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

obtuse - blunt; not sharp; stupid; slow in understanding
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
conveyance - vehicle; transfer; act of conveying; Ex. public conveyance
traduce - expose to slander
ethos - underlying character of a culture, group, etc.; character or ideas peculiar to a specific person, group, or culture; Ex. the company ethos
irretrievable - impossible to recover or regain; CF. retrieve
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
encircle - surround
graze - (of an animal) feed on growing grass; cause (an animal) to feed on grass; scrape (esp. the skin) or touch lightly in passing; brush; Ex. We can't graze the cattle till summer; N: surface wound
palpable - tangible; (of something bad) easily perceptible; obvious; Ex. palpable blunder