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

::: figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
::: servile - slavish; cringing; N. servility
::: hireling - one who serves for hire (usually used contemptuously); one who works solely for compensation; Ex. hireling politician
::: retain - keep; maintain possession of; employ (esp. a lawyer or advisor); N. retainer: servant; fee paid to retain an advisor
::: timidity - lack of self-confidence or courage
::: impertinent - insolent; rude; not pertinent; N. impertinence
::: rapport - close relationship; emotional closeness; harmony
::: malefactor - evildoer; criminal
::: quash - crush; suppress; squash; subdue; annul; Ex. quash a rebellion/the decision of the low court
::: anachronism - an error involving time in a story; something or someone misplaced in time; ADJ. anachronistic