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: embroider

Definition: decorate with needlework; ornament (a story) with fancy or fictitious details; embellish


Sentences Containing 'embroider'

Over 40 Congolese ladies embroider fine Belgian linens daily at a spacious workshop in the city of Goma.
The series is full of unreliable narrators who embroider the facts to suit their agenda, have their facts wrong, see only their part in events, or who miss out completely on what was important: i.e., another fictional historian is clearly fuzzy on facts that the reader has witnessed differently, though he admits it.
Thou hast forgotten, O Sancho, those lines of our poet wherein he paints for us how, in their crystal abodes, those four nymphs employed themselves who rose from their loved Tagus and seated themselves in a verdant meadow to embroider those tissues which the ingenious poet there describes to us, how they were worked and woven with gold and silk and pearls; and something of this sort must have been the employment of my lady when thou sawest her, only that the spite which some wicked enchanter seems to have against everything of mine changes all those things that give me pleasure, and turns them into shapes unlike their own; and so I fear that in that history of my achievements which they say is now in print, if haply its author was some sage who is an enemy of mine, he will have put one thing for another, mingling a thousand lies with one truth, and amusing himself by relating transactions which have nothing to do with the sequence of a true history.

More Vocab Words

::: unexceptionable - entirely acceptable; not offering any basis for criticism
::: shear - remove (fleece or hair) by cutting; remove the hair or fleece from; cut with or as if with shears; N: shears; pair of scissors
::: bevy - large group; Ex. a bevy of starlets
::: chaperon - older person who accompanies and supervises a young unmarried woman
::: preternatural - beyond what is normal in nature; supernatural; Ex. preternatural strength/forces
::: polemic - attack or defense of an opinion; controversy or refutation; argument in support of point of view; N. polemics: art of debate or controversy
::: crust - hard outer covering (as of earth or snow)
::: acrid - bitter (to the taste or smell); sharp; bitterly pungent
::: credulity - belief on slight evidence; gullibility; naivet\'e; ADJ. credulous
::: desperate - having lost all hope; despairing; reckless and violent because of loss of hope or despair; undertaken as a last resort