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porousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. full of pores; able to absorb fluids; full of tiny pores that allow fluids or gasses to pass through
posterityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. descendants collectively; the race that proceeds from a progenitor; future generations
For small erections may be finished by their first architects; grand ones, true ones, ever leave the copestone to posterity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
Yea, more than equally, thought Ahab; since both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
The orator, or the politician, who can produce such a state of things, is commonly popular with his contemporaries, however he may be treated by posterity.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
posturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. position or arrangement of the body and its limbs
I was struck with the singular posture he maintained.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
I heard a confused noise about me; but in the posture I lay, could see nothing except the sky.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
Vronsky too was getting up, and in a stooping, not yet erect posture, looked up at him from under his brows.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
precariousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. uncertain; risky; dangerously lacking in security or stability
His situation was too precarious to allow him even time to reflect on any thought but one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
But his business was a precarious one; and, when he died, it all went to pieces and there was nothing left.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
You may also tell him that the mother of Linton desired him to remain under my guardianship; and, at present, his health is very precarious.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
precedentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act or instance that may be used as example in subsequent similar cases
It is not a convenient precedent at all.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
Now for the Trenors, you remember, he chose the Corinthian: exuberant, but based on the best precedent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
It was your journal of the four months that preceded my creation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
precipicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. cliff; overhanging or extremely steep mass of rock; dangerous position
You, Eustacia, stand on the edge of a precipice without knowing it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
You have been walking for some months very near to the edge of a precipice.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
A single bound would carry him to the brow of the precipice, and assure his safety.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
precipitousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely steep; descending rapidly, or rushing onward
Beyond that the hills become precipitous.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
Swearing, sweating men hauled the heavy guns up the precipitous slopes, for mules could not climb the hillsides.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Together we made our way down the precipitous slope and approached the body, black and clear against the silvered stones.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
prefacespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
before he had finished his preface the Time Traveller came back, and.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
After this preface, he gave me a particular account of the struldbrugs among them.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
You might suppose, after this preface, that I am going to ask you for something dishonourable to grant.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER DR. LANYON'S NARRATIVE
premierespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. first public performance, as of a movie or play; premier
preponderancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. superiority in numbers or amount
Close at their side stood Heyward, with an interest in both, that, at such a moment of intense uncertainty, scarcely knew a preponderance in favor of her whom he most loved.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
On the other hand, the women broke out of the lodges, with the songs of joy and those of lamentation so strangely mixed that it might have been difficult to have said which passion preponderated.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
prerequisitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that is required in advance; necessity; required as a prior condition
prescribespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. dictate; guide; advise the use of; assert a right; claim
I am sure that, with your symptoms, my friend Dr. Watson here would prescribe a sedative.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
But now we know that these little pills of classical learning possess the medicinal property of anti-nihilism, and we boldly prescribe them to our patients.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 10
Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
presidespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be set, or to sit, in the place of authority; occupy the place of president, chairman, moderator, director; direct, control, and regulate, as chief officer
Hannah Brown will preside, and all are.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
She sent many messages of regret to him from behind her closed door and left the two frightened girls to preside over the supper table.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Being a little embarrassed at first, and feeling much too young to preside, I made Steerforth take the head of the table when dinner was announced, and seated myself opposite to him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
prestigiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. honored; respected; reputed; exerting influence by reason of high status
priorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. preceding in the order of time; former; previous
That was all prior to my coming to Bath.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
They purposed remaining in London only three days, prior to departing for some weeks to a distant part of the coast.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
I take it, that the earliest standers of mast-heads were the old Egyptians; because, in all my researches, I find none prior to them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
pronespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. inclined; lying face downward; having a tendency
He found Edmond lying prone, bleeding, and almost senseless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
She would rush off across the park, abandon Clifford, and lie prone in the bracken.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
She had no resources for solitude; and inheriting a considerable share of the Elliot self-importance, was very prone to add to every other distress that of fancying herself neglected and ill-used.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
propensityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. natural inclination; tendency or preference; predilection
Each faulty propensity in leading him to evil, had led him likewise to punishment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
I was conscious, even when I took the draught, of a more unbridled, a more furious propensity to ill.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
A propensity to be saucy was one; and a perverse will, that indulged children invariably acquire, whether they be good tempered or cross.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
proprietorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who has legal title to something; owner
I found it a large, handsome residence, showing abundant evidences of wealth in the proprietor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
After a moment the proprietor emerged from the interior of his establishment and gazed hollow-eyed at the car.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
The proprietor and two clerks stood on the sidewalk with armfuls of bolts of cotton cloth they had been displaying.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
proprietyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fitness; correct conduct; quality of being proper; appropriateness
Brooke will go to keep us boys steady, and Kate Vaughn will play propriety for the girls.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
That fool Princess Varvara, even she has left her, considering this a breach of propriety.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 9
But Levin saw that he simply did so from a feeling of propriety, and that his farm was in a flourishing condition.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 25
prospectorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who explores an area for mineral deposits
prosperspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. flourish; thrive; gain in wealth; grow stronger
Such half-and-half doings never prosper.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
All hail, therefore, and may the gods prosper you.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
can only wish that your wooing may prosper as mine has.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
pseudonymspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pen name; fictitious name used when someone performs a particular social role
pterodactylspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. extinct flying reptiles that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
pulchritudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
punctiliousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. marked by precise accordance with details
This quality was continually breaking through his punctilious manner in the shape of restlessness.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
The old prince, like all fathers indeed, was exceedingly punctilious on the score of the honor and reputation of his daughters.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 12
He sneered more, his words were apt to be more biting, but the manner that accompanied them was always punctilious--too punctilious.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
pungentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. stinging; sharp in taste or smell; caustic
The door closed once more, and the pungent reek of a strong cigar was borne to our nostrils.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
And along with the thickening smoke they began to notice another circumstance, a strange, pungent odor.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
It collected the stories of graft and misery from the daily press, and made a little pungent paragraphs out of them.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
quintessencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pure, highly concentrated essence of a thing
rallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. call up or summon; call together for a common purpose
He stood trying to rally his faltering intellect so that he might recollect the moment when he had loaded, but he could not.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
The race must rally a mighty host to the support of their journals, and thus enable them to do much in the way of investigation.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
When I attended the king after my recovery, to return him thanks for his favours, he was pleased to rally me a good deal upon this adventure.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
ranklespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grow worse; cause persistent irritation or resentment
Pearl felt the sentiment, and requited it with the bitterest hatred that can be supposed to rankle in a childish bosom.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
Blasted as thou wert, my agony was still superior to thine, for the bitter sting of remorse will not cease to rankle in my wounds until death shall close them forever.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
The latter allusion struck deep, and the injury rankled.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
razespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. destroy completely; scrape or shave off
Forts were erected at the different points that commanded the facilities of the route, and were taken and retaken, razed and rebuilt, as victory alighted on the hostile banners.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
recantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. retract a previous statement; sing over again; utter repeatedly in song
However, life would be pleasanter if Rhett would recant his heresies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
receptaclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. container; reservoir; an object or space used to contain something
originally brought in such a receptacle.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
This place has previously been mentioned as the receptacle for the blanket-pieces, when stript and hoisted from the whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 94. A Squeeze of the Hand.
The lieutenant, returning from a tour after a bandage, produced from a hidden receptacle of his mind new and portentous oaths suited to the emergency.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 22
reclamationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. rescuing from error and returning to a rightful course
reclusespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who lives in solitude; withdrawn from the world; reclusive
Wuthering Heights and Mr. Heathcliff did not exist for her: she was a perfect recluse; and, apparently, perfectly contented.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Occasionally the air breathed through the crevices of the hut, and the low flame that fluttered about the embers of the fire threw their wavering light on the person of the sullen recluse.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
recompensespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. render an equivalent to, for service, loss; requite; remunerate; compensate; give in return; pay back
You ought to stand something handsome, Fagin, to recompense me for keeping house so long.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
Much relieved when the two hours were at last accomplished, he went away at a quick pace, as a recompense for so much loitering.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
Ah, sire, you recompense but badly this poor young man, who has come so far, and with so much ardor, to give your majesty useful information.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 10. The King's Closet at the Tuileries.
recoursespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one that is turned or applied to for aid or security; resort for help or protection; access or admittance
If this fail, I shall have recourse to other methods.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
To examine the causes of life, we must first have recourse to death.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Like all upstarts, he had had recourse to a great deal of haughtiness to maintain his position.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
rectitudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. uprightness; moral virtue; correctness of judgment
redeemspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for
She determined to redeem her error so far as it might yet be possible.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
The only way to redeem yourself is to enlist after you sell your boats.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
I resolved in my future conduct to redeem the past; and I can say with honesty that my resolve was fruitful of some good.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
redundantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. exceeding what is necessary or natural; repetitious; excessively wordy
He was a small, short, youngish man, sprinkled all over his face with freckles, and wearing redundant yellow hair.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 71. The Jeroboam's Story.
They were just beneath the wide white facade, with its rich restraint of line, which suggested the clever corseting of a redundant figure.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
Mrs. Trenor was a tall fair woman, whose height just saved her from redundancy.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
refugeespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who flees to shelter, or place of safety
Early the third morning Tom Sawyer wisely went poking among some old empty hogsheads down behind the abandoned slaughter-house, and in one of them he found the refugee.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
As they fell back down the valley, an army of refugees fell back before them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
These refugees cried out to see Pennsylvania one solid sheet of flame, and even the gentlest of old ladies wore expressions of grim pleasure.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
regimenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. prescribed diet and habits; a systematic plan for therapy; governmental rule or control
rejoinderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. retort; comeback; answer to a reply
And all the infant paupers might have chorussed the rejoinder with great propriety, if they had heard it.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
She realized now that though he had infuriated her with his malicious comments and roused her to heated rejoinders, he had done it because he cared what she did and said.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
"He pays reg'lar," was the rejoinder.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
rejuvenatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make young again; restore to youthful vigor or appearance
It was the rejuvenated Pyotr Oblonsky.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 22
She returned to town in a glow of rejuvenation, conscious of a clearer colour in her cheeks, a fresh elasticity in her muscles.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
The change had struck Mrs. Fisher as a rejuvenation: to Selden it seemed like that moment of pause and arrest when the warm fluidity of youth is chilled into its final shape.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
relentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give in; become more compassionate or forgiving; cause to soften in attitude or temper
Hilda began to relent a little.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
No; but she might suppose that something would occur in your favour; that your own family might in time relent.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
In my honeymoon, too, when my most inveterate enemy might relent, one would think, and not envy me a little peace of mind and happiness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
reminiscespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories
The sight of other people, their remarks, his own reminiscences, everything was for him a source of agony.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 20
Her mind seemed wholly taken up with reminiscences of past gaiety, and aspirations after dissipations to come.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
But in favor of foreign travel I would urge the change of habits, the removal from conditions calling up reminiscences.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 1
remnantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
But some remnant of pride, of common sense stiffened her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXIII
She liked the inwardness of the remnant of forest, the unspeaking reticence of the old trees.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
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
rendezvousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. meeting at a prearranged time and place; popular gathering place; prearranged meeting point for troops or ships
The Young Amelia was first at the rendezvous.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
Day after day he rose with the sun, buckled on his leggings, and went off to the rendezvous with Humphrey.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
This circumstance induced Gurth to believe both that the gang was strong in numbers, and that they kept regular guards around their place of rendezvous.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
renditionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. translation, often interpretive; performance of a musical or dramatic work
In fact, the Circle's rendition of The Bohemian Girl was said by many to be far superior to professional performances heard in New York and New Orleans.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Then the fiddles, bull fiddles, accordions, banjos and knuckle-bones broke into a slow rendition of "Lorena"--too slow for dancing, the dancing would come later when the booths were emptied of their wares.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
renegespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. deny; go back on; fail to fulfill promise or obligation
repertoirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. list of works of music or drama; class of compositions in a genre; range or number of skills
replicaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. copy or reproduction of a work of art
reproachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. express disapproval or disappointment; bring shame upon; disgrace
It was not so much a reproach as an irresistible thinking aloud.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXV
Joe looked at me for a single instant with something faintly like reproach.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVII
But I was softened by the softened aspect of the man, and felt a touch of reproach.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
resilientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily
restivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impatient under restraint or opposition; resisting control; difficult to control
Mammy shifted from one foot to another like a restive elephant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
The other swore at his restive horse, and then cleared his throat.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 18
Driving was out of the question, because one of the horses was restive, and bolted in the shafts.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 7
resuscitatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. restored to life; restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; revive
He made, however, a last vigorous attack on Athelstane, and he found that resuscitated sprout of Saxon royalty engaged, like country squires of our own day, in a furious war with the clergy.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
retaliatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront
She did not stay to retaliate, but re-entered in a minute, bearing a reaming silver pint, whose contents I lauded with becoming earnestness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
In spite of various very natural temptations to resent and retaliate, Amy adhered to her resolution all the next day, bent on conquering her enemy by kindness.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
The bitterest fighting, the most brutal retaliations, were just beginning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
retentivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. holding; having quality, power, or capacity of retaining, as to retain knowledge with ease
retinuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. following members; attendants accompanying high-ranking person
And as they were sitting at the marriage-feast, the music suddenly stopped, the doors opened, and a stately king came in with a great retinue.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
When Coeur-de-Lion and his retinue approached this rude yet stately building, it was not, as at present, surrounded by external fortifications.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
All my retinue was that poor lad for an interpreter, whom I persuaded into my service, and, at my humble request, we had each of us a mule to ride on.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IX.
revengespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. do punishment in return for injury or insult; avenge
But revenge kept me alive; I dared not die and leave my adversary in being.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I shuddered to think who might be the next victim sacrificed to his insatiate revenge.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
When I reflected on his crimes and malice, my hatred and revenge burst all bounds of moderation.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
rhetoricspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language
Suddenly, on the barrow, there mingled with all this wild rhetoric of night a sound which modulated so naturally into the rest that its beginning and ending were hardly to be distinguished.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
riddlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pierce with numerous holes; perforate; permeate or spread throughout
I never could guess a riddle in my life.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
He put this riddle into two or three different ways.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 22
Then why-- But this riddle was swallowed up in a renewed fear for the safety of Ashley and Frank.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
rowdyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. rough, disorderly person; boisterous person
All night long pianos jangled from behind drawn shades and rowdy songs and laughter floated out, punctuated by occasional screams and pistol shots.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
We were sitting at a table with a man of about my age and a rowdy little girl who gave way upon the slightest provocation to uncontrollable laughter.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3