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migrantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work; wandering
mimicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. copy or imitate closely, especially in speech, expression
The boys had resumed their sports in the clearing, and were enacting a mimic chase to the post among themselves.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
Ashamed of his apprehensions, the young man turned toward the water, and strove to divert his attention to the mimic stars that dimly glimmered on its moving surface.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
mimicryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. imitation; act, practice, or art of mimicking
minorityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a group of people who differ racially or politically from a larger group
The protesting minority were forgotten in the throng which abjured and came; and the audience was almost as brilliant as the show.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
Thanks to the negro vote, the Republicans and their allies were firmly entrenched and they were riding rough-shod over the powerless but still protesting minority.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
In that section, the Confederate sympathizers were in the minority and the hand of war fell heavily upon them, as it did on all the border states, neighbor informing against neighbor and brother killing brother.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
miscellaneousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. mixed; mingled; consisting of several things; of diverse sorts; promiscuous; heterogeneous
And now ensued a miscellaneous scene of confusion.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
He was a sort of town traveller for a number of miscellaneous houses, now; but made little or nothing of it, I am afraid.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
The tiled floor was thick with dust, and a remarkable array of miscellaneous objects was shrouded in the same grey covering.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VIII
misleadingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. deceptive; giving the wrong idea or impression
I was a little unthinking child in those days, just following a misleading impulse without question.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
Their conductor pursued an opposite road from that which Wamba had recommended, for the purpose of misleading them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
but, like a phosphoric light, they rise but to mislead.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 72. Madame de Saint-Meran.
musterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. call together; cause to come together; gather; summon up
She knew she should feel sorry for Melanie, but somehow she could not muster a spark of sympathy.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Carriage sticks fast, while Cudjoe on the outside is heard making a great muster among the horses.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Climbing back into the wagon required all the strength Scarlett could muster, but at last it was done and she picked up the lines.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
mutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. refraining from producing speech or vocal sound; unable to speak; expressed without speech; unspoken
But Night stood still and mute.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE STORY OF A MOTHER
As he stood, mute and grave, she again fell to caressing Carlo.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
She looked at me, leaning back in her chair, and remained motionless and mute.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
nauticalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to ships, sailors, or navigation
It belongs to the pure nautical mathematics.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 77. The Great Heidelburgh Tun.
This was the fourth time in my nautical life that I had done the same thing.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
In front is a leather rack, in which to keep your speaking trumpet, pipe, telescope, and other nautical conveniences.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
navigatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. steer; direct; follow a planned course on, across, or through
And when they come to look at that spare room they had to take soundings before they could navigate it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V.
The author shows his skill in navigation.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
He reminds me how often the same accidents have happened to other navigators who have attempted this sea, and in spite of myself, he fills me with cheerful auguries.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
negligiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. so small, trifling, or unimportant that it may be easily disregarded
An error I readily forgive, but wilful negligence or forgetfulness, never.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
St. Clare had often thought the same thing himself; but he answered, negligently.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Rhett Butler lounged in the shadows, his long legs in their elegant boots crossed negligently, his dark face an unreadable blank.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
nuptialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to marriage or wedding ceremony
The day was fair, the wind favourable; all smiled on our nuptial embarkation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
The ringers at East Egdon were announcing the nuptials of Eustacia and her son.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 7 The Morning and the Evening of a Day
The nuptials of our hero, thus formally approved by his father, were celebrated in the most august of temples, the noble Minster of York.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
oasisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fertile or green spot in a waste or desert
obligespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. force; bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; do a service or favor for
You refuse, then, to oblige me.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
But if you could oblige me, I should take it as a kindness.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
I replied that he would much oblige me by drinking it, if he thought he could do it safely, but by no means otherwise.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
oblongspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having greater length than breadth, especially when rectangular
At that moment I saw the reflection of the visage and features quite distinctly in the dark oblong glass.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
The house loomed obscure and uninhabited; only an oblong gleam above the door spoke of provisional occupancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
The Narwhale has a very picturesque, leopard-like look, being of a milk-white ground colour, dotted with round and oblong spots of black.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
obsessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. preoccupy the mind of excessively; besiege; compass about; dominate the thoughts of someone
She wanted to be clear of him, and especially of his consciousness, his words, his obsession with himself, his endless treadmill obsession with himself, and his own words.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Now it was a baby she was obsessed by.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Money was the obsession dominating her mind these days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
obstinatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. stubbornly adhering to an attitude or opinion; hard to control or treat
You have no idea what obstinate hair mine is, Copperfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. DORA'S AUNTS
His hand closed, he turned away, and his face wore a still more obstinate expression.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 12
He is very decided, but never will be obstinate, if you reason kindly, not oppose impatiently.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
occurrencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an event that happens; the action or fact of happening or occurring
It is not my fault that so unusual an occurrence has taken place tonight.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
Such is my journal of what relates to this strange occurrence up to the present day.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
offensespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of causing anger, displeasure, or affront; transgression of law; attacking or assaulting
Once again he repeated the offense.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
The celebrated doctor did not take offense.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
Will did not take offense but continued rubbing his hands before the flame.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
onsetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. beginning or early stages; offensive against enemy
It gave under my desperate onset and turned over.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
The onset and the issue were like the passage and destruction of a whirlwind.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
Encouraged by this slight advantage, the impetuous young man continued his onset, and sprang upon his enemy with naked hands.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
onslaughtspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. assault; a fierce or destructive attack
Tom stood still, rather flustered by this onslaught.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
To the youth it was an onslaught of redoubtable dragons.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
The first onslaught of jealousy, once lived through, could never come back again, and even the discovery of infidelities could never now affect her as it had the first time.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 2
oppressivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unreasonably burdensome; unjustly severe, rigorous, or harsh
Her only desire now was to be rid of his oppressive presence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 20
That was before he came to me, but the recollection of it is oppressive to him even now.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
I remember pausing once, with a kind of sorrow that was not all oppressive, not quite despairing.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
orchidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. plants usually having flowers of unusual shapes and beautiful colors
Gatsby indicated a gorgeous, scarcely human orchid of a woman who sat in state under a white plum tree.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
The fine flower of their intimacy was to her rather like an orchid, a bulb stuck parasitic on her tree of life, and producing, to her eyes, a rather shabby flower.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
All this was in the natural order of things, and the orchid basking in its artificially created atmosphere could round the delicate curves of its petals undisturbed by the ice on the panes.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
ordainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. decree or command; grant holy orders; predestine
I live, because it is not ordained for me to die.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
Then he left the country and went to Argos, where it was ordained that he should reign over much people.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
Ay, to be sure, he must be ordained in readiness; and I am very glad to find things are so forward between you.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40
ornatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively or elaborately decorated; flashy, showy, or florid in style or manner
Three white pigeons were flirting and tiptoeing as ornate as ladies in ball dresses.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
ostracizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. exclude from community or group; banish by popular vote
It was at Mrs. Elsing's silver musicale for the benefit of the convalescents that Rhett signed his final warrant of ostracism.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
outburstspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an unrestrained expression of emotion; a sudden intense happening
He expected some queer outburst from Levin.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 5
The minister quailed before this outburst of sarcasm.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
I told her so, as she sat brooding after this outburst.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
outcastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. cast out; degraded; excluded from a society
Pearl was a born outcast of the infantile world.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
Increase of knowledge only discovered to me more clearly what a wretched outcast I was.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
In all seasons of calamity, indeed, whether general or of individuals, the outcast of society at once found her place.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
outcryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. strong protest or objection; loud cry or clamor
All their outcry did them no good, of course.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Pork set up an outcry which she found infuriating.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
As he looked the youth gripped his outcry at his throat.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
outlastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. outlive; live or last longer than
The hearing of all this, and a good deal more, outlasted the banquet some time.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. I ENLARGE MY CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCE
Mas'r Davy, it'll outlast all the treasure in the wureld.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
I can't compare with it; and I've known some ships made of dead trees outlast the lives of men made of the most vital stuff of vital fathers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
outlawspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person excluded from the benefit of the law, or deprived of its protection; fugitive from the law; habitual criminal
I am not an outlaw, then, fair rose of Sharon.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
No outlaw in this land uses the dialect in which thou hast spoken.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
He would have nothing to do with other people, but led the life of an outlaw.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
outragespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of extreme violence or viciousness; offense
But apparently it was part of his fun to outrage her feelings as much as possible.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
The truth might reveal fearful depravity or it might reveal the evidence of a rank outrage.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
The one great outrage of her life, demanding to be constantly avenged, was the passage of a donkey over that immaculate spot.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
outstripspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. exceed or surpass; leave behind
Bingley and Jane, however, soon allowed the others to outstrip them.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
But it bade fair to outstrip them; it flew on and on, as a mass of interblending bubbles borne down a rapid stream from the hills.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
Jo drew a long breath and unclasped her hands as she watched the poor fellow trying to outstrip the trouble which he carried in his heart.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
ovationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. enthusiastic, prolonged applause; show of public homage or welcome
With the same complacent smile he told her of the ovations he had received in consequence of the act he had passed.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 33
overpowerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. overcome by superior force; overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
Again the abbe had been obliged to swallow a draught of water to calm the emotions that threatened to overpower him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
It is impossible to describe the extremity of terror which seized upon the Jew at this information, and seemed at once to overpower his whole faculties.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Mr. Collins was carefully instructing them in what they were to expect, that the sight of such rooms, so many servants, and so splendid a dinner, might not wholly overpower them.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
overrunspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. run or extend beyond normal or desired limit; overflow
Not long afterwards, the country was overrun by war.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
It was a crazy old house with a wharf of its own, abutting on the water when the tide was in, and on the mud when the tide was out, and literally overrun with rats.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
Panting and snorting like a mad battle steed that has lost its rider, the masterless ocean overruns the globe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. Brit.
overseespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. supervise; manage; watch over and direct; examine or inspect
It belonged to Stubb to oversee the business.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
He used to oversee my place on the lake, and did it capitally, too.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Meantime, overseeing the other part of the ship, Captain Peleg ripped and swore astern in the most frightful manner.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. Merry Christmas.
overshadowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. throw a shadow, or shade, over; to darken; obscure; cover with a superior influence
Because to-morrow, Haidee, you will be free; you will then assume your proper position in society, for I will not allow my destiny to overshadow yours.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
My tears flow; my mind is overshadowed by a cloud of disappointment.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
There was a large beech-tree overshadowing the place, and the small, sharp, triangular beech-nuts lay scattered thickly on the ground.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
overtspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. open to view; not secret or hidden
Without one overt act of hostility, one upbraiding word, he contrived to impress me momently with the conviction that I was put beyond the pale of his favour.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
overwroughtspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely disturbed from emotion
Scarlett found that it relieved her overwrought nerves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Forgive this weakness, Mr. Holmes, I have been a little overwrought.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
At the mention of Ashley's name, Scarlett's overwrought nerves gave way and she burst into tears.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
pachydermspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any of various large, thick-skinned, hoofed mammals, as elephant
pandemoniumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of extreme confusion and disorder; very noisy place
Downstairs there was a pandemonium of racing feet and sobbing voices.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
parsimoniousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively unwilling to spend; excessively sparing or frugal
pastoralspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. rural; relating to shepherds or herders; relating to the country or country life
When he drove off he waved to Bea; and Carol, lonely at the window above, was envious of their pastoral.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
An artist friend fitted her out with his castoff palettes, brushes, and colors, and she daubed away, producing pastoral and marine views such as were never seen on land or sea.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
Thou wast my pastor, and hadst charge of my soul, and knowest me better than these men can.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
pedestalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. architectural support or base, as for a column or statue; support or foundation
He paused, eminent, dominant, glaring from his pedestal.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
The pedestal, it appeared to me, was of bronze, and was thick with verdigris.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
Four successive revolutions had built and cemented the pedestal upon which his fortune was based.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
perceivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. become aware of through the senses; detect
I did not quite perceive the application of this fact to myself, but I smiled on Mrs. Crupp, as benignly as was in my power.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
Elinor needed little observation to perceive that her reserve was a mere calmness of manner with which sense had nothing to do.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
Her daughters are both exceedingly well married, and therefore I cannot perceive the necessity of her remembering them farther.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
perceptiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being perceived; cognizable; discernible; perceivable
Stepan Arkadyevitch gave a scarcely perceptible smile.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 5
His affections seemed to reanimate towards them all, and his interest in their welfare again became perceptible.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
Deliberately she shrouded the light in her eyes, but it shone against her will in the faintly perceptible smile.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 18
perpetualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. everlasting; continuing without interruption
Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
Yes, Jo was a very happy woman there, in spite of hard work, much anxiety, and a perpetual racket.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
Valrosa well deserved its name, for in that climate of perpetual summer roses blossomed everywhere.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
perpetuatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make something last; preserve from extinction
She felt an intense longing to prolong, to perpetuate, the momentary exaltation of her spirit.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
Yes, Jo was a very happy woman there, in spite of hard work, much anxiety, and a perpetual racket.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
persuasivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of convincing; having the power to induce action or belief
The night was soft and persuasive.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
Jelinek spoke in a persuasive tone to Mrs. Shimerda, and then turned to grandfather.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XVI
He is eloquent and persuasive, and once his words had even power over my heart; but trust him not.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
perusespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. read or examine, typically with great care
Mont-Fitchet took the letter from his Superior, and was about to peruse it.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
She cast her eyes again over the note to peruse it a second time, and saw there was a postscript.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
I closed the book, which I dared no longer peruse, and put it on the table, beside the untasted tart.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
pervadespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pass or flow through, as an aperture; permeate; pass or spread through the whole extent of
All day, she seemed to pervade the whole house.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29. I VISIT STEERFORTH AT HIS HOME, AGAIN
The passage was a long one, and seemed to pervade the whole square basement of the Manor House.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XI
Strange to say, that quiet influence which was inseparable in my mind from Agnes, seemed to pervade even the city where she dwelt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39. WICKFIELD AND HEEP
pestilencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any epidemic disease with a high death rate
None so self-devoted as Hester when pestilence stalked through the town.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
It is a very justifiable cause of a war, to invade a country after the people have been wasted by famine, destroyed by pestilence, or embroiled by factions among themselves.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
There escaped from Eustacia one of those shivering sighs which used to shake her like a pestilent blast.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
pharmaceuticalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or pertaining to knowledge of pharmacy or preparing medicines
phenomenonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. appearance; anything visible, in matter or spirit; extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence
Which is curious, but a phenomenon of our day.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
A phenomenon solved by modern philosophy and astronomy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
To the wingless a more arresting phenomenon is their dissimilarity in every particular except shape and size.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
pilgrimspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. traveler; one who travels far, or in strange lands, to visit some holy place or shrine as a devotee
But, Amy was a young pilgrim, and just now her burden seemed very heavy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
The pilgrim extricated himself, as if there were contamination in the touch.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
She knew it very well, for it was that beautiful old story of the best life ever lived, and Jo felt that it was a true guidebook for any pilgrim going on a long journey.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
pithyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. precisely meaningful; forceful and brief
When his brief story was ended, the father of the sick woman stepped forth, and, in a few pithy expression, related, in his turn, what he knew.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
They could always talk; and their discourse, witty, pithy, original, had such charms for me, that I preferred listening to, and sharing in it, to doing anything else.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Uncas pressed closer to his side, and regarded the speaker with a look of commendation, while his father expressed his satisfaction by the ordinary pithy exclamation of approbation.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
pittancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. very small portion or allowance assigned, whether of food or money
Jurgis walked home-with his pittance of pay in his pocket, heartbroken, overwhelmed.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
That Jurgis did not starve to death was due solely to the pittance the children brought him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 21
I fancy old Frankland allows her a pittance, but it cannot be more, for his own affairs are considerably involved.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
pivotspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the central point, pin, or shaft on which a mechanism turns or oscillates; axis; center
Her reason for standing so dead still as the pivot of this circle of heath-country was just as obscure.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
Throw stiff-armed from the shoulder, like there was a pivot there for it to turn on, like a girl; not from the wrist and elbow, with your arm out to one side, like a boy.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI.
He went pale, with a sort of fear, when he saw Connie lifting the inert legs of the man in her arms, into the other chair, Clifford pivoting round as she did so.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
polarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. pertaining to one of the poles of the earth; of the poles
Duncan had no other guide than a distant glimmering light, which served, however, the office of a polar star to the lover.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
The third showed the pinnacle of an iceberg piercing a polar winter sky: a muster of northern lights reared their dim lances, close serried, along the horizon.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
It was the curse of mankind that these incongruous fagots were thus bound together that in the agonised womb of consciousness, these polar twins should be continuously struggling.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
pollspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. voting; survey; number of votes cast or recorded
A bleeding about the poll on Sunday afternoons was amply accounted for by the explanation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 1 "My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is"
If they've got to vote ten thousand dead men like the Yankees did, every corpse in every cemetery in Georgia will be at the polls.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
Finally, with Georgia in the status of a military province, the polls had been ordered thrown open to the negroes, whether the state's laws permitted it or not.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
pollinationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fertilization of plants by the agency of insects that carry pollen from one flower to another