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: verisimilitude

Definition: appearance of truth; quality of appearing to be true or real; likelihood; Ex. verisimilitude of her performance as Lady Macbeth


Sentences Containing 'verisimilitude'

And however we may flatter ourselves that we are guided, in every step which we take, by a kind of verisimilitude and experience, we may be assured that this fancied experience has no authority when we thus apply it to subjects that lie entirely out of the sphere of experience.
Plots in fiction should be wedded to the understanding of the reader, and be constructed in such a way that, reconciling impossibilities, smoothing over difficulties, keeping the mind on the alert, they may surprise, interest, divert, and entertain, so that wonder and delight joined may keep pace one with the other; all which he will fail to effect who shuns verisimilitude and truth to nature, wherein lies the perfection of writing.
The canonical form of the kouros persists until the beginning of the classical period, by which time artists had achieve a high degree of anatomical verisimilitude, if not naturalism, as can be observed on such transitional works as the Kritios Boy, ca.

More Vocab Words

::: quip - taunt; clever sarcastic remark; V.
::: commandeer - take (private property) for military use without needing permission or giving payment; draft for military purposes
::: receptive - quick or willing to receive (ideas, suggestions, etc.); Ex. receptive to the proposal
::: comity - courtesy; civility; Ex. comity of nations
::: clemency - disposition to be lenient in deciding punishments; mildness as of the weather; ADJ. clement
::: draft - first rough form; conscription; draught; V: make a draft of; conscript
::: spontaneity - lack of premeditation; naturalness; freedom from constraint; ADJ. spontaneous: self-generated; unpremeditated; happening without being planned
::: paltry - insignificant; petty; trifling; contemptible; Ex. paltry sum; CF. trash
::: thresh - beat (cereal plants) with a machine or flail to separate the grains from the straw
::: prototype - original work used as a model by others