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

nomadic - wandering; N. nomad: tribe who migrates from place to place
balk - stop short, as if faced with an obstacle, and refuse to continue; foil; stop or get in the way of; frustrate
unwarranted - unjustified; having no justification; groundless; baseless; undeserved
spoonerism - accidental transposition of sounds in successive words; Ex. ``Let me sew you to your sheet'' for ``Let me show you to your seat''; CF. William Spooner
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
oblique - indirect; slanting (deviating from the perpendicular or from a straight line); Ex. oblique reference
disjointed - disconnected; lacking coherence; V. disjoint: disconnect; disjoin
martinet - strict disciplinarian; person who demands total obedience to rules and orders; CF. Jean Martinet
calamity - disaster; misery
terrestrial - on or relating to the earth