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: contumacious

Definition: stubborn and disobedient; resisting authority (esp. disobedient to an order made by a court)


More Vocab Words

::: expurgate - clean; remove offensive parts of a book
::: coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
::: contagion - infection (by contact); ADJ. contagious; CF. infectious: that can be passed by infection in the air
::: doggerel - poor verse
::: musty - stale (in odor or taste); spoiled by age; CF. moist
::: abash - embarrass
::: precipice - cliff; dangerous position; Ex. on the edge of the precipice
::: douse - plunge into water or liquid; dip; immerse; drench; wet throughly; extinguish; throw water over; dowse
::: provenance - place of origin; origin or source of something; Ex. Gunpowder is of Chinese provenance; CF. come
::: copious - plentiful