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

::: accoutre - equip; N. accoutrement
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: placebo - harmless substance prescribed as a dummy pill
::: somber - dark; gloomy; melancholy; depressing; CF. shadow
::: decry - express strong disapproval of; condemn openly (something dangerous to the public); disparage; Ex. decry the violence of modern films
::: restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
::: pedagogy - teaching; art of education
::: grovel - crawl or creep on ground; remain prostrate; behave in a servile manner
::: cupidity - greed (for wealth); CF. cupid; CF. Cupid
::: vicissitude - change (esp. from good to bad); change of fortune; CF. the last emperor of China