently contrasting; strikingly unconventional
blackball =vote against (an applicant); ostracize
blanch =bleach; whiten; make white or pale
bland =soothing or mild (food); agreeable
Blandishment =flattery
blare= loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
blasé =bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
blasphemy= irreverence; sacrilege; bad language about God or holy things
blatant =extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive
bleak =cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
blemish =mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of
blight =plant disease
blighted =suffering from a disease; destroyed
bliss =complete happiness
blithe(blithesome) = gay; joyous
bloated = (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
blotch =spot; blot
blowhard= talkative boaster; braggart
bludgeon =club; heavy-headed weapon
blue =gloomy; depressed
blues =state of depression or melancholy; style of slow
bluff =pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff
blunder =error; stupid mistake
blunt =having a dull edge
blurt =utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement
blush =become red in the face (from embarrassment or shame)
bluster= blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully
bode =foreshadow; portend
bog= soft wet land
bogus =counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false
Bohemian= unconventional (in an artistic way)
boisterous =violent; rough; noisy
bolster =support; reinforce
bolt =door bar; fastening pin or screw
bombardment =attack (as with missiles or bombs)
bombast= grandiloquent, pompous speech
bombastic =pompous; using inflated language
bookish =fond of books and reading
boon =blessing; benefit; something very helpful
boor= rude, insensitive person
boorish= rude; insensitive
boost =lift by pushing up from below; increase
botch= mismanage; blow
bouillon =clear beef (or meat) soup
bound =leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of
bountiful =generous; graciously generous
bourgeois= middle class; selfishly materialistic
bout match= short period of great activity
bovine =cow like
bowdlerize= expurgate
brackish =somewhat saline
brag= boast
braggadocio= boasting
braggart =boaster; bragger
Braid= plait; interweave strands or lengths of; make by weaving strands together
brand= trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal
brandish =wave around (a weapon); flourish
bravado =swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
brave =face courageously
brawl =noisy quarrel
brawn =human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
brawny =muscular; having well-developed muscles
brazen =insolent; without shame; bold
breach= breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening
breadth =width; extent
breed =produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition)
brevity =conciseness; shortness of duration
bridle =harness fitted about a horse’s head (used to restrain); curb; check
brim= uppermost edge of a cup; projecting rim (as on a hat)
brindled =tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
brink =edge (at the top of a cliff)
brisk =quick and active; marked by liveliness and vigor
bristle= short stiff hair
bristling =rising like bristles; showing irritation
brittle =hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable
Broach =introduce as a subject; moot; open up
brocade= rich, figured (patterned) fabric
brochure =pamphlet
broil =cook by direct heat
bromide= platitude; chemical compound used to calm excitement
brooch =ornamental clasp; pin
brood =sit on in order to hatch; think deeply or worry anxiously
brook =tolerate; endure
browbeat =bully; intimidate
browse =graze; feed on growing grass; skim or glance at casually
bruise= injure without breaking the skin
brunt =main impact or shock (of an attack or blow)
brusque= blunt; abrupt; curt
buccaneer =pirate
bucolic =rustic; pastoral
buffet= strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out
Buffoon= stupid person; clown
Bugaboo =bugbear; object of baseless terror
bulge= protruding part; swelling of a surface
bulk= size or volume (esp. when very large)
bulky= having great size
bullion =gold and silver in the form of bars
bully =one who is habitually cruel to weaker people
bulwark =strong wall built for defense
bump= hit or knock against with force
bungle =mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
buoyant =able to float; cheerful and optimistic
bureaucracy =overregulated administrative system marked by red tape
burgeon =grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds
burlesque= give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
burnish =make shiny by rubbing; polish
bust= piece of sculpture showing a person’s head, shoulders, and upper chest
Buttress= support; prop up
Buxom= full-bosomed; plump; jolly

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