4th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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abilityspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. capacity; skill
Any one else would have hastened to receive him; but Villefort was a man of ability, and he knew this would be a sign of weakness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
Her husband, who, when he married her, had no other patrimony than his noble probity, his first-rate ability, and his spotless reputation, wished to possess as much as his wife.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
The man of superior abilities always finds admirers, go where he will.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
activityspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a thing that a person or group does or has done
The gratings are every day carefully examined by jailers, whose herculean proportions and cold pitiless expression prove them to have been chosen to reign over their subjects for their superior activity and intelligence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 107. The Lions' Den.
Violent Bonapartist; took an active part in the return from Elba.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
An inveterate Bonapartist; took an active part in the return from the Island of Elba.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
actorspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person who acts and gets things done
n. a theatrical performer
reference is to the behavior of an actor in the Dionysian.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
The curtain rose, and the attention of Franz was attracted by the actors; and his eyes turned from the box containing the Greek girl and her strange companion to watch the business of the stage.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
The opera of "Parisina" was announced for representation, and the principal actors were Coselli, Moriani, and La Specchia.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
afternoonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the part of the day between noon and evening
I made them put me back in bed this afternoon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
The afternoon was even lovelier and busier than the morning had been.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
On this occasion he was away from Misselthwaite Manor until afternoon.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
aimspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. point or direct towards an object or spot with the intent of hitting it
And he bent his bow, took aim, and shot an arrow at the old poet, right into his heart.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE NAUGHTY BOY
This alone can stop me in my onward career, before I have attained the goal at which I aim, for all the rest I have reduced to mathematical terms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
And the wife struck; but she missed her aim, and hit her husband on the head so that he fell down dead, and the sparrow flew quietly home to her nest.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE DOG AND THE SPARROW
aircraftspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. vehicle that can fly, such as an airplane, helicopter, balloon
Alabamaspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a state of the southeastern US, on the Gulf of Mexico
alignspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight
angryspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. as if showing violent anger
a. feeling or showing anger
Mary sat up in bed and felt miserable and angry.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
For a moment Basil looked angry, and then he began to tease.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
It would have made her angry to think people imagined she was her little girl.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
announcerspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. one who proclaims a message publicly
I shall come here every day, announced Colin.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
I repeat that I am determined to have the announcement of yesterday contradicted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
Valentine summoned every effort, and breathed with that regular respiration which announces tranquil sleep.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 101. Locusta.
anywayspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. used to confirm or support a point or idea just mentioned
I was feeling better then, but I wished I was out of there, anyway.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI.
But anyway it all come of looking at the moon that way, like a fool.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X.
He said there was loads of them there, anyway; and he said there was A-rabs there, too, and elephants and things.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III.
arrestspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. stop or slow down; catch someone's attention; take into custody
Now, listen to me, and try to recall every circumstance attending your arrest.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
Meantime the subject of the arrest was being canvassed in every different form.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
You well know, madame, was my arrest; but you do not know how long that arrest lasted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 89. A Nocturnal Interview.
arthritisspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. inflammation of a joint or joints
asleepspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
ad. into a sleeping state
Six baby mice were cuddled up asleep near her.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
She is the one who is asleep in the other room.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
They very soon came upon a Gryphon, lying fast asleep in the sun.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX. The Mock Turtle's Story
assignspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. appoint; allot; make over; point out authoritatively or exactly
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
But all I know, sir, is, that I am ready to hand you over this sum in exchange for your assignment of the debt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
de Boville, who took it without ceremony, and quickly drew up the required assignment, while the Englishman counted out the bank-notes on the other side of the desk.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
astronautspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person trained to travel in a spacecraft
attackspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
v. take aggressive action against someone
n. offensive move; expression of strong criticism
Dantes saw that he must attack the wedge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
I had a similar attack the year previous to my imprisonment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
The attack which has just passed away, condemns me forever to the walls of a prison.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
Augustspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the month following July and preceding September
They sought even more thoroughly than the august heirs had done, but it was fruitless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
For frivolity and jokes and spotted tights were an offense, when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vague august realm of the romantic.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
backyardspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the grounds in back of a house
balloonspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. large non-rigid bag filled with gas or heated air
Baltimorespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. the largest city in Maryland, its major seaport and industrial center
bandagespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. strip of woven material, used in dressing and binding up wounds
Afterwards he was made to promise that he would not make the least attempt to raise the bandage.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
He put down his pail, took the white alley, and bent over the toe with absorbing interest while the bandage was being unwound.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
The bandage fell from his eyes, and he understood the joke, which he did not think quite so stupid as he had done just before.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
barbecuespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a rack to hold meat for cooking over hot charcoal usually out of doors
beardspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. hairy growth on or near the face of certain mammals
The children tried very hard, but they could not pull the beard out, it was caught too fast.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
When they came nearer they saw a dwarf with an old withered face and a snow-white beard a yard long.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
There was nothing to do but to bring out the scissors and cut the beard, whereby a small part of it was lost.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
bedroomspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a room used primarily for sleeping
It was a massive door and opened into a big bedroom.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
When Tom crept in at his bedroom window the night was almost spent.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
She did not even answer Mrs. Medlock, but turned and walked into her bedroom, followed by Martha.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
boarderspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a person who receives meals when staying somewhere for payment
n. a pupil who lives at school during term time
borderspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. outer part or edge of anything, as of a garden; margin or brink
This table had a cover made out of beautiful oilcloth, with a red and blue spread-eagle painted on it, and a painted border all around.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
The next day, at the usual hour, the two young peasants were on the borders of the forest.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
The road which the carriage now traversed was the ancient Appian Way, and bordered with tombs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
brakespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a piece of mechanism for stopping motion by friction
breakfastspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a meal eaten in the morning, the first of the day
Mary ate her breakfast slowly as she listened.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
I am going to get up to the sofa for breakfast.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
A table in the center was set with a good substantial breakfast.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
bridgespeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a structure carrying a path across a river or other obstacle
n. hard ridge that forms the upper part of the nose
He was unable to find the bridge: there was no railway either.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Soon, however, they came to a little brook, and as there was no bridge or foot-plank, they did not know how they were to get over it.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN
The road went up and down, and several times the carriage passed over a little bridge beneath which water rushed very fast with a great deal of noise.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
bucketspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. vessel for drawing up water from a well
Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long-handled brush.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
When the huntsman saw that, he went back and fetched three men to come with buckets and bale out the water.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
Mother Holle led her, as she had led her sister, to the broad gateway; but as she was passing through, instead of the shower of gold, a great bucketful of pitch came pouring over her.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In MOTHER HOLLE
burglarspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a thief who enters a building with intent to steal
bushspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. place abounding in trees or shrubs
They went from tree to tree and from bush to bush.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
He so sidled and twittered and tilted as he hopped on his bush.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He flew on to the nearest currant bush and tilted his head and sang a little song right at him.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
busyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
a. having a great deal to do
a. full of activity
The robin was tremendously busy.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Thought was soon busy; nothing was said for some time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
They are so busy and having such fun under the earth or in the trees or heather.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
butterflyspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. insect typically having a slender body with broad colorful wings
An Academician would say that the entertainments of the fashionable world are collections of flowers which attract inconstant butterflies, famished bees, and buzzing drones.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
All Nature was wide awake and stirring, now; long lances of sunlight pierced down through the dense foliage far and near, and a few butterflies came fluttering upon the scene.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
calendarspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. a table showing months, weeks, and days
cameraspeak speak spelling word quiz sentences 
n. equipment for taking photographs