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: valor

Definition: bravery; ADJ. valiant: possessing valor; brave


Sentences Containing 'valor'

That immaculate manliness we feel within ourselves, so far within us, that it remains intact though all the outer character seem gone; bleeds with keenest anguish at the undraped spectacle of a valor-ruined man.
For as the one ship that held them all; though it was put together of all contrasting things--oak, and maple, and pine wood; iron, and pitch, and hemp--yet all these ran into each other in the one concrete hull, which shot on its way, both balanced and directed by the long central keel; even so, all the individualities of the crew, this man's valor, that man's fear; guilt and guiltiness, all varieties were welded into oneness, and were all directed to that fatal goal which Ahab their one lord and keel did point to.

More Vocab Words

::: upshot - outcome; final result
::: complaisant - trying to please; obliging; willing to please others
::: prelude - introduction; introductory performance or event; forerunner
::: gastronomy - art and science of preparing and serving good food; CF. gastronome
::: jollity - gaiety; cheerfulness; ADJ. jolly: merry; gay
::: rally - come or bring together; call up or summon (forces, vital powers, etc.); revive or recuperate (after illness or difficulty); N: act of rallying; mass gathering
::: itinerary - plan of a trip; record of a trip
::: venerable - deserving high respect; commanding respect; CF. command: deserve and get
::: aesthetic - artistic; dealing with or capable of appreciating the beautiful (of a person or building); CF. aesthete; CF. aesthetics
::: epitome - perfect example or embodiment; brief summary; Ex. epitome of good manners; V. epitomize: make an epitome of; be an epitome of; embody