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: preen

Definition: make oneself tidy in appearance; feel self-satisfaction or pride; (of a bird) smooth or clean (feathers) with the beak; Ex. preen oneself on; CF. prune


Sentences Containing 'preen'

The origin of name Preens Eddy (or Preen's Eddy) is unclear at the time of writing and contributions are sought to determine whether the Eddy was a swirling current formed by an obstruction in the river or whether Preen was a person, a place or a landmark/feature, or a name possibly linked to the Preenshead woodland location nearby.

More Vocab Words

::: dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
::: insomnia - wakefulness; inability to sleep
::: imbalance - lack of balance or symmetry; disproportion
::: gloss_over - explain away with the intention of deceiving or hiding faults
::: truculence - aggressiveness; ferocity; ADJ. truculent: aggressive; pugnacious; fierce
::: askew - crookedly; slanted; at an angle
::: conspiracy - treacherous plot; secret plan against the law (by two or more people)
::: consummate - complete; V.
::: virile - manly; having masculine spirit or strength; full of strength
::: irascible - irritable; easily angered