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: wheedle

Definition: deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her


Sentences Containing 'wheedle'

But they are very favourable if they wheedle nobody into matrimony, but only make a present of a small live creature, no bigger than a bastard, to some of the family, no matter who gets it; when a child is born it must be kept.

More Vocab Words

::: retort - quick sharp reply; V.
::: breed - produce young; rear; bring up; produce (an undesirable condition); N: kind or sort of animal or plant
::: initiate - begin; originate; receive into a group; introduce to a new field or activity; Ex. initiate someone into the mysteries of a secret religion; N: one who has been initiated
::: cantata - story set to music to be sung by a chorus (shorter than an oratorio)
::: dishonor - disgrace; N. ADJ. dishonorable
::: outskirts - fringes; outer borders (as of a city); Ex. outskirts of Boston
::: bastion - stronghold; something seen as a source of protection; Ex. the last bastion of male chauvinism
::: flippant - lacking proper seriousness; Ex. flippant remarks about death; N. flippancy
::: glutinous - sticky; viscous; gluey
::: confiscate - seize; take possession of (private property) by official order (usu. as a punishment); commandeer