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3500 ACT Vocabulary (2)

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baboon
bacchanalian
badinage
baffle
balanced
bald
baleful
balk
ballast
balloon
banal
bandanna
bandleader
bandy
banner
banquet
bantering
barber
bard
barely
barge
baroque
barrage
barricade
barterer
bask
bastion
bate
bauble
bawdy
beard
beatific
beatitude
becalm
beckon
becloud
bedizen
bedraggle
bedrock
beeline
befuddle
beget
beguile
behemoth
belabor
belated
beleaguer
belie
bellicose
belligerent
bemoan
bemused
benediction
beneficial
benign
bequeath
bequest
berate
bereavement
bereft
beset
besiege
besmirch
bestial
bestow
betoken
betroth
bevy
bewilder
bicameral
bicker
biennial
bigotry
bilious
bilk
bill
billowing
bitter
bivouac
bizarre
blanch
bland
blandishment
blanket
blare
blast
blench
blighted
blithe
block
bloom
bludgeon
blues
blunder
blunt
bluster
boastful
bohemian
boisterous
bolster
bombardment
bombastic
boon
boorish
bore
bounce
boundary
boundless
bountiful
bovine
bow
bowdlerize
bowlegged
braggart
brandish
brawl
brawling
brawn
breadth
breakup
brevity
brindled
brisk
bristling
bristly
brittle
broach
broil
browbeat
brunt
brusque
bubble
buccaneer
buckle
bucolic
buddy
budget
buffoonery
bullion
bulwark
bump
bumptious
bungalow
bungle
buoyant
burgeon
burlesque
burning
burnish
bursar
bustle
butterfly
buttress
buxom


baboon: Read  large terrestrial monkeys having doglike muzzles

bacchanalian: Read  drunken; relating to reveling and drunkenness

badinage: Read  teasing conversation; good-humored, playful conversation

baffle: Read  frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of

balanced: Read  hold or carry in equilibrium

bald: Read  hairless; lacking a natural or usual covering

baleful: Read  portending evil; harmful in intent or effect.

balk: Read  stop short and refuse to go on; refuse obstinately or abruptly

ballast: Read  heavy substance used to add stability or weight

balloon: Read  large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air

banal: Read  obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality

bandanna: Read  large and brightly colored handkerchief; often used as a neckerchief

bandleader: Read  leader of a dance band; musician who leads a band of musicians

bandy: Read  discuss lightly or glibly; exchange words heatedly

banner: Read  flag; sign; a newspaper headline that runs across the full page

banquet: Read  feast; entertainment of eating and drinking

bantering: Read  good-natured ridiculing; cleverly amusing in tone

barber: Read  haircutter; one whose business is to cut hair and to shave or trim beards

bard: Read  poet, especially lyric poet

barely: Read  just; only; hardly; scarcely

barge: Read  flatboat; long, large boat for transporting freight that is unpowered and towed or pushed by other craft

baroque: Read  complex or bizarre, especially in ornamentation; irregular in shape

barrage: Read  artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles

barricade: Read  hastily put together defensive barrier; obstacle

barterer: Read  trader; one who trades goods for other goods without involving money

bask: Read  luxuriate; take pleasure in warmth

bastion: Read  fortress; projecting part of fortification; well-fortified position

bate: Read  let down; restrain; lessen force or intensity of; moderate

bauble: Read  small, showy ornament of little value; child's plaything or toy

bawdy: Read  indecent; obscene; humorously coarse

beard: Read  hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals

beatific: Read  completely happy and contented; showing or producing exalted joy

beatitude: Read  blessedness; state of extreme happiness

becalm: Read  keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still

beckon: Read  signal or summon, as by nodding or waving; attract because of inviting or enticing appearance

becloud: Read  make less visible; obscure or blur; darken with or as if with clouds

bedizen: Read  ornament something in showy, tasteless, or gaudy finery

bedraggle: Read  wet thoroughly; stain with mud; soil or wet by dragging in dirt, mud, moist places

bedrock: Read  foundation; basis; solid rock that underlies loose material, such as soil, sand, clay, or gravel

beeline: Read  direct, quick route; direct, straight course

befuddle: Read  confuse thoroughly; becloud and confuse, as with liquor; make stupid with alcohol

beget: Read  produce; give rise to

beguile: Read  mislead; delude; deceive by guile

behemoth: Read  huge creature; something enormous in size or power

belabor: Read  discuss repeatedly; attack verbally; work hard upon

belated: Read  having been delayed; done or sent too late

beleaguer: Read  besiege or attack; harass; surround with troops

belie: Read  contradict; give a false impression

bellicose: Read  warlike or hostile in manner or temperament; showing or having impulse to be combative

belligerent: Read  inclined or eager to fight; aggressive

bemoan: Read  regret strongly; express disapproval of

bemused: Read  confused; lost in thought; preoccupied

benediction: Read  blessing; invocation of divine blessing; expression of good wishes

beneficial: Read  helpful; tending to promote physical well-being

benign: Read  kindly; favorable; not malignant

bequeath: Read  leave to someone by a will; hand down

bequest: Read  inheritance; legacy; act of giving, leaving by will, or passing on to another

berate: Read  rebuke or scold angrily and at length

bereavement: Read  grievous loss; particularly, the loss of a relative or friend by death

bereft: Read  deprived of; lacking; desolate because of loss

beset: Read  attack from all sides; trouble persistently; hem in

besiege: Read  surround with armed forces; harass with requests

besmirch: Read  soil, smear so as to make dirty or stained

bestial: Read  beastlike; brutal; lacking in intelligence or reason

bestow: Read  give as gift; present

betoken: Read  signify; indicate; be a visible sign of; give evidence of

betroth: Read  become engaged to marry; promise to marry

bevy: Read  large group; a group of animals or birds, especially larks or quail

bewilder: Read  lead into perplexity or confusion; perplex with mazes

bicameral: Read  composed of or based on two legislative chambers or branches

bicker: Read  engage in a petty, bad-tempered quarrel

biennial: Read  every two years; lasting or living for two years

bigotry: Read  stubborn intolerance; excessive zeal or warmth in favor of a party, sect, or opinion

bilious: Read  suffering from indigestion; appearing as if affected by disorder; sickly

bilk: Read  defraud or cheat; frustrate or disappoint; evade or escape from

bill: Read  invoice; act; proposal; statement or list of particulars, such as a theater program or menu

billowing: Read  swelling out in waves; surging; stormy; affected by storms

bitter: Read  harsh or corrosive in tone; painful; acrid; acrimonious

bivouac: Read  temporary encampment; a site where people on holiday can pitch tent

bizarre: Read  fantastic; violently contrasting; strangely unconventional in style or appearance

blanch: Read  cause to turn white or become pale; take color from; bleach

bland: Read  lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable

blandishment: Read  flattery; speech or action expressive of affection or kindness, and tending to win the heart

blanket: Read  heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually of wool, and having a nap, used in bed clothing

blare: Read  loud, harsh roar or screech; dazzling blaze of light

blast: Read  explode; burst; gale; very strong gust of wind or air

blench: Read  draw back, from lack of courage or resolution; turn pale, as if in fear

blighted: Read  suffering from a disease; destroyed, ruined, or spoiled

blithe: Read  gay; joyous; carefree and lighthearted

block: Read  hinder; obstruct; indicate broadly without great detail; sketch

bloom: Read  flower; blossom; best time of youth; period of greatest prosperity or productivity

bludgeon: Read  short heavy club, usually of wood; heavy-headed weapon

blues: Read  gloom; depressed spirits

blunder: Read  serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion

blunt: Read  having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive

bluster: Read  blow in heavy gusts; speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner

boastful: Read  exhibiting self-importance

bohemian: Read  unconventional in an artistic way

boisterous: Read  rough and stormy; loud, noisy, and lacking in restraint or discipline

bolster: Read  support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion

bombardment: Read  attack with missiles; continuous attack with shot and shell upon a town, fort, or other position

bombastic: Read  pompous; using inflated language; high-sounding but with little meaning

boon: Read  blessing; benefit bestowed, especially in response to a request

boorish: Read  rude and clumsy in behavior; ungentlemanly; awkward in manners

bore: Read  drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill

bounce: Read  jolt; rebound after having struck an object or a surface

boundary: Read  dividing line; border; frontier

boundless: Read  being without boundaries or limits; infinite; vast

bountiful: Read  abundant; graciously generous; giving freely and generously

bovine: Read  dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull

bow: Read  inclination of head, or bending of body for reverence, respect, civility, or submission; bending or rounded part of ship forward

bowdlerize: Read  edit by omitting or modifying parts considered offensive, vulgar, or otherwise unseemly

bowlegged: Read  have legs that curve outward at the knees

braggart: Read  boaster; one given to loud, empty boasting; very talkative person

brandish: Read  move or wave, as a weapon; raise and move in various directions

brawl: Read  fight; noisy quarrel or fight; loud party

brawling: Read  noisy; act of quarreling or fighting; making the noise of rushing water

brawn: Read  solid and well-developed muscles, especially of the arms and legs

breadth: Read  measure or dimension from side to side; width; extent

breakup: Read  divorce; separation; loss of control or composure

brevity: Read  quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression

brindled: Read  of brownish, tawny colour, with streaks, spots, or patterns

brisk: Read  marked by speed, liveliness, and vigor; energetic; swift; keen or sharp in speech or manner

bristling: Read  rising like bristles; showing irritation

bristly: Read  having or covered with protective barbs or others; very irritable

brittle: Read  easily broken; having little elasticity

broach: Read  introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce

broil: Read  cook by direct exposure to heat over fire; subject to great heat; be subjected to the action of heat; be greatly heated

browbeat: Read  bully; intimidate; discourage or frighten with threats

brunt: Read  main impact or shock; main burden

brusque: Read  abrupt and curt in manner or speech; rudely abrupt, unfriendly

bubble: Read  foam; dome-shaped covering made of transparent glass or plastic; fantastic or impracticable idea or belief

buccaneer: Read  pirate; robber upon the sea

buckle: Read  fold or collapse; bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat

bucolic: Read  rustic; pastoral; agricultural; relating to country affairs, or to shepherd's life and occupation

buddy: Read  good friend; comrade; partner, especially one of a pair or team

budget: Read  estimate; a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose

buffoonery: Read  clowning; arts and practices of buffoon, as low jests, ridiculous pranks, vulgar tricks and postures

bullion: Read  gold and silver in the form of bars

bulwark: Read  earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends

bump: Read  impact as from a collision; lump on the body caused by a blow

bumptious: Read  offensively self-assertive; liable to give or take offense; forward; pushing

bungalow: Read  small house or cottage usually having a single story and attic

bungle: Read  mismanage; blunder; work or act in clumsy, awkward, or blundering manner

buoyant: Read  able to float; cheerful and optimistic

burgeon: Read  grow forth; send out buds; grow or develop rapidly

burlesque: Read  give an imitation that ridicules; imitate mockingly or humorously

burning: Read  marked by flames or intense heat; of immediate import; urgent

burnish: Read  make shiny by rubbing; polish

bursar: Read  treasurer or keeper of funds; purser or treasurer of college or other community

bustle: Read  move or cause to move energetically and busily; teem

butterfly: Read  insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings

buttress: Read  support physically; prop up; support something or someone by supplying evidence

buxom: Read  healthily plump and ample of figure; full-bosomed; vigorous; jolly