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

Don't forget to visit the world's best grammar check website (it's FREE)

More Vocab Words

lumen - unit of light energy (one candle's worth)
bound - leap or spring; limit or confine; constitute the limit of; Ex. bounded by Canada; N: leap or jumping; boundary; ADJ: certain; having a duty to do something (legally or morally); confined by bonds; Ex. We are bound to be late; Ex. I am bound to say my opinion; CF. bounce, rebound
sedentary - requiring sitting; done while sitting; not moving from one place to another; settled; Ex. sedentary job/population
reconcile - make friendly again (after quarrel); make consistent (two ideas in opposition); correct inconsistencies; Ex. reconcile one's political principles with one's religious beliefs
subtlety - perceptiveness; ingenuity; delicacy; ADJ. subtle: delicate; so slight as to be difficult to detect; able to make fine distinctions; clever; Ex. subtle mind/differences in meaning
cynical - skeptical or distrustful of human motives; N. cynicism; CF. cynic: person who believes all people are motivated by selfishness
aseptic - preventing infection; having a cleansing effect
makeshift - temporary expedient or substitute (in the case of urgent need); Ex. makeshift shelter
tortuous - winding; full of curves; Ex. tortuous mountain road
affront - insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect; V: insult or hurt the feelings of intentionally