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: decelerate

Definition: slow down


Sentences Containing 'decelerate'

If a drive sprocket rotates at constant RPM, then the chain (and the driven sprocket) must accelerate and decelerate constantly.
The trough caused the hurricane to decelerate and turn slightly to the north, and a ridge behind the trough caused Ella to become nearly stationary for 24 hours.
These would fire at the last instant to decelerate the materiel to a safe landing speed.
Whereas a proportional hazards model assumes that the effect of a covariate is to multiply the hazard by some constant, an AFT model assumes that the effect of a covariate is to accelerate or decelerate the life course of a disease by some constant.

More Vocab Words

::: worldly - engrossed in matters of this earth; not spiritual; of the material world
::: verbiage - pompous array of words; too many unnecessary words; wordiness
::: forfeit - something surrendered as punishment for a crime or breach of contract; V: lose as a forfeit; N. forfeiture
::: respiration - breathing; exhalation; ADJ. respiratory
::: oligarchy - government by a privileged few
::: intolerant - not willing to accept ways of thinking different from one's own; CF. tolerant; CF. tolerate
::: subdue - less intense; quieter; Ex. subdued lighting; Ex. subdue: conquer; make less intense; quiet; Ex. subdue one's anger
::: vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
::: scuttle - sink (a ship) by cutting holes in the hull; scrap; discard; N: small hatch in a ship's deck or hull
::: placate - pacify; bring peace to; conciliate; appease