Mini Dictionary (B) | Hamaraguru

Mini Dictionary (B) | Hamaraguru

1. backlash (BACK-lash): n. sudden violent backward movement; strong negative reaction

 

2. banal (buh-NAL, BANE-uhl): adj. lacking originality; common, ordinary

 

3. bastion (BASS-chun): n. a projecting part of a fortification; a fortified area; a stronghold

 

4. belie (bih-LIE): v. to give a false impression; to contrast with; to contradict

 

5. bellicose (BELL-ih-kose): adj. favoring or inclined to start wars or quarrels

 

6. belligerent (buh-LIDJ-uh-runt): adj. waging war; hostile, warlike

 

7. beneficiary (ben-uh-FISH-ee-ary): n. A person who benefits from something; the person named to receive benefits, especially monetary

 

8. beset (bih-SET): v. to trouble, set upon, or hem in

 

9. bifurcate (BUY-fuhr-kate, buy-FUHR-kate): v. to divide into two branches or parts

 

10. bilateral (buy-LAT-uh-ruhl, buy-LATT-ruhl): adj. having two sides; affecting two sides or parties

 

11. bland adj. smooth and soothing; showing no personal concern or embarrassment; dull

 

12. blatant (BLATE-nt): adj. offensively noisy; offensively conspicuous

 

13. blitzkrieg (BLITS-kreeg): n. war conducted with great speed or force; sudden or violent overpowering bombardment

 

14. bogus (BOW-guss): adj. not genuine

 

15. boisterous (BOY-struhss): adj. rowdy, stormy, marked by exuberant high spirits

 

16. bolster (BOWL-ster): v. to support; to boost

 

17. boycott (BOY-cott): n. refusal by a group to have dealings with, usually to show disapproval or to force acceptance of certain conditions

 

18. bristle (BRISS-uhl): v. to take on an aggressive attitude or appearance

 

19. broach (v.erb) to open up or break into; to open a subject for discussion

 

20. bruit about (BREWT-uh-BOWT): v. to tell and retell a rumor or report

 

21. bumbling (BUM-buh-ling): adj. stumbling; speaking in a faltering or stuttering way

 

22. buoy (BOO-ee, BOY): v. to keep afloat; to support; to raise someone's spirits

 

23. burnish (BUHRN-ish): v. to rub with a smoothing tool; to make shiny, especially by rubbing