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

palliate - ease pain (without curing); make less severe or offensive (a crime or illness)
gravity - seriousness; ADJ. grave
apolitical - having an aversion or lack of concern for political affairs
responsiveness - state of reacting readily to appeals, orders, etc.; ADJ. responsive: readily reacting; Ex. responsive to treatment
satyr - half-human, half-bestial being in the court of Dionysus (resembling a goat), portrayed as wanton(unrestrained) and cunning; lecher; CF. faun; CF. goat: lecherous man
penumbra - partial shadow (in an eclipse); CF. almost shadow
lubricate - apply a lubricant to; N. lubricant: substance that reduces friction
devolve - deputize; pass or be passed to others (power, work, or property); Ex. devolve on/upon/to
tribute - tax levied by a ruler; payment made by one nation to another in acknowledgment of submission; mark of respect (such as praise or gift); Ex. pay tribute to
sensuous - giving pleasure to the senses; pertaining to the physical senses; operating through the senses; sensuous feeling of soft velvet on the skin