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Glossary of SAT Vocab B 2

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baleful
having evil intentions
balk
to stop short, hesitate
ballad
folk song
bane
something causing death, destruction
banter
playful conversation
behemoth
huge creature
behold
to see
belabor
to insist upon repeatedly
beleaguer
to harass
bellicose
warlike
belligerent
hostile
bellow
to roar
bemuse
to confuse
benchmark
standard of measure
benediction
a blessing
benefactor
one who gives aid
benign
kind, gentle
berate
to scold harshly
beseech
to beg, plead
bestow
to give as a gift
bevy
group
bibliophile
lover of books
bilateral
two sided
bilk
cheat
blanch
to turn white
blatant
obvious
blight
to destroy
blithe
joyful
bludgeon
to strike with a heavy club
boisterous
loud
bombastic
high sounding but meaningless
bona fide
in good faith
botanist
one who studies plants
boudoir
a woman's private room
bountiful
plentiful
bourgeois
middle-class
breach
act of breaking, violation
brigand
bandit, outlaw
broach
to mention for the first time
brusque
rough and abrupt
brazen
made of brass
buffoon
clown, fool
bulwark
wall of defense
buckler
small round shield
burnish
to polish
bursar
treasurer
buttress
to reinforce
byway
back road
bustle
energetic activity
blandish
to flatter

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