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: aspersion

Definition: slanderous remark; Ex. cast aspersions on


Sentences Containing 'aspersion'

Criticism of burial rites is a common aspersion in competing religions and cultures, and one is the association of cremation with fire sacrifice or human sacrifice.
Elsewhere in this volume the slanderous aspersion has been disproved, that the vocation of whaling is throughout a slatternly, untidy business.
Peggotty seemed to take this aspersion very much to heart, I thought.

More Vocab Words

::: abhor - detest; hate
::: infraction - violation (of a rule or regulation); breach
::: jargon - language used by special group; technical terminology; gibberish; nonsensical or incoherent talk
::: stringent - (of rules) binding; rigid; marked by scarcity of money; Ex. stringent economic conditions
::: pliant - flexible; easily influenced
::: fermentation - chemical reaction that splits complex organic compounds; unrest; agitation
::: hapless - unfortunate; luckless
::: bravado - swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery
::: mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
::: repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')