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: carafe

Definition: glass water bottle; decanter


Sentences Containing 'carafe'

In Suspicion, a character with a brandy allergy dies after taking a bet to drink a beaker-full of it; a decade later, in a real-life incident, Hitchcock dared Montgomery Clift at a dinner party around the filming of "I Confess" (1953) to swallow a carafe of brandy, which caused the actor to pass out almost immediately.
``Bring me a carafe of water,''said the abbe.

More Vocab Words

::: suppliant - entreating; beseeching; N.
::: insipid - lacking in flavor; lacking interest; dull; Ex. insipid food/character
::: satirical - using satire; mocking
::: didactic - (of speech or writing) intended to teach a moral lesson; teaching; instructional; N. didacticism
::: predispose - give an inclination toward (in advance); make susceptible to; Ex. predispose people to certain cancer; N. predisposition
::: unsightly - ugly; unpleasant to look at
::: guile - deceit; duplicity; wiliness; cunning; Ex. persuade her by guile
::: lopsided - heavier or larger on one side than the other; Ex. lopsided way of walking
::: persevere - continue steadily in spite of difficulties
::: callus - area of thick hard skin