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

transcendental - going beyond common thought or ideas; impossible to understand by practical experiences or practices; known only by studying thoughts or intuition; OP. empirical; CF. transcendentalism
amputate - cut off part of body; prune (a limb)
espionage - spying
parsimony - stinginess; excessive frugality; ADJ. parsimonious
founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
tantalize - tease; excite by exposing something desirable while keeping it out of reach; torture with disappointment; CF. Tantalus: Greek mythological figure
schism - division into factions (esp. within a religious body); split
scintilla - trace; minute amount; shred; least bit; Ex. There is not a scintilla of truth; CF. spark
proviso - stipulation; condition in an agreement; provision
jingoist - extremely aggressive and militant patriot; warlike chauvinist; N. jingoism: extreme nationalism