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: expeditious

Definition: done with speed; quick; N. expedition


Sentences Containing 'expeditious'

I might have handed him over to Roman justice, which is somewhat expeditious, and which would have been particularly so with him; but I did nothing of the sort I suffered him and his band to depart.''
I soon became at least as expeditious and as skilful as either of the other boys.
Pike has many small bones, so passing it through a tamis is an expeditious way of removing them.
The need for some form of pretermination hearing is evident from a balancing of the competing interests at stake: the private interest in retaining employment, the governmental interests in expeditious removal of unsatisfactory employees and the avoidance of administrative burdens, and the risk of an erroneous termination.
Where wages are high, accordingly, we shall always find the workmen more active, diligent, and expeditious, than where they are low; in England, for example, than in Scotland; in the neighbourhood of great towns, than in remote country places.

More Vocab Words

::: plenitude - abundance; plenty; great amount; completeness; fullness; CF. plenary, plenty
::: discomfit - frustrate; put to rout; defeat; disconcert; embarrass; perturb
::: partisan - one-sided; prejudiced; committed to a party (with dislike of any others); N: strong supporter of a party; guerrilla
::: obsequious - slavishly attentive; servile; full of servile compliance; sycophantic
::: cleave - split or sever; cling to; remain faithful to; N. cleavage; ADJ. cloven
::: peremptory - demanding and leaving no choice; imperative; Ex. peremptory decree/knock
::: enduring - lasting; surviving; V. endure: bear (pain or suffering) for a long time; remain alive (in spite of difficulties); last; survive
::: cauterize - burn (a wound or snakebite, etc.) with hot iron or caustic substance to stop bleeding and prevent infection
::: lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
::: sardonic - scornfully mocking; disdainful; sarcastic; cynical; Ex. sardonic smile