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English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO & Other exams

B (Dictionary cum Vocabulary Word List for Exams)

Babble: to talk foolishly or murmur
Example: [he was just babbling]

Bacchanal:
drunkenly festive orgy
Example: [Emperor Nero attended the bacchanalian orgy]

Baconian:
Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.

Badger:
To pester
Example: [the kids badger me to buy them sweets]

Badinage:
teasing conversation banter
Example: [cheerful badinage]

Baffle:
to frustrate or unable to understand
Example: [I found his explanation baffling]

Bagatelle:
trifle nonentity
Example: [He’s so rich that ten thousand rupees is a mere bagatelle to him]

Bailiff:
An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Bait: food offered to fish to catch them; anything offered as part of a trap
Example: [a mouse trap baited with cheese]

Baleful:
malignant, hostile, harmful with evil intentions
Example: [his baleful influence]

Balk:
refuse, hesitate, prevent shirk
Example: [to balk at the prospect of]

Ballad:
Any popular narrative poem often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.

Ballast:
balance, stabilize, counterweight, stabilizer
Example: [For indeed, to beat up to Hong-Kong against a fierce monsoon, with a ship not sufficiently ballasted and with her supply of water not completed, was an insane project. The risk of advertising her as able to sail without ballast is not great, since the statement does not imply a warranty of her arriving anywhere]

Balloon:
expand, swell, increase, inflate
Example: [Greece’s national debt ballooned from €250 billion to €350 billion between 2006 and 2010]

Balm:
soothing, soothing ointment, healing influence
Example: [a new skin balm]

Ban:
prohibition
Example: [a ban on alcohol in Gujarat]

Banal:
overly common trite
Example: [Our venerable comrade’s simple manner, his devotion to our work and generous gesture, affected us too profoundly for banal expressions of thanks]

Bandanna:
bright-colored handkerchief large
Example: [she could be identified by the gaudy bandanna she wore as a head covering]

Bandy:
discuss lightly
Example: [the President refused to bandy words with the reporters]

Bane:
nuisance, poison, something causing ruin
Example: [Keeping noise levels low is the bane of airport administration]

Baneful:
sinister, deadly, destructive, evil, harmful
Example: [the baneful consequences of the unemployment crisis]

Banter:
to tease playfully and in good humor
Example: [engaging in banter]

Barb:
sharp projection from fishhook

Barbarian:
savage
Example: [The walled city was attacked by barbarian hordes]

Barcarole:
Venetian gondolier’s song
Example: [Dulcamara brings out a piece of music, which he says is the latest thing from Venice, a barcarole for two voices]
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Bard: poet
Example: [the Bard William Shakespeare]

Baritone:
low-pitched, a male singer, a male voice lower than a tenor
Example: [The others all joined in the chorus, from Will Scarlet’s baritone to Friar Tuck’s heavy bass. He cried, in a voice which was now changed from a baritone into a bass]

Baroque:
ornate
Example: [baroque music]

Barrage:
a lot of questions or criticism
Example: [He faced a barrage of questions]

Barring:
apart from, not including, with the exception of
Example: [On the whole, and barring accidents, I see some profit on the job]

Barrister:
lawyer
Example: [a barrister of law]

Barter:
to give in exchange rather than paying money
Example: [barter system of business]

Bask:
sun take pleasure in
Example: [bask in glory]

Bassoon:
reed instrument of the woodwind family

Baste:
moisten, sew together, drip fat or juices on meat during cooking, grease
Example: [Put it into the oven, and baste it occasionally, while baking, with its own drippings. Flour the joint lightly after having basted it well]

Bastion:
fortification, fort, stronghold
Example: [the last bastions of upper-class privilege]

Bate:
restrain let down
Example: [children had to bate their curiosity]

Battalion:
A body of infantry composed of two or more companies forming a part of a regiment.

Batter:
strike, damage, criticize severely, hit sb/sth hard, semiliquid mixture
Example: [fried batter containing corn, fruit, or meat]

Battery:
physical attack
Example: [assault and battery]

Bauble:
trifle A trinket
Example: [the child won a bauble and was delighted]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


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