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

alloy - mixture as of metals; something added that lowers in value or purity; V: mix; make less pure; lower in value or quality; spoil; CF. unalloyed: not in mixture with other maetals; pure; complete; unqualified; Ex. unalloyed happiness
agrarian - pertaining to land or its cultivation; Ex. agrarian reform
irresolute - uncertain how to act; weak; lacking in resolution; indecisive; N. irresolution
blemish - mar; spoil the beauty or perfection of; N: flaw or defect (that spoils perfection); Ex. blemishes in the crystal; CF. unblemished
odium - detestation; quality of being odious; hatefulness; disrepute (resulting from hateful conduct)
prude - excessively modest or proper person (who is easily shocked by improper things, esp. of a sexual nature); N. prudery; ADJ. prudish: excessively concerned with propriety
abstruse - obscure; profound; difficult to understand
defer - give in respectfully; submit; delay till later; exempt temporarily; N. deferment; CF. show respect, comply with, courteous
refectory - dining hall; room where meals are served (in a school)
celibate - abstaining from sexual intercourse; unmarried; N. celibacy