Practice Words: b


baby
noun
a newly born creature
back
noun
the part behind the front; the part of the body that faces behind
back
adverb
the other way from forward
bacteria
noun
living things that are one cell and can be seen only through a microscope; some cause disease
bad
adjective
wrong; acting against the law; not good
bag
noun
a container made of soft material such as paper, plastic or leather
balance
verb
to make two sides or forces equal
ball
noun
something round
balloon
noun
an object made of strong, light material, usually rubber, that becomes larger when it is filled with air or gas
ban
verb
to not permit; to stop
ban
noun
an official restriction
bank
noun
an organization that keeps and lends money
baptize
verb
to put someone in water, or to put water on them, as a sign of receiving them as a Christian
bar
verb
to prevent or block
bar
noun
long piece of wood or metal, often used as a tool; a place where people go to drink
barrier
noun
anything that blocks or makes an action difficult
base
noun
a military center; the bottom part of an object, on which the object is built
base
verb
to establish as a fact (“Her research was based on experiments.”)
basic
adjective
forming the main or most necessary part; simple
battle
noun
a fight between opposing armed forces
be
verb
to live; to happen; to exist
beat
verb
to hit again and again; to have victory over something or somebody
beauty
noun
that which pleases the eye, ear or spirit
because
conjunction
for the reason that (“He left because he was sick.”)
become
verb
to come to be
bed
noun
a sleeping place
before
preposition
earlier
begin
verb
to do the first part of an action; to start
behave
verb
to act in a particular way
behavior
noun
the way a person acts
behind
preposition
at the back of; in back of
believe
verb
to think; to feel sure of; to accept as true; to trust
bell
noun
an instrument that makes a musical sound (“a church bell”)
belong
verb
to be owned by; to be a member of
below
preposition
lower than
bend
noun
a place where a line or a road changes direction
bend
verb
to change shape of something so that it is not straight
best
adjective
the most good
betray
verb
to turn against; to be false to
better
adjective
more good than
between
preposition
in the space or time that separates two different things; expressing involvement of two things that are connected (“talks between two nations”)
big
adjective
of great size; not small
bill
noun
a legislative proposal; a list showing the money that someone must pay
biology
noun
the scientific study of life or living things in all their forms
bird
noun
a creature that flies
birth
noun
the coming out of a baby from its mother’s body
bite
verb
to cut with the teeth
black
adjective
dark; having the color like that of the night sky
blame
verb
to accuse; to hold responsible for something bad
blame
noun
responsibility for something bad
blanket
noun
a cloth cover used to keep warm
bleed
verb
to lose blood
bless
verb
to wish goodness to a person or thing, especially goodness from God
blessing
noun
the goodness of God, something that brings happiness
blind
adjective
not able to see
block
verb
to stop something from being done; to prevent movement
blood
noun
the red fluid in the body
blow
verb
to move with force, as in air (“The wind blows.”)
blow
noun
a hit (“He received a blow on the shoulder.”)
blue
adjective
having the color like that of a clear sky
boat
noun
something built to travel on water that carries people or goods
body
noun
all of a person or animal; the remains of a person or animal; a group of people or an organization
boil
verb
to heat a liquid until it becomes very hot, hot enough to turn into gas
bomb
noun
a device that explodes with great force
bomb
verb
to attack or destroy with bombs
bone
noun
the hard material in the body
book
noun
a long written work for reading
border
noun
a dividing line between nations
born
verb
to come to life; to come into existence
borrow
verb
to take as a loan
both
adjective
not just one of two, but the two together
bottle
noun
a container, usually made of glass or plastic, to hold liquid
bottom
noun
the lowest part of something
bow
verb
(sounds like “now”) to bend the body forward at the waist
bow
noun
(sounds like “no”) a weapon made of wood which is used with an arrow to shoot at things
bow
noun
(sounds like “now”) the act of bending forward at the waist
box
noun
something to put things into; a container, usually made of paper or wood
boy
noun
a young male person
brain
noun
the organ of the body that is in the head and the controls thoughts, emotions and a body’s movements
branch
noun
part of a tree that grows from the side of the tree; an office or shop that is part of a larger company and serves a local area
brave
adjective
having no fear
bread
noun
a food made from grain
break
verb
to divide into parts by force; to destroy
breast
noun
produces mother's milk to feed a baby
breath
noun
the air taken in to the body and let out again
breathe
verb
to take air into the body and let it out again
bridge
noun
a structure built over a waterway, valley or road so people and vehicles can cross from one side to the other
brief
adjective
short; not long
bright
adjective
giving much light; strong and clear in color
bring
verb
to come with something
broadcast
verb
to send information, stories or music by radio or television
broadcast
noun
a radio or television program
brother
noun
a male with the same father or mother as another person
brown
adjective
having the color like that of coffee
build
verb
to join materials or parts together to make something
building
noun
anything built for use as a house, factory, office, school, store or place of entertainment
bullet
noun
a small piece of metal shot from a gun
burn
verb
to be on fire; to destroy or damage by fire
burst
verb
to break open suddenly
bury
verb
to put into the ground and cover with earth
bus
noun
a public vehicle to carry people
business
noun
the act of making, buying and selling to earn money; an organization that makes, buys, or sells things to earn money
busy
adjective
doing something; very active
but
conjunction
however; other than; yet
buy
verb
to get by paying something, usually money
by
conjunction
near; at; next to (“by the road”); from (“a play by William Shakespeare”); not later than (“by midnight”)