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expertisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. specialized knowledge; expert skill
expropriatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take possession of; transfer another's property to oneself
extirpatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. root out; eradicate, literally or figuratively; destroy wholly
They were commanded to extirpate magic and heresy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
The brigands have never been really extirpated from the neighborhood of Rome.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
exultantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. inclined to exult; characterized by, or expressing, exultation; rejoicing triumphantly
They were yelling, shrill and exultant.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Carol was exultant over this irregular jaunting.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
At last an exultant yell went along the quivering line.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
facilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent
Carol had forgotten her facile hopes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
She longed to be able to throw into her voice the facile passion of a light woman.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
In a thousand ways he smoothed for me the path of knowledge and made the most abstruse inquiries clear and facile to my apprehension.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
facilitatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. help bring about; make less difficult
If you could send her into the cellar on some errand, and then turn the key upon her, you would facilitate matters immensely.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
His plans were facilitated by the news which arrived from Paris.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
You see I have a lot of special knowledge which I apply to the problem, and which facilitates matters wonderfully.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
fahrenheitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer
famishedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely hungry; exhausted through want of food or drink
After weeks on the ocean, the Shimerdas were famished for fruit.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: IV
The weary time dragged on; they slept again, and awoke famished and woe-stricken.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
The cannon will warn every one to refuse shelter to a man wandering about naked and famished.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
fanfarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. loud flourish of brass instruments, especially trumpets; spectacular public display
But the lieutenant suppressed the man who wished to fist fight, and the tall captain, flushing at the little fanfare of the red-bearded one, was obliged to look intently at some trees.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 21
fastidiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
Wherefore, it seems to me you had best not be too fastidious in your curiosity touching this Leviathan.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
The appurtenances of the writing-tables, about which Alexey Alexandrovitch was himself very fastidious, were exceptionally good.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 5
fendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. ward off; make an effort to resist; keep off; prevent from entering
A man has to fend and fettle for the best, and then trust in something beyond himself.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
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
fertilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive
It was a pleasant fertile spot, well wooded, and rich in pasture.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
He began with his victory over the Cicons, and how he thence reached the fertile land of the Lotus-eaters.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
The high and snowy mountains were its immediate boundaries, but I saw no more ruined castles and fertile fields.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
filibusterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. block legislation by making long speeches
flairspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. natural talent or aptitude; a special ability for doing something well
fledglingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers
I've knowed him ever since he was a fledgling.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
foragespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. hunt for; search; the act of searching for food
That little flat-topped forage cap Ashley was wearing looked ridiculous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Then two officers emerged, bowing too, and a stout man with a big beard, wearing a greasy forage cap.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 2
But the only hats obtainable in Atlanta were crudely made wool hats, and they were tackier than the monkey-hat forage caps.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
forayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. assault; an initial attempt; a sudden short attack
They had been in the ill- starred foray but had separated from the others after the shooting.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
The families of the men who had been in the ill-starred Klan foray did call first, but called with obvious infrequency thereafter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
I must have something that I can term exclusively my own by this foray of ours, and I have fixed on the lovely Jewess as my peculiar prize.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
forbearancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting
Attendance, forbearance, patience with Darcy, was injury to Wickham.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
He believed he had taxed the forbearance of the powers above to the extremity of endurance and that this was the result.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
Towards Mr. Pocket, as a grown-up infant with no notion of his own interests, they showed the complacent forbearance I had heard them express.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
foreclosespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. keep from happening or arising; make impossible
Stowbody and Dawson foreclose every mortgage they can, and put in tenant farmers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
And you, Madam, will kindly refrain from undoing my work behind my back and foreclosing mortgages on any of the people I'm courting or selling them rotten lumber or in other ways insulting them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
foreheadspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the part of the face above the eyes
He touched me gently on the forehead, and went out.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
Whitewash on the forehead hardens the brain into a state of obstinacy perhaps.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IX
Anyhow, with whitewash from the wall on my forehead, my obstinacy was adamantine.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IX
formationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a structure or arrangement of something; pattern
The formation went on very slowly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. DOMESTIC
Twelve aeroplanes in perfect formation like a flight of wild duck came overhead.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Softly, softly, we know our path; but it is good to examine the formation of things.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
fortifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make strong or stronger; prepare oneself for a military confrontation
The more must you fortify yourself, Albert.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 84. Beauchamp.
Though Connie did want children: if only to fortify her against her sister-in-law Emma.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
She would rather die than own the truth; and she hoped, by a little reflection, to fortify herself beyond betraying it.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
fosterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. rear; promote the growth of; help develop
She continued with her foster parents and bloomed in their rude abode, fairer than a garden rose among dark-leaved brambles.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
She has fostered my independence by professedly indulging my love for liberty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
This gave her a sense of reflected superiority, and she did not need Mrs. Bart's comments on the family frumps and misers to foster her naturally lively taste for splendour.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
frankspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. honest; sincere; open and sincere in expression; straightforward
I have been too much at my ease, too happy, too frank.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10
Herbert Pocket had a frank and easy way with him that was very taking.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
The action was more frank and fearless than any I was habituated to indulge in: somehow it pleased her.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
freneticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively agitated; transported with rage or other violent emotion
frenziedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. madly excited; in state of hurry, panic or wild activity
Admitting that he might be wrong, a frenzied declamation of the kind would turn him into a worm.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
And every hour his soul grew blacker, every hour he dreamed new dreams of vengeance, of defiance, of raging, frenzied hate.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
She was born in the middle of a week when frenzied excitement gripped Atlanta and the air was tense with expectation of disaster.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
frostbittenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. injured by freezing or partial freezing
Meg sighed, and turned to the frostbitten garden again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
"November is the most disagreeable month in the whole year," said Margaret, standing at the window one dull afternoon, looking out at the frostbitten garden.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
furiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extreme anger; raging; full of activity; energetic or rapid
shouted furious and violent voices on all sides.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 28
She answered him, and all at once got up, furious.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
Looks and faces were even more violent and furious than their words.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 28
furnishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. provide; supply; equip with what is needed, especially to provide furniture for
Tom said he could furnish it, and he did.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
He assured me that nothing would be easier than to furnish all I desired.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
Danglars, coming out of his cabin, who will furnish you with every particular.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Marseilles—The Arrival.
gadflyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any of various flies, that bite or annoy livestock and other animals; irritating person
They fled to the other end of the court like a herd of cattle maddened by the gadfly in early summer when the days are at their longest.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
The wind, that seemed to blow as they drove, dropped when the carriage stood still; gadflies settled on the steaming horses that angrily shook them off.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 17
gauntspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very thin, especially from disease or hunger or cold; barren
It removed my veil from its gaunt head, rent it in two.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
The bed was tumbled and unmade and he sat on it, unshaven and suddenly gaunt, endlessly smoking.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
Mammy cried silently as she sponged the gaunt bodies, using the remnant of an old apron as a cloth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
generationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. all offspring at same stage from common ancestor; interval of time between the birth of parents and their offspring
It was hard to realize that a man in my own generation was wealthy enough to do that.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
But Atlanta was of her own generation, crude with the crudities of youth and as headstrong and impetuous as herself.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Everything in camp was drenched, the campfire as well; for they were but heedless lads, like their generation, and had made no provision against rain.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
geriatricsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the branch of medical science that deals with diseases and problems specific to old people
gesturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
He noticed her involuntary gesture, and smiled.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
With a frantic gesture he rushed out of the room.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
The grim beadle now made a gesture with his staff.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
ghastlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. horrible; inspiring shock; extremely unpleasant or bad
The image of Clerval was forever before me, ghastly and murdered.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
There was wild and ghastly scenery all around her, and a home and comfort nowhere.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
A ghastly grin wrinkled his lips as he gazed on me, where I sat fulfilling the task which he had allotted to me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
gingerlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. with great care or delicacy; cautiously
She would venture very gingerly on that experiment.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Pork beamed under the praise and gingerly rubbed his bandaged leg.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
The conductor took his nickel gingerly, with the tips of his fingers, and then left him with the platform to himself.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 15
glossyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. smooth and shining; reflecting luster from smooth or polished surface; plausible
Howsoever carefully she looked she could see nothing but thickly growing, glossy, dark green leaves.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
He took her for an acquaintance, and lifted his glossy hat above his bald, glossy head, and then perceived his mistake.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 29
Just then, a handsome young man, with bright eyes, black hair, and glossy mustache, respectfully bowed to Madame de Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 70. The Ball.
glutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. fill beyond capacity, especially with food; swallow greedlly
My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid to glut my appetite; acorns and berries afford me sufficient nourishment.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
At first he was like a wild beast that has glutted itself; he was in a dull stupor of satisfaction.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 16
I could with pleasure have destroyed the cottage and its inhabitants and have glutted myself with their shrieks and misery.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
gnarledspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. twisted; knotty; made rough by age or hard work
Our wagonette had topped a rise and in front of us rose the huge expanse of the moor, mottled with gnarled and craggy cairns and tors.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Ben Weatherstaff put his gnarled hand up and passed it over his eyes and over his forehead and then he did answer in a queer shaky voice.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
As soon as she was beneath the gnarled arms of the cedars, she knew she was safe from observation from the house and she slowed her swift pace.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
governspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make and administer the public policy and affairs of
It is an attachment to govern his whole life.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
She was not a Vincent de Paul, to govern and mold a people.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
And as far as the governing class made any pretensions to govern, they were ridiculous too.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
granitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz; unyielding endurance
The face of the town was set against her as stonily as granite.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
She went up the walk somehow, the arm she was holding as hard and steady as granite, communicating to her some courage.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
The aperture of the rock had been closed with stones, then this stucco had been applied, and painted to imitate granite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
grazespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. scrape gently; feed on growing grasses and herbage
On Sundays he had earned the right to graze in the pasture and rest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Nor white whale, nor man, nor fiend, can so much as graze old Ahab in his own proper and inaccessible being.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 134. The Chase—Second Day.
In more fertile spots the observer would have come to the conclusion that one of those great herds of bisons which graze upon the prairie land was approaching him.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
grimacespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. facial distortion to show feeling such as pain, disgust
Mrs. Fisher made a slight grimace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
She smiled assentingly, and then made a slight grimace.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
Sambo was a full black, of great size, very lively, voluble, and full of trick and grimace.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
gulliblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily deceived or cheated; easily tricked because of being too trusting
haggardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. wasted away; showing wearing effects of overwork or suffering
I saw her haggard, listening face distinctly.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. THE WANDERER
Any one might have seen in her haggard face that there was no suppression or evasion so far.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
My haggard and wild appearance awoke intense alarm, but I answered no question, scarcely did I speak.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
hallowedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. associated with a divine power; made holy; worthy of religious veneration
Standing, for the most part, on the hallowed precincts of the quarter-deck, they were careful not to speak or rustle their feet.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43. Hark!
handsomespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. skillful; handy; agreeable to the eye or to correct taste; having a pleasing appearance; attractive
I could wish the stairs were handsome.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
His wife was shrill, languid, handsome and horrible.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
I shall very soon think him handsome, Elinor, if I do not now.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
handwritingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the activity of writing by hand; something written by hand
It was the handwriting of Anna Karenina.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 23
I eagerly hope that you will confirm this intelligence soon in your own handwriting.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
To her, the handwriting itself, independent of anything it may convey, is a blessedness.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
haphazardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not thorough, constant or consistent; by chance
Well, of course it can be explained; your father may have forgotten to date his signature, and someone else may have dated it haphazard before they knew of his death.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
But the little man suggested that the architecture of Gopher Prairie was haphazard, and that it was sottish to let the lake-front be monopolized by the cinder-heaped wall of the railroad embankment.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
haranguespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
He thought that he must break from the ranks and harangue his comrades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
The eyes of the neighbors were expectantly upon him as they settled themselves in easier positions for a long harangue.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
The effect of such an harangue, delivered in the nervous language and with the emphatic manner of a Huron orator, could scarcely be mistaken.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
harassmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; worry; annoyance; anxiety.
After a time of worry and harassment, she decided to go to Wragby.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 19
My dear count, you cannot imagine how my mind is harassed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
Joe harassed him awhile, and then he got away and crossed back again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
haughtyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. high; lofty; bold; arrogant; overbearing
I laughed aloud as the yolks of their eyeballs rolled toward us in haughty rivalry.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
He expressed no regret for what he had done which satisfied her; his style was not penitent, but haughty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
He was at the same time haughty, reserved, and fastidious, and his manners, though well-bred, were not inviting.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
hauntspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be a regular or frequent visitor to a certain place; bother; disturb
He was gone and the memory of his stricken face would haunt her till she died.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
He seemed in communion with the genius of the haunt: with his eye he bade farewell to something.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
No ghost rose from that shallow grave to haunt her in the long nights when she lay awake, too tired to sleep.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
headquarterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. main office of large organization
She wished fervently that Uncle Peter were with her so he could go down to headquarters and learn the news.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Tom was therefore elevated to a place with the Judge and the other elect, and the great news was announced from headquarters.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
A salute of twenty-four guns was fired on receipt of good news from Washington, and a dress parade took place at headquarters.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
heedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pay attention to; listen to and consider
But she did not heed him, and would not agree to anything.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 16
The bailiff said that he had said so a long while ago, but no heed had been paid him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 29
My mother does indeed sometimes send for a soothsayer and question him, but I give his prophecyings no heed.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK I
hoodwinkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. deceive; take in by deceptive means; delude
humanityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. kindness; virtue; all of the inhabitants of the earth
If there were a trace of humanity left in her, she ought not to wish for it herself.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 25
No man of common humanity, no man who had any value for his character, could be capable of it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
See that she is cared for as her condition demands, and you have done all that God and humanity require of you.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
hungerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. strong desire for something; feel the need to eat
I felt it would be degrading to faint with hunger on the causeway of a hamlet.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
When my hunger was appeased, I directed my steps towards the well-known path that conducted to the cottage.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
There is nothing to eat over there, and the oldest boy came to tell me they were suffering hunger and cold.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
hypochondriacspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. patient with imaginary symptoms and ailments; one who is morbidly anxious about his health, and generally depressed
ignominiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. deserving or bringing disgrace or shame, used of conduct or character
Thus she will be a living sermon against sin, until the ignominious letter be engraved upon her tombstone.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Her sin, her ignominy, were the roots which she had struck into the soil.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
The very ideal of ignominy was embodied and made manifest in this contrivance of wood and iron.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
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impassablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not able to be traveled or crossed
But the way was rugged, broken, and in spots nearly impassable.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
Gulf impassable, and a quiet sort of resentment on either side.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
The barrier betwixt himself and brother he considered impassable.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
impelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. drive or force onward; drive forward; urge to action through moral pressure
He saw enough in her face to impel him to take her hand and hold it while he said his lingering good night.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
It was the certainty of this fact that impelled me to offer the hint.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter III
It was what I remotely dreaded when I was first impelled to stay away from England.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE