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: taint

Definition: contaminate; cause to lose purity; modify with a trace of something bad; Ex. tainted reputation; N: stain; touch of decay or bad influence; CF. touch


Sentences Containing 'taint'

They are, in short, peasants, plain homely people, without any taint of disreputable blood, and, as the saying is, old rusty Christians, but so rich that by their wealth and free-handed way of life they are coming by degrees to be considered gentlefolk by birth, and even by position; though the wealth and nobility they thought most of was having me for their daughter; and as they have no other child to make their heir, and are affectionate parents, I was one of the most indulged daughters that ever parents indulged.
The gloomy taint that was in the Murdstone blood, darkened the Murdstone religion, which was austere and wrathful.
'And when I came to you, that night, to lay down all my load of shame and grief, and knew that I had to tell that, underneath your roof, one of my own kindred, to whom you had been a benefactor, for the love of me, had spoken to me words that should have found no utterance, even if I had been the weak and mercenary wretch he thought me--my mind revolted from the taint the very tale conveyed.

More Vocab Words

::: effrontery - rudeness without any sense of shame; shameless boldness; presumptousness; nerve; cheek
::: maul - handle roughly; batter; injure by beating; Ex. mauled by his overexcited fans; N: heavy long-handled hammer
::: discombobulated - discomposed; confused
::: remediable - reparable
::: counterpart - thing that completes another; things very much alike; thing that has the same purpose in a different system
::: whorl - ring of leaves around stem; ring; circular arrangement; Ex. whorls on the fingers
::: obstetrician - physician specializing in delivery(assisting in giving birth) of babies; N. obstetrics; CF. midwife
::: hermitage - home of a hermit
::: conjugal - pertaining to marriage
::: sleight - dexterity; CF. sleight of hand: legerdemain; quickness of the hands in doing tricks