2nd Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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methodspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a way of doing something
A man like Danglars was wholly inaccessible to any gentler method of correction.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
This would have been a method of reckoning time, had not Dantes long ceased to do so.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
Believe me, to seek a quarrel with a man is a bad method of pleasing the woman who loves that man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
exactlyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. in every respect; just
ad. used as a reply to confirm or agree with what has just been said
Their parents lived exactly opposite.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
There was exactly one a-piece all round.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER III. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
He went to her and stood a moment, not knowing exactly how to proceed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
finallyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. at last; eventually
The thing was discussed for a long time, but finally decided in his favor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 70. The Ball.
The rock yielded, rolled over, bounded from point to point, and finally disappeared in the ocean.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
However, he reached the shore finally, and drifted along till he found a low place and drew himself out.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
billspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a statement of money owed for goods or services supplied
n. a piece of paper money worth a specified amount
This and some dried fruits and a flask of Monte Pulciano, was the bill of fare.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
I have no money to pay my bill, but I am not a dishonest man; I leave behind me as a pledge this pin, worth ten times the amount.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
The duke he hired the court house, and we went around and stuck up our bills.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
dryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. not wet
v. free from moisture
Now he lapsed into suffering again, as the dry argument was resumed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Oh, it is dry again, and is not hurt at all; the string is quite tight.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE NAUGHTY BOY
And Gerda was so glad to be on dry land again; but she was rather afraid of the strange old woman.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
buildingspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a structure with a roof and walls, such as a house, store
The gloomy building rose from the bosom of the ocean with imposing majesty and seemed to dominate the scene.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
A figure crept stealthily through a break in the other end of the ruined building, now, but they did not notice it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He had reserved the house and half the garden, and building a wall between the garden and the workshops, had let them upon lease with the pavilions at the bottom of the garden.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
measurespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. estimate the relative amount by comparison with some standard
n. any standard of judgment
What Ben Weatherstaff did Mary thought queer beyond measure.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
The rich shoemaker in the city took the measure of her little foot.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
Unfortunately, there are great words, as there are great men; I have measured them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
carefullyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. taking care or paying attention
The Knave did so, very carefully, with one foot.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
Tom got out a bit of paper and carefully unrolled it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
The odd companionship, the play acting, the great secret so carefully kept.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
earspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the organ of hearing
Jim got down on his knees, and put his ear against it and listened.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV.
Just at this juncture the boy felt a slow, fateful grip closing on his ear, and a steady lifting impulse.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She had quite forgotten the Duchess by this time, and was a little startled when she heard her voice close to her ear.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX. The Mock Turtle's Story
bottomspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the lowest point or par
a. in the lowest position
I got out amongst the driftwood, and then laid down in the bottom of the canoe and let her float.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
The water was three or four foot deep on the island in the low places and on the Illinois bottom.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
We cleared everything out of the way, about four or five foot along the middle of the bottom log.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
amountspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the sum total of two or more quantities
n. a sum of money
There was an unusual amount of talk.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
This treasure, which may amount to two.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
know of the existence of this treasure, which may amount to nearly two mil.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
crossspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. angry and annoyed
v. move, pass, or extend from one side to the other side
She did not feel cross when Martha chattered away.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She was cross and disappointed but not at all sorry for Colin.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
She had not known before that this was one of the things which made her feel sour and cross.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
surfacespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the outside part or uppermost layer of something
v. cause to appear openly
The tears lay very near the surface.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
A convulsive movement again brought him to the surface.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
I had turned up the earth over a surface of more than twenty feet square, and a depth of two feet.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
weatherspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. state of the atmosphere with respect to wind or cloud
The change in the weather seemed to have done him good.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
We was down south in the warm weather now, and a mighty long ways from home.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI.
But you never know what the weather will do in Yorkshire, particularly in the springtime.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
millionspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the number that is represented as a one followed by 6 zeros; 1,000,000
a. amounting to a very great number
It flies nineteen million times faster than the best race-horse; and yet electricity is quicker still.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
This, reckoning his loss, and what he had missed gaining, made the difference of a million to Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
The first year he offered government a million of francs for his release; the second, two; the third, three; and so on progressively.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
killspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. cause the death of
The Cadets paraded in a style calculated to kill the late member with envy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Some thought it would be good to kill the families of boys that told the secrets.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
But Tom give him five cents to keep quiet, and said we would all go home and meet next week, and rob somebody and kill some people.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
materialspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the matter from which a thing is or can be made
a. formed or consisting of matter
Yes, we do; you see them whenever God pleases to allow them to assume a material form.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
There was no lack of material; boys happened along every little while; they came to jeer, but remained to whitewash.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
The history which he related to me of his lost son touched me to the quick; indeed, his griefs, hopes, and fears on that subject might furnish material for a most touching and pathetic poem.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
valleyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a low area of land between hills or mountains
The valley was very, very still.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
He left the valley and went on his wandering way again.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
With that he put his money into his purse, and set out, roaming over hill and valley.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
heatspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the condition or quality of being hot
v. make hot or hotter
Meanwhile the heat became excessive.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 70. The Ball.
This order to heat the irons made Dantes shudder.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
There was such a heat inside that the Finland woman herself went about almost naked.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
beatspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. strike violently or forcefully and repeatedly
v. move regularly
You do beat all for natural stupidness.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII.
They both felt their pulses beat faster.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
I never see the beat of it in all my born days.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII.
listenspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. give attention with the ear
Mary had begun to listen in spite of herself.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
But as she was listening to the wind she began to listen to something else.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She felt very curious to know what it was all about, and crept a little way out of the wood to listen.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI. Pig and Pepper
sizespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. how big something is
He said he could size their style.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
He then imagined he had got into a needle-case full of pointed needles of every size.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Boys of his own size pretended not to know he had been away at all; but they were consuming with envy, nevertheless.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
edgespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n.a place or part farthest away from the center of something
v. provide with a border
And the sun is only slipping over the edge.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
He sat and gazed at the sunlit water and his eyes began to see things growing at its edge.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
However, at last she stretched her arms round it as far as they would go, and broke off a bit of the edge with each hand.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER V. Advice from a Caterpillar
happenspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. take place; come to pass; have the fortune
There is no knowing what may happen.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
Perhaps the beginning is just to say nice things are going to happen until you make them happen.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Alice said nothing; she had sat down with her face in her hands, wondering if anything would EVER happen in a natural way again.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
shapespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the outline of an area or figure
Now this fairy could take any shape she pleased.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In JORINDA AND JORINDEL
Well, by the end of three weeks everything was in pretty good shape.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX.
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
machinespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. an instrument which uses power, such as electricity to perform work
Monte Cristo looked in turn at the two iron handles by which the machine was worked.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
Alas, yes; the poor old gentleman is entirely helpless; the mind alone is still active in this human machine, and that is faint and flickering, like the light of a lamp about to expire.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
Divers descended in machines, made expressly on the discovery, into the bay where they were thrown; but of ten three only remained, the rest having been broken by the waves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
burningspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. very hot; on fire
v. (present tense) be on fire
The Councillor saw quite distinctly before him a lantern burning, and behind this a large handsome house.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Thousands of lights were burning on the green branches, and gaily-colored pictures, such as she had seen in the shop-windows, looked down upon her.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
The guest, however, thought no otherwise than that he was to give up one of his ears, and ran as if fire were burning under him, in order to take them both with him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In CLEVER GRETEL
discoverspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally
v. notice or realize
The point was, then, to discover the hidden entrance.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
I did all in my power to discover the murderers, but no one durst tell me their names, so much were they dreaded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
Then he destroyed the second portion, assured that if the first were seized, no one would be able to discover its real meaning.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
insidespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
prep. part of; within
ad. within one's heart, by true nature; basically
It was far away, but it was inside.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She was standing inside the secret garden.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
She hoped he was not going to stay inside and she pushed the door open wondering if he would.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
soilspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the portion of the earth's surface consisting of disintegrated rock and humus
v. insult, as with disgrace
Then something began pushing things up out of the soil and making things out of nothing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Where gardening is done all sorts of delightful things to eat are turned up with the soil.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
After he had turned a few trowelfuls of soil he spoke exultantly to Dickon in his best Yorkshire.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
phrasespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a group of words without a finite verb, especially used to form part of a sentence
v. say; express in the stated way
Yes, that the usual phrase; I am quite familiar with it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
The genius for laudation characteristic of the race was in that phrase.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
He was given to using rather grown-up phrases at times.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
pairspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a set of two things used together or regarded as a unit
v. tarrange or designate in groups of two
They were a nice agreeable pair as they glared at each other.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
In the midst of the shoes stood a pair of red ones, just like those the princess had worn.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
Martha found her coat and hat for her and a pair of stout little boots and she showed her her way downstairs.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
explainspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. make clear the reason of
v. make known in detail
If you please, let me explain.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
I will candidly explain the reason of both, and I trust to your goodness to pardon me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
I do not know enough about the wonderfulness of undiscovered things to be able to explain how this had happened to him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
containspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. hold or include within its volume or area
v. keep under proper control
I can scarcely contain myself at the bare idea.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
There were four or five more in the emerald, which would contain about a dozen.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
This time Franz could contain himself no longer, but sank, half fainting, into a seat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
sumspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a particular amount of money
v. give the total of
The sum amounted to a little over twelve thousand dollars.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
So vast a sum, all in actual cash, seemed next to incredible.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Thus seven or eight hundred piastres were wanting to them both to make up the sum that Albert required.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
joinspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. link, connect, take part with others
Then turn not pale, beloved snail, but come and join the dance.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
Said he thanked the whiting kindly, but he would not join the dance.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
Would not, could not, would not, could not, would not join the dance.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
coverspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. place something over
n. a blanket
Each day he grew stronger and could walk more steadily and cover more ground.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
When he had carefully locked the door, he lifted up the cover, and saw a white snake lying on the dish.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WHITE SNAKE
The cover rose more and more; and the Elder-flowers came forth so fresh and white, and shot up long branches.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE ELDERBUSH