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ornamentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. decoration; something used to beautify
My room was at the top of the house, at the back: a close chamber; stencilled all over with an ornament which my young imagination represented as a blue muffin; and very scantily furnished.
David Copperfield - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
outbreakspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease; eruption; explosion
Eventually, in the year 1869, the movement rather suddenly collapsed, although there have been sporadic outbreaks of the same sort since that date.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Although they had been so quiet since the first outbreak of the matter, that most people really did suppose it to have been abandoned as hopeless, nothing new occurred.
Hard Times - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
This outbreak of weeping took Eustacia herself so much by surprise that she could not leave off, and she turned aside from him in some shame, though turning hid nothing from him.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
outlivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. live longer than; survive or last beyond
Jennings, but he is old enough to be MY father; and if he were ever animated enough to be in love, must have long outlived every sensation of the kind.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 8
By Jane Austen Context
outpostspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops; a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
outreachspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the act of reaching out; the extent or length of reaching out
outrightspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. altogether; entirely; without reservation or exception
Herbert, the elder brother and heir, laughed outright, though it was his trees that were felling for trench props.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 1
By D H Lawrence Context
Gerald looked crestfallen and embarrassed, as always when caught in a kind deed, and Scarlett laughed outright at his transparency.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 2
By Margaret Mitche Context
It appeared to me that she never said anything she wanted to say, outright; but hinted it, and made a great deal more of it by this practice.
David Copperfield - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
overdospeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. do something to an excessive degree
overpassspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
overpayspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. pay too much; pay in excess of what is due
overproductionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. too much production or more than expected
overratespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make too high an estimate of
overthrowspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. throw over; overturn; upset; turn upside down; cause to fall or to fail
Feeling about for the obstacle which had flung him down, he discovered that two tufts of heath had been tied together across the path, forming a loop, which to a traveller was certain overthrow.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Henry Spiker, who had hitherto been very distant, entered into a defensive alliance against us, the common enemy, and exchanged a mysterious dialogue across the table for our defeat and overthrow.
David Copperfield - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
overweightspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the property of excessive fatness
ovulationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary, usually midway in the menstrual cycle
pageantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainment; show, spectacle, or display
pamphletspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. brochure; leaflet; a small book usually having a paper cover
pangspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a sharp spasm of pain; a mental pain or distress; a sudden sharp feeling
It was a sound which did not make her cheerful; she wondered that Edmund should forget her, and felt a pang.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 7
By Jane Austen Context
I cannot leave him even now, without remembering with a pang, at once his modest fortitude and his great sorrow.
David Copperfield - Chapter 32
By Charles Dickens Context
A pang went through her as she heard an agonized squealing which was suddenly stilled by a pistol shot and she knew that the sow was dead.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 27
By Margaret Mitche Context
parochialspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. narrow in outlook; related to local church community
So, she appropriated the greater part of the weekly stipend to her own use, and consigned the rising parochial generation to even a shorter allowance than was originally provided for them.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
paternalspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. belonging to or inherited from one's father; related on the father's side
If he really sought to reconcile himself like a dutiful branch, he must be forgiven for having dismembered himself from the paternal tree.
Persuasion - Chapter 14
By Jane Austen Context
She thanked him for his great attention, his paternal kindness, but he was quite mistaken in supposing she had the smallest desire of breaking through her engagement, or was sensible of any change of opinion or inclination since her forming it.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 21
By Jane Austen Context
patronizespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. act as a patron to; support or sponsor
For myself, I found that I was expressing my tendency to lavish expenditure, and to patronize Herbert, and to boast of my great prospects, before I quite knew that I had opened my lips.
Great Expectations - Chapter 26
By Charles Dickens Context
peaceablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
A pot of beer had appeared from the Jolly Bargemen, and they were sharing it by turns in a peaceable manner.
Great Expectations - Chapter 15
By Charles Dickens Context
peasantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. one of a class of agricultural laborers; a country person
You could not find a more lonely tract of road anywhere, and it is quite rare to meet so much as a cart, or a peasant, until you reach the high road near Crooksbury Hill.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
perilspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction
In a world where doing means marrying, and the commonwealth is one of hearts and hands, the same peril attends the condition.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
I had received strict orders from my sister to call for him at the Three Jolly Bargemen, that evening, on my way from school, and bring him home at my peril.
Great Expectations - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
perpetuityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the property of being perpetual, seemingly ceaseless
perplexedspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment
Holmes, save that I was so perplexed that I felt I should not be happy until I had seen you and had your advice.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Here we may take it that there is a love matter, but that the maiden is not so much angry as perplexed, or grieved.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
perseverancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. endurance; steady persistence in adhering to a course of action
He swore in his heart that he would not fail in this if human effort and human perseverance could render him successful.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We continued our systematic survey of the edge of the sodden portion of the moor, and soon our perseverance was gloriously rewarded.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was one of the irons I began to heat immediately, and one of the irons I kept hot, and hammered at, with a perseverance I may honestly admire.
David Copperfield - Chapter 38
By Charles Dickens Context
I only know that I found myself, with a perseverance worthy of a much better cause, making the most strenuous exertions to compress it within those limits.
Great Expectations - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
perspirationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. process of the sweat glands of skin secreting a salty fluid
He staggered back with a livid face, and I saw the perspiration break out upon his brow, while his teeth chattered in his head.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I sat shuddering yet, and wiping the perspiration from my forehead: the intruder appeared to hesitate, and muttered to himself.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 3
By Emily Bronte Context
Bumble wiped from his forehead the perspiration which his walk had engendered, glanced complacently at the cocked hat, and smiled.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
pertainspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. belong; have connection with, or dependence on
I am in high repute for my accomplishment in all pertaining to the art, and am joined with eleven others in reporting the debates in Parliament for a Morning Newspaper.
David Copperfield - Chapter 43
By Charles Dickens Context
petitespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. short and having a small, trim figure, of a woman; very small
phasespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. any distinct time period in a sequence of events; stage
Micawber, tapping at the wall again to know if tea were ready, broke up this particular phase of our friendly conversation.
David Copperfield - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
It was a phase of cheerfulness which was, as a matter of course, to be passed through every Christmas; and there was no more to be said.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
philanthropyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. voluntary promotion of human welfare
Yet Yeobright was as firm in the contrary intention as if the tendency of marriage were rather to develop the fantasies of young philanthropy than to sweep them away.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
plausiblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. likely but not certain to be or become true or real
He made a plausible excuse; but his real reason had been the fear that not even the secret would keep them with him any very great length of time, and so he had meant to hold it in reserve as a last seduction.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 16
By Mark Twain Context
I asked him afterwards, why he had done so, and he made a plausible excuse; but since last night, father, and when I remember the circumstances by its light, I am afraid I can imagine too truly what passed between them.
Hard Times - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
playwrightspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone who writes plays
possibilityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. capability of existing or happening or being true; a future prospect or potential
I made shorthand notes of all that she said, however, so that there should be no possibility of a mistake.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
So accustomed was I to his invariable success that the very possibility of his failing had ceased to enter into my head.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
You amused me by supposing that I was contemplating the possibility of someone having in broad daylight, under the eyes of all these opposite rooms, forced himself through it.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
powerlessspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. lacking power; without ability, influence, or power
There was something ominous in the air, exactly what Ashley did not know, but he was powerless to save Scarlett from it.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 32
By Margaret Mitche Context
With a last faint effort, which would have been powerless but for my yielding to it and assisting it, he raised my hand to his lips.
Great Expectations - Chapter 56
By Charles Dickens Context
The young lady, making an effort to recover her cheerfulness, strove to play some livelier tune; but her fingers dropped powerless over the keys.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 33
By Charles Dickens Context
practicallyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. virtually; actually; for all practical purpose
For some years he has practically withdrawn from the business, in which he is said to have massed considerable wealth.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
precedespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. come before in order or position; go in front or ahead of
She locked it after admitting me, as she had done before, and again preceded me into the dark passage where her candle stood.
Great Expectations - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
The principals being all agreed in this respect, it soon appeared that a very few weeks would be sufficient for such arrangements as must precede the wedding.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 21
By Jane Austen Context
preciselyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. in a precise manner; just as it should be; indicating exactness or preciseness
Heathcliff: perhaps you have never remarked that their eyes are precisely similar, and they are those of Catherine Earnshaw.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 33
By Emily Bronte Context
Sikes disposed of a couple of glasses of spirits and water, and threw himself on the bed; ordering Nancy, with many imprecations in case of failure, to call him at five precisely.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
In fact, precisely at this transitional point of its nightly roll into darkness the great and particular glory of the Egdon waste began, and nobody could be said to understand the heath who had not been there at such a time.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
predominantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. most frequent or common; having superior power and influence
Darcy; or at least, by the predominance of virtue, atone for those casual errors under which she would endeavour to class.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 36
By Jane Austen Context
prevalentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. widespread; widely or commonly occurring, existing, accepted
I need not say how rejoiced I shall be to hear there has been any mistake, but the report is so prevalent that I confess I cannot help trembling.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 45
By Jane Austen Context
primerspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. an introductory textbook; the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
primitivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. belonging to an early stage; simple or naive in style; primeval
We seem to want the oldest and simplest human clothing where the clothing of the earth is so primitive.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
priorityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. preceding in time, importance, or urgency
privationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. hardship; state of extreme poverty
THIS is not the place to commemorate the trials and privations endured by the immigrant Mormons before they came to their final haven.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I observed, upon that closer opportunity of observation, that she was worn and haggard, and that her sunken eyes expressed privation and endurance.
David Copperfield - Chapter 47
By Charles Dickens Context
procrastinationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time; slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
profligatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly; wildly immoral
We both know that he has been profligate in every sense of the word; that he has neither integrity nor honour; that he is as false and deceitful as he is insinuating.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 47
By Jane Austen Context
profoundspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. deep; not superficial; far-reaching
I had cherished a profound conviction that her bringing me up by hand gave her no right to bring me up by jerks.
Great Expectations - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
My friend rose now and paced up and down the room, his hands in his pockets, and an expression of the most profound gravity upon his face.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 12
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Even then it was no easy matter to keep to the right track, for the moon had not yet risen, and the high cliffs on either side made the obscurity more profound.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 12
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
propositionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. plan suggested for acceptance; a matter to be dealt with; subject for discussion or analysis
It seems to me, at this distance of time, as if it were the next day when Peggotty broached the striking and adventurous proposition I am about to mention; but it was probably about two months afterwards.
David Copperfield - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
Her next proposition, of shewing the house to such of them as had not been there before, was more acceptable, for Miss Bertram was pleased to have its size displayed, and all were glad to be doing something.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 9
By Jane Austen Context
prosperousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. successful; thriving; having or characterized by financial success or good fortune
She could not consider her partiality for Edward in so prosperous a state as Marianne had believed it.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 4
By Jane Austen Context
Among those who are at all his equals in consequence, he is a very different man from what he is to the less prosperous.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 16
By Jane Austen Context
provespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. increase in volume; be shown or be found to be; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
I wanted to be cutting at those trees in the forest of difficulty, under circumstances that should prove my strength.
David Copperfield - Chapter 36
By Charles Dickens Context
If you were asked to prove that two and two made four, you might find some difficulty, and yet you are quite sure of the fact.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The birds at first objected, since it seemed to them that they also had two legs, but Snowball proved to them that this was not so.
Animal Farm - Chapter 3
By George Orwell Context
provincialspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to a province; limited in outlook; unsophisticated
Mentally he was in a provincial future, that is, he was in many points abreast with the central town thinkers of his date.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
They were at once cosmopolitan and provincial, with the cosmopolitan provincialism of art that goes with pure social ideals.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 1
By D H Lawrence Context
Men at his time of life do not change all their habits and exchange willingly the charming climate of Florida for the lonely life of an English provincial town.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
psychologyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. science that deals with mental processes and behavior
publicityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. state of being public; information to attract public notice
rapierspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a straight sword with a narrow blade and two edges
She held a line of tatting in her hands and she was driving the shining needle back and forth as furiously as though handling a rapier in a duel.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 55
By Margaret Mitche Context
raucouslyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. in a rowdy manner; with a raucous sound
On the ledge of rock above this strange couple there stood three solemn buzzards, who, at the sight of the new comers uttered raucous screams of disappointment and flapped sullenly away.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
readilyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. easily; quickly; in a prompt, timely manner; promptly
A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 10
By Jane Austen Context
I shall now add a little milk to make the mixture palatable, and on presenting it to the dog we find that he laps it up readily enough.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
You knew that this man Horner, the plumber, had been concerned in some such matter before, and that suspicion would rest the more readily upon him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
rebusspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
reciprocityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence; mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
Now, Yeobright, having inherited some of these very instincts from the woman before him, could not fail to awaken a reciprocity in her through her feelings, if not by arguments, disguise it as she might for his good.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
rectifyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
recurspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. reappear; happen or occur again
I felt stunned by the awful event; and my memory unavoidably recurred to former times with a sort of oppressive sadness.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 34
By Emily Bronte Context
Softer expressions followed this, and then again recurred the tender sadness which had sat upon him during his drive along the highway that afternoon.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Although I saw him every day, it was for only a short time; hence, the regularly recurring spaces of our separation were long enough to record on his face any slight changes that occurred in his physical state.
Great Expectations - Chapter 56
By Charles Dickens Context
referencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act of referring or consulting; remark that calls attention to something or someone
A reference to the passenger list showed that Miss Fraser, of Adelaide, with her maid had made the voyage in her.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 12
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Wopsle referred to me, he considered it a necessary part of such reference to rumple my hair and poke it into my eyes.
Great Expectations - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
I have determined, therefore, to call upon you and to consult you in reference to the very painful event which has occurred in connection with my wedding.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
regardspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. deem to be; connect closely and often incriminatingly; look at attentively
Copperfield, to do the same; to regard it as an investment which is sure of return, and to make up his mind to any sacrifice.
David Copperfield - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
He had thought he loved her to distraction; he had regarded his passion as adoration; and behold it was only a poor little evanescent partiality.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 3
By Mark Twain Context
Bounderby and myself might have deemed it years ago, that he would ever become my patron, making me an annual compliment, I cannot but regard him in that light.
Hard Times - Chapter 15
By Charles Dickens Context