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banishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. drive out; drive away; compel to depart; dispel
Dear Victor, banish these dark passions.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
I hereby banish it completely from my presence.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
Have a try therefore at something, and banish all sorrow from your mind.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
barragespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. artificial obstruction; heavy curtain of artillery fire; rapid, concentrated discharge of missiles
barrenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. desolate; fruitless and unproductive; lacking
I now closed Morton school, taking care that the parting should not be barren on my side.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Then a third man, Philoetius, joined them, who was bringing in a barren heifer and some goats.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
Refuse to be my wife, and you limit yourself for ever to a track of selfish ease and barren obscurity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
barterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. trade goods or services without the exchange of money
Nevertheless, there is my hand, in friendly witness, that I will exchange no more cuffs with thee, having been a loser by the barter.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
He makes the horses ill with too much water, cuts good harness, barters the tires of the wheels for drink, drops bits of iron into the thrashing machine, so as to break it.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 27
The ship, however, was by no means a large one: a Russian craft built on the Siberian coast, and purchased by my uncle after bartering away the vessel in which he sailed from home.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
batterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. beat with successive blows; beat repeatedly and with violence
It was of no use to batter themselves against granite.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 20
They had only their hard fists to batter at the world with.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XI
The talking ceased, and Fairway gave a circular motion to the rope, as if he were stirring batter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
becalmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. keep from motion, or stop progress of; make calm or still
The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
begetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. produce; give rise to
The plot was only there to beget emotion.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
Ye did beget this luckless child, and have abandoned him, ye creative libertines.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 125. The Log and Line.
As for the sons and the daughters they beget, why, those sons and daughters must take care of themselves; at least, with only the maternal help.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 88. Schools and Schoolmasters.
begrudgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. resent; give or expend with reluctance; be envious of
I begrudged the room that Jake and Otto and Russian Peter took up in my memory, which I wanted to crowd with other things.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: I
He knew it would not change him from an ownerless dog, whom everybody begrudges its golden collar, into a comfortable society dog.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
They are enshrined in the hearts of all loyal Southerners, and no one begrudges them the scant monetary returns they make for their risks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
belittlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. disparage or depreciate; put down
benignspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. kindly; favorable; not malignant
Things are going to get so bad under the benign rule of our good friend Rufus Bullock that Georgia is going to vomit him up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
As His disciple I adopt His pure, His merciful, His benignant doctrines.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
bequeathspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. leave to someone by a will; hand down
Dear, bequeath me that great patience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY
which treasure I bequeath and leave en.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
ngle in the second; which treasure I bequeath and leave en.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
blightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. blast; prevent the growth and fertility of; destroy the happiness of; ruin; frustrate
The more you and I converse, the better; for while I cannot blight you, you may refresh me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
When full of flowers they would doubtless look pretty; but now, at the latter end of January, all was wintry blight and brown decay.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
But this, his thinness, so to speak, seemed no more the token of wasting anxieties and cares, than it seemed the indication of any bodily blight.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
borespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. drill; make a hole in or through, with or as if with a drill
You are well acquainted with my failure and how heavily I bore the disappointment.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
My father and Ernest yet lived, but the former sunk under the tidings that I bore.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
His hand, trembling with his effort at self control, bore to his lips the last of his glass of ale.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
bountifulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. abundant; graciously generous; giving freely and generously
Mr. Earnshaw carved bountiful platefuls, and the mistress made them merry with lively talk.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
And in August, high in air, the beautiful and bountiful horse-chestnuts, candelabra-wise, proffer the passer-by their tapering upright cones of congregated blossoms.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
But the cradle was by the bounty of Heaven washed ashore.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
bovinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dull, slow-moving, and stolid, like an ox; placid and dull
Carol tried to stare them down but in face of the impishness of the boys and the bovine gaping of the men, she was embarrassed.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
brazenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having loud, usually harsh, resonant sound; shameless
The bugles called to each other like brazen gamecocks.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
The spring of the plains is not a reluctant virgin but brazen and soon away.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Then, with a cry of satisfaction, he bent forward and picked up a little brazen cylinder.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
broadcastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. message that is transmitted by radio or television; radio or television show
Pittypat had certainly broadcast her arrival.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
A sweep of chilly air passed by, rustling all the leaves and snowing the flaky ashes broadcast about the fire.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
She never created a friend, but seemed always to be sowing broadcast the dragon's teeth, whence sprung a harvest of armed enemies, against whom she rushed to battle.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
browbeatspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. bully; intimidate; discourage or frighten with threats
It is not a very manly thing, Mr. Holmes, to come here and browbeat a woman.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
bulwarkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. earthwork or other strong defense; person who defends
It is a bulwark of sound religion.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Rude, illiterate, dirty, he was a bulwark between the ladies and the terrors of Reconstruction.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
She felt that he was a bulwark between her and the darkness that grew thicker as the delayed storm came down in sleet.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
burlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. husky; muscular and heavily built
They seemed, for the most part, to be very burly men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
So spoke the burly Priest, assuming, on his part, high defiance.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
Sitting down and throwing back his outer coat, the man displayed the burly frame of Sikes.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
burrowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tunnel; hole in the ground made by an animal for shelter; dig; move through by or as by digging
This must be the burrow where the stranger lurked.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
Pitty scrambled into her bedroom like a rabbit panting for its burrow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
She was as hunted as a fox, running with a bursting heart, trying to reach a burrow before the hounds caught up.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
cachespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. hiding place; secret store of valuables or money
calamityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. event that brings terrible loss, lasting distress, or severe affliction; disaster; misery
I summoned strength to ask what had caused this calamity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
And yet my thoughts were idle; not intent on the calamity that weighed upon my heart, but idly loitering near it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
In all seasons of calamity, indeed, whether general or of individuals, the outcast of society at once found her place.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
caldronspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. large kettle or boiler of copper, brass, or iron
She set on every dish; and I always saw in her face, a face rising out of the caldron.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
In an immense caldron soup was boiling; and rabbits and hares were being roasted on a spit.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
Then the great caldron tilted back again, empty, and Jurgis saw to his relief that no one was hurt, and turned and followed his guide out into the sunlight.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
calligraphyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. beautiful writing; excellent penmanship
camaraderiespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. good-fellowship; companionship; close friendship in friends or teammates
caperspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. leap or jump about in a sprightly manner; skip; spring
He leaped up and for a moment she thought he was going to cut a caper, before dignity claimed him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Jip would bark and caper round us, and go on before, and look back on the landing, breathing short, to see that we were coming.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
Flimnap, the treasurer, is allowed to cut a caper on the straight rope, at least an inch higher than any other lord in the whole empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
carcinogenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any substance that produces cancer
cataclysmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune; deluge or overflowing of water
The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
catastrophespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. calamity; disaster; state of extreme ruin and misfortune
We were obliged to keep silent upon the dreadful catastrophe.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
The young man was too well acquainted with the business of the house, not to feel that a great catastrophe hung over the Morrel family.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
I took Mr. Micawber aside that same night, and confided to him the task of standing between Mr. Peggotty and intelligence of the late catastrophe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
chamberspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a private room, typically a bedroom; compartment; a large room used for formal or public events
In another fortnight I was able to leave my chamber.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
I paused to collect myself and then entered the chamber.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
At last, while attending a sick chamber, whither the Rev.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVI. A FOREST WALK
chaoticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. in utter disorder; lacking visible order or organization
But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VI
The moon was not yet very high; it was besides rather foggy, so that in the darkness all objects seemed mingled in chaotic confusion.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Jo glanced into them, and when she came to her own, leaned her chin on the edge, and stared absently at the chaotic collection, till a bundle of old exercise books caught her eye.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
chivalryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. knightly skill; courtesy towards women
Southern chivalry protected her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
He was deeply read in books of chivalry and romance.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
There you lay in the whirling clouds of dust, all huge and hugely, heedless now of your chivalry.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
circumventspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. surround an enemy; enclose or entrap; beat by cleverness and wit
The sense that he was watched, that craft was employed to circumvent his errant tastes, added piquancy to a journey so entirely sentimental, so long as the danger was of no fearful sort.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
cleavespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. split with or as if with a sharp instrument; pierce or penetrate; remain faithful to
But she found a Washington which did not cleave to Main Street.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
An hour passed, during which Dantes, excited by the feeling of freedom, continued to cleave the waves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
The sailors had again hoisted sail, and the vessel was once more cleaving the waves.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
clichespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. obvious remark; overused expression or idea
cliquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small exclusive group of friends or associates
She discovered that an office is as full of cliques and scandals as a Gopher Prairie.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Their hearts shut again till spring, and the nine months of cliques and radiators and dainty refreshments began all over.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
clutchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grasp and hold tightly; attempt to grasp or seize
As he said this, he released me from his clutch, and only looked at me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Mistress Mary did not mean to put out her hand and clutch his sleeve but she did it.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Without conscious intention he began to clutch at every passing caprice, taking it for a desire and an object.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 8
coaxspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. persuade or try to persuade by pleading or flattery; move to or adjust toward a desired end
He did not coax her to like him.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
I tried all I could to coax Elsie away.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
If she could only coax Rhett into marrying her, all would be perfect.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
colloquialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of informal spoken language or conversation; conversational or chatty
A small-town bungalow, the wives of a village doctor and a village dry-goods merchant, a provincial teacher, a colloquial brawl over paying a servant a dollar more a week.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
His colloquialisms seemed to Carol no more lax than their habitual slang.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
I'll be as damn colloquial as I want to.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
commemoratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. serve as a memorial to; honor the memory of with a ceremony
commemorate his name by so uncommon an action.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
THIS is not the place to commemorate the trials and privations endured by the immigrant Mormons before they came to their final haven.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
I begged Mr. Micawber to fill us bumpers, and proposed the toast in due form: shaking hands with him across the table, and kissing Mrs. Micawber, to commemorate that eventful occasion.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
commiseratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. feel or express pity or sympathy for
Listen to my tale; when you have heard that, abandon or commiserate me, as you shall judge that I deserve.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Lily murmured her commiseration.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 2
It has inspired me with great commiseration, and I hope I understand it and its influences.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIX
compassionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sensation of sorrow excited by the distress or misfortunes of another; pity; commiseration
Let your compassion be moved, and do not disdain me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Still thou canst listen to me and grant me thy compassion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
My unfortunate guest regards me with the tenderest compassion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
complyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. yield assent; accord; agree, or acquiesce; adapt one's self; fulfill; accomplish
I thought it best to comply with their proposal.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
These motives urged me to comply with his demand.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
We may not part until you have promised to comply with my requisition.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
concernspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. interest in any person or thing; regard; solicitude; anxiety
That is my least concern; I am, by a course of strange events, become the most miserable of mortals.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
He saw her concern, and coming to her, took her hand, pressed it, and kissed it with grateful respect.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
Elinor kept her concern and her censure to herself; and was very thankful that Marianne was not present, to share the provocation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
conclavespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a confidential or secret meeting
There was a family conclave, the coachman heard of it and leaving his own family went West, and has never returned.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
Answer me not," said the Templar, "by urging the difference of our creeds; within our secret conclaves we hold these nursery tales in derision.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
condensationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. compression; the conversion of a vapor or gas to a liquid
It was merely the condensation of the man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
She pictured a condensed university course brought to the people.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Father Mapple rose, and in a mild voice of unassuming authority ordered the scattered people to condense.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
condolencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. expression of sympathy with another in sorrow or grief.
No letter of condolence had been sent to Ireland.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Assistance is impossible; condolence insufferable.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
She wished me to look after the house, to see callers, and answer notes of condolence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
conferspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. bestow; present; have a conference in order to talk something over
They do everything to confer happiness, I am sure.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
He listened in silence, and finally promised to confer with the physician.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
You pretend to have bought it for yourself, but you have really done so to confer a benefit on him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
confirmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. support or establish the certainty or validity of; verify
Others even arose to confirm it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
Therefore I will tell you, and will confirm my words with an oath.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
Before the girls could believe the happy truth, the doctor came to confirm it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
confiscationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. seizure by the government
They had not been broken by the crash of empires, the machetes of revolting slaves, war, rebellion, proscription, confiscation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
She had fought and schemed and nursed them through the dark times when Yankee confiscation loomed, when money was tight and smart men going to the wall.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVII
The ever-present menace of lawless negroes and Yankee soldiers preyed on her mind, the danger of confiscation was constantly with her, even in her dreams, and she dreaded worse terrors to come.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
congenialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. pleasant or agreeable because suited to one's taste; compatible
Jurgis got himself a place in a boardinghouse with some congenial friends.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 26
He was a widower, and found very little congenial companionship in this casual Western city.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
From his mighty bulk the whale affords a most congenial theme whereon to enlarge, amplify, and generally expatiate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 104. The Fossil Whale.
conglomerationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a rounded spherical form; a sum total of many heterogenous things taken together
So one thing led to another; and the conglomeration of things pressed you flat; held you fast, like a fish in water.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
She hated the conglomerate mass of nearly nude flesh on the Lido: there was hardly enough water to wet them all.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
'I must say, it is a little vaguely conglomerate, a mixture of gases, so to speak,' said Clifford.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
consensusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. general agreement or accord; opinion reached by a group as a whole
conservativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. favoring traditional views and values; tending to oppose change
At least, it seemed worse to Frank and the conservative circles in which he moved.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
I remember being surprised by his graceful, conservative fox-trot--I had never seen him dance before.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
They were sound and conservative in politics, but they talked about motor cars and pump-guns and heaven only knew what new-fangled fads.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
constablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a police officer of the lowest rank; a lawman with less authority and jurisdiction than a sheriff
The constable nodded profoundly.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Holmes laughed and threw his card across the table to the constable.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
In the meantime I should like to speak to the constable who found the body.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
constructspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. form by assembling or combining parts; build; create
On this hint, attempts have been made to construct elaborate migratory charts of the sperm whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. The Chart.
Carol joined them; she ducked shrieking small boys, and helped babies construct sand-basins for unfortunate minnows.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
I quickly destroyed part of my sledge to construct oars, and by these means was enabled, with infinite fatigue, to move my ice raft in the direction of your ship.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
contradictionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. assertion of contrary; denial of the truth of a statement or assertion; opposition, whether by argument or conduct
SHE tried to be content, which was a contradiction in terms.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
But that contradiction in the lamp more and more appals him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. The Sermon.
Colonel Lloyd could not brook any contradiction from a slave.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
contravenedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. deny the truth of; go against, as of rules and laws
conveyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. carry from one place to another; bear or transport
The length of those five days I can convey no idea of to any one.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
Infinite pains were then taken by Biddy to convey to my sister some idea of what had happened.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
I beg to be allowed to convey, through you, my apologies to your excellent aunt for my late excitement.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
convoyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. accompany for protection, either by sea or land; attend for protection; escort
He may be stern; he may be exacting; he may be ambitious yet; but his is the sternness of the warrior Greatheart, who guards his pilgrim convoy from the onslaught of Apollyon.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
It was the "simple country wedding" to which guests are convoyed in special trains, and from which the hordes of the uninvited have to be fended off by the intervention of the police.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
corruptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. changed from sound to putrid state; spoiled; tainted
No honor, no heart, no religion; a corrupt woman.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
Old enough to be ambitions, but too young to be corrupt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
Always I hear corrupt murmurs; the chink of gold and metal.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10