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

subpoena - writ(written command issued by a court) summoning a witness to appear in court; V: summon with a subpoena
cryptic - mysterious; hidden; secret
mollycoddle - pamper; coddle; baby; indulge excessively
destitute - extremely poor; lacking means of subsistence; utterly lacking; devoid; Ex. destitute of any experience
stygian - unpleasantly dark; gloomy; hellish; deathly; CF. Styx: the chief river in the subterranean land of the dead
labyrinth - maze
intangible - not able to be perceived by touch; vague
hostage - person who is kept as a prisoner by an enemy so that the other side will do what the enemy demands
substantive - substantial; essential; pertaining to the substance; substantial; considerable; Ex. substantive issues
precept - practical rule guiding conduct; Ex. mother's precept