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: protean

Definition: able to take on many forms; versatile; CF. Proteus: sea god to change his shape at will


Sentences Containing 'protean'

According to Ioana Pârvulescu, Aderca, the "protean writer", was "placed on the margin" by 21st century critics.
Baldanders or The Soon-Another is a creature of Germanic literary myth that features protean properties.

More Vocab Words

::: effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
::: prophylactic - used to prevent disease; N: something prophylactic; condom; N. prophylaxis: prevention of disease
::: undertaker - funeral director; one whose business is to arrange burials
::: morose - ill-humored; sullen; sullenly melancholy
::: exiguous - small in amount; minute
::: impeccable - faultless
::: prodigious - enormous; marvelous; extraordinary; Ex. prodigious amount/memory
::: disconcert - confuse; upset; embarrass; perturb
::: hypothetical - based on assumptions or hypotheses; supposed; N. hypothesis
::: layman - man who is not a cleric; man who is nonprofessional