10th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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abbreviatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make shorter; reduce to shorter form intended to represent full form, as for word or phrase
But this intensity of his physical prostration did but so much the more abbreviate it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
It was so in the Pequod with the little negro Pippin by nick-name, Pip by abbreviation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
Father Kelly, the priest, had found the name of the Spanish maker on the sword and an abbreviation that stood for the city of Cordova.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIV
aberrantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. abnormal; markedly different from an accepted norm
No explanation save mental aberration can cover the facts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
It has gradually augmented, until it assumes the appearance of aberration of intellect.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
abetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. aid, usually in doing something wrong; encourage
Now I must caution you that if you abet him once, you abet him for good and all; if you step in between him and me, now, you must step in, Miss Trotwood, for ever.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
You may possibly have some idea, Miss Trotwood, of abetting him in his running away, and in his complaints to you.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
And while she aided and abetted him all she could, away in the remotest corner of her ancient healthy womanhood she despised him with a savage contempt that knew no bounds.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
abhorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. fill with horror and loathing; horrify; hate
The more I read, the more I was led to abhor and detest my enslavers.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
My life has been one incessant persecution from a husband whom I abhor.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
My vices are the children of a forced solitude that I abhor, and my virtues will necessarily arise when I live in communion with an equal.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
abnormalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unusual; not typical; not normal
His advance seems almost abnormal.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
There was nothing markedly abnormal in any of these conditions, which harmonised with my former experiences.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
She was encouraged to believe that she had not been abnormal in viewing Gopher Prairie as unduly tedious and slatternly.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
abodespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of waiting; delay; stay or continuance in a place
And we have no other place of abode.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
We live in a numble abode, Master Copperfield, but have much to be thankful for.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
One day, when my father had gone by himself to Milan, my mother, accompanied by me, visited this abode.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
abolishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cancel; put an end to; destroy completely
Gratitude was to be abolished, and the virtues springing from it were not to be.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
They were the same four pigs as had protested when Napoleon abolished the Sunday Meetings.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
Remove Man from the scene, and the root cause of hunger and overwork is abolished for ever.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
abrasionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the process of scraping or wearing away; scratch; friction
As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
abrasivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. rubbing away; tending to grind down
As long as the criminal remains upon two legs so long must there be some indentation, some abrasion, some trifling displacement which can be detected by the scientific searcher.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
abrogatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. abolish, do away with, or annul, especially by authority
accedespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. agree; give consent, often at insistence of another; concede
I rather wished, than believed him to be sincere; but, at any rate, was perfectly ready to accede to his proposal.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
She acceded to the suggestion of bouillon, which was grateful and acceptable.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VIII
Disappointed in the expectation of a customer, she coolly acceded to my request.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
accordspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. settlement or compromise of conflicting opinions; written agreement between two states
Mr. jorkins and old Tiffey shook their heads with one accord.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The maid, who had been listening at her door for a long while, came into her room of her own accord.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 15
He further gave me leave to accompany the prisoner to London; but declined to accord that grace to my two friends.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
acquirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. gain through experience or effort; gain possession of; locate with tracking system
There was no need for him to acquire a good head for whisky, he had been born with one.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
The other pirates envied him this majestic vice, and secretly resolved to acquire it shortly.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
I cannot allow him to acquire the habit of expecting to be recompensed for every trifling service he may render.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
adaptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make fit for; change to suit a new purpose
I had endeavoured to adapt Dora to myself, and found it impracticable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
The world is more or less a fixed thing and, externally, we have to adapt ourselves to it.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 18
Urged thus far, I had no choice but to adapt my nature to an element which I had willingly chosen.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
advocatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. speak, plead, or argue in favour of; plead for; push for something
I advocate them: I am sworn to spread them.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Vida was an advocate of culture-buying and efficiency-systems.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Consistency, my dear Mr. Brocklehurst; I advocate consistency in all things.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
affablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily approachable; warmly friendly
She was always a very affable and free-spoken young lady, and very civil behaved.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47
When I overtook them and stopped to say a word, I found them affable and confiding.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII
The banker saw the carriage of the count enter the court yard, and advanced to meet him with a sad, though affable smile.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
affirmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. offer someone emotional support or encouragement; confirm
I should not like to affirm upon oath that I have not.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
I affirm he will meet fairly every honourable challenge.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
For my own part, I may truly affirm, that I was less concerned than my nurse.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER II.
afootspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. currently in progress; traveling by foot
Something was afoot and she did not know about it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
If Suellen wanted to go visiting she could go afoot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
I was up betimes in the morning, but Holmes was afoot earlier still, for I saw him as I dressed, coming up the drive.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
agglomerationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. collection; heap; act or process of gathering into a mass
allegiancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. loyalty to a nation, sovereign, or cause; fidelity to any person or thing; devotion
I cannot accept on His behalf a divided allegiance: it must be entire.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
I myself am a savage, owning no allegiance but to the King of the Cannibals; and ready at any moment to rebel against him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. Of Whales in Paint; in Teeth; in Wood; in She...
Any prisoner who will take the oath of allegiance and enlist for Indian service for two years will be released and sent West.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
allotspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. parcel out in parts or portions; distribute to each individual concerned; assign as a share or lot
How much time she might, in her own fancy, allot for its dominion, is another concern.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Tom rose, disconsolate, and stumbled into the cabin that had been allotted to him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
They returned within the time Hannah had allotted them: they entered by the kitchen door.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
aloofspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. apart; remote in manner; distant physically or emotionally; reserved and remote
He was courteous always, but aloof, remote.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
So was the black horned thing seated aloof on a rock, surveying a distant crowd surrounding a gallows.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
When she was most ardently singing hymns or planning deviltry she yet seemed gently aloof and critical.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
aluminumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. silvery ductile metallic element
In the darkness at the end of a corridor she had to feel the aluminum figures on the door-panels.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
On the center table was a Sears-Roebuck mail-order catalogue, a silver frame with photographs of the Baptist Church and of an elderly clergyman, and an aluminum tray containing a rattlesnake's rattle and a broken spectacle-lens.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
amazespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. astonish; surprise greatly; affect with wonder
And then it came into my head that I would amaze our friends behind by lighting it.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
Mrs. Micawber was amazed, but very glad to see me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
I repeated the words, more to myself than her, being so amazed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29. I VISIT STEERFORTH AT HIS HOME, AGAIN
ambiguityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being ambiguous; doubtfulness or uncertainty
Lily was in fact becoming more and more aware of a certain ambiguity in her situation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
Once again, Lily had withdrawn from an ambiguous situation in time to save her self-respect, but too late for public vindication.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
Gerty had tried to veil her failure in tender ambiguities; but Carry, always the soul of candour, put the case squarely to her friend.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
amidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in the middle of; among; surrounded by
It imparted to the wearer a kind of sacredness, which enabled her to walk securely amid all peril.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
Then amid grins and chuckles and bobbing of curtsies he drove away, leaving ecstasy and nudging elbows and little jumps of joy behind.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Presently Ulysses and the swineherd came up to the house and stood by it, amid a sound of music, for Phemius was just beginning to sing to the suitors.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
amissspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. out of proper order; not in perfect shape; faulty
Therefore it will not be amiss if I remind you of them.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
But owing to the flutter she was in, everything went amiss.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
This was her as now asked what it was that had gone so much amiss.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
amplespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. more than enough in size or scope or capacity; fairly large
Mrs. Jennings was a widow with an ample jointure.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
If I had had ample time for consideration, I believe I should still have gone.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
I know you will do him such ample justice, that I am growing every moment more unconcerned and indifferent.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 40
anarchyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. absence of governing body; state of disorder; political disorder and confusion
Aunt Bessie Smail sleuthed out this anarchy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
And yet, to Connie, it was a methodical anarchy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Perhaps it would develop into a very radical anarchy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
antagonizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. provoke the hostility of; act in opposition to
All to be seen was shame for captivity and regret for the right to antagonize.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
She had not much of anything to say to her father, for that matter; but he did not antagonize her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
The old irritation and antagonism which he roused in her was hot in her heart and she yearned to speak tart words.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
apocryphalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. untrue; of questionable authorship or authenticity; erroneous; fictitious
apparelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. external clothing; vesture; garments; dress; small ornamental piece
Do not make yourself uneasy, my dear cousin, about your apparel.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
And never any gift of jewelry or wearing apparel, not even gloves or handkerchiefs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
However, to please her, I allowed Sophie to apparel her in one of her short, full muslin frocks.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
apparitionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ghostly figure; sudden or unusual sight; appearance; state of being visible
The apparition was soon explained.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
The apparition had outstripped me: it stood looking through the gate.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
The shade of a young butcher rises, like the apparition of an armed head in Macbeth.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
appealspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. attraction; charm; attract; fascinate; challenge
She was glad of this appeal for tenderness.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 12
I never appeal to him, and never shall appeal to him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 3
I had been unhappy in trying it; I could not endure my own solitary wisdom; I could not reconcile it with her former appeal to me as my child-wife.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
appliancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. durable goods for home or office use; device or instrument for household use
I could find no machinery, no appliances of any kind.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
With the aid of these appliances we all had something warm to drink, including the Aged, who was soon awake again.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
Then I stopped the machine, and saw about me again the old familiar laboratory, my tools, my appliances just as I had left them.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
apprehendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take into custody; arrest a criminal; grasp mentally; perceive
I apprehend that he is rather addicted to profane song.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
I apprehend he will not have less than seven hundred a year.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
But here it was with the utmost difficulty that I brought him to apprehend what I meant.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
apprehensionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; act of seizing or capturing; understanding
All these things I saw without then knowing that I saw them, for I was in an agony of apprehension.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
On every point of general literature he displays unbounded knowledge and a quick and piercing apprehension.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Hester repelled the offered medicine, at the same time gazing with strongly marked apprehension into his face.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
arbitraryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. randomly chosen; determined by chance or impulse, and not by reason or principle
If it is a purely arbitrary one, it may be impossible for us to solve it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
And should this happen, she had no legal rights, no legal redress, except those same drumhead courts of which Tony had spoken so bitterly, those military courts with their arbitrary powers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
And while their manners were thus the subject of sarcastic observation, the untaught Saxons unwittingly transgressed several of the arbitrary rules established for the regulation of society.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
arrangespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put in proper order; dispose in the manner intended, or best suited for the purpose
There was another pause, and the physician began anew to examine and arrange the plants which he had gathered.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
But I was bewildered, perplexed, and unable to arrange my ideas sufficiently to understand the full extent of his proposition.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Vronsky, who was, as it were, chief master of the ceremonies to him, was at great pains to arrange all the Russian amusements suggested by various persons to the prince.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
articulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. expressing oneself easily in clear and effective language
Some of the pigs themselves, however, were more articulate.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter V
Levin, shaking with sobs and unable to articulate a word, went out of the room.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 18
His voice was shrill, but very clear and articulate; and I could distinctly hear it when I stood up.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
ascertainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. find out for certain; discover with certainty; make sure of
She felt a morbid desire to ascertain the point.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
Looking out to ascertain for what, I saw, to My amazement, Peggotty burst from a hedge and climb into the cart.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
I rose, and went into the garden, as soon as I could see, to ascertain if there were any footmarks under his window.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
aspirationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a hope or ambition of achieving something; the action or process of drawing breath
It was they who would carry out her aspiration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
She would make the dramatic association understand her aspiration.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
With doubts, because the aspiration had been so laid waste in her youth.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VII
assailspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. assault; attack with or as if with violent blows
This resistance only infuriated Mr. Sikes the more; who, dropping on his knees, began to assail the animal most furiously.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
A knight unhorsed might renew the fight on foot with any other on the opposite side in the same predicament; but mounted horsemen were in that case forbidden to assail him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
No wonder there had been some among the hunters who namelessly transported and allured by all this serenity, had ventured to assail it; but had fatally found that quietude but the vesture of tornadoes.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
assayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. analyze; evaluate; examine by trial or experiment; put to test
assetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. properties; advantage; useful or valuable quality
It was the last asset in their fortunes, the nucleus around which their life was to be rebuilt.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
The state-owned railroad had once been an asset to the state but now it was a liability and its debts had piled up to the million mark.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
She had been willing from the first to employ Lily in the show-room: as a displayer of hats, a fashionable beauty might be a valuable asset.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
assimilatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. incorporate and absorb into mind; make similar; cause to resemble
They are in our homes; they are the associates of our children, and they form their minds faster than we can; for they are a race that children always will cling to and assimilate with.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Lily made a movement which showed her imperfect assimilation of this example.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 4
Her mouth was dry as she assimilated this knowledge and she swallowed and looked into his eyes, trying to find some clue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
astonishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. surprise or impress someone greatly; shock
Nothing ever seemed to astonish her very much.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
I have something to communicate that will astonish you not a little.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
It would astonish one, unaccustomed to a slaveholding life, to see with what wonderful ease a slaveholder can find things, of which to make occasion to whip a slave.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
astoundingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. surprisingly impressive or notable; shocking
He had read with astounding breadth, and astounding lack of judgment.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
She knitted an astounding purple scarf, which she hid under his supper plate.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Thomas Sawyer, this is the most astounding confession I have ever listened to.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
atheistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. nonbeliever; one who denies the existence of god
Tom closed his eyes, and shuddered at the dark, atheistic words.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
The atheistic taunts of his cruel master sunk his before dejected soul to the lowest ebb; and, though the hand of faith still held to the eternal rock, it was a numb, despairing grasp.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
I'm the town badman, Mrs. Kennicott: town atheist, and I suppose I must be an anarchist, too.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
attemptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. action of trying at something
Michaelis made a clumsy attempt to distract him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
But I was baffled in every attempt I made for this purpose.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
His eyes glanced momentarily at me and his lips parted with an abortive attempt at a laugh.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
attributespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. essential quality; reputation; honor
In truth, he was startled, if not shocked, to find this attribute in the physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
The other was his wife, and he could only attribute her to the mysterious kindness of God.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Nothing is farther from my thoughts than to attribute any degree of artifice to Mr. jorkins.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
augmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make greater, as in size, extent, or quantity
The former Dantes proposed to augment, the latter to remedy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
She was confident of having performed her duty, and to fret over unavoidable evils, or augment them by anxiety, was no part of her disposition.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
Mrs. Norris, whose attachment seemed to augment with the demerits of her niece, would have had her received at home and countenanced by them all.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
availspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. turn to advantage of; be of service to; profit; promote
It would avail me nothing to extenuate it now.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
That cannot be; but all that I can say will be of little avail.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
But these cares of Clerval were made of no avail when I visited the professors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
avertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. prevent; turn or cause to turn off or away
But they discovered the danger in time, and made shift to avert it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
He might avert it all if he would but tell me what he had done with the three missing stones.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
For his life he could not avert that excess of emotion: mingled anguish and humiliation overcame him completely.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
avidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. greedy; eager for; marked by keen interest and enthusiasm
I believed her young, ardent, reckless, disillusioned, under sentence, feverish, avid of pleasure.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
They had an avid curiosity about the South and Southern women, and Scarlett gave them their first opportunity to satisfy it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
She poured out a cup, and drank it with a frightful avidity, which seemed desirous of draining the last drop in the goblet.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
avocationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. activity taken up in addition to one's regular work or profession, usually for enjoyment
The Brahmins maintain that in the almost endless sculptures of that immemorial pagoda, all the trades and pursuits, every conceivable avocation of man, were prefigured ages before any of them actually came into being.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
The majority of the searchers had given up the quest and gone back to their daily avocations, saying that it was plain the children could never be found.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
As they listened and looked--out into the garden--the trees tossing and the birds swirling seemed called out of their private lives, out of their separate avocations, and made to take part.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
awespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mixed emotion of reverence, respect, dread, and wonder; fear, as of something evil
The crowd, meanwhile, looked on with awe and wonder.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIII. THE REVELATION OF THE SCARLET LETTER
Mr. Peggotty touched me, and whispered with much awe and reverence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
It is a little document to do so much; and Traddles contemplates it, as it lies upon my desk, half in admiration, half in awe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. ANOTHER RETROSPECT
azurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. sky blue; light purplish blue
The peak of Monte Cristo reddened by the burning sun, was seen against the azure sky.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
He found that he was in a grotto, went towards the opening, and through a kind of fanlight saw a blue sea and an azure sky.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
They had found the door of the grotto opened, and gone forth; on the azure dome of heaven still glittered a few remaining stars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
balladspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. popular kind of narrative poem, adapted for recitation or singing
She passed into another ballad, this time a really doleful one.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
All evening she sang Scotch ballads to Kennicott, and when she noticed that he was chewing an unlighted cigar she smiled maternally at his secret.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
But there I always found her, the same bright housewife; often humming her Devonshire ballads when no strange foot was coming up the stairs, and blunting the sharp boy in his official closet with melody.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
ballotspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. printed or written ticket used in voting; act of voting; whole number of votes cast at an election
Let others burn with fury over the Yankee rule and losing the ballot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
The act said that in case of difference of opinion, there must be a ballot.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 28
Certainly she could observe no progress in the direction of the recovery of the ballot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
balmyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. mild and pleasant; extremely foolish
A young man, very pale and worn, was lying upon a sofa near the open window, through which came the rich scent of the garden and the balmy summer air.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. The Adventure of The Naval Treaty
Now that the sun was setting in a welter of crimson behind the hills across the Flint River, the warmth of the April day was ebbing into a faint but balmy chill.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
A balmy, soft warmth poured into the room, heavy with velvety smells, redolent of many blossoms, of newly fledged trees and of the moist, freshly turned red earth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
banspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. official prohibition; decree that prohibits something
If you go or come, eat or drink, bless or ban, 'Pax vobiscum' carries you through it all.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI