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impenetrablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not able to be entered; beyond understanding
At one time she would seem in love with him, and then she would become cold, irritable, and impenetrable.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 28
He had a haughty bearing, a look either steady and impenetrable or insolently piercing and inquisitorial.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
The thunder ceased; but the rain still continued, and the scene was enveloped in an impenetrable darkness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
impersonatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. mimic; imitate; assume or act the character of represent another person with comic intentions
His one eye met hers with an impersonal animosity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
She had studied the boys pityingly, but impersonally.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
For a brief moment she wondered with impersonal curiosity what would be expected of a mistress.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
importspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. bring in from another country
Ethan knew the word for one of exceptional import.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In VII
Scarlett had rejoined Maybelle and Mrs. Meade before the import of his last words broke upon her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
He felt that the import of his speech was of such magnitude that every word of it would have weight.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 23
impregnablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. invulnerable; able to withstand attack
The heights of Kennesaw were impregnable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
The lines around Kennesaw Mountain are impregnable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Some weeks after, the Commodore set sail in this impregnable craft for Valparaiso.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
inauguratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. start; initiate; induct into office by formal ceremony
Miss Josephine Sleary, as some very long and very narrow strips of printed bill announced, was then inaugurating the entertainments with her graceful equestrian Tyrolean flower-act.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
I'd rather Bonnie was invited to eat dry bread in the Picards' miserable house or Mrs. Elsing's rickety barn than to be the belle of a Republican inaugural ball.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
incantationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. singing or chanting of magic spells; magical formula; verbal charm or spell
Hagar, the witch, chanted an awful incantation over her kettleful of simmering toads, with weird effect.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
So still and subdued and yet somehow preluding was all the scene, and such an incantation of reverie lurked in the air, that each silent sailor seemed resolved into his own invisible self.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
Endeavoring, then, to collect his ideas, he prepared to perform that species of incantation, and those uncouth rites, under which the Indian conjurers are accustomed to conceal their ignorance and impotency.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
incitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. arouse to action; motivate; induce to exist
The dog, incited by its master, sprang over the wicket-gate and pursued the unfortunate baronet, who fled screaming down the yew alley.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
Now they had not only the Bureau agitators and the Carpetbaggers urging them on, but the incitement of whisky as well, and outrages were inevitable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
And thanks to the incitement of the Freedmen's Bureau, negroes could always be found who were willing to bring accusations.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
inconclusivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without any clear results or proof
It is by endless subdivisions based upon the most inconclusive differences, that some departments of natural history become so repellingly intricate.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
incredulousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. difficult to believe; incredible; skeptical
With an effort I managed to restrain my incredulous laughter.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Elizabeth looked at her sister with incredulous solicitude, but said nothing.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Still I did not answer, and still I writhed myself from his grasp: for I was still incredulous.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
indefatigablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. tireless; showing sustained enthusiastic action
A more resolute, indefatigable pioneer never wrought amidst rocks and dangers.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Encouraged by this discovery, Edmond determined to assist the indefatigable laborer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and indefatigable attention to public business.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
indeliblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impossible to remove, erase, or wash away; permanent
I see her face now, better than I did then, I dare say, with its indelible look of regret and wonder turned upon me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
Six years had elapsed, passed in a dream but for one indelible trace, and I stood in the same place where I had last embraced my father before my departure for Ingolstadt.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Fanny thought exactly the same; and they were also quite agreed in their opinion of the lasting effect, the indelible impression, which such a disappointment must make on his mind.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
indignityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. offensive or insulting treatment
There are men from whom warm words are small indignity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
Carol perceived that Mrs. Dyer was accustomed to this indignity.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Miss Bingley warmly resented the indignity he had received, in an expostulation with her brother for talking such nonsense.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
indiscreetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking discretion; injudicious
He visited me several times after that and each time I was indiscreet.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
Once, she whispered, she was going by when an indiscreet window-shade had been left up a couple of inches.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
If Carol was so indiscreet as to murmur that she had a small headache, instantly the two Smails and Kennicott were at it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
indulgentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. yielding; lenient; forbearing or tolerant
But for this prince he was an inferior, and his contemptuous and indulgent attitude to him revolted him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
The old feeling of indulgent tenderness overcame her vexation, and she grew thoroughly moved and alarmed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
To the world and to his servants Danglars assumed the character of the good-natured man and the indulgent father.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
inertiaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. property of matter by which it tends when at rest to remain so, and when in motion to continue in motion, and in the same straight line or direction
It went of itself, like all such boards, by the mere force of inertia.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
For the rest, among the old trees was depth within depth of grey, hopeless inertia, silence, nothingness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
But she was getting cold; yet the overwhelming inertia of her inner resentment kept her there as if paralysed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
inexplicablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not explicable; not explainable; incapable of being explained, interpreted, or accounted for
The coincidence struck me as too awful and inexplicable to be communicated or discussed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Nothing could be distinguished but a dark mass of human forms tossed and involved in inexplicable confusion.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
At times there are gestures in it, which, though they would well grace the hand of man, remain wholly inexplicable.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.
infatuatedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. possessed by an unreasoning passion or attraction; overcome by some foolish passion or desire
I shuddered to hear the infatuated assertion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
She was one of those people who are infatuated with patent medicines and all new-fangled methods of producing health or mending it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Seeing, however, that his forbearance had not the slightest effect, by an awful and unspeakable intimation with his twisted hand he warned off the foolish and infatuated man; but it was to no purpose.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
infinitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unlimited or boundless, in time or space; without limit in power, capacity, knowledge, or excellence
Reserving judgments is a matter of infinite hope.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Mr. Micawber, I may remark, had taken his full share of the general bow, and had received it with infinite condescension.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
His fine and lovely eyes were now lighted up with indignation, now subdued to downcast sorrow and quenched in infinite wretchedness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
inhumanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not human; not governed by feelings proper to human nature; specifically, not humane; hard-hearted; unfeeling; cruel
the bruise of the false inhuman war.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
We sailed hence, always in much distress, till we came to the land of the lawless and inhuman Cyclopes.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
From the top of a small hill came level belchings of yellow flame that caused an inhuman whistling in the air.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 19
inimicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unfriendly; hostile; harmful; detrimental
They felt that a thousand inimical eyes looked at them through the unshaded front window and the four women, with fear in their hearts, bent their heads and plied their needles.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
Mary was not so repulsive and unsisterly as Elizabeth, nor so inaccessible to all influence of hers; neither was there anything among the other component parts of the cottage inimical to comfort.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
In other words, Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
innocuousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having no adverse effect; harmless
But every time she brought up the subject, Melanie deftly steered the conversation into other and innocuous channels.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
innovationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a new method, idea, product; introduction of something new
Her only innovation was painting the pine table a black and orange rather shocking to the Thanatopsis.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
However, she was determined to accomplish it, for Rhett was coming to supper and he always noticed and commented upon any innovation of dress or hair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Such an innovation on the silence and retirement of the forest could not fail to enlist the ears of those who journeyed at so short a distance in advance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
inscribespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. write or engrave; mark down as something to be read; imprint; assign or address to
It is a fine name to inscribe on my ledgers, and my cashier was quite proud of it when I explained to him who the Cavalcanti were.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
On its back was pasted a strip of coarse brown wrapping paper, inscribed in pale homemade ink.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
He then called for his horses, drove to the Chamber, and inscribed his name to speak against the budget.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
inscrutablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impenetrable; not readily understood; mysterious
He tasks me; he heaps me; I see in him outrageous strength, with an inscrutable malice sinewing it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
He leaned back carelessly in his chair and looked into her tense face and his own dark face was inscrutable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
He looked at her oddly, still inscrutable and as she hurried on she could not tell if he were amused or repelled.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
insightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. understanding; grasping the inner nature of things intuitively
It was no good for him to use his insight.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 30
She had a singular insight into life, considering that she had never mixed with it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
And thus, in a few days, by the help of a very faithful memory, I got some insight into their language.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
insolventspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. bankrupt; unable to repay one's debts
Having died insolvent, it had been purchased, at a bargain, by Legree, who used it, as he did everything else, merely as an implement for money-making.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
I pondered the mystery a minute or two; but finding it insolvable, and being certain it could not be of much moment, I dismissed, and soon forgot it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
instillspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. drop in; pour in drop by drop; impart gradually; infuse slowly; cause to be imbibed.
All the courtesy, all the gentleness Ellen had striven to instill in her had fallen away from her as quickly as leaves fall from trees in the first chill wind of autumn.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
I feared early instilled prejudice: I wanted to have you safe before hazarding confidences.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Golenishtchev never let slip an opportunity of instilling sound ideas about art into Mihailov.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 13
insuperablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incapable of being excelled; unbeatable
The fact that he had made her an offer, and she had refused him, had placed an insuperable barrier between her and him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 24
I do not think that even he could now hope to succeed with one of her stamp, and therefore I hope we may find no insuperable difficulty.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
In this manner, rocks, precipices and difficulties were surmounted in an incredibly short space, that at another time, and under other circumstances, would have been deemed almost insuperable.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
intervenespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. get involved; come, appear, or lie between two things
She counted the days that must intervene before their invitation could be sent; hopeless of seeing him before.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
Allowing ten seconds to intervene, she rose; paused; and then, as if she had heard the last strain die out, offered Mrs. Giles Oliver her hand.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
An intervening elevation of land hid the light.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
intimidationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of making timid or fearful , of deterring by threats; state of being intimidated
Amazed and intimidated, she gazed at him in silence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 4
I am not to be intimidated into anything so wholly unreasonable.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
As I spoke, rage sparkled in my eyes; the magistrate was intimidated.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
intransigencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. refusal of any compromise; stubbornness
Connie did a mild form of war-work, and consorted with the flannel-trousers Cambridge intransigents, who gently mocked at everything, so far.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
inventoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. check list; a collection of resources
The valet bowed and retired, and Albert returned to his inventory.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
When this inventory was read over to the emperor, he directed me, although in very gentle terms, to deliver up the several particulars.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
There's messuages; tenements; napery; cattle; my dowry; an inventory.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
invertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. turn upside down or inside out; reverse the position, order, or condition of
Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee; as for the time it did me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
All the same, he offered her a soft stream of a queer, inverted sort of love.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Convulsively my hands grasped the tiller, but with the crazy conceit that the tiller was, somehow, in some enchanted way, inverted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
irasciblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. irritable; easily angered; excited by or arising from anger
He was almost barefoot, crawling with lice, and he was hungry, but his irascible spirit was unimpaired.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
The threat sounded awful, but did not alarm Jo, for she knew the irascible old gentleman would never lift a finger against his grandson, whatever he might say to the contrary.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
Uncle Henry was a short, pot-bellied, irascible old gentleman with a pink face, a shock of long silver hair and an utter lack of patience with feminine timidities and vaporings.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
irreconcilablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incompatible; not able to be resolved
I had so much time to spare, that the proposal came as a relief, notwithstanding its irreconcilability with my latent desire to keep my eye on the coach-office.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXII
irrepressiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unable to be restrained; difficult or impossible to control or restrain
And yet the song was irrepressible.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
Utterson heaved an irrepressible sigh.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. JEKYLL WAS QUITE AT EASE
And irrepressible delight and eagerness shone in her face.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 30
irrevocablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unalterable; irreversible; impossible to retract or revoke
We stood with bitter hearts on either side of the mangled body, overwhelmed by this sudden and irrevocable disaster which had brought all our long and weary labours to so piteous an end.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
Everywhere I see bliss, from which I alone am irrevocably excluded.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
However, it is always as well to have a look at him before irrevocably committing yourself into his hands.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
jabberspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. talk rapidly, unintelligibly, or idly
I got some of their jabber out of a book.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV.
He has so much worry and work, while I do nothing but jabber to Bea.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
The purple darkness was filled with men who lectured and jabbered.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
jaundicedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. prejudiced; affected by jaundice which causes yellowing of skin; yellow or yellowish
Men who look on nature, and their fellow-men, and cry that all is dark and gloomy, are in the right; but the sombre colours are reflections from their own jaundiced eyes and hearts.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
One of these was of weak mind, and we did not dare to trust him, and the other was suffering from jaundice, and could not be of any use to us.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
jubilantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. happy; merry; joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success
At recess Tom continued his flirtation with Amy with jubilant self-satisfaction.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
His friend, jubilant and glorified, holding his treasure with vanity, came to him there.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
They were jubilant with vanity over their new grandeur and the illustrious trouble they were making.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
jurisdictionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. authority; right and power to interpret and apply the law
They soon had a proof, however, that they were still within the jurisdiction of the Saints.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
MICAWBER, and the defendant in that cause is the prey of the sheriff having legal jurisdiction in this bailiwick.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
Now the Cinque Ports are partially or somehow under the jurisdiction of a sort of policeman or beadle, called a Lord Warden.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
lacklusterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dull; lacking luster or shine
landlordspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a landowner who leases to others; a person who rents land, a building, or an apartment to a tenant
I begged Traddles to ask his landlord to walk up.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
As I was not able to cut my dinner, the old landlord with a shining bald head did it for me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
Saying which he went out in disdain; and the landlord, having no one to reply upon, found it impracticable to pursue the subject.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
landmarkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the position of a prominent or well-known object in a particular landscape; a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
I had abundant occupation for my thoughts, in every conspicuous landmark on the road.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
Then Roland went away, and the girl stood like a red landmark in the field and waited for her beloved.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SWEETHEART ROLAND
This was the first town house one passed driving in from the farm, a landmark which told country people their long ride was over.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: I
languidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking energy or vitality; weak; sluggish; lacking spirit or liveliness
His wife was shrill, languid, handsome and horrible.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Ethan, with a touch of his whip, roused the sorrel to a languid trot.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IX
In India she had always felt hot and too languid to care much about anything.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
laudablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. deserving of praise; worthy of high praise
Locksley now proceeded to the distribution of the spoil, which he performed with the most laudable impartiality.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
That's a laudable proceeding on the part of our aunt, at all events,' said Steerforth, when I mentioned it; 'and one deserving of all encouragement.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
leafletspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small leaf; leaf like organ or part
He had published a pamphlet about it, and set out to organize a party of his own, when a stray Socialist leaflet had revealed to him that others had been ahead of him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
liberatedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. freed, especially from traditional ideas in social and sexual matters; of liberate
Lily slipped out last among the band of liberated work-women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
Each of us a free man; plates washed by machinery; not an aeroplane to vex us; all liberated; made whole.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Cathy begged that he might be liberated then, as Isabella Linton had no partner: her entreaties were vain, and I was appointed to supply the deficiency.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
longevityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. long life; great duration of life; long duration or continuance, as in an occupation
lucrativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. profitable; producing good profit
Easy, pleasant, lucrative home-work for wives: asking people to define their jobs.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
It would be long indeed ere you would find so lucrative a post as that you have now the good fortune to fill.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
One of our most lucrative means of laying out money is in the shape of loans, where the security is unimpeachable.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
luridspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. causing shock or horror; gruesome
His busy mind had drawn for him large pictures extravagant in color, lurid with breathless deeds.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
He was listening with eagerness and much humility to the lurid descriptions of a bearded sergeant.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
The sky was a hideous lurid color and great swirls of black smoke went twisting up to hand in billowy clouds above the flames.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
lusciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. pleasing or sweet to taste or smell
There are luscious figs also, and olives in full growth.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
It was a clear little stream which ran quite merrily along on its narrow way through the luscious damp greenness.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The elders of the flocks continually led stealthy advances into the front yard, lured on by the green of the grass and the luscious promise of the cape jessamine buds and the zinnia beds.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
malevolentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having or exhibiting ill will; wishing harm to others; malicious
Archie turned to her, his eye malevolent, and when he spoke there was cold anger in his rusty voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
Driven by desire and by dread of the malevolent Thing outside, he made his round in the wood, slowly, softly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
She turned and there stood India, white faced, her pale eyes blazing, and Archie, malevolent as a one-eyed parrot.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
malfeasancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by public official
malfunctionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. failure; breakdown; faulty or abnormal functioning
masqueradespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. assembly of persons wearing masks, and amusing themselves with dancing, conversation, or other diversions; dramatic performance by actors in masks
Something of masquerade I suspected.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
with mirth and music the masquerade went on.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
On chairs were laid elegant masquerade costumes of blue and white satin.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
massacrespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. killing of a considerable number of human beings under circumstances of atrocity or cruelty
But when the hunter reached the scene of the ruthless massacre, the ledge was tenanted only by the dead.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
As I thought of that, I was almost moved to begin a massacre of the helpless abominations about me, but I contained myself.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
The massacre of men who were fellow Christians, and of the same Slavonic race, excited sympathy for the sufferers and indignation against the oppressors.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 1
melancholyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. gloomy; feeling of thoughtful sadness; affected by depression
My journey was very melancholy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
The undergraduate nodded in a cynical, melancholy way.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
As my sickness quitted me, I was absorbed by a gloomy and black melancholy that nothing could dissipate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
menialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. suitable for servant; having low nature
She loved having his body in her charge, absolutely, to the last menial offices.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
From his complete inattention to the tidings, you would think that moody Ahab had not heard his menial.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
The conversation was interrupted by the arrival of a menial, who announced that a monk demanded admittance at the postern gate.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
mercenaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. interested in making money; profit oriented; hired for service in foreign army
Though perhaps that is merely a synonym for mercenary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
It is an advantage to get about in such a case without taking a mercenary into your confidence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
The leaders of the mercenaries received a donation in gold; an argument the most persuasive to their minds, and without which all others would have proved in vain.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
meridianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. imaginary circle on surface of the earth through the north and south poles at right angles to the equator; noon
The sun had nearly reached the meridian, and his scorching rays fell full on the rocks, which seemed themselves sensible of the heat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
I feared my hopes were too bright to be realised; and I had enjoyed so much bliss lately that I imagined my fortune had passed its meridian, and must now decline.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Open a passage; and I promise ye, Mistress Prynne shall be set where man, woman, and child may have a fair sight of her brave apparel from this time till an hour past meridian.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
mettlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. quality of endurance and courage; good temperament and character
They mistook the mettle of their sons.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
Such is my spirit when I am on my mettle.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 7 The Tragic Meeting of Two Old Friends
His horses were full of mettle, and even a little unmanageable.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXV