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: decrepitude

Definition: state of collapse or weakness caused by illness or old age


Sentences Containing 'decrepitude'

His slow, limping step and bowed shoulders gave the appearance of decrepitude, and yet his hard, deep-lined, craggy features, and his enormous limbs showed that he was possessed of unusual strength of body and of character.

More Vocab Words

::: baffle - frustrate; perplex
::: affinity - feeling of kinship; similarity; Ex. strong affinity for her; Ex. many affinities between two languages
::: vigor - active strength; energy; enthusiasm; ADJ. vigorous
::: encroachment - gradual intrusion; Ex. I resent all these encroachments on my valuable time; V. encroach: take another's possessions or right gradually or stealthily; intrude; Ex. encroach on/upon
::: ragamuffin - dirty child in torn clothes; person wearing tattered clothes
::: spruce - neat and trim in appearance; smart; Ex. Be spruce for your job interview; V.
::: chassis - framework and working parts of an automobile; framework to which components are attached
::: intrigue - make secret plans; plot; arouse the curiosity of; N: secret scheme; plot; secret love affair
::: bequeath - leave to someone by means of a will; hand down in his will; N. bequest
::: diadem - crown