SAT Vocabulary

This is the largest collection of SAT Vocabulary. We have selected More than 5000 words for you to help you reach the right level for the SAT.Keep a notebook with you when you do any SAT verbal test so that you can compile your own personal word list. Look up the words in a good dictionary. Regular vocabulary work does get results.

Some students mistakenly think that learning words is a waste since the chances of the words appearing on the actual SAT test is low. But, in fact, the common words crop up with great regularity on the tests and you would be harming your chances of doing well if you don't learn all the words we have given. Also this is your chance to spend a couple of months building a vocabulary that will be an asset for ever.


Here is The SAT Vocabulary beginning with B.

Baconian adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
bacterium n. A microbe.
badger v. To pester.
baffle v. To foil or frustrate.
bailiff n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
baize n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
bale n. A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
baleful adj. Malignant.
ballad n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
balsam n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
banal adj. Commonplace.
barcarole n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
barograph n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
barometer n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
barring prep. Apart from.
baritone adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
bask v. To make warm by genial heat.
bass adj. Low in tone or compass.
baste v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
baton n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
battalion n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
batten n. A narrow strip of wood.
batter n. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
bauble n. A trinket.
bawl v. To proclaim by outcry.
beatify v. To make supremely happy.
beatitude n. Any state of great happiness.
beau n. An escort or lover.
becalm v. To make quiet.
beck v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
bedaub v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
bedeck v. To cover with ornament.
bedlam n. Madhouse.
befog v. To confuse.
befriend v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
beget v. To produce by sexual generation.
begrudge v. To envy one of the possession of.
belate v. To delay past the proper hour.
belay v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
belie v. To misrepresent.
believe v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
belittle v. To disparage.
belle n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
bellicose adj. Warlike.
belligerent adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit.
bemoan v. To lament
benediction n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
benefactor n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
benefice n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
beneficent adj. Characterized by charity and kindness.
beneficial adj. Helpful.
beneficiary n. One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
benefit n. Helpful result.
benevolence n. Any act of kindness or well-doing.
benevolent adj. Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
benign adj. Good and kind of heart.
benignant adj. Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
benignity n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
benison n. Blessing.
bequeath v. To give by will.
bereave v. To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
berth n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping-car, etc.
beseech v. To implore.
beset v. To attack on all sides.
besmear v. To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
bestial adj. Animal.
bestrew v. To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
bestride v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse
bethink v. To remind oneself
betide v. To happen to or befall
betimes adv. In good season or time
betroth v. To engage to marry
betrothal n. Engagement to marry
bevel n. Any inclination of two surfaces other than 90 degrees
bewilder v. To confuse the perceptions or judgment of
bibliomania n. The passion for collecting books
bibliography n. A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject
bibliophile n. One who loves books
bibulous adj. Fond of drinking
bide v. To await
biennial n. A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second
bier n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave
bigamist n. One who has two spouses at the same time
bigamy n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living
bight n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line
bilateral adj. Two-sided
bilingual adj. Speaking two languages
biograph n. A bibliographical sketch or notice
biography n. A written account of one's life, actions, and character
biology n. The science of life or living organisms
biped n. An animal having two feet
birthright n. A privilege or possession into which one is born
bitterness n. Acridity, as to the taste
blasé adj. Sated with pleasure
blaspheme v. To indulge in profane oaths.
blatant adj. Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
blaze n. A vivid glowing flame.
blazon v. To make widely or generally known.
bleak adj. Desolate.
blemish n. A mark that mars beauty.
blithe adj. Joyous.
blithesome adj. Cheerful.
blockade n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
boatswain n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
bodice n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
bodily adj. Corporeal.
boisterous adj. Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
bole n. The trunk or body of a tree.
bolero n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
boll n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
bolster v. To support, as something wrong.
bomb n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
bombard v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
bombardier n. A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
bombast n. Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
boorish adj. Rude.
bore v. To weary by tediousness or dullness.
borough n. An incorporated village or town.
bosom n. The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
botanical adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
botanize v. To study plant-life.
botany n. The science that treats of plants.
bountiful adj. Showing abundance.
Bowdlerize v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
bowler n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
boycott v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
brae n. Hillside.
braggart n. A vain boaster.
brandish v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
bravado n. An aggressive display of boldness.
bravo interj. Well done.
bray n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
braze v. To make of or ornament with brass
brazier n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals
breach n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation
breaker n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
breech n. The buttocks
brethren n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
brevity n. Shortness of duration
bric-a-brac n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration
bridle n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins
brigade n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments
brigadier n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general
brigand n. One who lives by robbery and plunder
brimstone n. Sulfur
brine n. Water saturated with salt
bristle n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
Britannia n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain
Briticism n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British
brittle adj. Fragile
broach v. To mention, for the first time
broadcast adj. Disseminated far and wide
brogan n. A coarse, heavy shoe
brogue n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people
brokerage n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker
bromine n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor
bronchitis n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes
bronchus n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs
brooch n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside
brotherhood n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity
browbeat v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
brusque adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech
buffoon n. A clown
buffoonery n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
bulbous adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb
bullock n. An ox
bulrush n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water
bulwark n. Anything that gives security or defense
bumper n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health
bumptious adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit
bungle v. To execute clumsily
buoyancy n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas
buoyant adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat
bureau n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
bureaucracy n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business
burgess n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia
burgher n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town
burnish v. To make brilliant or shining
bursar n. A treasurer
bustle v. To hurry
butt v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns
butte n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated
buttress n. Any support or prop.
by-law n. A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like

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