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: totter

Definition: shake or move unsteadily; sway as if about to fall


Sentences Containing 'totter'

The series, produced rapidly in a hectic heatwave, are sometimes considered some of the purest "expressionist" works; in them, comets cross the sky like canon shells, fires rage, men scream and flee for their lives, buildings totter on the edge of collapse.
Then, being set down again, the dying creatures would totter gropingly about, with dragging wings, find each other, strike a guesswork blow or two, and fall exhausted once more.
When he came up she did as she had been told; and, before she had expended the paints and feathers, the bear began to totter, but, still advancing, came close to the woman.

More Vocab Words

::: lethargic - drowsy; dull; N. lethargy: state of sluggishness and inactivity
::: reprisal - retaliation
::: engulf - surround and swallow up
::: factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything
::: gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
::: avid - greedy; extremely eager for; Ex. avid learner; N. avidity
::: impregnate - make pregnant; fill thoroughly; saturate
::: disquisition - formal systematic inquiry; explanation of the results of a formal inquiry; long formal speech or written report
::: inaugurate - begin formally; install in office; induct into office by a formal ceremony; N. inauguration; ADJ. inaugural
::: parable - short simple story teaching a moral