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

mercantile - concerning trade or merchants
pretension - pretentiousness; claim (without foundation); Ex. I make no pretensions to skill as an artist.
aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
affluence - abundance; wealth
bestial - beastlike; brutal; inhuman; very cruel
gossamer - sheer; very light; like cobwebs; N: soft and sheer fabric; cobweb
hover - hang about; (of birds or aircraft) stay in the air in one place; (of people) wait nearby; stay around one place; waver; be in an uncertain state
personify - represent (an inanimate object) as a person; be the embodiment or perfect example of; Ex. She is evil/patience personified; N. personification
sanctimonious - displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety
disingenuous - not naive; not candid; sophisticated; worldly wise; OP. ingenuous