2nd Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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sonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a male child or person in relation to his parents
He had followed his own path, and had reached the spot just as soon as the son of the king had done.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE BELL
Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Then the second son was ordered to watch; and at midnight he too fell asleep, and in the morning another apple was gone.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOLDEN BIRD
hundredspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. being ten more than ninety
n. ten 10s
She could run faster, and longer, and she could skip up to a hundred.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Here was another locked door added to the hundred in the strange house.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Sometimes people went to sleep in them for a hundred years, which she had thought must be rather stupid.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
casespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. container of things
n. instance of a disease or an injury
He could not recollect that the closing word had ever been applied in his case before.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Every boy and girl had a theory about the nature of that book; but no two theories were alike, and there was no way of getting at the facts in the case.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
The part of the body most difficult to manage on such occasions was, no doubt, the head; here, as is so often the case in the world, long-headed people get through best.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
personspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a human being
I like you, and you make the fifth person.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
It made her think that it was curious how much nicer a person looked when he smiled.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
He looked like a person listening to a new sound in the distance and wondering what it was.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
alreadyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. now; so soon; so early
ad. by this or that time
Perhaps everything is dead in it already.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
She did not mind much, because she had already counted up to thirty.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Presently he did a few gently while he stood upon his already steadied feet.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
factspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. reality; truth
n. something known to exist
Perhaps the fact that she was in a rebellious mood made her bold.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She could see nothing, in fact, but a dense darkness on either side.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
But, in fact, he did not object to her as strongly as he had at first.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
gonespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. no longer present; departed
v. (past participle) keep or be in motion; perform as required
He sent them word I had not gone.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence
The Duchess took her choice, and was gone in a moment.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX. The Mock Turtle's Story
She had finished her dinner and gone to her favorite seat on the hearth-rug.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
knownspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past participle) understand as fact
a. recognized the scope of knowledge
She had never known it to be so silent before.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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But she had not known him long enough to be sure.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
That was a wise thought; matches were hardly known there in that day.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
perhapsspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. by chance; used to express uncertainty
There would be a new Ayah, and perhaps she would know some new stories.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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She supposed that perhaps this was the English way of treating children.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
These had been left to themselves for ten years and perhaps they had spread, like the snowdrops, into thousands.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
surespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. certainly
a. confident that one is right
And she was quite sure she was.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
He had meant that she might be sure he would keep her secret.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
She listened for a few minutes and each minute she became more and more sure.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
bodyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the whole physical structure of a person or animal
n. the main mass of a thing
Mother always knows what a body means.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Birds is rare choosers an a robin can flout a body worse than a man.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He had a tiny plump body and a delicate beak, and slender delicate legs.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
itselfspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
pron. a reflexive form of it
pron. an emphatic appositive of it
The wind itself had ceased and a brilliant, deep blue sky arched high over the moorland.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
She did not know what it was, because at first she could scarcely distinguish it from the wind itself.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She drew up the blinds and opened the window itself and a great waft of fresh, scented air blew in upon her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
returnspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an act of coming or going back to a place or activity
v. come or go back to a place or person
She hurled one in return, and the angry breach was complete.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Susan Sowerby got up at last to return to the house and Mrs. Medlock.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
No, he would be a soldier, and return after long years, all war-worn and illustrious.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
eitherspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. one or the other of two
pron: one or the other
She could see nothing, in fact, but a dense darkness on either side.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
There were bare flower-beds on either side of it and against the walls ivy grew thickly.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Most strangers thought he must be either half mad or a man with some hidden crime on his soul.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
lawspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. rule established by authorities or custom, regulating the behaviour of community
The law backs that old Judge Thatcher up and helps him to keep me out o my property.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
A few words sufficed for a mutual understanding between the two officers of the law.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
Colin had been instructed as to the law of whispers and low voices several days before.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
layspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. put in a horizontal position; set down
v. put or place in a particular position
When she awakened she lay and stared at the wall.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
He lay thinking a few minutes, as he had done before, and then he spoke again.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
He dropped back on his pillow and lay there with an odd expression on his face.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
criedspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past tense) shed tears, especially as an expression of distress or pain
Mary alternately cried and slept through the hours.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
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Mrs. Thatcher recognized the ribbon and cried over it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
They cried with them, too, and that was still better than words.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
speakspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. talk, make a statement in written or printed words
The Caterpillar was the first to speak.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar
The servants are not allowed to speak about me.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
This time Alice waited patiently until it chose to speak again.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar
hourspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the 24th part of a day, 60 minutes
The afternoon was dragging towards its mellow hour.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
At the end of half an hour they were wading through the tall grass of the graveyard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Every moment of the afternoon was full of new things and every hour the sunshine grew more golden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
heldspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past tense) grasp, carry, or support with one's arms or hands
v. remain or continue in a specified state
She held her hands tighter and turned her eyes toward him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
She wore a green brocade dress and held a green parrot on her finger.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
It held two thick pieces of bread with a slice of something laid between them.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
warspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. state of armed conflict between different nations or different groups
Baron, send for the minister of war.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
Not long afterwards, the country was overrun by war.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
He no longer took an interest in war, nor even in piracy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
duringspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
prep. at some time in the course of
Hardly a word was said during the next three-quarters of an hour.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
There was no Sabbath-school during day-school vacation, but everybody was early at church.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
They were telling each other, with a confidential interchange of ideas, where they had been during the day.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
severalspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. different; respective
a. more than a few but not very many; some
Colin had been instructed as to the law of whispers and low voices several days before.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
She surprised him several times by seeming to start up beside him as if she sprang out of the earth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Mary had worn her contrary scowl for an hour after that, but it made her think several entirely new things.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
whetherspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
conj. expressing a doubt or choice between alternatives
She wondered what it would look like and whether there were any flowers still alive in it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
In the first place, as she began to like to be with him, she wanted to discover whether he was the kind of boy you could tell a secret to.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
By and by, Mr. Dobbins straightened himself up, yawned, then unlocked his desk, and reached for his book, but seemed undecided whether to take it out or leave it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
reasonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a cause, explanation
v. think or argue in a logical manner
For some mysterious reason he knew he need not watch Dickon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
She sank to the ground and burst into such a frenzy of crying that Tom was appalled with the idea that she might die, or lose her reason.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
It was talked about, gloated over, glorified, until the reason of many of the citizens tottered under the strain of the unhealthy excitement.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
generalspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. army officer of very high rank
a. affecting all or most people, places or things
The spectacle took the general breath away.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
As a general thing it makes a body wish he was dead, too, and done with it all.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
There was a gate, but as a general thing he was too crowded for time to make use of it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
behindspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
prep. toward the rear of
ad. in a situation that exists afterward
A certain Amy Lawrence vanished out of his heart and left not even a memory of herself behind.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
And then she took a long breath and looked behind her up the long walk to see if any one was coming.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
When the door closed behind Martha, Colin found Mistress Mary gazing at him as if he had set her wondering.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
becamespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past tense) change, or grow to be
She gradually ceased crying and became quiet.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Mary became quite still and Colin looked fretful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
During that week of sunshine, she became more intimate with Ben Weatherstaff.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
becomespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. begin to be, be well suited to
Tom had become indifferent to persecution by this time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
I asked him what was become of young Harney and Miss Sophia.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII.
It suddenly dawned on Tom that it was become very lonely and still.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
thousandspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a cardinal number, 10 times 100
The sum amounted to a little over twelve thousand dollars.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
There was as much as a thousand people there from twenty mile around.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX.
He showed her ten thousand new green points pushing through the mould.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
questionspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a matter of some difficult
She never dared even to ask a question.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Alice felt that this could not be denied, so she tried another question.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper
But just before Martha went downstairs for the tea-tray, Mary asked a question.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
carespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. feel concern or interest
n. worry, anxiety, or concern
She just grew sour and obstinate and did not care what happened.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
She wondered also who would take care of her now her Ayah was dead.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
In India she had always felt hot and too languid to care much about anything.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
possiblespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. able to be done
a. may be true or may be the case
Well, I must detain you some time longer, but I will strive to make it as short as possible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
It did not seem possible that he could be the crazy creature who had screamed and beaten and bitten his pillow.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
He went to the best inn, ordered himself handsome clothes, and then bade the landlord furnish him a room as handsome as possible.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE BLUE LIGHT
keptspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past tense) hold as one's own
I kept all my limbs very supple.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar
She went slowly and kept her eyes on the ground.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
The mournful sound kept her awake because she felt mournful herself.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
shortspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. having little length, not long, not tall
That made Mrs. Medlock laugh a short sort of laugh.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Mary caught her breath in a short gasp and felt herself turn pale.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
But it must have fallen short or gone too far; so he tried twice more.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
townspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. any urban area
n. all the people who live in such a place
All the town was drifting toward the graveyard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Now the raft was passing before the distant town.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
They sprang to their feet and hurried to the shore toward the town.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
causespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person or thing that gives rise to an action
v. make something happen
You asked me the cause of my being late, and why I come disguised.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
Cocles had seen them go without thinking of inquiring the cause of their departure.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
Then every one could understand the cause of the unearthly pallor in the young girl and the bandit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.