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: whelp

Definition: young animal (esp. of the dog or cat family); young wolf, dog, tiger, etc.


Sentences Containing 'whelp'

If this has been done by the command of the magician king your father, through fear that I should not afford you the aid you need and are entitled to, I may tell you he did not know and does not know half the mass, and was little versed in the annals of chivalry; for, if he had read and gone through them as attentively and deliberately as I have, he would have found at every turn that knights of less renown than mine have accomplished things more difficult: it is no great matter to kill a whelp of a giant, however arrogant he may be; for it is not many hours since I myself was engaged with one, and-I will not speak of it, that they may not say I am lying; time, however, that reveals all, will tell the tale when we least expect it."
In the cat tribe, most of the species when adult are striped or spotted in lines; and stripes or spots can be plainly distinguished in the whelp of the lion and the puma.
No one supposes that the stripes on the whelp of a lion, or the spots on the young blackbird, are of any use to these animals.
Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682) said: "" were accounted the daintiest dish in England and I think, for the bignesse, of the biggest price."" Old names included Blackwit, Whelp, Yarwhelp, Shrieker, Barker and Jadreka Snipe.
you've been guilty of a great crime, you whelp!'

More Vocab Words

::: repulsion - distaste; disgust; act of driving back; ADJ. repulsive: causing disgust; tending to drive away; V. repel (not `repulse')
::: precocious - advanced in development; N. precocity
::: propellant - (propellent) substance which propels or drives forward (such as an explosive charge or a rocket fuel)
::: gerontocracy - government ruled by old people
::: tentative - not fully worked out or developed; provisional; experimental; uncertain; hesitant; not definite or positive; Ex. tentative agreement/reply
::: cataclysm - deluge; upheaval; earthquake; violent and sudden event or change
::: confound - confuse; puzzle
::: pragmatist - practical person; N. pragmatism: pragmatic way of dealing with things
::: panacea - cure-all; remedy for all diseases
::: cache - hiding place; V.