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correspondencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. similarity or analogy; communication by the exchange of letters
The night after that battle he was sentry at the door of a general who carried on a secret correspondence with the enemy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
The correspondence flourished famously, and letters flew to and fro with unfailing regularity all through the early spring.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
She was driven away, never to revisit this neighbourhood: but a regular correspondence was established between her and my master when things were more settled.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
counterchargespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a retaliatory charge; a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
countrymanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a man from your own country; a man who lives in the country and has country ways
Meantime the countryman began to look grave, and shook his head.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In HANS IN LUCK
The next man he met was a countryman carrying a fine white goose.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In HANS IN LUCK
Then the countryman stopped his fiddle, and left the miser to take his place at the gallows.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
courierspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person who carries a message
Yes; I received the news this evening by a courier.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 70. The Ball.
The same courier who brought the dispatches to General Hood assured Scarlett of that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Finally a courier came up from Jonesboro with the reassuring news that the Yankees had been beaten back.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
crevicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. gap; a long narrow opening
It was paved and clean, but grass was growing in every crevice.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
Peppino glided first into this crevice; after they got along a few paces the passage widened.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
Through this crevice a small room was visible, whitewashed and clean but very bare of furniture.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
criticizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws
No one has a right to criticize a husband to a wife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LI
And I will not permit anyone to criticize you in my hearing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
Darling, what you do, you always do for a good reason and I love you and trust you and it is not for me to criticize.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
crusaderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a warrior who engages in a holy war; a disputant who advocates reform
Starbuck was no crusader after perils; in him courage was not a sentiment; but a thing simply useful to him, and always at hand upon all mortally practical occasions.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
The professor was carrying on a hot crusade against materialists.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 7
Their one chance for life was in union, and so the struggle became a kind of crusade.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
crypticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having hidden meaning; mystifying; using code or cipher
None of you has ever seen a dead donkey, and the others had to be content with this cryptic answer.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter III
Two young men in brown robes like furniture-covers were gesturing vacuously and droning cryptic sentences full of repetitions.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Only old Benjamin refused to grow enthusiastic about the windmill, though, as usual, he would utter nothing beyond the cryptic remark that donkeys live a long time.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VI
cullspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from
The night was fast closing in, when he returned homeward: laden with flowers which he had culled, with peculiar care, for the adornment of the sick chamber.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Mrs. Hatch swam in a haze of indeterminate enthusiasms, of aspirations culled from the stage, the newspapers, the fashion journals, and a gaudy world of sport still more completely beyond her companion's ken.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
culminationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a final climactic stage; the decisive moment in a novel or play; a concluding action
Those are the antecedents, and the culmination.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
It was like bells rippling up and up to a culmination.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Though her eyes were closed, one could easily imagine the light necessarily shining in them as the culmination of the luminous workmanship around.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
culpablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. deserving blame or censure as being wrong or evil or injurious
Even more culpable in my opinion, your Grace, is your attitude towards your younger son.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
If you have been culpable, it was imprudence, and this imprudence was in obedience to the orders of your captain.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
The results of what you have done become in time to you utterly insupportable; you take measures to obtain relief: unusual measures, but neither unlawful nor culpable.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
curiosityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a strong desire to know or learn something
I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
This was a new sight to me, and I examined the structure with great curiosity.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
I remained, while the storm lasted, watching its progress with curiosity and delight.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
curriculumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the subjects comprising a course of study in a school or college; program
decadencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. process, condition, or period of deterioration or decline; falling off or away; decay
In this decadence, too, the art of fire-making had been forgotten on the earth.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IX
Before me stretched the portentous menacing road of a new decade.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
In normal cases one can place a man in his true decade with tolerable confidence.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
deceptivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. misleading, likely or attempting to deceive; fraudulent
Ever and anon a bright, but, alas, deceptive idea would dart you through.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
Their anxious and eager looks were baffled by the deceptive light, or rested only on naked rocks, and straight and immovable trees.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
That she could be in any danger from the deception never entered my head.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
deferspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time
I am always willing to defer to your good sense.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
Franz protested he could not defer his pursuit till the following day, for many reasons.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
She would not hear of staying a second longer: in truth, I felt rather disposed to defer the sequel of her narrative myself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
defiledspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. morally blemished; stained or impure
A feeling that the beloved walls had been defiled rose in her.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
They seemed to realize the impossibility of touching tar without being defiled.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Miss Bart caught the startled glance of Mr. Percy Gryce, whose own lips were never defiled by tobacco.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 2
definitionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. clarity of outline; concise explanation
Give me your definition of a horse.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
Administering the definition like Tar-water.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter II
However contracted, that definition is the result of expanded meditation.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
delegatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person authorized to act as representative for another; deputy
Slackbridge, the delegate, had to address his audience too that night; and Slackbridge had obtained a clean bill from the printer, and had brought it in his pocket.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
The delegate explained to him how it depended upon their being able to get every man to join and stand by the organization, and so Jurgis signified that he was willing to do his share.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
It will readily be seen that in this case the alleged right of the Duke to the whale was a delegated one from the Sovereign.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 90. Heads or Tails.
depositoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a facility where things can be deposited for storage or safekeeping
The man whistled to the boy, and offered him part of a stick of candy, which he eagerly grabbed at, and very soon had it in a baby's general depository, to wit, his mouth.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
derogatoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. expressing low opinion; disparaging; belittling
To have imposed any derogatory work upon him, would have been to inflict a wanton insult on the feelings of a most respectable man.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
desolationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned; an event that results in total destruction; the state of being decayed or destroyed
It is well that you come here to whine over the desolation that you have made.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
It was a needless question, for a new desolation in the desolate house had told me so.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIX
Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
detestablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. offensive to the mind; unequivocally detestable
The universal response was, that the fare was detestable, and that they wanted to be set free.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
There is something wrong with his appearance; something displeasing, something downright detestable.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
I had much ado to defend myself against these detestable animals, and could not forbear starting when they came on my face.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
dilettantespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. showing frivolous or superficial interest; amateurish
What is to me a means of livelihood is to him the merest hobby of a dilettante.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
"I thought I'd be a dilettante mother, but I'm as dismayingly natural as Mrs. Bogart," she boasted.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
diligentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. assiduous; industrious; hard working
She was diligent at Red Cross work.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Raymie was diligent and rather strong.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
She had a hen-like, crumb-pecking, diligent appearance.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
direspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fraught with extreme danger; nearly hopeless; causing fear or dread or terror
Legree, cursing his ill luck, and vowing dire vengeance on the morrow, went to bed.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
Miserable I am, and must be for a time; for the catastrophe which drove me from a house I had found a paradise was of a strange and direful nature.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
dirgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a piece of music of a mournful character, to accompany funeral rites; funeral hymn
It was as if the night sang dirges with clenched teeth.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 9 Love Leads a Shrewd Man into Strategy
disastrousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely bad; terrible; dreadful
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
The swirling body of blue men came to a sudden halt at close and disastrous range and roared a swift volley.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 23
In that way, mostly, the disastrous encounter between Ahab and the whale had hitherto been popularly regarded.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41. Moby Dick.
disciplespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. follower; adherent; person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others
As His disciple I adopt His pure, His merciful, His benignant doctrines.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
I took their word for all that they averred, and I became their disciple.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Nor have Gall and his disciple Spurzheim failed to throw out some hints touching the phrenological characteristics of other beings than man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 79. The Prairie.
disconcertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. confuse; frustrate by throwing into disorder; embarrass
But the fact that Sergey Ivanovitch and the princess seemed anxious to get rid of him did not in the least disconcert Stepan Arkadyevitch.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 2
David, in some measure familiarized to the scene, led the way with a steadiness that no slight obstacle was likely to disconcert, into this very building.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
And then came that disconcerting ride.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
disdainfullyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. without respect; in a disdainful manner; in a proud and domineering manner
George drew himself up, and smiled disdainfully.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Miss Dartle turned her head disdainfully towards him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
When I met him on his rounds now, I thought he carried his head more disdainfully than ever, and strode up the steps of front porches and rang doorbells with more assurance.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
disingenuousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. giving a false appearance of frankness; not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating
disparagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
I dare say it is something disparaging which you are going to say.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
Why, as to that, my good friend, till I and my company have really acted there must be some guesswork; but I mean no disparagement to Julia.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
I found a great many foxes, disparaging whole vineyards of inaccessible grapes; but I found very few foxes whom I would have trusted within reach of a bunch.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. I AM SHOWN TWO INTERESTING PENITENTS
dispersespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. move away from each other; cause to separate; cause to become widely known
Magua still disdained to reply, continuing his efforts to disperse the crowd.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
After which, Tamenund and Alice were removed, and the women and children were ordered to disperse.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
The man who had addressed Haley, and who seemed not destitute of compassion, bought her for a trifle, and the spectators began to disperse.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
distinctionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
Not that I mean to say these were special marks of distinction, which only I received.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7. MY 'FIRST HALF' AT SALEM HOUSE
It made me start as much as if it had been the knock of a footman to a person of distinction.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
His son was bred in the service of his country, and Agatha had ranked with ladies of the highest distinction.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
distinguishedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. prominent; celebrated, well-known or eminent because of past achievements
I have no wish to be distinguished; and have every reason to hope I never shall.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
I am by birth a Genevese, and my family is one of the most distinguished of that republic.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Lucy was all exultation on being so honorably distinguished; and Miss Steele wanted only to be teazed about Dr. Davies to be perfectly happy.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34
dividendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sum of money to be divided and distributed; share of a sum divided that falls to each individual; a distribute sum, share, or percentage
dolefullyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. with sadness; in a sorrowful manner
Mrs. Trenor shook her head dolefully.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
Rather a stately house of its kind, but dolefully in want of painting, and with dirty windows.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
I had scarcely arrived at the total when a seventh was heard, as in the region of air, wailing dolefully.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
dominantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. major; most important, powerful, or influential; outweighing
He paused, eminent, dominant, glaring from his pedestal.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
The tormenting humour which was dominant there stopped them both.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
Nowhere is conscience so dominant and all-absorbing as with New England women.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
dormitoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a college or university building for student living; a large bedroom where several people sleep
Rather than argue the matter, Scarlett turned the parlor with its deep velvet rug into a dormitory.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
The other girls in her dormitory marveled at the slightness of her body when they saw her in sheer negligee, or darting out wet from a shower-bath.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
There were no college dormitories; we lived where we could and as we could.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: I
dragnetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a series of actions that are done by the police in order to catch criminals
earnestspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness
She was very earnest to see the corpse.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
His eloquence and religious fervour had already given the earnest of high eminence in his profession.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
This lock of hair, which now he can so readily give up, was begged of me with the most earnest supplication.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
echolocationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. determining the location of something by measuring the time it takes for an echo to return from it
ecstasyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion
A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
However, leaving that mystery to solve itself, or go unsolved for ever, he drove his task onward with earnest haste and ecstasy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XX.THE MINISTER IN A MAZE
To see her lay the flowers against her little dimpled chin, was to lose all presence of mind and power of language in a feeble ecstasy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
egalitarianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who believes in the equality of all people
ekespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. supplement with great effort; add to; augment
I did so, and eking out the flicker with a scrap of paper from my pocket, I made good my retreat to the narrow tunnel.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VI
Her iron-gray hair was eked out by a curled false fringe that was proudly brown and disdained to match the rest of her hair.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
With the small competence he possessed, eked out by such employment as he could pick up, he travelled from town to town through the United States in quest of his enemies.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
electrifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. excite suddenly and intensely; charge a conductor with electricity; equip for use with electricity
Gurth started up as if electrified.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
She was first transfixed with surprise, and then electrified with delight.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
CLOSE upon the hour of noon the whole village was suddenly electrified with the ghastly news.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
eliminatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. completely remove or get rid of; abolish; rule out
I really think that we may eliminate him entirely from our calculations.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Therefore Simpson becomes eliminated from the case, and our attention centres upon Straker and his wife, the only two people who could have chosen curried mutton for supper that night.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. The Adventure of Silver Blaze
Just as Ellen had done, other plantation mistresses throughout the South had put the pickaninnies through courses of training and elimination to select the best of them for the positions of greater responsibility.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
embargospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ban on commerce or other activity
She wanted to talk, but there seemed to be an embargo on every subject.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
embroideryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. elaboration by the use of decorative detail; ornamentation of fabric with needlework
Yes; odds and ends, needlework, crotchet-work, embroidery, and that kind of thing.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
You hold the embroidery thus in your left hand, and use the needle with the right--like this--with a long, easy sweep.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
An association lurked in every fold: each fall of lace and gleam of embroidery was like a letter in the record of her past.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
embroilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
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.
emphaticallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. without question and beyond doubt
When the song was ended, the anchorite emphatically declared it a good one, and well sung.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
So very emphatically and unexpectedly, that we were all three discomposed; until Tiffey came in with the bill.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
ennuispeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feeling of being bored by something tedious
Nevaire again must I be deegneefied and full of ennui.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
It was not a condition of life which fitted her, and she could see in it but an appalling and hopeless ennui.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVIII
But as she sat there amid her guests, she felt the old ennui overtaking her; the hopelessness which so often assailed her, which came upon her like an obsession, like something extraneous, independent of volition.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
enormousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
It was a body capable of enormous leverage--a cruel body.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Eckleburg which had just emerged pale and enormous from the dissolving night.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
They look out of no face but, instead, from a pair of enormous yellow spectacles which pass over a nonexistent nose.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
enrapturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. please intensely; fill with great delight or joy
Mistress Mary felt solemnly enraptured.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
But Scarlett hardly heard a word he said, so enraptured was she at being in the same room with Ashley again.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Bertuccio left enraptured, so great, so powerful, and real was the influence exercised by this man over all who surrounded him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
enumeratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. list each one; mention one by one
I shall enumerate them by their fore-castle appellations; for possibly such a list may be valuable to future investigators, who may complete what I have here but begun.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
Roger Chillingworth possessed all, or most, of the attributes above enumerated.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
I enumerated in my own mind all the various points upon which he had shown me that he was exceptionally well-informed.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
enunciatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. speak distinctly; state or set forth precisely or systematically; pronounce; articulate
The round eyes, eager gaze, the piping voice which enunciated the words, had operated like stilettos on his brain.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 2 A Lurid Light Breaks in upon a Darkened Understanding
A calm, subdued triumph, blent with a longing earnestness, marked his enunciation of the last glorious verses of that chapter.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
This unexpected resistance gave Magua time to interpose, and with rapid enunciation and animated gesture, he drew the attention of the band again to himself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
equitationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
The swineherd, who was a most equitable man, then stood up to give every one his share.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
We took their wives and also much booty, which we divided equitably amongst us, so that none might have reason to complain.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
Oh, Frankenstein, be not equitable to every other and trample upon me alone, to whom thy justice, and even thy clemency and affection, is most due.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
eraspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a major division of geological time; an era is usually divided into two or more periods
Then the railroad building era really began.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Like all that pertains to crime, it seemed never to have known a youthful era.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In I. THE PRISON DOOR
Even in this new era of motors the citizens went down to the station to see the trains go through.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
essentialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. necessary; critical; vital; constituting or being part of the essence of something
I acquit Edward of essential misconduct.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37
This is essential for me, for you, and for our son.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
Danger in the races of officers, of cavalry men, is an essential element in the race.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 28
estimationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the respect with which a person is held; an approximate calculation of quantity; a judgment of the qualities
But I am very far from agreeing with you in your estimation of ladies in general.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Amy rose daily in the estimation of her friend, but he sank in hers, and each felt the truth before a word was spoken.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
The high estimation then placed upon the military character might be seen in the lofty port of each individual member of the company.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
etchedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. cut or impressed into a surface