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

waggish - humorous; mischievous; tricky
notable - conspicuous; worthy of note; remarkable; important; distinguished; noted
coeval - living at the same time as; existing during the same period of time; contemporary; of the same age
straggle - stray or fall behind (a main group); spread out in a scattered group; Ex. straggling marathon racer; Ex. straggling branch
obsessive - related to thinking about something constantly; of an obsession; preoccupying; N. obsession: compulsive preoccupation with a fixed idea; compulsive idea; V. obsess: preoccupy the mind of excessively
clipper - sailing vessel built for great speed
evoke - call forth (memory or feeling); Ex. That old film evoked memories of my childhood; N. evocation
ungainly - (of someone) awkward in movement; clumsy; (of something) unwieldy; Ex. ungainly dancer/instrument
uxorious - excessively submissive or devoted to one's wife; CF. uxor: wife
detain - keep waiting; prevent from leaving or going; N. detention