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

bereft - deprived of (something valuable); lacking
quisling - traitor who aids invaders; CF. Vidkun Quisling
illusive - deceiving; based on illusion; causing illusion; deceptive
paleontology - study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents
pathetic - causing sadness, compassion, pity; touching
lateral - of or coming from the side
baleful - evil; malignant in intent or effect; deadly; having a malign influence; portending evil; ominous; threatening; Ex. baleful look
blanch - bleach; whiten; make white or pale
purported - alleged; claimed; reputed or rumored; Ex. purported Satanists
extenuate - weaken; mitigate; lessen the seriousness of (bad behavior)