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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

Berserk: crazed
Example: [go berserk]

Berth: landing place, dock for ship, cabin, built-in bed
Example: [Now he stopped at the entrance to the ship where he had been reassigned a berth for the night shift. The pilot was engaged to perform a particular service, namely, to get the vessel to its berth]

Beseech:
To implore.

Beset:
surround harass
Example: [beset by dangers]

Besieger:
enemy, one who surrounds (a place) with an army, foe
Example: [He had been entirely uncomplex in his attitude, sitting down before his problem as a besieger might have sat down before a castle]

Besmear:
To smear over as with any oily or sticky substance.

Besmirch:
sully slander
Example: [His accusations were false, but they served to besmirch her reputation]

Bestial:
brutal beast-like
Example: [The soldiers were accused of bestial acts against unarmed civilians]

Bestow:
grant to give as a gift
Example: [The Chancellorship of the University was bestowed upon her in 2003]

Bestower:
benefactor, donor, conferrer, giver, presenter
Example: [the bestower of charitable gifts]

Bestrew:
disperse, cover, strew, scatter
Example: [Without any signs of dizziness or staggering, he walked between the boulders which bestrew the path]

Bestride:
ride, be on both sides of, sit on a horse, extend across, get on the back of
Example: [After the death of his master no one was permitted to bestride that good horse]

Bete Noire:
aversion

Bethink:
recall, remind oneself, think over, recollect, consider
Example: [I bethought me of a poem which I had written on the roadside a few days before, and which, I confess, I was eager to confide to some sympathetic ear]

Betide:
happen, befall, occur
Example: [Whatever might betide, she was safe and sound]

Betimes:
timely, early, in good time, soon, at times
Example: [To see the best of it one must be there betimes in the morning, not later than seven]

Betrothal:
Engagement to marry
Example: [betrothal ceremony]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Bevy: group
Example: [a bevy of parrots]

Bewilder:
puzzle, confuse, perplex, confound, amaze
Example: [He stared at me with a bewildered expression]

Bias:
prejudice, partiality, slant
Example: [biased opinion]

Bibliography:
list of books or sources of information
Example: [bibliography at the end of the book]

Bibliophile:
One who loves books

Bibulous:
Fond of drinking

Bicameral:
having two legislative branches
Example: [a bicameral legislature]

Bicker:
to have a petty argument quarrel
Example: [Will you two stop bickering
]

Bide:
wait, dwell, stay, endure, remain
Example: [He was perfectly contented to bide his time, remembering that adage: “All things come to him who waits.”]

Biennial:
occurring every two years
Example: [a biennial function]

Bifurcated:
forked divided into two branches
Example: [bifurcated road]

Bigamist:
someone who commits the crime of marrying a person while still married to someone else
Example: [Some are demanding a national marriage law, that a man legally married in one State may not be a bigamist in another]

Bight:
A slightly receding bay between headlands formed by a long curve of a coast-line.

Bigotry:
prejudice discrimination
Example: [the bigotry and narrowness]

Bilateral:
Two-sided
Example: [bilateral agreement]

Bilingual:
Speaking two languages.

Bilious:
ill-tempered
Example: [a bilious old man]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Bilk: cheat, swindle, defraud
Example: [The con man specialized in bilking insurance companies]

Biodegradable:
naturally decaying
Example: [Biodegradable packaging helps reduce pollution]

Biography:
A written account of one’s life actions and character.

Biopsy:
tissue for examination removing
Example: [a tissue biopsy]

Bitterness:
Acridity as to the taste.

Bivouac:
encampment
Example: [The children made a bivouac at the bottom of the garden]

Bizarre:
fantastic odd
Example: [a bizarre incident]

Blanch:
whiten, bleach, to take the color out
Example: [age had blanched his hair]

Bland:
boring or without taste
Example: [The food was bland]

Blandish:
grovel to coax with flattering
Example: [she did not respond to his blandishments]

Blandishment:
flattery, sweet talk, persuasion, praise, cajolery
Example: [But the child continued to screech, and there was neither threat nor blandishment used to still the cries. At first, he used his arts of blandishment and honeyed words in order to lure Savonarola to Rome]

Blase:
bored with life
Example: [He gets new clothes so often, he’s become blasé about it]

Blasphemy:
insulting God
Example: [to be accused of blasphemy]

Blatant:
obvious, glaring, showy
Example: [blatant lies]

Blaze:
A vivid glowing flame.

Blazon:
print or decorate something in a very noticeable way
Example: [blazoned on his shield were two lambs and a lion]
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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