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counterpartspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another
He might well skulk behind the settle, on beholding such a bright, graceful damsel enter the house, instead of a rough-headed counterpart of himself, as he expected.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Every one knows the history of the famous return from Elba, a return which was unprecedented in the past, and will probably remain without a counterpart in the future.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
She or her friends have observed characters the counterpart of almost all that are here introduced; and many of the sayings are word for word as heard herself, or reported to her.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
cramspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pack; force, press, or squeeze into an insufficient space
If you want to cram for anything, I should be troubled to recommend you to a better adviser than Loo Bounderby.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER II
She was unable to walk more than a block on the tiny feet which she crammed into too small slippers.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
She discovered that most of the women in the government bureaus lived unhealthfully, dining on snatches in their crammed apartments.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
critiquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature
cursoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
He then took a cursory view of the present state of the science and explained many of its elementary terms.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
At every vacant minute he hastened to gather furze-stumps, thorn-tree roots, and other solid materials from the adjacent slopes, hiding them from cursory view.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
But the cursory glance my father had taken of my volume by no means assured me that he was acquainted with its contents, and I continued to read with the greatest avidity.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
custodyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. keeping or guarding; care, watch, inspection, for keeping, preservation, or security
I called in the inspector and gave him into custody.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
I see him now, going away in custody, despised by the congregation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
He made a sweeping bow to the three of us and walked quietly off in the custody of the detective.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
dataspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. collection of facts, observations, or other information related to a particular question or problem
It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
My data were coming more quickly than I could have reasonably hoped.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. The Adventure of The Musgrave Ritual
"We have not the requisite data," chimed in the professor, and he went back to his argument.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 7
debaclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sudden downfall; complete disaster
Four days after the Jolly Seventeen debacle Vida Sherwin called and casually blew Carol's world to pieces.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Well, she'd have to bear it meekly, much as she disliked it, if she expected to snatch victory from this debacle.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
debonairspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. friendly; of good appearance and manners; graceful
She could not bear to see him in tatters, working, her debonaire immaculate Ashley.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
He no longer looked the debonaire Ashley who had caught her fancy so many years before.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
His dress was as debonaire as if he were going to a ball, well-tailored white linen coat and trousers, embroidered gray watered-silk waistcoat and a hint of ruffle on his shirt bosom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
debrisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
A skeleton with a tangle of brown hair adhering to it lay among the debris.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
On the other hand a wild chaos of boulders and debris made all advance impossible.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
He filled the grease-cups, varnished a fender, removed from beneath the back seat the debris of gloves, copper washers, crumpled maps, dust, and greasy rags.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
deceleratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. slow down rate of advancement of; decrease speed of
decreespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. order from one having authority; decision, order, or sentence by court
So he had put forth a decree that whosoever should be able to make her laugh should marry her.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOLDEN GOOSE
Against such a decree there was no Delaware sufficiently hardy to murmur, much less oppose himself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
I, in my stiff-necked rebellion, almost cursed the dispensation: instead of bending to the decree, I defied it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
deflectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
Those performances which had been witnessed by his fellows marched now in wide purple and gold, having various deflections.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Through the bars of the prison, through the sleep haze that deflected them, blunt arrows bruised her; of love, then of hate.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
delugespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
The last was an awful blank: something like the world when the deluge was gone by.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The thunder was rolling into distance, and the rain was pouring down like a deluge, when the door of his room opened.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
demeanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. degrade; debase, as in dignity or social standing
He hesitated whether to address the King as the Black Knight-errant, or in what other manner to demean himself towards him.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
A narrow life in Budmouth might have completely demeaned her.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 7 Queen of Night
During this performance, the hermit demeaned himself much like a first-rate critic of the present day at a new opera.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
deplorespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
The more I consider this mighty tail, the more do I deplore my inability to express it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
Bitterly did he deplore a deficiency which now he could scarcely comprehend to have been possible.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
It always happens so in this vale of tears, there is an inevitability about such things which we can only wonder at, deplore, and bear as we best can.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
deployspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. position troops in readiness for combat, as along a front or line; put into use or action
derivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of
On the contrary, those motions derive their most appalling beauty from it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
I could not derive benefit from the late knowledge I had acquired of your character.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 23
Women derive a pleasure, incomprehensible to the other sex, from the delicate toil of the needle.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
desecratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. violate with violence, especially to sacred place
He could not admit that he was mistaken then, for his spiritual condition then was precious to him, and to admit that it was a proof of weakness would have been to desecrate those moments.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 8
Nor were they less careful to prevent any unhallowed layman from touching the pall, which, having been that used at the funeral of Saint Edmund, was liable to be desecrated, if handled by the profane.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
She thought she was prospering finely, but unconsciously she was beginning to desecrate some of the womanliest attributes of a woman's character.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
desistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear
He would not despair: he would not desist.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Instantly the captain ran forward, and in a loud voice commanded his crew to desist from hoisting the cutting-tackles, and at once cast loose the cables and chains confining the whales to the ship.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 91. The Pequod Meets The Rose-Bud.
Notwithstanding the evidently useless nature of their search, they did not desist until the coming on of night rendered its further prosecution hopeless; and even then, they gave it up with reluctance.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
desolatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unpopulated; providing no shelter or sustenance; devoid of inhabitants
It is a scene terrifically desolate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Know that, one by one, my friends were snatched away; I was left desolate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
Shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
despicablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
Somehow, that seemed a despicable occupation.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
All that had so long engaged my attention suddenly grew despicable.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
It was a peculiar combination of old-maidishness and licentiousness that made Cutter seem so despicable.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
deterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
His pride, in that direction, may be of service, if not to himself, to many others, for it must only deter him from such foul misconduct as I have suffered by.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
But the fear that the horse might be captured and the money taken from Pork deterred them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Often she was tempted to tell Martha that the child must be kept at home, but somehow the memory of his foolish, happy face deterred her.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
detestspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
I detest this mongrel time, neither day nor night.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
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
He remained immovable, with the lowering forehead she had grown to detest.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
devourspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. consume; eat greedily; destroy completely
The dogs come and devour the bacon.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In CLEVER HANS
I like her too well, my dear Heathcliff, to let you absolutely seize and devour her up.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
These hungry men could devour the whole shoat at one meal and, if they knew of the live hogs, they could commandeer them for the army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
dichotomyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. being twofold; a classification into two opposed parts or subclasses
dictionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. choice and use of words in speech or writing
Her conception of the character was as heavy and uncompromising as her diction; she bore hard on the idea and on the consonants.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
disarrayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. throw into disorder; break the array of.
He had come on her that morning in a moment of disarray; her face had been pale and altered, and the diminution of her beauty had lent her a poignant charm.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
By the Indian's side, and evidently sustaining a companionship with him, stood a white man, clad in a strange disarray of civilized and savage costume.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
discernspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. detect; perceive or recognize something
He must discern thee in thy true character.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
Once or twice she could discern a faint blush; but in general Charlotte wisely did not hear.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
I saw him try both experiments upon a dog, but could not discern any effect from the former.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
disclosespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. unclose; open; remove a cover or envelope from; lay open or expose to view
You will smile at my allusion, but I will disclose a secret.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
He paused, pondering whether to disclose or not to disclose his feeling to him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
Stay till he comes, reader; and, when I disclose my secret to him, you shall share the confidence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
discrepancyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lack of consistency; lack of compatibility or similarity between two or more facts
The discrepancy was enormous and appalling.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
It may be inseparable from the discrepancy in their years.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
The discrepancy consists, Mrs Helmer, in the fact that your father signed this bond three days after his death.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
disgruntledspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unhappy; dissatisfied; frustrated
Besides, the dashing blockade runners were bringing in these very things under the Yankees' disgruntled noses, and that made the possession of them many times more thrilling.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
dismalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. causing gloom or depression; dreary; somber; melancholy
Mr. Pocket uttered a dismal groan.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
There was a melancholy wind, and the marshes were very dismal.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
But Hester could not resolve the query, being herself in a dismal labyrinth of doubt.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
dismantlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take apart; disassemble; tear down
The house was dark, dismantled: and the all appearance, uninhabited.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
She was delighted to know that the Esplanade Street house was in a dismantled condition.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
I went round to my employer, found him in the same dismantled kind of room, and was told to keep at it until Wednesday, and then come again.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
disparityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
I confess that I do think there is a disparity, too great a disparity, and in a point no less essential than mind.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
I might have seen there was too great a disparity between the ages of the parties to make it likely that they were man and wife.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Raising his cry of battle, which recalled some six or seven warriors, and reckless of the disparity of their numbers, he rushed upon his enemy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
dispositionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. natural or acquired habit with tendency; act or means of getting rid of something
Their benevolent disposition often made them enter the cottages of the poor.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
As this silence continued, every day made it appear more strange and more incompatible with the disposition of both.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
The first part of their journey was performed in too melancholy a disposition to be otherwise than tedious and unpleasant.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
disseminatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
dissertationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university
No; by your brilliant and almost sublime conversation you have elevated me above the ordinary level; we no longer talk, we rise to dissertation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
"I am prejudiced against Beauchamp," said Albert, drawing Franz away, and leaving the former to finish his philosophical dissertation with Debray.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
doctrinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. principles presented for belief, as by religious; principle of law; act of teaching; instruction
doctrine Wendell Phillips sought to combat in his celebrated.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
My doctrine has never aimed at the subjection of the understanding.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
Your Kentuckian of the present day is a good illustration of the doctrine of transmitted instincts and peculiarities.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
dreadfulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very unpleasant; distasteful or shocking
I trembled violently, apprehending some dreadful misfortune.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
The life of my father is in the greatest danger, owing to the dreadful circumstance that I have related.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
To take three thousand pounds from the fortune of their dear little boy would be impoverishing him to the most dreadful degree.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
durablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lasting; able to withstand wear, pressure, or damage; hard wearing; enduring
You are never sure of a good impression being durable; everybody may sway it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Even the smooth surface of family-union seems worth preserving, though there may be nothing durable beneath.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
I thought they'd be a nice durable cardboard.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
echelonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. level or rank in an organization, profession, or society; formation of troops, ships
eclipsespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
Clym shook his head, and looked at the eclipse.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
Yes, the sand has nearly slipped away, I see, and the eclipse is creeping on more and more.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 4 An Hour of Bliss and Many Hours of Sadness
He stood between me and every thought of religion, as an eclipse intervenes between man and the broad sun.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
edificespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. building, especially one of imposing appearance or size; a structure that has a roof and walls
In this edifice it was determined I should lodge.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
A sad silence was upon the little guarding edifice.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
From the edifice a tall leaning tower of smoke went far into the sky.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
effacespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
Even to efface herself from the country means were required.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
I had an obscure feeling that all was not over and that he would still commit some signal crime, which by its enormity should almost efface the recollection of the past.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
They were women who idolized their children, worshiped their husbands, and esteemed it a holy privilege to efface themselves as individuals and grow wings as ministering angels.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In IV
elitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status
elucidatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
And when the auditor had asserted his non-comprehension, he would proceed to elucidate by some new proposition, yet more appalling.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
All these particulars are faithfully narrated here, as they will not fail to elucidate several most important, however intricate passages, in scenes hereafter to be painted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 63. The Crotch.
This seems to have been a day of general elucidation, for this very morning first unfolded it to us.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
emblemspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. symbol; sign; distinctive badge, design, or device
His own emblem, quivering and aflare, was winging toward the other.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
An imp of evil, emblem and product of sin, she had no right among christened infants.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
Under this respectable emblem stood a cross, stated to be the mark of Gurth, the son of Beowulph.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
encroachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits
Miss Crawford had a claim; and when it was no longer to encroach on, to interfere with the stronger claims, the truer kindness of another, she could do her justice even with pleasure to herself.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
They had held off the Yankees, the Carpetbaggers and the encroachments of Nature.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
She wanted to run, fleeing from the encroaching prairie, demanding the security of a great city.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
endorsespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. acknowledge by signing a bill, draft, or other instrument; approve; support
And the honest drover, in his warmth, endorsed this moral sentiment by firing a perfect feu de joi at the fireplace.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
There he opened his safe, took from the most private part of it a document endorsed on the envelope as Dr. Jekyll's Will, and sat down with a clouded brow to study its contents.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEARCH FOR MR. HYDE
enrichspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make rich; richen; improve
Restore to thy master that which is his due, and enrich thyself with the remainder.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
I do not despise bankruptcies, believe me, but they must be those which enrich, not those which ruin.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
It is not a fortunate discovery, and is not likely ever to enrich me in reputation, station, fortune, anything.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
epitaphspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. inscription on tombstone in memory
The sturdy old man, whom he had left so short a time before, was gone, then, and this was all his epitaph.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
Then, with a sudden dart of irony, he wondered if, when their turn came, the same epitaph would be written over him and Zeena.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs; this six-inch chapter is the stoneless grave of Bulkington.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. The Lee Shore.
epochspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable
But, up to that epoch of my life, I had lived in vain.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
The entrance of the Grants and Crawfords was a favourable epoch.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
From the earliest epoch of her conscious life, she had entered upon this as her appointed mission.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XV. HESTER AND PEARL
eruptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. explode; burst out; become violently active
Most impressive, so they say--they were lucky--in eruption.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
They knew they were sitting on a volcano, but until that volcano erupted there was nothing they could do.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Enveloped in their shaggy watch coats, and with their heads muffled in woollen comforters, all bedarned and ragged, and their beards stiff with icicles, they seemed an eruption of bears from Labrador.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
escapadespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. wild and exciting undertaking; adventurous or unconventional act
He undressed with excessive caution, and fell asleep congratulating himself that nobody knew of his escapade.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
They would have over-emphasized the novelty of the adventure, trying to make him feel in it the zest of an escapade.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
'I would give up tonight's escapade if I were you,' she advised calmly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
euphoriaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feeling of great happiness and well-being, sometimes exaggerated
evaporatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. vaporize; disappear; change into a vapor
Tranquilly permitting these irregular cursings to evaporate, Stubb then in a plain, business-like, but still half humorous manner, cursed Pip officially; and that done, unofficially gave him much wholesome advice.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 93. The Castaway.
All the uses and scents of the brewery might have evaporated with its last reek of smoke.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
By a tunnel inserted at the rear, this reservoir is kept replenished with water as fast as it evaporates.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
evokespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. bring out; arouse; call forth
They evoke no ardor in the male breast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
He looked like a ghost evoked unseasonably from the grave.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
Mrs. Hale paused a moment, and I remained silent, plunged in the vision of what her words evoked.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
exaltspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. raise in rank or dignity; praise
She knew how trial and emotion would exalt and strengthen it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
It would be death to stay in the present place, and with all the circumstances to go backward would exalt too many others.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
Perhaps it impressed me the more then, because it was new to me, but it certainly did not tend to exalt my opinion of, or to strengthen my confidence in, Mr. Jack Maldon.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
excerptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
executespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put into effect; carry out the legalities of
Brethren, execute upon him the judgment written.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
I execute my instructions, and I am paid for doing so.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
The older people have dances from home, strange and complicated steps which they execute with grave solemnity.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
exemplifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. serve as an example of; embody
I thus became aware of the mutual relations between them and Mr. Pocket, which were exemplified in the following manner.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIII
"Here is a nut," said he, catching one down from an upper bough, "to exemplify: a beautiful glossy nut, which, blessed with original strength, has outlived all the storms of autumn."
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
expedientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
I bethought myself of an expedient.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
The expedient was not without its use.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
No expedient that I mean to make use of.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II