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

vitreous - of glass; pertaining to or resembling glass; V. vitrify: change into glass; CF. petrify
stymie - thwart; present an obstacle; stump
resourceful - clever and imaginative (in dealing with difficult situations); N. resource, resourcefulness
blotch - spot; blot; CF. blot+botch
dynamo - generator for producing electricity; energetic person
slough - (of a snake) shed or cast off (dead outer skin); N: outer layer that is shed
vicarious - experienced as if one were taking part in the experience of another; done by a deputy for other people; acting as a substitute; Ex. vicarious thrill at the movies; Ex. the vicarious sufferings of Christ
pinion - restrain or immobilize by binding the wings or legs; N: bird's wing
pariah - social outcast; Ex. Mariah the pariah
opprobrium - infamy; disgrace arising from shameful conduct; vilification(slander); scorn; contempt; Ex. opprobrium hurled against him; ADJ. opprobrious: expressing contempt; shameful or infamous