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

excoriate - scold with biting harshness; censure strongly; strip the skin off
magistrate - official with power to administer the law
malaise - uneasiness; vague feeling of ill health (without any particular pain or appearance of disease)
verity - quality of being true; lasting truth or principle; Ex. the verity of his testimony; Ex. one of the eternal verities
replicate - reproduce; duplicate
wheedle - deceive, persuade, or obtain by flattery; cajole; coax; Ex. wheedle a promise out of her
ceremonious - marked by formality; extremely formal and polite; CF. ceremony: conventional social courtesy
alias - an assumed name esp. by a criminal (usually to mislead people); ADV. alias
extrovert - person interested mostly in external objects and actions
litotes - understatement for emphasis; Ex. ``not bad(=pretty good)''