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: reprobate

Definition: morally disapproved person; person hardened in sin, devoid of a sense of decency; CF. disapproved by God ?


Sentences Containing 'reprobate'

He came up to me, and after several questions, which I answered in great humility, he said, “we should not die.” I made the captain a very low bow, and then, turning to the Dutchman, said, “I was sorry to find more mercy in a heathen, than in a brother christian.” But I had soon reason to repent those foolish words: for that malicious reprobate, having often endeavoured in vain to persuade both the captains that I might be thrown into the sea (which they would not yield to, after the promise made me that I should not die), however, prevailed so far, as to have a punishment inflicted on me, worse, in all human appearance, than death itself.

More Vocab Words

::: compendium - brief, comprehensive summary; ADJ. compendious
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
::: concession - an act of yielding; conceding; something conceded; point, right, etc. given unwillingly; privilege of maintaining a business in a certain place; Ex. oil concessions in the North sea; CF. concessionaire
::: ovation - enthusiastic applause
::: turmoil - extreme confusion; great commotion and confusion; Ex. throw the country into turmoil
::: consecrate - dedicate; sanctify; declare as sacred; Ex. consecrate one's life to helping the poor
::: abash - embarrass
::: wispy - thin; slight; barely discernible
::: accessory - additional object; useful but not essential thing
::: invalid - one incapacitated(disabled) by a chronic illness; ADJ: incapacitated by illness; not valid; null; V: allow to leave (a military force) because of ill-health