Kindle Vocabulary Builder #9

Hello everyone,

No matter how much time in our lives we dedicate to reading, there are always the occasional words we find ourselves encountering for the very first time and have no idea what they mean. Fortunately, for those of us who own a Kindle, we have the Vocabulary Builder feature, which allows us to store the words we have highlighted whose definitions had previously escaped our attention.

The Vocabulary Builder can be found via your home screen, as one of the menu options under the three little dots. The words we highlight automatically appear there, and you can review, study, and master the words at a later date.

Here are eight more of the words the I have added to the Vocabulary Builder – some of them are very obscure! Definitions from Oxford Dictionaries

Word: Lodestone
Definition: A piece of magnetite or other naturally magnetised mineral, able to be used as a magnet.

Word: Rappel
Definition: Another word for abseiling.

Word: Keloid
Definition: An area of irregular fibrous tissue formed at the site of a scar or injury.

Word: Indigence
Definition: A state of extreme poverty.

Word: Burgher
Definition: A citizen of a town or city, typically a member of the wealthy middle- or upper classes.

Word: Caravanserai
Definition: An inn with a central courtyard for travellers in the desert regions of Asia and North America.

Word: Sassafras
Definition: A deciduous North American tree with aromatic leaves and bark. The leaves are infused to make tea or ground into filé.

Word: Declension
Definition: The variation of the form of a noun, pronoun, or adjective in languages such as Greek or Latin, by which its grammatical case, number, and gender are identified.

Have you come across any of these words? Are any them new to you? Do let me know in the comments!

Happy reading 🙂

12 thoughts on “Kindle Vocabulary Builder #9

  1. I came across Indigence and Burgher before! I absolutely support your idea with the vocab builder. I used to write down words that I do not come across every day, print them and hang them on the wall, where I can see them every day.

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