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: tawdry

Definition: cheap and gaudy; Ex. tawdry jewelry


Sentences Containing 'tawdry'

In her review in "Time", Martha Duffy described the show as "a particularly tawdry retread . . .

More Vocab Words

::: sanction - approve; ratify; N: permission; penalty intended to enforce compliance
::: diffuse - wordy; verbose; rambling; spread out (like a gas); V: spread out in all directions; disperse; N. diffusion; CF. suffuse
::: repartee - quick clever reply
::: extradition - surrender of prisoner by one state to another; Ex. extradition treaty; V. extradite
::: figurative - not literal but metaphorical; using a figure(impression) of speech
::: retentive - holding; able to retain things (esp. facts in the mind); having a good memory
::: inevitable - unavoidable
::: babble - chatter idly or foolishly; make continuous sounds like water running gently over rounded stone; N.
::: unseemly - unbecoming; not proper in behavior; indecent; Ex. leave with unseemly haste
::: bolster - support; reinforce