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: mulct

Definition: defraud a person of something; swindle; Ex. mulct the boy of his legacy


Sentences Containing 'mulct'

True it is I am a gentleman of known house, of estate and property, and entitled to the five hundred sueldos mulct; and it may be that the sage who shall write my history will so clear up my ancestry and pedigree that I may find myself fifth or sixth in descent from a king; for I would have thee know, Sancho, that there are two kinds of lineages in the world; some there be tracing and deriving their descent from kings and princes, whom time has reduced little by little until they end in a point like a pyramid upside down; and others who spring from the common herd and go on rising step by step until they come to be great lords; so that the difference is that the one were what they no longer are, and the others are what they formerly were not.

More Vocab Words

::: predilection - preference; partiality
::: cataract - great waterfall; eye abnormality (causing a gradual loss of eyesight)
::: dingy - (of things and place) dirty and dull; Ex. dingy street/curtain
::: endorse - approve; support; write one's signature on the back of; N. endorsement; CF. dorsal
::: pallid - pale; wan; Ex. pallid complexion
::: prosperity - good fortune and financial success; physical well-being
::: mellifluous - (of words or a voice) sweetly or smoothly flowing; melodious; having a pleasant tune
::: sobriety - moderation (especially regarding indulgence in alcohol); seriousness
::: crone - hag; ugly old woman
::: adjutant - staff officer assisting the commander; assistant