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: extirpate

Definition: root up; uproot; destroy completely


Sentences Containing 'extirpate'

Because the holy fathers could not extirpate the custom, they ordained that Christians should carry about candles in honor of the Blessed Virgin; and thus what was done before in the honor of Ceres is now done in honor of the Blessed Virgin.

More Vocab Words

::: deride - ridicule; treat with contempt; make fun of; OP. respect
::: distill - refine (a liquid by evaporating and subsequent condensation); concentrate; separate the most important parts from; Ex. distill fresh water from sea water; CF. brew
::: pugnacity - combativeness; disposition to fight; ADJ. pugnacious: (of people) belligerent; combative in nature
::: embed - (imbed) enclose; place in something; fix firmly in a surrounding mass
::: glut - overstock; fill beyond capacity (with food); fill to excess; N: oversupply
::: vagrant - wandering from place to place; roving; stray; moving in a random fashion; Ex. vagrant thoughts; N. vagrancy
::: alchemy - medieval chemistry
::: wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
::: prognosis - forecasted course of a disease; prediction; CF. prognostic
::: philanderer - faithless lover; flirt