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

vacillate - waver (in opinion); fluctuate; sway to and fro; N. vacillation
wanton - unrestrained; gratuitously cruel; willfully malicious; unchaste; sexually improper; promiscuous; Ex. wanton spending/killing; CF. having no just cause
bacchanal - noisy party with a lot of drinking
bilk - swindle; cheat
repulse - reject with rudeness or coldness (an offer or friendship); drive back (an enemy attack); CF. repulse $\neq$ cause repulsion
foist - insert improperly; impose upon another by coercion; palm off; pass off as genuine or worthy; CF. fist
pharisee - Pharisee: member of an ancient Jewish group that emphasized strict observance of the Mosaic law (considering themselves very holy); hypocritical self-righteous person
duration - length of time something lasts
facet - small plane surface (of a gem(precious stone)); a side
effective - effectual; producing a strong response; striking; in operation; in effect; Ex. effective speech/photograph