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

devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
besmirch - soil; defile; make dirty
console - lessen sadness or disappointment; give comfort; allay the sorrow of; N. consolation
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
repress - hold back (the natural expression of); restrain; crush; oppress; Ex. repressed child; Ex. repress a laugh/rebellion
flush - redden; blush; flow suddenly and abundantly; wash out by a rapid brief flow of water; N: reddish tinge; blush; brief rush; rush of strong feeling; Ex. flush of pride; ADJ: having surfaces in the same plane; even; blushing
bent - determined; Ex. bent on advancing in the business; N: natural talent or inclination
prosper - become successful (esp. financially); thrive; grow well; Ex. children prospering under his care
fulsome - disgustingly excessive; offensively flattering; Ex. fulsome praise/expressions of admire
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road