11th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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abashedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause to be embarrassed; cause to feel self-conscious
Trotwood Copperfield, said Mr. Dick, a little abashed.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
I was abashed at having made so great a mistake, and was glad to change the subject.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
Amy came in hastily, and looked rather abashed when she saw her sisters all waiting for her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
ablyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. with competence; in a competent capable manner
He could have enjoyed portraying to uninitiated listeners various scenes at which he had been a witness or ably discussing the processes of war with other proved men.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 17
aboveboardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without concealment or deception; honest
absencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being absent; state of being away
After another absence, he again returned.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. I AM BORN
Their happiness was not decreased by the absence of summer.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
As if his absence quickened something within her Daisy leaned forward again, her voice glowing and singing.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
absolutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. perfect in quality or nature; complete; totally unlimited; certain
He received me with absolute enthusiasm.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
You remind me of a--of a rose, an absolute rose.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
I will go back as soon as I can stir: I need not make an absolute fool of myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
absorptionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. process of absorbing nutrients into the body after digestion; state of mental concentration
They saw miles of the city which they had never known in their days of absorption in college.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Lily started from her attitude of absorption; her smile faded and she began to move toward the lane.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
The room was full of women and girls, all too much engaged in the rapid absorption of tea and pie to remark her entrance.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
abundantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. plentiful; possessing riches or resources
Of this preparation a tolerably abundant plateful was apportioned to each pupil.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
I had allowed him such abundant time; I thought he might have had an apoplectic fit.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. The Ramadan.
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
accentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note; distinctive manner of oral expression
They speak with the broadest accent of the district.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
On perceiving me, the stranger addressed me in English, although with a foreign accent.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
He would talk in a cheerful accent, with an expression of goodness that bestowed pleasure even upon me.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
accentuatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. emphasize; stress; pronounce with a stress or accent; mark with an accent
She did not want to display her condition in this poorly fitting black dress which accentuated rather than hid her figure.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
She was a slender, small-breasted girl, with an erect carriage which she accentuated by throwing her body backward at the shoulders like a young cadet.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
accidentallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. inadvertently; by chance; casually; fortuitously; not essentially or intrinsically
Edna had discovered it accidentally one day when the high-board gate stood ajar.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXVI
She put her hand accidentally upon the tapestry near her, and then sprang back, feeling quite startled.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Because the greatest necessity for so doing would seem to be, when in feeding he accidentally takes in water.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 85. The Fountain.
accommodationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. living quarters provided for public convenience; something that meets a need; convenience
This is mere commercial accommodation.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
I could not help glancing round, in search of the accommodation remaining for Mr. and Mrs. Traddles.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. RETURN
The letter was from this gentleman himself, and written in the true spirit of friendly accommodation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
accompanimentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of accompanying someone or something
Love was only a minor accompaniment.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Then, to the accompaniment of the band, the colonel himself danced with Petritsky.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 21
There was the occasional sound of music, of mandolins, sufficiently removed to be an agreeable accompaniment rather than an interruption to the conversation.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
achievementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feat; accomplishment; award for completing a particular task or meeting an objective
It was a grand achievement, and I prized it highly.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Her unlooked-for achievement was the subject of wonder, applause, and admiration.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In X
Under the glitter of their opportunities she saw the poverty of their achievement.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 5
acquaintancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. personal knowledge or information about someone or something
I turned again to my new acquaintance.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
I made the pleasure of his acquaintance just after the war.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Pearl saw, and gazed intently, but never sought to make acquaintance.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
adagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. wise saying; brief familiar proverb; expression of popular wisdom
There must always be two parties to a quarrel, says the old adage.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
administrationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. management; supervision; people who are in charge for management; activity of government for powers and duties
Was Under-Secretary for the colonies in a late administration.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
The forcible administration of poison is by no means a new thing in criminal annals.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER VII. THE CONCLUSION
Misuse of public funds, waste and corruption had reached such proportions during his administration that the edifice was toppling of its own weight.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
adolescentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity;
She had been supposed to have rather a good figure, but now she was out of fashion: a little too female, not enough like an adolescent boy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
She preened, approving her adolescence.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
aegisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. kindly endorsement and guidance; armor plate that protects the chest
Then Minerva from her seat on the rafter held up her deadly aegis, and the hearts of the suitors quailed.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
aeronauticsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
But he's a nuisance in the aeronautic section.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
affabilityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a disposition to be friendly and approachable, easy to talk to
This occasion shall not entirely pass without that affability on your part.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
I rather expected, from my knowledge of her affability, that it would happen.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
Lady Catherine was reckoned proud by many people he knew, but he had never seen anything but affability in her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
affrontspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. insult; offense; intentional act of disrespect
He took the matter as an affront to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
They did not want to affront this mad woman.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
In this heat every extra gesture was an affront to the common store of life.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
afterthoughtspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an addition that was not included in the original plan; thinking again about a choice previously made
As yet she had no afterthought.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
An afterthought brought me back, when I had quitted the court.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
He knew she had accepted without afterthought: he could never be a factor in her calculations, and there was a surprise, a refreshment almost, in the spontaneity of her consent.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
agapespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a religious meal shared as a sign of love and fellowship; selfless love of one person for another without sexual implications
His mouth was agape in yokel fashion.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Now, for some space the revellers stood agape, unable to understand all that had been done in such haste.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
As I stood agape, I saw a little red spark go drifting across a gap of starlight between the branches, and vanish.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
aggressivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. making assaults; unjustly attacking; combative; hostile; tending to spread quickly
He was a tall, handsome, swarthy fellow, clad in a suit of gray flannel, with a Panama hat, a bristling black beard, and a great, aggressive hooked nose, and flourishing a cane as he walked.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
He was utterly lacking in the aggressiveness needed in these new bitter times.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Moreover, I hold him that deems himself the best of you, bound to answer to me with his body for this aggression on my freedom.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
agriculturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
After all, the sanitation and the agriculture of to-day are still in the rudimentary stage.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
He was writing now a new chapter on the causes of the present disastrous condition of agriculture in Russia.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 15
There were no hedges, no signs of proprietary rights, no evidences of agriculture; the whole earth had become a garden.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
alienablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. transferable to another owner; able to be transferred to new ownership
There was only a small part of his estate that Sir Walter could dispose of; but had every acre been alienable, it would have made no difference.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 1
For three years the Federal government had been trying to impose alien ideas and an alien rule upon Georgia and, with an army to enforce its commands, it had largely succeeded.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVII
Though nominally included in the census of Christendom, he was still an alien to it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
allayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. calm; pacify; reduce the intensity of; relieve
He had to pretend to be drunk in order to allay the suspicions which might have been aroused by his appearance at the gate.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER V. OUR ADVERTISEMENT BRINGS A VISITOR
They were of sobering tendency; they allayed agitation; they composed, and consequently must make her happier.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
"I've been allays used to horses," said Tom.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
alliterationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. repetition of beginning sound in poetry
amalgamspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a combination or blend of diverse things; an alloy of mercury with another metal, usually silver, used by dentists to fill cavities in teeth
It was the post of secretary of the committee of the amalgamated agency of the southern railways, and of certain banking companies.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 17
amateurspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. nonprofessional; lacking the skill of a professional, as in an art
It was only to fight as an amateur.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
Even the Thespians who gave amateur plays once a month clamored for her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
Mr. Rochester is an amateur of the decided and eccentric: Grace is eccentric at least.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
ambassadorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. authorized messenger or representative
The Grand Duchess positively wanted to show the new helmet to the ambassador.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 34
It was in this hall that Harold returned the magnanimous answer to the ambassador of his rebel brother.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Up comes the Grand Duchess with some ambassador or other, and, as ill-luck would have it, she begins talking to him about the new helmets.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 34
amenablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. responsive to advice or suggestion; responsible to higher authority; willing to comply with; agreeable
The child could not be made amenable to rules.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VI. PEARL
Everything in her surroundings ministered to feelings of ease and amenity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
I say again,' said my aunt, 'nobody knows what that man's mind is except myself; and he's the most amenable and friendly creature in existence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
analogousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. comparable in certain respects; similar or alike
But it is only found on the sinister side, which has an ill effect, giving its owner something analogous to the aspect of a clumsy left-handed man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
To make them run easily and swiftly, the axles of carriages are anointed; and for much the same purpose, some whalers perform an analogous operation upon their boat; they grease the bottom.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
Not with the brightness natural to cheerful youth, but with uncertain, eager, doubtful flashes, which had something painful in them, analogous to the changes on a blind face groping its way.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III
analysisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. study; investigation; process of breaking down a substance into its constituent parts
My respect for his powers of analysis increased wondrously.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
On the whole, I by no means recognized the analysis, but thought it not worth disputing.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXX
Deceit, according to him, was an impossibility in the case of one trained to observation and analysis.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
analyzespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. discover or reveal something through detailed examination; diagnose; examine
Unanalytical she was trying to analyze now and with no success.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
I stood for five minutes thinking the business over, and trying to analyze my impressions.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. The Adventure of The Yellow Face
Though caught unawares, the blockader made a graceful bow--too graceful, thought Scarlett, trying to analyze it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
animationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of animating, or giving life or spirit; state of being animate or alive.
A mummy again endued with animation could not be so hideous as that wretch.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Again Sam vanished; and mystery, animation, expectation rose to full flow once more.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
It gave her all the animation that her spirits could boast; for she was in no cheerful humour.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 54
annexationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the formal act of acquiring something by conquest or occupation; incorporation by joining or uniting
"We will not quarrel for the greater share of blame annexed to that evening," said Elizabeth.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
As to all that," rejoined Sir Walter coolly, "supposing I were induced to let my house, I have by no means made up my mind as to the privileges to be annexed to it.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 3
annualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. occurring once every year; payable once every year
I may mention at once that this became an annual custom.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
anonymousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having no name; having unknown or unacknowledged name
It came from the bushes--a megaphontic, anonymous, loud-speaking affirmation.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
aperturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. opening; diameter of such an opening; hole
My eye was quickly at the aperture.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
He remained motionless and pensive, his eyes fixed on the gloomy aperture that was open at his feet.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
The aperture of the rock had been closed with stones, then this stucco had been applied, and painted to imitate granite.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
apparatusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a group of parts that work together to perform given function; appliance or device for particular purpose
Henry saw this, and had removed all my apparatus from my view.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
I was at first inclined to associate it with the sanitary apparatus of these people.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
He seemed a galvanizing apparatus, too, charged with a grim mechanical substitute for the tender young imaginations that were to be stormed away.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
applicationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. close attention; work of applying something; verbal or written request for assistance
On the stairs I encountered Wemmick, who was coming down, after an unsuccessful application of his knuckles to my door.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
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
My uncle is not pleased with the idea of a military career in a distant country, but Ernest never had your powers of application.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
appropriatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. acquire; take possession of for one's own use; set apart for specific use
The word was appropriate to the moment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. I AM BORN
The suggestion is not appropriate to our Dora.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37. A LITTLE COLD WATER
And your mother has brought on herself a most appropriate punishment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
appropriationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. funding; money set aside for a specific purpose
And your mother has brought on herself a most appropriate punishment.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
I cannot describe the delight I felt when I learned the ideas appropriated to each of these sounds and was able to pronounce them.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
He was left with his singularly appropriate education; the vague contour of Jay Gatsby had filled out to the substantiality of a man.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
approximatelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. nearly correct or exact; close in value or amount but not precise; about; roughly
Carol gazed with a polite approximation to interest at Mr. Dashaway, a tan person with a wide mouth.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
One foot in the shortened stirrup and the other leg crooked about the pommel in an approximation of a side saddle, she set out across the fields toward Mimosa, steeling herself to find it burned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
aquaplanespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water
archbishopspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a bishop of highest rank
ardentlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. very enthusiastically or passionately
I ardently desired the acquisition of knowledge.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
This was indeed a godlike science, and I ardently desired to become acquainted with it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
I ardently desired to understand them, and bent every faculty towards that purpose, but found it utterly impossible.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
ardorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. intense feeling of love; feelings of great warmth and intensity
They evoke no ardor in the male breast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
If only he had the gallantry and ardor of the Tarleton boys or even the coarse impudence of Rhett Butler.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
From fire to oil was a natural transition for burned fingers, and Amy fell to painting with undiminished ardor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
arrangementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. composition; plans or preparations for a future event
We come next, to mere details of arrangement.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
The arrangement lasted five years during which the boat went three times around the continent.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
Elinor submitted to the arrangement which counteracted her wishes with less reluctance than she had expected to feel.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
artisanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. manually skilled worker; craftsman, as opposed to artist
The tradesman was put to his trade and the artisan to his calling.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
And in an incredibly short time the Pontellier house was turned over to the artisans.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXXII
I can therefore show no attention to strangers, nor suppliants, nor to people who say that they are skilled artisans, but am all the time broken-hearted about Ulysses.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
ascendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. go up or climb; rise through the air; mount
I shall ascend my funeral pile triumphantly and exult in the agony of the torturing flames.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I have believed it was much easier to descend from the whole to a part than to ascend from a part to the whole.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
They ascend into the heavens; they have discovered how the blood circulates, and the nature of the air we breathe.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
assertivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. positive; affirming confidently; affirmative; peremptory
Master Heathcliff, much irritated, asserted her relation was false.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Her body asserted itself with a restless movement of her knee, and she stood up.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
It asserted its own tranquillity, which seemed a pledge of equal quiet to its former inhabitant.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
assessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. estimate value; judge worth of something
The extra tax assessment and the danger of losing Tara were matters Scarlett had to know about--and right away.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
associationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. connection, whether of persons of things; union of persons in a company or society for some particular purpose
It was a halt, too, in my association with his affairs.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
He saw that this association was a mere anchor to save him from self-contempt.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 25
I laughingly expressed my satisfaction, but I must confess that I thought this association of ideas significant.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
athirstspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very eager to get something; extremely desirous
There weekly arrive in this town scores of green Vermonters and New Hampshire men, all athirst for gain and glory in the fishery.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
auditoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or relating to hearing, the organs of hearing, or the sense of hearing
axiomspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. self-evident truth requiring no proof
You know, Scarlett, money ill come by never comes to good and this house is proof of the axiom.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
Although Oliver had been brought up by philosophers, he was not theoretically acquainted with the beautiful axiom that self-preservation is the first law of nature.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
My aunt is full of copy-book axioms, but they were all meant to apply to conduct in the early fifties.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
bailiwickspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the area over which a bailiff has jurisdiction; a branch of knowledge
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
banespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something causes misery or death; curse; fatal injury or ruin
But this long debt of confidence, due from me to him, whose bane and ruin I have been, shall at length be paid.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
bankruptcyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being unable to pay your debts
That deposit may be at any moment withdrawn, and if I had employed it for another purpose, I should bring on me a disgraceful bankruptcy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
I do not despise bankruptcies, believe me, but they must be those which enrich, not those which ruin.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
banterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. good-humored, playful conversation
She smiled as she spoke, letting her eyes rest on his in a way that took the edge from her banter and made him suddenly malleable to her will.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 10
He bantered her, telling what fine dresses and fine furniture they would have.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
She laughed and bantered him a little, remembering too late that she should have been dignified and reserved.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
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