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: seamy

Definition: sordid; base; filthy; unwholesome; Ex. seamy side of city life


Sentences Containing 'seamy'

"Nine Queens" is blessed with a gallery of well-drawn character roles, including the alcoholic mark and his two bodyguards; the avaricious widow who owns the 'nine queens' and her much younger bleached-blond boyfriend, and Valeria the sister, who opposes Marcos' seamy friends and life of crime but might be willing to sleep with Gandolfo if she can share in the spoils."

More Vocab Words

::: founder - fail completely; sink; CF. flounder
::: prone - inclined to; likely to (suffer); prostrate; lying with the front downward; Ex. prone to disease/make mistakes; Ex. accident-prone
::: indecision - irresolution; inability to make up one's mind
::: physiological - pertaining to the science of the function of living organisms; N. physiology
::: scanty - meager; insufficient
::: hapless - unfortunate; luckless
::: natation - swimming
::: valid - logically convincing; sound; legally acceptable; effective; Ex. valid reasoning/passport
::: comprise - include; consist of
::: pontifical - pertaining to a bishop or pope; pompous or pretentious; CF. pontiff: pope; bishop