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🔘PART 2 of the compilation of A-Z VOCABULARY(with synonyms,   antonyms and its usage in a sentence)  for SSC,Bank ,Railway ,CAT and other exams. 

🔷Compilation of important vocabulary starting with 'B' (with synonym, antonym and its usage in a sentence) 

⚫ Benevolent (adj)

Meaning-   generous,  charitable

 Benevolent  synonyms -  kind-hearted,  gracious, caring 

  Benevolent antonyms -  unkind ,  tight-fisted 

🔹Use benevolent in a sentence 

Example-  Vidya is  noted for her benevolent nature. 

⚫ Biennial (adj)

Meaning-   every two years

 Biennial  synonyms -    two-year,  biyearly

 Biennial  antonyms   perennial ,  annual ,  non-periodic

Use biennial in a sentence 

Example-  The meeting of the members of the Trust is held biennially.

⚫Belated (adj)

Meaning-   delayed

 Belated  synonyms -  late ,  unpunctual,  tardy

 Belated  antonyms -  early ,  premature ,  timely 

🔹Use belated in a sentence 

Example-  Rahul was sorry for making belated payment. 

⚫ Beguile (v)

Meaning-   delude,  cheat

 Beguile  synonyms -  mislead,  deceive ,  seduce 

Beguile antonyms -  be honest ,  repel, unappealing 

🔹Use beguile in a sentence 

Example-  Don't be beguiled by the pleasant manners of hypocrites. 

⚫ Behove (v)

Meaning-   suited  to befit,  become

Behove synonyms -  suit ,  be required of, be expected of

Behove  antonyms -  oppose, refuse, disagree 

🔹Use behove in a sentence 

Example-  It does not behove our political leaders to berate one another for failure in the field of economy. 

⚫Banal (adj)

Meaning-   commonplace,  trite

Banal synonyms -  hackneyed, platitudinous, ordinary 

 Banal  antonyms -  original, sharp , uncommon 

🔹Use banal in a sentence 

Example-  The stories of Ruskin Bond are not banal because he writes about uncommon subjects. 

⚫ Brazen (adj)

Meaning-   insolent,  impudent,  impertinent

Brazen  synonyms -  unabashed,  flip, barefaced 

 Brazen  antonyms -  shy, timid ,  shamed

🔹Use brazen in a sentence 

Example-  Her brazen behaviour at the party offended her poor relations. 

⚫ Bouquet (n)

Meaning-   bunch of flowers

Bouquet  synonyms -  Garland ,  wreath ,  vase

Bouquet antonyms -  epithet,  stink,  reek

🔹Use bouquet in a sentence 

Example-  Kishan presented a bouquet to his ailing mother. 

⚫ Brooch (n)

Meaning-   ornamental clasp

Brooch  Synonyms -  breastpin, clip, badge

 Brooch  Antonyms -  unpin, unchain, unstaple

🔹Use brooch in a sentence 

Example-  Sheetal always wear a brooch on her pullover. 

⚫ Blatant (adj)

Blatant Meaning-   openly,  shameless

 Blatant  synonyms -  unconcealed, transparent,   flagrant 

 Blatant antonyms -  inconspicuous,  subtle 

🔹Use blatant in a sentence 

Example-  His behaviour was condemned as blatant when he blamed his father for his own misdeeds. 

⚫ Bantering (n)

Meaning-   to ridicule, to tease 

Bantering   synonyms -  taunt,  jeer, joke 

Bantering  antonyms -  be serious,  flatter, praise 

🔹Use bantering in a sentence 

Example-  Even his bantering was considered offensive. 

⚫ Broach (v)

eaning-   open up discussion

 Broach  synonyms -  bring up, introduce ,  raise subject 

 Broach  antonyms -  take back, deny,  close up

🔹Use broach in a sentence 

Example-  The  parents of the boy did not even broach the issue of marriage with Shikha.

⚫ Bereft (adj)

Meaning-   deprived of,  lacking

 Bereft  synonyms -  beggared, deprived ,  destitute 

 Bereft  antonyms -  full, happy,  

🔹Use bereft in a sentence 

Example-  Bereft of wealth and honour, he died miserable death. 

⚫Benefactor (n)

Meaning-   gift giver, patron

Benefactor synonyms -  contributor, promoter, altruist 

Benefactor antonyms -  opposer, opponent ,  antagonist 

🔹Use benefactor in a sentence 

Example-  Lord Chesterfield did not prove benefactor to Dr. Johnson in the long run. 

⚫ Benediction (n)

Meaning-   blessing,  boon

 Benediction  synonyms -  invocation ,  benison, grace 

 Benediction  antonyms - criticism, affliction, irritant

🔹Use benediction in a sentence 

Example-  The benediction of the elders should always be valued more than anything else. 

⚫ Bleak (adj)

eaning-   dismal, gloomy

 Bleak  synonyms -   desert ,  desolate,  bare

 Bleak  antonyms -   bright,  happy, sympathetic 

🔹Use bleak in a sentence 

Example-  Khayber pass is bleak throughout the year. 

⚫ Bonanza (n)

Meaning-   windfall,  sudden gain

Bonanza synonyms -  cash cow,  gold mine, treasure trove

Bonanza  antonyms -  smatter, dearth ,  scarcity 

🔹Use bonanza in a sentence

Example-  The  legacy left by his uncle proved bonanza for him and his family. 

⚫ Belittle (v)

Meaning-   disparage,  underestimate

Belittle synonyms -  deprecate, downgrade,  minimize 

 Belittle  antonyms -  praise,  magnify

🔹Use belittle in a sentence

Example-  Our adversaries always try to belittle our success. 

⚫ Bellicose (adj)

Meaning-   warlike,  militant,  belligerent

 Bellicose  synonyms -  aggressive,  hostile, threatening 

 Bellicose  antonyms -  peaceable 

🔹Use bellicose in a sentence

Example-  India most adopt bellicose approach with regard to her security problems. 

⚫ Bereavement (n)

Meaning-   death of near and dear one

 Bereavement  synonyms -  sorrow, distress,  misfortune 

 Bereavement  antonyms -  comfort, health ,  happiness 

🔹Use bereavement in a sentence

Example-  On account of bereavement in the family, he did not attend office for days together. 

⚫ Bigotry (n)

Meaning-   fanaticism

Bigotry  synonyms -  bias, injustice,  racism 

Bigotry  antonyms -  fairness,  impartiality,  tolerance 

🔹Use bigotry in a sentence

Example-  Indians are always shocked at the bigotry and narrow mindedness of other races. 

⚫ Berate (v)

Meaning-   scold strongly

 Berate  synonyms -  chide, rebuke, reprimand 

Berate  antonyms -  complement,  flatter,  praise 

🔹Use berate in a sentence

Example-  The  father berated his son for being negligent in his study. 

⚫Beneficiary (n)

Meaning-   person  entitled to  benefits

 Beneficiary   synonyms -  recipient,  grantee, receiver 

 Beneficiary  antonyms -  giver, payer

🔹Use beneficiary in a sentence

Example-  Those living below poverty- line are the beneficiary of this scheme. 

⚫ Betroth (v)

Meaning-   engaged to marry

 Betroth synonyms -  espouse,  vow, contract 

Betroth antonyms -  Break off, divorce,  separate 

🔹Use betroth in a sentence

Example-  Sheela was betrothed to her fiance last month. 

⚫ Brochure (n)

Meaning-   pamphlet with information

 Brochure  Synonyms -  advertisement,  booklet,  handbill

🔹Use brochure in a sentence

Example-  The brochure supplied by the Institute provides all the information that you need.

⚫ Bestow (v)

Meaning-   confer, give

  Bestow synonyms -  donate,  grant,  entrust 

 Bestow antonyms -  refuse, deny, deprive 

🔹Use bestow in a sentence

Example-  Nature has bestowed many gifts on man.

⚫Bid (n)

Meaning-   effort,  order,  auction

 Bid  synonyms -  propose, tender,  submit 

 Bid  antonyms -  laziness ,  denial,  refusal 

🔹Use bid in a sentence

Example-  Ramesh was caught by making a bid in her life. 

⚫Baneful (adj)

Meaning-   ruinous,  poisonous

 Baneful synonyms -  calamitous,  deadly,  destructive 

Baneful antonyms -  advantageous,  fortunate, beneficial 

🔹Use baneful in a sentence

Example-  Drugs have baneful effect on the mind of the youth. 

⚫Bravado (n)

Meaning-   swagger,  false courage

 Bravado synonyms -  bluster,  boasting, fancy talk

 Bravado antonyms -  cowardice, fear, restraint 

🔹Use bravado in a sentence

Example-  Retired soldiers often assume the airs of bravado. 

⚫Besmirch (v)

Meaning-   defile

 Besmirch  synonyms -  dishonor,  smear, smudge 

Besmirch  antonyms -  honor, upgrade,  praise 

🔹Use besmirch in a sentence

Example-  The  opposition always tries to besmirch the reputation of the ruling party. 

⚫ Bovine  (adj)

Meaning-   of cow

 Bovine  synonyms -  cow, oxen

🔹Use bovine in a sentence

Example-  Shalu is bovine by nature while her sister is haughty. 

⚫Baffle (v)

Meaning-   perplex, frustrate

 Baffle  synonyms -  astound,  confuse,  nonplus 

 Baffle  antonyms -  clarify,  comfort,  explain 

Use baffle in a sentence


i)  A wrong signal was sent to baffle the enemy. 
ii) All his efforts were baffled by the adamant attitude of his father.

⚫ Berserk (adj)

Meaning-  frenzied,  amuck, amok

 Berserk synonyms -  crazy, insane,  violent 

 Berserk antonyms -  calmly,  mildly,  placidly 

🔹Use berserk in a sentence

Example-  The  police went berserk and began to lathicharge the  crowd demonstrating  peacefully. 

⚫ Boutique (n)

Meaning- store for fashionable clothes

Boutique  synonyms -  booth, store ,  franchise 

 Boutique  antonyms -  second-hand shop

🔹Use boutique in a sentence

Example-  My friend  runs a  boutique in  the heart of the city. 

⚫ Breach (n)

Meaning-   breaking of contract/duty, peace, rift

Breach  synonyms -  Break , chip, discontinuity 

 Breach  antonyms -  agreement,  closing,  juncture 

🔹Use breach in a sentence

Example-  Anti-social  elements were rounded up  for  fear of  breach of  peace. 

⚫Bizarre (adj)

Meaning-  grotesque,  awkward

 Bizarre  synonyms -  odd, freakish,  ridiculous 

Bizarre antonyms -  familiar,  sensible , serious 

🔹Use bizarre in a sentence

Example-  The  gentry present in  the club were not expected to behave in  a bizarre manner. 

⚫Bode (v)

Meaning-   foreshadow,  foretell, augur

 Bode  synonyms -  augur,  betoken, forebode

 Bode  antonyms -  prove ,settle,assure,warrant

🔹Use bode in a sentence

Example-  Frequent elections in the country do not bode well for democracy in India. 

⚫ Blasphemous (adj)

Meaning-   impious, irreligious

 Blasphemous  synonyms -  disrespectful,  insulting, profane 

 Blasphemous  antonyms -  respectful, pious,  religious 

🔹Use blasphemous in a sentence

Example-  Blasphemous acts always lead to Communal riots. 

compilation of A-Z VOCABULARY(with synonyms,   antonyms and its usage in a sentence)  for SSC,Bank ,Railway ,CAT and other exams, Englishkendra

PART 2 of the compilation of A-Z VOCABULARY(with synonyms, antonyms and its usage in a sentence) for SSC,Bank ,Railway ,CAT and other exams PART 2 of the compilation of A-Z VOCABULARY(with synonyms,   antonyms and its usage in a sentence)  for SSC,Bank ,Railway ,CAT and other exams Reviewed by Admin on November 18, 2019 Rating: 5

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