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

restitution - returning something (lost or stolen) to the rightful owner; reparation; indemnification; compensation for loss, damage, or injury
microcosm - small representative world; world in miniature; Ex. microcosm of English society
sever - separate; cut off (a part) from a whole; break up (a relationship); N. severance; CF. severance pay: extra pay given an employee upon leaving a position
imbroglio - complicated situation (as in a play); painful or complex misunderstanding (as in a play); entanglement; confused mass (as of papers); V. embroil
effigy - dummy; likeness of a person made of wood, paper, or stone; Ex. burn an effigy of the President
rubble - fragments (esp. from a destroyed building)
stratum - layer of earth's surface; layer of society; PL. strata
titillate - tickle; excite pleasantly; Ex. not to titillate the audience but to enlighten it
lachrymose - producing tears; tearful
whittle - pare; cut away thin bits (from wood); fashion in this way; reduce gradually; trim