Vocabulary Builder

Vocabulary Builder

    Improve Your Writing

  • Boost your vocabulary
  • See words in the context of real sentences
  • Learn by association and by definition
  • Master a new lexicon!

Get Started Below

Vocabulary Word

Word: adulation

Definition: flattery; admiration that is more than is necessary or deserved


Sentences Containing 'adulation'

In the midst of all the praise and adulation, the movement promised to keep on.
Other nations have been called thin skinned, but the citizens of the Union have, apparently, no skins at all; they wince if a breeze blows over them, unless it be tempered with adulation.
These two princes, unsought by any adulation or flattery of mine, of their own goodness alone, have taken it upon them to show me kindness and protect me, and in this I consider myself happier and richer than if Fortune had raised me to her greatest height in the ordinary way.

More Vocab Words

::: panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
::: weary - tired after long work; V.
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: distract - take (one's attention) off something; upset emotionally; make anxious; ADJ. distracted
::: smother - kill from lack of air; suppress; cover thickly; Ex. smothered in little stickers
::: esoteric - hard to understand; known only to the chosen few, esp. initiates; N. esoterica
::: semblance - outward appearance; guise; Ex. We called in the troops to bring a/some semblance of order to the city.
::: homage - honor; tribute; great respect; Ex. pay/do homage to
::: obituary - death notice (esp. in a newspaper); ADJ.
::: condiments - seasonings; spices