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GRE | List of words to enhance your vocabulary with alphabet ‘B’

Last Updated : 22 May, 2020
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Please refer for Set-1: List of words to enhance your vocabulary

Set-2 :
The list of 10 most common root words with alphabet ‘B’ with their meaning and examples is as follows:

No Root Meaning Examples Meaning
1 bio life amphibious living on both
autobiography written account of one’s life
biopsy medical check up
biome a large naturally occurring community of flora and fauna occupying a major habitat
2 bi two binary consisting of two
bipartisan having two of something
bipolar having two poles as earth
biannual occurring twice a year
bisexual attracted to both men and women
3 bel beautiful / fair / fine embellish make beautiful / decorate
belle women / girl admired for her beauty and charm
4 bas low abase to lower / disgrace oneself
baseness lack of moral principles; bad character
5 bell war rebel one who makes war against established authority
belligerent ready to fight / quarrelsome / warlike
antebellum before the war
6 bibl book bible collection of books – 66 in all
bibliotheca library
bibliophile a person who collects or has a great love of books
7 brev short / brief abbreviation shortform
brevity briefness / conciseness / shortness
breviloquent laconic; concise in one’s speech
8 bene good benefactor A person who helps institutions or people
benediction act of praying
benevolent charitable / kind
beneficent doing good
benign having a kindly disposition
9 burs purse/money bursar treasurer
bursary treasury
disburse to pay
10 bon / boun god / generous bonafide in good faith; without fraud
bountiful generous

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