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: canard

Definition: unfounded false rumor; exaggerated false report


Sentences Containing 'canard'

According to Marius Canard, "Lu'lu' presents the image of a slave ("ghulam") who, by his energy and ability, and favoured by external events, succeeds in hoisting himself up to a position of supremacy over an emirate, admittedly an emirate of secondary importance.
As Marius Canard writes, "the history of al-Dawla's reign is almost exclusively that of the attempts of Fatimid Egypt to gain the emirate of Aleppo, which were opposed by the Byzantine emperor".
Harrison Storms shaped the aircraft with a canard surface and a delta wing, which was built largely of stainless steel, sandwiched honeycomb panels, and titanium.
It was an unequal-span canard configuration two-bay biplane without any vertical stabilising surface or rudder and was originally powered by a 9 hp (7 kW) JAP engine mounted in front of the wing and driving a two-bladed aluminium pusher propeller mounted behind the wings.
The name was made official in 1921, although it may have originally appeared as "Canard".
This tactic is at best disingenuous, and at worst a canard. The goal of the IDM is not to encourage critical thought, but to foment a revolution which would supplant evolutionary theory with ID."
Yet the polling found that 19% of Americans answered "probably true" to the antisemitic canard that "Jews have too much control/influence on Wall Street" while 15% concurred with the related statement that Jews seem "more willing to use shady practices" in business.

More Vocab Words

::: converge - approach; tend to meet; come together
::: outlandish - bizzare; peculiar; unconventional
::: homogeneous - of the same kind; uniform in composition throughout
::: rejuvenate - make young again
::: imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
::: prehensile - capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails
::: throes - violent anguish
::: grisly - ghastly; horrifying; Ex. grisly remains of the bodies
::: circlet - small ring; band of gold, silver, jewel, etc. (worn on the head, arms, or neck as decoration)
::: ingenue - ing\'enue; young innocent girl