GRE B.txt

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  1. babble
    chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
  2. bacchanalian
  3. bacchanal
    noisy party with a lot of drinking
  4. Bacchanalia
    the ancient Roman festival in honor of Bacchus
  5. badger
    pester; annoy continually with demands; persuade by asking again and again; Ex. The children badgered me into taking them into the cinema; N: a kind of mountain animal
  6. badinage
    teasing conversation; banter; joking talk
  7. baffle
    frustrate; perplex
  8. bait
    harass; tease; torment; Ex. badger baiting; N: food or other lure used to catch fish or trap animals
  9. baleful
    evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
  10. balk
    stop short
  11. ballast
    heavy substance used to add stability or weight; V. supply with ballast
  12. balm
    something that relieves pain; oily liquid with a pleasant smell from trees
  13. pang
    sudden sharp feeling of pain
  14. balmy
    soft and mild (of air); fragrant
  15. banal
    hackneyed; commonplace; trite; lacking originality; clich\'ed
  16. bandy
    discuss lightly or glibly; discuss in a frivolous manner; exchange (words) heatedly; quarrel; Ex. bandy words with
  17. bane
    posion; cause of ruin; ADJ. baneful: harmful; poisonous
  18. bantering
    joking talk; good-naturedly ridiculing; N.V. banter
  19. barb
    sharp projection from fishhook
  20. bard
  21. barefaced
    shameless and noticeable; blatant; bold; unconcealed; having no covering on the face; Ex. barefaced lie
  22. unregenerate
    making no attempt to change one's bad practices
  23. baroque
    highly ornate
  24. barrage
    barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
  25. barrister
    counselor-at-law or lawyer in the higher court of law; CF. bar
  26. solicitor
    lawyer in the lower court of law
  27. barterer
    trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money
  28. bask
    luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth
  29. luxuriate
    take pleasure in great comfort
  30. bastion
    stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
  31. bate
    let down; lessen the force of; moderate; restrain; Ex. with bated breath; CF. abate
  32. bauble
    trinket; cheap jewel; trifle
  33. bawdy
    indecent; obscene; about sex in a rude funny way; CF. bawd
  34. beatific
    giving or showing bliss; blissful
  35. bliss
    complete happiness; ADJ. blissful
  36. beatitude
    blessedness; state of great happiness
  37. mystic
    of hidden meaning and spiritual power; Ex. mystic ceremonies; N. CF. mysticism
  38. bedizen
    dress with vulgar finery
  39. finery
    beautiful clothes for a special occasion
  40. bedraggle
    wet thoroughly; ADJ. bedraggled: draggled
  41. beeline
    direct quick route
  42. befuddle
    confuse thoroughly
  43. fuddle
    make stupid or confused as with alcholic drink; N. in a fuddle: confused
  44. beget
    father; become the father of; produce; give rise to
  45. begrudge
    envy; give or allow unwillingly; grudge; Ex. We shouldn't begrudge him his success.
  46. grudge
    deep feeling of dislike; Ex. grudge fight; V.
  47. beguile
    deceive; mislead or delude; cheat; pass time pleasantly; charm or attract; Ex. beguiling smile
  48. behemoth
    huge creature; something of monstrous size or power
  49. beholden
    obligated; indebted; owing thanks; obliged or indebted from gratitude
  50. behoove(behove)
    be suited to; be incumbent upon; be right and necessary; Ex. It behooves one to do.
  51. belabor
    harp on; dwell on tediously; explain or go over excessively or to a ridiculous degree; assail verbally; beat severely; attack physically
  52. belated
  53. beleaguer
    besiege or attack (with an army); harass; beset
  54. belie
    contradict; give a false impression; disguise; Ex. The poor sales belied our high hopes; Ex. Her smile belies her true feeling of displeasure.
  55. belittle
    disparage; depreciate
  56. bellicose
  57. belligerent
  58. bemoan
    lament; moan for; express sorrow or disapproval of
  59. bemused
    confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
  60. benediction
  61. benefactor
    gift giver; patron; person who does good or who gives money for a good purpose
  62. beneficent
    kindly; doing good
  63. beneficial
    helpful; useful; advantageous
  64. beneficiary
    person entitled to benefits or proceeds of an insurance policy or will
  65. benefit
    advantage; anything that brings helpl
  66. benevolent
    generous; charitable; having a wish to do good
  67. benign
    kindly; favorable; not malignant (disease); Ex. benign tumor
  68. benison
  69. bent
    determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
  70. bequeath
    leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
  71. berate
    scold strongly
  72. bereavement
    state of being deprived of something valuable or beloved; state of being bereaved or bereft
  73. bereaved
    deprived of (someone beloved through death)
  74. bereft
    deprived of (something valuable); lacking
  75. berserk
    mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited
  76. beseech
    beg; plead with
  77. beset
    harass or trouble from all directions; hem in
  78. hem
    surround tightly so that movement is impossible; Ex. hem in; N.
  79. besiege
    surround with armed forces; harass (with requests); annoy continually
  80. besmirch
    soil; defile; make dirty
  81. bestial
    beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
  82. bestow
  83. betoken
    signify; indicate; be a sign of
  84. token
    outward sign; Ex. a token of our gratitude
  85. betray
    be unfaithful; reveal (unconsciously or unwillingly); Ex. Her trembling hands betray her anxiety.
  86. betroth
    become engaged to marry
  87. bevy
    large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
  88. bicameral
    two-chambered as a legislative body
  89. bicker
  90. biennial
    every two years
  91. bifurcated
    divided into two branches; forked
  92. bigotry
    stubborn intolerance
  93. bigot
    one who is intolerant (in matters of religion or politics)
  94. intolerant
    not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
  95. bilious
    suffering from indigestion; sick from having too much bile; irritable; easily irritated
  96. bilk
    swindle; cheat
  97. billowing
    swelling out in waves; surging
  98. billow
    large wave of water; a great swell or surge (of smoke); V: surge
  99. swell
    long wave of water that moves continuously without breaking; V.
  100. surge
    powerful movement of or like a wave; V.
  101. bivouac
    temporary encampment; camp without tents; V.
  102. bizarre
    fantastic; violently contrasting; noticeably odd; strikingly unconventional
  103. blanch
    bleach; whiten; make white or pale
  104. bland
    soothing or mild (food); agreeable; causing no trouble or offence
  105. blandishment
  106. blare
    loud or harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light
  107. screech
    unpleasant high sharp sound; shriek; V.
  108. dazzle
    make blind with a sudden intense light; amaze; fill with wonder
  109. blas\'e
    bored with pleasure or dissipation; uninterested or bored
  110. blasphemy
    irreverence; sacrilege; cursing; bad language about God or holy things; V. blasphem; ADJ. blasphemous; CF. sacrilege
  111. blatant
    extremely (offensively) obvious; loudly offensive; Ex. blatant lie; N. blatancy
  112. bleak
    cold or cheerless; frigid; unlikely to be favorable; depressing
  113. blighted
    suffering from a disease; destroyed
  114. blight
    plant disease; V: infect with blight; ruin; destroy
  115. blithe(blithesome)
    gay; joyous
  116. bloated
    (unpleasantly) swollen or puffed as with water or air
  117. blowhard
    talkative boaster; braggart
  118. bludgeon
    club; heavy-headed weapon; V.
  119. bluff
    pretense (of strength); deception; high cliff; ADJ: rough but good-natured
  120. blunder
    error; stupid mistake
  121. blurt
    utter impulsively from nervousness or excitement
  122. bluster
    blow in heavy gusts; threaten emptily; bully; speak in a noisy or bullying manner; CF. breeze
  123. bully
    one who is habitually cruel to weaker people; V.
  124. bode
    foreshadow; portend
  125. bogus
    counterfeit; not authentic; intentionally false; Ex. bogus interview
  126. bohemian
    unconventional (in an artistic way)
  127. boisterous
    violent; rough; noisy
  128. bolster
    support; reinforce
  129. bolt
    door bar; fastening pin or screw; length of fabric; large roll of cloth; V: dash or dart off; fasten (a door); gobble down
  130. dart
    move or throw suddenly and quickly
  131. gobble
    eat very quickly
  132. bombardment
    attack (as with missiles or bombs); V. bombard
  133. bombastic
    pompous; using inflated language
  134. bombast
  135. boon
    blessing; benefit; something very helpful
  136. boorish
    rude; insensitive
  137. boor
  138. bouillon
    clear beef (or meat) soup
  139. bountiful
    generous; graciously generous; showing bounty
  140. gracious
    kind in a generous way (to someone less important)
  141. bourgeois
    middle class; selfishly materialistic; too interested in material possessions
  142. bovine
    cowlike; placid and dull; slow-thinking; calm
  143. bowdlerize
    expurgate; CF. Thomas Bowdler
  144. brackish
    somewhat saline
  145. braggadocio
  146. brag
  147. braggart
    boaster; bragger
  148. brandish
    wave around (a weapon); flourish
  149. bravado
    swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
  150. swagger
    walk or behave with an over-confident manner
  151. brawn
    human muscle; muscular strength; sturdiness
  152. brawny
    muscular; having well-developed muscles
  153. sturdy
    strong and firm (in the body)
  154. brazen
    insolent; without shame; bold; Ex. brazen lie; V: face with bold self-assurance or with unshamed confidence
  155. brawl
    noisy quarrel
  156. breach
    breaking of contract or duty; fissure or gap; opening; V.
  157. breadth
    width; extent
  158. brevity
    conciseness; shortness of duration
  159. brindled
    tawny or grayish with streaks or spots (of animals)
  160. tawny
    brownish yellow
  161. bristling
    rising like bristles; showing irritation
  162. bristle
    short stiff hair; V: (hair or fur) stand up stiffly
  163. brittle
    hard but easily broken; difficult; unstable; Ex. brittle situation
  164. broach
    introduce as a subject; moot; open up
  165. brocade
  166. brochure
  167. brooch
    ornamental clasp; pin
  168. clasp
    hold firmly within arms
  169. brook
    tolerate; endure; Ex. brook no interference; N: small stream
  170. browbeat
    bully; intimidate
  171. browse
    graze; feed on growing grass; skim or glance at casually
  172. graze
    (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
  173. skim
    read or glance through quickly; touch lightly in passing; brush; remove from the surface of a liquid
  174. brunt
    main impact or shock (of an attack or blow); Ex. brunt of the argument
  175. brusque
    blunt; abrupt; curt; not wanting to waste time being nice
  176. buccaneer
  177. bucolic
    rustic; pastoral
  178. buffet
    strike forcefully; slap; batter; knock out; N: table with food set out for people to server themselves; meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set
  179. slap
    hit quickly with the flat part of the hand; N. CF. smack
  180. buffoonery
  181. buffoon
    stupid person; clown
  182. clown
    act stupidly; play the fool; N.
  183. bugaboo
    bugbear; object of baseless terror
  184. bullion
    gold and silver in the form of bars
  185. bulwark
    strong wall built for defense; earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
  186. bungle
    mismanage; blunder; botch; blow; spoil by clumsy behavior
  187. botch
    mismanage; blow
  188. buoyant
    able to float; cheerful and optimistic; N. buoyancy; Ex. buoyancy of wood/water/American market
  189. bureaucracy
    overregulated administrative system marked by red tape; ADJ. bureaucratic
  190. burgeon
    grow rapidly; grow forth; send out buds; Ex. burgeoning computer industry; CF. bludgeon
  191. burlesque
    give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly
  192. burnish
    make shiny by rubbing; polish
  193. buttress
    support; prop up; N. stationary structure to support wall; Ex. flying buttress
  194. prop
    support placed under or against something; V.
  195. buxom
    full-bosomed; plump; jolly
  196. plump
    pleasantly fat; nicely rounded
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GRE B.txt
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