2nd Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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directionspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a line leading to a place or point
n. the guidance of someone or something.
They sprang away, stumbling over roots and among vines in the dark, no two plunging in the same direction.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
In fact, everything seemed to be drifting just in the right direction, now; the treasure must be still in No.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Instantly Tom answered it, and leading Becky by the hand, started groping down the corridor in its direction.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
villagespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a small community or group of houses in a rural area
He was not the Model Boy of the village.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
It was on a hill, about a mile and a half from the village.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
THE two boys flew on and on, toward the village, speechless with horror.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
fieldspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an area of open land
Cavalcanti remained master of the field.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
After Hans had gone away, she cooked herself some good broth and took it into the field with her.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In CLEVER ELSIE
Then Roland went away, and the girl stood like a red landmark in the field and waited for her beloved.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SWEETHEART ROLAND
piecespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a separate portion of something
Then it was a serious piece of work to write to Dickon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
He came in with a teacup in one hand and a piece of bread-and-butter in the other.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
The horses were climbing up a hilly piece of road when she first caught sight of a light.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
musicspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. any agreeable, pleasing and harmonious, sounds
But you got to play music to them.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII.
When all was ready a signal was given, and they began their music.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE TRAVELLING MUSICIANS
There was a song in every heart; and if the heart was young the music issued at the lips.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
perspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
prep. for each; for every
ad. each; for each one
Sixty thousand francs per year.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
The funds rose one per cent higher than before they had fallen.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
She went out to see for herself; and she would have been content to find twenty per cent.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
summerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the warmest season of the year
It was one of these regular summer storms.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
As the golden summer changed into the deep golden autumn he went to the Lake of Como.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
But the Tree did not rejoice at all; he grew and grew, and was green both winter and summer.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE FIR TREE
centuryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a period of 100 years
In the last century more amazing things were found out than in any century before.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
In this new century hundreds of things still more astounding will be brought to light.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
In each century since the beginning of the world wonderful things have been discovered.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
softspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. not hard or stiff
ad. in a relaxed manner
It was a curtain of soft silk hanging over what seemed to be some picture.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
When he stopped and spoke to her his dark eyes looked almost soft and kind.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
It was a soft thing with a darling silly baby face and legs rather long for its body.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
producespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. make or manufacture, create, bring forth
We will produce him at the proper time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
We will produce the skeleton of that cat.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
They are destined to produce at least ten.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
usuallyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. under normal conditions, commonplace
Perhaps they were both of them thinking strange things children do not usually think.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
The strength which Colin usually threw into his tantrums rushed through him now in a new way.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
He heard no noise on board, for the young people were as subdued and still as people usually are who are nearly tired to death.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
islandspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a piece of land surrounded by water
The island was three mile long.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
It was broad daylight before he found himself fairly abreast the island bar.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
The boat floated on and went out of sight around the shoulder of the island.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
nationspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the territory or country itself
We smouched the grindstone, and set out to roll her home, but it was a most nation tough job.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII.
The Englishman, with the coolness of his nation, addressed him in terms nearly similar to those with which he had accosted the mayor of Marseilles.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
The Englishman received his thanks with the phlegm peculiar to his nation; and Morrel, overwhelming him with grateful blessings, conducted him to the staircase.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
skyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the region of the clouds or the upper air
He looked up at the sky and all about him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Never, never had Mary dreamed of a sky so blue.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
On that first morning when the sky was blue again Mary wakened very early.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
middlespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the position at an equal distance from the sides
a. in or nearly in the center
Mary was standing in the middle of the nursery when they opened the door a few minutes later.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
The raft drew beyond the middle of the river; the boys pointed her head right, and then lay on their oars.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
And it was so queer being there alone together in the middle of the night and not knowing about each other.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
winterspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the coldest season of the year
In winter there was an end of this pleasure.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
WELL, three or four months run along, and it was well into the winter now.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV.
But the Tree did not rejoice at all; he grew and grew, and was green both winter and summer.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE FIR TREE
planspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an arrangement, especially one that has been carefully
v. decide on and arrange in advance
According to my plan, I was going to turn up there from the village, not from below.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI.
At last they conspired together and hit upon a plan that promised a dazzling victory.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
I made fast to a willow; then I took a bite to eat, and by and by laid down in the canoe to smoke a pipe and lay out a plan.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
surprisespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a sudden unexpected event, fact, or thing
v. occur to with a sudden feeling
The Gryphon lifted up both its paws in surprise.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX. The Mock Turtle's Story
He evidently did not expect an answer and the next moment he gave her a surprise.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
To her surprise the surly old weather-beaten face actually changed its expression.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
minutespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the 1/60 of an hour; sixty seconds
a. extremely small
She did not know what to say, so for a whole minute she said nothing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
The old gardener pushed his cap back on his bald head and stared at her a minute.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Almost the next minute she heard footsteps in the compound, and then on the veranda.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
leadspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. go before or with to show the way
n. position in advance of others
Tom concluded to let Huck lead up to the subject.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
By this time everything was ready and the boys entered the hole, Tom in the lead.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
That would bring about a discovery which would inevitably lead to our being separated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
builtspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. having a good figure
v. (past tense) establish, increase
So we built it there and cooked dinner.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
About a hundred tons; but she is built to stand any weather.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
The boy could not have shown a wilder, heartier interest, if she had built a fire under him.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
glassspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a hard and transparent substance produced by fusion
This time there were TWO little shrieks, and more sounds of broken glass.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV. The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII. A Mad Tea-Party
Fruit-trees were trained flat against the wall, and over some of the beds there were glass frames.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
completespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. finished; ended
v. finish
The stillness was complete again, too.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
She hurled one in return, and the angry breach was complete.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Then he showed Huckleberry how to make an H and an F, and the oath was complete.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
shownspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. (past participle) make known to, guide
The boy could not have shown a wilder, heartier interest, if she had built a fire under him.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
As for the Count of Monte Cristo, he had never for an instant shown any appearance of having been moved.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
It was like being taken in state round the country of a magic king and queen and shown all the mysterious riches it contained.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
mainspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. chief in size; importance; principal; leading
n. the chief or principal part or point
This main avenue was not more than eight or ten feet wide.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Both fountains were going furiously and both pumps bailing with might and main.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
This house, isolated from the rest, had, besides the main entrance, another in the Rue Ponthieu.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 42. Monsieur Bertuccio.
lotspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. a great deal; much
n. very much
Mrs. Medlock thinks a lot o mother.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
He had also a lot of hair which tumbled over his forehead in heavy locks and made his thin face seem smaller.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
The widow she cried over me, and called me a poor lost lamb, and she called me a lot of other names, too, but she never meant no harm by it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
rulespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a principle
v. control or direct; govern
Yet he could not restrain a hope that in Italy, as elsewhere, there might be an exception to the general rule.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
He was at least forty; and yet it was easy to understand that he was formed to rule the young men with whom he associated at present.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
The lease was drawn up for three, six, or nine years by the new tenant, who, according to the rule of the proprietor, paid six months in advance.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
paragraphspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a note, item, or brief article
Beauchamp was breakfasting when he read the paragraph.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
I will look at it again; and he read the paragraph for the third time, laying a stress on each word as he proceeded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
"You see it is a serious annoyance," said Morcerf, when Beauchamp had finished the perusal of the paragraph.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
specialspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. being a particular one
He was therefore honourably received, and a special dwelling was assigned him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
At length she went to her own special walk and made up her mind to try if she could skip the whole length of it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
The Bourbons left him quietly enough at the Catalans, but Napoleon returned, a special levy was made, and Fernand was compelled to join.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
couldn'tspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. could not
spacespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an empty area
v. place apart
God grants me the boon of vision unrestricted by time or space.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
He laid a wager he would tame Medeah in the space of six months.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
The count first reached an open space and Franz followed him closely.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
ironspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a strong, hard magnetic silvery-gray metal
a. stern; harsh; cruel
It was not very large; it was iron bound and had been very strong before the slow years had injured it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Thick as the ivy hung, it nearly all was a loose and swinging curtain, though some had crept over wood and iron.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
I used to wear an iron thing to keep my back straight, but a grand doctor came from London to see me and said it was stupid.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
decidedspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. recognizable; unquestionable
v. (past tense) come to a resolution in the mind
Tom decided that he could be independent of Becky Thatcher now.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
He puzzled over the matter some time, and finally decided that some witch had interfered and broken the charm.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
And just as that was decided on, the young count entered into the church, and suddenly two snow-white doves flew on his shoulders and remained sitting there.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE THREE LANGUAGES
clothesspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. (plural) items worn to cover the body
But Sid had snatched his clothes and gone.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She had had servants, and food and clothes, but no one had taken any notice of her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
She had learned to dress herself by this time and she put on her clothes in five minutes.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
signspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a gesture used to convey information
v. write one's name on to identify oneself as the writer or sender
Jim said it was a sign it was going to rain.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
She had spoken aloud and he made a sign to her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
The girl glanced at the words, but made no sign.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
differencespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. people or things are not the same
Just see what a difference it made in him the minute he judged he was about free.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI.
Tom, it don't make no difference.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
It don't make any difference what happens, we got to keep mum.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
finishedspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. ended or completed
v. (past tense) complete and perfect in detail; put the final touches on
So she set to work, and very soon finished off the cake.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER I. Down the Rabbit-Hole
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
She counted the times carefully and when she had finished she felt in better spirits.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII