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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

Bray: A loud harsh sound as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.

Brazen: shameless, bold, impudent
Example: [a brazen cheat]

Brazier:
An open pan or basin for holding live coals
Example: [the room was warmed by coals burning in the brazier]

Breach:
agreement, breaking of a rule, or law
Example: [breach of trust]

Breadth:
width

Breaker:
One who trains horses dogs etc.

Breech:
the back part of a cannon or other firearm
Example: [On the forecastle lay the perfection of a breech-loading gun, very thick at the breech, and very narrow in the bore, the model of which had been in the Exhibition of 1867]

Brethren:
pl. Members of a brotherhood gild profession association or the like.

Brevity:
shortness of expression
Example: [brevity in writing is an art]

Bridle:
control, restrain, headgear for guiding a horse, show anger, harness
Example: [He jumped from the trap and took the old horse by the bridle. Huldah bridled angrily, but there was no time for a reply, for the woman answered her own question, and hurried on wildly. He bridled at their criticism of his candidacy]

Brigade:
A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.

Brigand:
lawbreaker, robber, gangster
Example: [I had no doubt at all I was in the company of a smuggler, and possibly of a brigand]

Brindled:
tawny or grayish with streaks or spots
Example: [the puppies are brindled]

Brine:
sea water, salt-water, salt water solution for pickling
Example: [Wherever the brine dropped the snow melted, and the fire was put out. Salt is obtained from brine springs and from mines]

Brink:
edge
Example: [to the brink of failure]

Bristle:
stiff hair or to show annoyance a short
Example: [She bristled at the suggestion that it was her fault]

Britannia:
The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Brittle: Fragile
Example: [brittle bones]

Broach:
bring up a topic of conversation
Example: [I don’t know how to broach the subject with him]

Broadcast:
Disseminated far and wide.

Brocade:
gaudy fabric rich
Example: [sofa was covered with expensive brocade]

Brochure:
a pamphlet
Example: [a product brochure]

Brogue:
Any dialectic pronunciation of English especially that of the Irish people.

Brokerage:
stockbroker’s business, commission paid to a broker, securities firm
Example: [My brokerage business must go on, and my daily letters to investors]

Bronchus:
Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.

Brooch:
a piece of jewelry for women which is fastened onto clothes with a pin
Example: [a diamond brooch]

Brook:
tolerate
Example: [She won’t brook any criticism of her work]

Brotherhood:
Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.

Brusque:
rough and abrupt in manner curt
Example: [His secretary was rather brusque with me]

Bucolic:
rustic
Example: [a typically bucolic scene]

Buffet:
strike or hit blow
Example: [The little boat was buffeted mercilessly by the waves]

Buffoon:
clown fool
Example: [he looked like a buffoon in the red and green suit]

Buffoonery:
etc coarse jokes

Bugaboo:
object of baseless terror bugbear
Example: [frightened by such bugaboos]
English Dictionary Cum Vocabulary Word List for GMAT, SAT, GRE, GATE, TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CAT, LSAT, ACT, SSC, BANK PO& Other exams


Bullion: gold and silver in the shape of rods or bars

Bullock:
a bull that had its reproductive glands removed, a young bull
Example: [From the sale of a bullock to the skin of a calf, everything was put down on paper]

Bulwark:
fortification
Example: [My savings were to be a bulwark against unemployment]

Bumper:
extra-large, very successful, protective bar, unusually plentiful, full cup or glass of wine, etc.
Example: [The combination of bumper crops, higher yields, and a downward tendency in consumption has contributed to the present French wheat crisis]

Bumptious:
full of offensive self-conceit

Bungle:
to do something wrong in a very careless or stupid way
Example: [a bungled robbery]

Bungler:
a clumsy person

Bungling:
clumsy, unskilled, incompetent, inexperienced
Example: [He realized with a gleam of wrath how bungling his flight must be. a bungling government]

Buoyancy:
Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.

Bureaucracy:
too many people in an organization
Example: [the university’s bureaucracy]

Burgeon:
sprout or flourish
Example: [Love burgeoned between them]

Burgess:
delegate, an inhabitant of a town or district, elected official
Example: [For a knight of a shire the qualification was fixed at five hundred a year; for a burgess at two hundred a year]

Burlesque:
farce
Example: [the cartoonist burlesqued the manners of the politicians]

Burly:
brawny husky
Example: [a burly policeman]

Burnish:
To make brilliant or shining
Example: [The company is currently trying to burnish its socially responsible image]

Bursar:
treasurer, cashier, financial officer
Example: [I now discovered that he also kept a particularly mellow Scotch whiskey, an excellent cigar, and a fund of anecdote of which a mordant wit was the worthy bursar]
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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