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

sheathe - place into a case; insert into or provide with a sheath; Ex. He sheathed his dagger; N. sheath: case for a blade
eclectic - selective; composed of elements drawn from disparate sources; selecting individual elements from a variety of sources; N. eclecticism
extraneous - not essential; irrelevant; superfluous; external; coming from the outside; Ex. extraneous details/noise/to the subject
defalcate - embezzle
carrion - rotting flesh of a dead body; CF. vulture
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept
dowry - money or property brought by a bride to her husband at marriage
relapse - return to a former state (esp. after improvement); N.
enfranchise - admit to the rights of citizenship (especially the right to vote); CF. franchise
catalyst - agent which brings about a chemical change while it remains unaffected and unchanged; CF. catalysis