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

placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
bemused - confused; lost in thought; preoccupied
retroactive - taking effect before its enactment (as a law) or imposition (as a tax); (of a law) having effect on the past as well as the future
welter - wallow (as in mud or high seas); lie soaked (as in blood); Ex. The victims weltered in their blood.
lineaments - features especially of the face; distinctive shape or contour of the face; CF. line
pestle - tool for mashing or grinding substances in a hard bowl or mortar
whim - sudden capricious idea; fancy
indignation - anger at an injustice; Ex. righteous indignation; ADJ. indignant
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
sedition - conduct or language inciting rebellion; rebellion; resistance to authority; insubordination; ADJ. seditious