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influxspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. flowing into; mass arrival or incoming
Atlanta was again the center of activities for a wide region, as it had been before its destruction, and the town was receiving a great influx of new citizens, both welcome and unwelcome.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
And though he liked them all, he rather regretted his own Levin world and ways, which was smothered by this influx of the "Shtcherbatsky element," as he called it to himself.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 1
innocencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the quality of naivete; the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
I believed in her innocence; I knew it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
I will proclaim, I will prove your innocence.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
I had been waiting for him to see me that I might try to assure him of my innocence.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
inquiryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. investigation; search for knowledge
At this inquiry she sat up and opened her eyes.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
She needed no time for deliberation or inquiry.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
He repeated the inquiry with yet greater eagerness.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
institutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. advance or set forth in court; association organized to promote art or science or education
And he began to enlarge on his encounters with the new institutions.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 25
He understood human institutions, and blew them about like soap bubbles.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 31
The school, thus improved, became in time a truly useful and noble institution.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
intellectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ability to learn and reason; ability to think abstractly or profoundly
The intellect of Roger Chillingworth had now a sufficiently plain path before it.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
It has gradually augmented, until it assumes the appearance of aberration of intellect.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
There was the same candour, the same vivacity, but it was allied to an expression more full of sensibility and intellect.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
intensityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the magnitude of sound; the amount of energy transmitted; high level or degree; the property of being intense
On hearing it, he felt come upon him with tenfold intensity that strange feeling of loathing of someone.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 22
Never afterwards did he feel it with such intensity, but this first time he could not for a long while get over it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 14
Levin was in a continual state of awkwardness and discomfort, but the intensity of his happiness went on all the while increasing.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 16
interferencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. obstruction; prevention; act or an instance of hindering, obstructing, or impeding
She looked at her father to entreat his interference, lest Mary should be singing all night.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
But he had given a reason for his interference, which asked no extraordinary stretch of belief.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
I told him of all that had occurred to make my former interference in his affairs absurd and impertinent.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
interloperspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. intruder; one that interferes with affairs of others, often for selfish reasons
interminablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being or seeming to be without an end; endless; tedious; continual
She thought of the long walk back to the house and it seemed interminable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
It was as though all the weariness of the past months had culminated in the vacuity of that interminable evening.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Most of it went to Tara and she wrote interminable letters to Will Benteen telling him just how it should be spent.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
intermittentlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in an intermittent manner
The sun shone intermittently the next morning and the hard wind that drove dark clouds swiftly across its face rattled the windowpanes and moaned faintly about the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Hitherto her intermittent impulses of resistance had sufficed to maintain her self-respect.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
The man was an intermittent drunkard, and when he had the fit on him he was a perfect fiend.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE ADVENTURE OF BLACK PETER
interpretationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. explanation; performer's distinctive personal version of a song, dance, piece of music
Whatever she did she knew would be observed by her husband, and the worst interpretation put on it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 14
The critic had undoubtedly put an interpretation upon the book which could not possibly be put on it.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 1
However novel and peculiar this testimony of attachment, I did not doubt the accuracy of the interpretation.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
intervalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pause; break; space between two objects, points, or units
The interval between that time and supper Wemmick devoted to showing me his collection of curiosities.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
The soldiers were in front of us, extending into a pretty wide line with an interval between man and man.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter V
After an interval I arose, and as if by instinct, crawled into the room where the corpse of my beloved lay.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 23
inviolablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. secure from corruption, attack, or violation; unassailable
Formerly they believed themselves sprung from Jupiter, and shielded by their birth; but nowadays they are not inviolable.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
I know that her word is inviolate.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
He wanted this place inviolate, shut off from the world.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 5
irreparablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not able to be corrected or repaired
Mr. Mell having left me while he took his irreparable boots upstairs, I went softly to the upper end of the room, observing all this as I crept along.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
I need not describe the feelings of those whose dearest ties are rent by that most irreparable evil, the void that presents itself to the soul, and the despair that is exhibited on the countenance.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
If, at a moment when her whole life seemed to be breaking up, she could cheerfully commit its reconstruction to the Gormers, there was no reason why such accidents should ever strike her as irreparable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 8
jestspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. deed; action; act performed for amusement; joke
The conversation dropped at the jest.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 9
Satan dropped it there, I take it, intending a scurrilous jest against your reverence.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
Directly Sergey Ivanovitch had concluded the conversation with his jest, Pestsov promptly started a new one.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 10
knickknackspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small inexpensive mass-produced article; miscellaneous curios
There was an old hair trunk in one corner, and a guitar-box in another, and all sorts of little knickknacks and jimcracks around, like girls brisken up a room with.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI.
knighthoodspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. aristocrats holding the rank of knight
He could tell her nothing new of the wonders of his presentation and knighthood; and his civilities were worn out, like his information.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 27
Sir William Lucas had been formerly in trade in Meryton, where he had made a tolerable fortune, and risen to the honour of knighthood by an address to the king during his mayoralty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
laboriousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. demanding much work or care; tedious
She was cynical about the joys of a simple laborious life.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
That the life I had since led was laborious enough to kill an animal of ten times my strength.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
I had worked two chairs with my knife, the sorrel nag helping me in the grosser and more laborious part.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
laboriouslyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a laborious manner; in a manner requiring much labor
Go with you to the funeral, she said laboriously.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Slowly, laboriously, she heaved herself over and pulled her heavy skirts up to her thighs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
No, it is not existence, then, that I regret, but the ruin of projects so slowly carried out, so laboriously framed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
lackadaisicallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in an idle and lackadaisical manner
legendaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. mythical; fabled; extremely well known; famous or renowned
lenientlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a permissively lenient manner
That he would be leniently treated, I could not hope.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
When Mr. Roach heard his name he smiled quite leniently.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
It matters little now, except as it may dispose you to think more leniently of his errors.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER X
liabilityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that holds one back; state of being legally obliged and responsible
It was the consciousness of a new sphere of liability to pain.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 16
The state-owned railroad had once been an asset to the state but now it was a liability and its debts had piled up to the million mark.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
Queequeg was my own inseparable twin brother; nor could I any way get rid of the dangerous liabilities which the hempen bond entailed.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
libationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a serving of wine poured out in honor of a deity; a serving of an alcoholic beverage
It was as though a cold air had dispersed the fumes of his libations, and the situation loomed before him black and naked as the ruins of a fire.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 13
Trenor, looking stouter than ever in his tight frock-coat, and unbecomingly flushed by the bridal libations, gazed at her with undisguised approval.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
lifelikespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. evoking lifelike images within the mind; free from artificiality
All the blame of this should have fallen upon Jo, for her naughty imitation had been too lifelike to escape detection, and the frolicsome Lambs had permitted the joke to escape.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
lifelongspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. continuing through life; lasting or remaining in a particular state throughout life
Before half the day they were lifelong friends.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
His love and care never tire or change, can never be taken from you, but may become the source of lifelong peace, happiness, and strength.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
This new honor came to her after an exciting joint meeting of those societies which threatened to end in violence and the severance of lifelong ties of friendship.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
lifetimespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the period during which something is functional, as between birth and death
It was a night of joy and terror, such as this man of stupendous emotions had already experienced twice or thrice in his lifetime.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
Some day it was coming: it might not be soon, it might not be with in the lifetime of any animal now living, but still it was coming.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
It was a profitable trade, and I found that by that time I had made enough to take the dairy of fifty cows that my father had in his lifetime.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
lightningspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the flash of light that accompanies an electric discharge in the atmosphere
But she could not have seen his face if a flash of lightning had not hidden the stars and revealed it.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 19
During this short voyage I saw the lightning playing on the summit of Mont Blanc in the most beautiful figures.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
And that night there came on a terrific storm, with driving rain, awful claps of thunder and blinding sheets of lightning.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
likelihoodspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. possibility, strong probability; state of being probable
In all likelihood, though, I should die before morning.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
It now occurred to the girls that their mother was in all likelihood perfectly ignorant of what had happened.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 49
In that case, so liable as every body was to meet every body in Bath, Lady Russell would in all likelihood see him somewhere.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
locallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in that area; to a restricted area of the body
The police have really done nothing locally, save the arrest of these gipsies.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
I knew this meant, in our local dialect, like two young thrushes, and received it as a compliment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
The influence of my family being local, it is their wish that Mr. Micawber should go down to Plymouth.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12. LIKING LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT NO BETTER, I FO...
luxuryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that is an indulgence rather than necessity; excessively expensive
The agonies of remorse poison the luxury there is otherwise sometimes found in indulging the excess of grief.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
I could not help feeling, though she mingled her tears with mine, that she had a dreadful luxury in our afflictions.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
He was as radiant, as if his chair, his asthma, and the failure of his limbs, were the various branches of a great invention for enhancing the luxury of a pipe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 51. THE BEGINNING OF A LONGER JOURNEY
magnificencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. grandeur; splendor; grand or imposing beauty
I never saw more simple tastes united to greater magnificence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
Yet let not modern beauty envy the magnificence of a Saxon princess.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
The wedding was held with great magnificence and small joy, and out of a tailor a king was made.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
magnitudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. extent; greatness of rank, size, or position
Lily was duly impressed by the magnitude of her opportunities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
So that this rib only conveyed half of the true notion of the living magnitude of that part.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 103. Measurement of The Whale's Skeleton.
Gases are generated in him; he swells to a prodigious magnitude; becomes a sort of animal balloon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 81. The Pequod Meets The Virgin.
maintenancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. preservation; support; continuance; court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another
The fund was, of course, for the propagation and spread of the red-heads as well as for their maintenance.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE RED-HEADED LEAGUE
He would send for the baby; though I entreated him rather to put it out to nurse and pay for its maintenance.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
There is already lodged in my hands a sum of money amply sufficient for your suitable education and maintenance.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
makeupspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. composition; structure; the way in which someone or something is composed
mansionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dwelling-house of the better class; a large or stately residence
From behind one pillar I could peep round quietly at the full front of the mansion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Their house was even more elaborate than I expected, a cheerful red and white Georgian Colonial mansion overlooking the bay.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
An old red-brick mansion, used as a school, was in its place; and a fine old house it must have been to go to school at, as I recollect it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
martyrspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who makes great sacrifices or suffers to further belief or principle; one who endures great suffering
In fact, a martyr to his family.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
Amy spoke bitterly, and turned her back on the exasperating martyr at her feet.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
You have eternity in which to explain and only one night to be a martyr in the amphitheater.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
maturityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; arrival of the time fixed for payment
But those few moonlight nights alone with Charles had not touched her emotions or ripened her to maturity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
She knew that she should kill one of the shoats but she put it off from day to day, hoping to raise them to maturity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
These girls who had come to maturity since the surrender had only childish memories of the war and lacked the bitterness that animated their elders.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
meddlesomespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. inclined to interfere in other people's business; intrusive in offensive manner
Don't you be a meddlesome wench an poke your nose where it's no cause to go.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
mediationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the act of intervening for the purpose of bringing about a settlement; negotiation to resolve differences
He wanted to see him, to report on the result of his mediation, which had occupied and amused him for the last three days.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 5
I perceived he was bent on refusing my mediation, so very reluctantly I went up to the library, and announced the unseasonable visitor, advising that he should be dismissed till next day.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
Elinor remembered what Robert had told her in Harley Street, of his opinion of what his own mediation in his brother's affairs might have done, if applied to in time.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
medicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to the study or practice of medicine
It appeared to contain medical preparations, one of which he mingled with a cup of water.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
Skilful men, of the medical and chirurgical profession, were of rare occurrence in the colony.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
The gold will be melted and the stones sold and the money used to buy drugs and other medical supplies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
meritspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. virtue; admirable quality or attribute; credit
Vronsky was himself the same, and regarded it as a great merit to be so.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
There was no other merit in this, than my having sense enough to feel my deficiencies.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
I may claim the merit of having originated the suggestion that the will should be looked for in the box.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. A GREATER LOSS
merrimentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. activities that are enjoyable or amusing; a gay feeling
I was very merry, I know; but it was hollow merriment.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
Tell on, please, he said, taking his face out of the sofa cushion, red and shining with merriment.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
From beneath their broad-brimmed hats of palm-leaf, gleamed eyes which, even in good-nature and merriment, had a kind of animal ferocity.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
mienspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. aspect; air; manner; demeanor; carriage; bearing
I was touched by his gentle tone, and overawed by his high, calm mien.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
The words were barely uttered, when he encountered a savage of gigantic stature, of the fiercest mien.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
The young Mohican cast a glance at his father, but, maintaining his quiet and reserved mien, he continued silent.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
miserspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a stingy hoarder of money and possessions, often living miserably
The miser began to tell his tale, and said he had been robbed of his money.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
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
At my behest the miser leaves his hoard untouched; at peace the mother sees her children play.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
monotonyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. uniformity or lack of variation; continual increase, or continual decrease; tedium as a result of repetition
The Bank offered no violence to the wholesome monotony of the town.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER I
Clym and Eustacia, in their little house at Alderworth, beyond East Egdon, were living on with a monotony which was delightful to them.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
She began calling for Ashley, over and over, as if in a delirium until the hideous monotony gave Scarlett a fierce desire to smother her voice with a pillow.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
moonbeamspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a ray of moonlight
The soft, earnest, quiet moonbeam looks in fixedly, marking the bars of the grated windows on the prostrate, sleeping forms.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
No veiled future dimly glanced upon him in the moonbeams.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. I ENLARGE MY CIRCLE OF ACQUAINTANCE
The house was encrusted with heavy thatchings, which dropped between the upper windows; the front, upon which the moonbeams directly played, had originally been white; but a huge pyracanth now darkened the greater portion.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 5 Through the Moonlight
mortgagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. transferring property title as security for the repayment of a loan
A woman had no business even knowing what a mortgage was.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Scarlett was going to Atlanta to borrow money or to mortgage Tara if necessary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Stowbody and Dawson foreclose every mortgage they can, and put in tenant farmers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
municipalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. metropolitan; civic; having local self-government
The doctor had answered and then had said something about the irregularities in the municipal council.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 14
She did not, she said, want charity for them, but a chance of self-help; an employment bureau, direction in washing babies and making pleasing stews, possibly a municipal fund for home-building.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
state and municipality in which said rejected or condemned.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
narrativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. story; art, technique, or process of telling story
My narrative proceeds to Agnes, with a thankful love.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
He then told me that he would commence his narrative the next day when I should be at leisure.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
And I told him what I had not mentioned in my narrative, of that encounter with the other convict.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
needleworkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a creation created or assembled by needle and thread; work, such as sewing or embroidery, that is done with a needle
I laid down my pen, and Biddy stopped in her needlework without laying it down.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
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
She set up a great tambour frame in her room, and began to work on an enormous piece of fine needlework.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK II
nonchalantlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a composed and unconcerned manner
She spoke with amazing nonchalance.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
He sat opposite to me, and lit a cigarette in his old, nonchalant manner.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
Never at any time, even in most intimate moments, had he been other than nonchalant.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
occasionallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. now and then; from time to time; infrequently; irregularly
Mr. Peggotty went occasionally to a public-house called The Willing Mind.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
Americans, while occasionally willing to be serfs, have always been obstinate about being peasantry.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
We were very much together, I need not say; but occasionally we were asunder for some hours at a time.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
occupyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. inhabit; live in a certain place; be present in; be inside of
They occupy the place of years in my remembrance.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
I hope it may be easier here to find something which will busy me and occupy my thoughts.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
I could only think of the bourne of my travels and the work which was to occupy me whilst they endured.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
odorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. scent; property or quality of a thing that affects, stimulates, or is perceived by the sense of smell
This ball had an acrid and penetrating odor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
An odor of onions and the smoke of hot lard.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
There was a half-empty bottle of whisky on the table by the bed and the room reeked with the odor.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
offensivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. causing anger, displeasure, resentment, or affront
My look or something else must have struck her as offensive, for she spoke with extreme though suppressed irritation.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
After the latter the animal was ready to burst, and made so violent a discharge as was very offensive to me and my companion.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
In the first place, he must make such an agreement for tithes as may be beneficial to himself and not offensive to his patron.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
oglespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. look at amorously; cast glances as in fondness or to attract notice
She ogled Isabella now, conferring youth upon her; but always when she spoke to women, she veiled her eyes, for they, being conspirators, saw through it.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 3
oilclothspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. cloth treated on one side with a drying oil or synthetic resin
They sat down to a table covered with an oilcloth cut in slits by penknives.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 12
Uncle Henry went limping by, hatless in the rain, his head stuck through a hole in a piece of old oilcloth.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
He would write for a while, then sit idle, his clenched fist lying on the table, his eyes following the pattern of the oilcloth.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XII
oppositionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. condition of being in conflict; act of opposing something
Elinor would not humour her by farther opposition.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
But I will not be tempted to set myself in opposition to thee.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Those claims were in opposition, and he was in direct conflict with his education.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 27
optimismspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tendency to expect the best possible outcome; belief that the universe is improving and good will win over evil
Her fingers fluttered; her sympathy came out in spurts; she sat on the edge of a chair in eagerness to be near her auditor, to send her enthusiasms and optimism across.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Only the Henty books and the Elsie books and the latest optimisms by moral female novelists and virile clergymen were in general demand, and the board themselves were interested only in old, stilted volumes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
ordinaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree; lacking special distinction, rank, or status
Even my ordinary pursuits I have almost given up.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 15
He had more than the ordinary triumph of accepted love to swell his heart, and raise his spirits.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49
All the ordinary conditions of life, without which one can form no conception of anything, had ceased to exist for Levin.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 14
oriolespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mostly tropical songbird; the male is usually bright orange and black