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: sophist

Definition: teacher of philosophy; quibbler; employer of fallacious reasoning; N. sophism: plausible but fallacious argument


Sentences Containing 'sophist'

A Phrygian or Rhodian sophist and grammarian, pupil of Tryphon, and originally a slave, who taught at Rome under the first Caesars.
Titian based the image on the writings of the Greek sophist Philostratus.

More Vocab Words

::: impair - injure; hurt; damage
::: indenture - bind as servant or apprentice to master; bind by indenture; N: contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified time (as between an apprentice and his master)
::: cursive - (of writing) flowing; running; having the successive letters joined
::: expedite - hasten; make go faster
::: humanitarian - one devoted to the promotion of human welfare; CF. humanism
::: fruitful - producing results; profitable; prolific; producing in abundance
::: florid - ruddy; (of a complexion) reddish; flowery; very ornate; CF. rose
::: lucid - easily understood; clear; intelligible; N. lucidity
::: aureole - sun's corona; halo; bright circle of light
::: lewd - lustful