Competitive Exams: Word List: Vocabulary B

Word List: B

  • Baleful-harmful, ominous, causing evil
  • Balk-obstacle; purposely to get on the way of
  • Balloon-swell out like balloon
  • Balm-sweet-smelling oil; consolation
  • Banal-uninteresting
  • Band-flat, thin strip of material; range of frequencies
  • Bane-cause of injury, poison, source of harm
  • Baneful-causing harm or ruin, pernicious, destructive
  • Barrage-artificial obstacle built across a river
  • Barren-not good enough, unable to have young ones, without value
  • bask in-enjoy warmth and light
  • bazaar-market
  • be irreconcilable-cannot be brought into harmony
  • beatify-to bless, make happy, or ascribe a virtue to
  • bedizen-to adorn, especially in a cheap, showy manner
  • belie-contradict, give a false impression
  • belittle-cause to seem unimportant
  • bellicose-belligerent, pugnacious, warlike
  • belligerent- (person, nation) waging war
  • belligerently-waging war
  • bend-cause smth to be out of a straight line
  • benefactor-person who has given help
  • benevolence-wish or activity in doing good
  • benign-kind and gentle; mild (climate)
  • bequest-arrangement to give smth at death
  • berate: Scold sharply
  • bereft-rob or dispossess of smth (material)
  • bewilder-puzzle, confuse
  • biased-prejudice
  • bigot: Stubborn, narrow-minded person
  • bilge: Bulge, the protuberance of a cask
  • blandishment-flattery, coaxing
  • blandness-polite manner, comforting, uninteresting
  • blatant: Noisy and rough
  • blithe: Cheerful, casual, carefree
  • blithe: Gay and joyous
  • blueprint-plan, scheme, photographic print
  • blunt-plain, not troubling to be polite
  • boggle-be alarmed, hesitate, amazed
  • bogus: Sham, counterfeit, not genuine
  • boisterous: Loud, noisy, rough, lacking restraint
  • bolster-give greatly needed support
  • boorish: Crude, offensive, rude
  • braid: Strands of hair woven together, smth edging sloth
  • brash: Hasty, rush; cheeky, saucy
  • brass: Yellow metal (mixing copper and zinc)
  • brazen-made of brass
  • breach-opening, broken place, breaking
  • brisk: Active, lively
  • brisket: Breast of an animal
  • brittle: Easily broken
  • broach: Bring up, announce, begin to talk about
  • brook: To tolerate, endure
  • buoyant-able to float; light-hearted
  • burgeon: Grow forth, send out buds
  • burnish-to polish, rub to a shine
  • bust: Run out of money
  • banal: Commonplace.
  • bask: To make warm by genial heat.
  • beatify: To make supremely happy.
  • bedaub: To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
  • bellicose: Warlike.
  • belligerent: Manifesting a warlike spirit. Benefactor: A doer of kindly and charitable acts. Benevolence: Any act of kindness or well-doing. Benign: Good and kind of heart. Berate: To scold severely.
  • bewilder: To confuse the perceptions or judgment of. Blandishment: Flattery intended to persuade. Blatant: Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous. Blithe: Joyous.
  • boisterous: Unchecked merriment or animal spirits. Bolster: To support, as something wrong.
  • bombast: Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
  • boorish: Rude.
  • breach: The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation. Brittle: Fragile.
  • broach: To mention, for the first time. Bumptious: Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit. Buoyant: Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat. Burnish: To make brilliant or shining.