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

More Vocab Words

sublimate - refine; purify; replace (natural urges) with socially acceptable activities; change between a solid state and a gaseous state
draconian - extremely severe; Ex. draconian punishment; CF. Draco: Athenian politician
incarnation - act of assuming a human body and human nature; one who personifies something; personification; Ex. previous incarnation/reincarnation
retort - quick sharp reply; V.
commonwealth - nation governed by the people; republic; people of a nation
aberration - deviation from the normal; mental disorder
pinch - squeeze between the thumb and a finger, or other edges; Ex. I had to pinch myself to make sure I wasn't dreaming. N: amount that can be held between the thumb and a finger
shyster - lawyer using questionable methods; unscrupulous practioner
appreciate - be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of; ADJ. appreciable: enough to be felt; Ex. appreciable difference
jovial - good-natured; merry; cheerful