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: context

Definition: writings preceding and following the passage quoted; circumstance in which an event occurs


Sentences Containing 'context'

Either this universe is a mere confused mass, and an intricate context of things, which shall in time be scattered and dispersed again: or it is an union consisting of order, and administered by Providence.
Latin from the books of the Laws of England, which taken along with the context, means, that of all whales captured by anybody on the coast of that land, the King, as Honourary Grand Harpooneer, must have the head, and the Queen be respectfully presented with the tail.

More Vocab Words

::: stolid - dull; impassive; showing little emotion when strong feelings are expected
::: offensive - attacking; insulting; distasteful; V. offend: violate; hurt the feelings of; N. offense: offending; violating of a moral or social code; crime; attack; Ex. first offense
::: insidious - treacherous; stealthy; sly; working or spreading harmfully in a stealthy manner; Ex. insidious spreading of dry rot
::: pith - core or marrow; spongelike substance in the center of stems; essence; substance
::: encumber - burden; N. encumbrance
::: agnostic - one who is skeptical of the existence or knowability of a god or any ultimate reality
::: disquietude - uneasiness; anxiety; V. disquiet: make anxious
::: supple - flexible; limber; pliant
::: deign - condescend; stoop
::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people