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

More Vocab Words

jocose - given to(having a tendency of) joking
forensic - suitable to debate or courts of law; of or used in legal proceedings and the tracking of criminals; Ex. forensic science/medicine
ordeal - severe trial or affliction; difficult experience; trial(test of patience or endurance); affliction
compelling - overpowering; irresistible in effect; holding one's attention; that compels one to do something; Ex. a compelling adventure story; V. compel
truism - self-evident truth
apprehend - arrest (a criminal); dread; perceive; N. apprehension
dictum - authoritative and weighty statement (made by a judge in court); saying; maxim; CF. obiter dictum: incidental, nonbinding remark (something said in passing)
contentious - quarrelsome; controversial; likely to cause arguments
gratis - free; without charge; ADJ.
hapless - unfortunate; luckless