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: sextant

Definition: navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)


Sentences Containing 'sextant'

The capabilities of the aircraft are being enhanced by the incorporation of modern avionics systems consisting primarily of two Multi-Function Displays (MFDs) Mission and Display Processor (MDP), Sextant Ring Laser Gyros (RLG INSI), combined GPS/GLONASS navigation, HUD with UFCP, Digital Map Generator (DMG), jam-resistant Secured Communication, stand-by UHF communication, data link and a comprehensive Electronic Warfare (EW) Suite.

More Vocab Words

::: embezzlement - taking for one's own use in violation of trust; stealing (of money placed in one's care)
::: contortions - twistings; distortions; V. contort: twist violently out of shape; CF. contortionist
::: waive - give up temporarily; yield; N. waiver: waiving a right or claim; document that waives a right or claim
::: temperate - moderate; restrained; self-controlled; moderate in respect to temperature; CF. temperance: moderation and self-restraint; abstinence of alcoholic drinks; Ex. temperance society
::: rectify - set right; correct; CF. rect-: right
::: disinter - dig up; unearth; OP. inter
::: suffragist - advocate of the extension of voting rights (for women); CF. suffrage
::: germane - pertinent; bearing upon(having connection with) the case at hand; appropriate
::: artless - without guile; open and honest
::: jostle - shove; bump; push against (someone) rather roughly; Ex. jostled by the crowds