Build your vocabulary list with Kindle Vocabulary Builder

October 22, 2021

The benefits of improving your vocabulary are immense, but how should one go about learning new words in the most effective way? You can use a Kindle! It has built-in Vocabulary Builder feature that essentially lists out all the words you have looked up in the dictionary. Here’s how to make it ready for your use.

Kindle Vocabulary Builder

How to use Kindle Vocabulary Builder?

A description about kindle Vocabulary Builder says, the feature helps you learn new words while you read. Words that you looked up in the dictionary while you read automatically appear under it. You can then view Flashcards or review usage example for those words.

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  1. Open a book.
  2. Swipe down from top to reveal the Quick Actions menu.
  3. Select the All Settings option.
  4. Scroll down to the Reading options entry.
  5. Switch to the Vocabulary Builder option.
  6. Enable the toggle.

Let’s cover the process in a bit more detail!

How do I get vocabulary builder on my Kindle?

Wake up your Kindle by entering the passcode.

Open a book and swipe down from top to reveal the Quick Actions menu.

Kindle All Settings Menu
Kindle All Settings Menu

Select the All Settings option from the list of options displayed.

Kindle Reading Options
Kindle Reading Options

When directed to a new screen, scroll down to the Reading options heading. Tap the side-arrow adjacent to this option to display more options.

Vocabulary Builder Off
Vocabulary Builder Off

Switch to the Vocabulary Builder entry. By default, the option is disabled.

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Vocabulary Builder On
Vocabulary Builder On

To enable it, simply slide the toggle to On position.

Vocabulary Builder Flashcards
Vocabulary Builder Flashcards

Hereafter, you can then view Flashcards or review usage example for those words by simply tapping the Menu icon (visible as 3 vertical dots) and selecting Vocabulary Builder option.

How do I clear my Kindle vocabulary builder?

There appears to be no simple way to clear your vocabulary Builder list or do a Kindle Vocabulary Builder reset. However, there’s a workaround! Go to this website to download the Kindle Mate software.

While making sure your Kindle is connected to your PC, run the software.

Sync Changes to Kindle
Sync Changes to Kindle

Switch to the Edit menu in the menu bar, and then select Sync Changes to Kindle (shortcut F10) option as shown in the image above.

Truncate All Words In Kindle
Truncate All Words In Kindle

Next, in the Dialog box that appears on your computer screen, check Sync Kindle Vocabulary Words and Truncate all words in Kindle boxes.

Hit the Start button to delete all your words in Kindle Vocabulary Builder. Also see, sync page to the furthest page read.

Hope that makes sense!

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