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

rife - (of something bad) widespread; abundant; current
vying - contending; CF. vie
innovation - change; something newly introduced; introduction of something new; V. innovate: begin or introduce (something new); be creative; ADJ. innovative
barrage - barrier laid down by artillery fire; overwhelming profusion; large number of questions or statements; Ex. a barrage of criticism
dowse - use a divining rod to search for underground water or minerals
macerate - soften by soaking in liquid; waste away; Ex. macerate powdered wood to make paper
garner - gather; store up; amass
grotesque - fantastic; comically hideous; strange and unnatural (causing fear or amusement)
marvel - To become filled with wonder or astonishment; N. One that evokes surprise, admiration, or wonder.
deplore - regret; express sorrow and severe disapproval for something bad; Ex. deplore their violent behavior; ADJ. deplorable: very bad; deserving severe disapproval; Ex. deplorable living condition