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: remunerative

Definition: (of work) compensating; rewarding; profitable; well-paid; V. remunerate: reward; pay (someone) for work or trouble


Sentences Containing 'remunerative'

"It is, of course, well known to you that in a successful banking business as much depends upon our being able to find remunerative investments for our funds as upon our increasing our connection and the number of our depositors.
It is not an avocation of a remunerative description--in other words, it does not pay--and some temporary embarrassments of a pecuniary nature have been the consequence.
For corn,' said Mrs. Micawber argumentatively, 'as I have repeatedly said to Mr. Micawber, may be gentlemanly, but it is not remunerative.
Commission to the extent of two and ninepence in a fortnight cannot, however limited our ideas, be considered remunerative.'
It appears to me, that what Mr. Micawber has to do, in justice to himself, in justice to his family, and I will even go so far as to say in justice to society, by which he has been hitherto overlooked, is to advertise in all the papers; to describe himself plainly as so-and-so, with such and such qualifications and to put it thus: "Now employ me, on remunerative terms, and address, post-paid, to W.
Nor, considered aright, does it seem any argument in favour of the gradual extinction of the Sperm Whale, for example, that in former years (the latter part of the last century, say) these Leviathans, in small pods, were encountered much oftener than at present, and, in consequence, the voyages were not so prolonged, and were also much more remunerative.

More Vocab Words

::: ascribe - refer; attribute; assign
::: congeal - freeze; coagulate
::: impetus - moving force; momentum; force of a moving body; incentive; stimulus; impulse
::: cuisine - style of cooking; Ex. French cuisine
::: precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
::: slack - moving slowly; sluggish; inactive; (of a rope) loose; negligent; lax; Ex. slack season; Ex. slack in one's work; N. V.
::: dichotomy - division into two opposite parts; split; branching into two parts (especially contradictory ones)
::: imbecility - weakness of mind; state of being an imbecile; N. imbecile: stupid person; fool
::: premise - assumption; postulate; proposition upon which an argument is based
::: barterer - trader; V. barter: trade; exchange good for other goods rather than money