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: whittle

Definition: pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim


More Vocab Words

::: dogged - determined; stubborn; stubbornly persevering; tenacious; Ex. Inspector Javert's dogged pursuit of Jean Valjean
::: harbinger - forerunner (which foreshadows what is to come)
::: undulating - moving with a wavelike motion; V. undulate; CF. und: wave
::: bereaved - deprived of (someone beloved through death)
::: vex - annoy; distress
::: integrity - honesty; uprightness; wholeness; state of being whole and undivided; completeness
::: regeneration - spiritual rebirth; Ex. regeneration of the prisoners; V. regenerate: give or obtain new life; reform spiritually
::: dominate - control; rule; enjoy a commanding position in; overlook from a height;
::: peon - landless agricultural worker; bond servant; menial worker; N. peonage
::: aghast - filled with great surprise or fear; horrified