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ornamentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. decoration; something used to beautify
Jo in maroon, with a stiff, gentlemanly linen collar, and a white chrysanthemum or two for her only ornament.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
I took them out of the store room and folded them up myself, and I gave him also the gold brooch to wear as an ornament.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
I had a single little pearl ornament which Miss Temple gave me as a parting keepsake: I put it on, and then we went downstairs.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
outbreakspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease; eruption; explosion
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 By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER III
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 By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 5 An Old Move Inadvertently Repeated
The delicate little people must have heard me hammering in gusty outbreaks a mile away on either hand, but nothing came of it.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
outlivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. live longer than; survive or last beyond
To this she would reply that unless he changed his mode of life, she would certainly outlive him.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XI
I think he must have made an agreement with death to outlive all his heirs, and he appears likely to succeed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
Men pass through such superhuman loves and outlive them: they are the probation subduing the heart to human joys.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
outpostspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a military post stationed at a distance from the main body of troops; a station in a remote or sparsely populated location
They were the outposts of the Snow Queen.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
outreachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the act of reaching out; the extent or length of reaching out
outrightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. altogether; entirely; without reservation or exception
Sergey Ivanovitch laughed outright a merry laugh, which was rare with him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 14
he looked at Meg with such a lackadiasical expression that she laughed outright and spoiled his song.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
Amy rebelled outright, and passionately declared that she had rather have the fever than go to Aunt March.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
overdospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. do something to an excessive degree
No doubt water ought not to be so wet as it is; it overdoes it in wetness.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
We thought Hannah was overdoing the authority business, and your mother ought to know.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
I should be afraid she might overdo, if I didn't know her 'moral fit' wouldn't last long.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
overpassspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
overpayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pay too much; pay in excess of what is due
overproductionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. too much production or more than expected
overratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make too high an estimate of
Rose had by no means overrated the measure of the good doctor's wrath.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
It was now Heyward's turn to bite his lip with vexation as the other so coolly alluded to a force which the young man knew to be overrated.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
After this escape, I was content to take a foggy view of the Inn through the window's encrusting dirt, and to stand dolefully looking out, saying to myself that London was decidedly overrated.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
overthrowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. throw over; overturn; upset; turn upside down; cause to fall or to fail
It sent a correspondent to Colorado, and printed pages describing the overthrow of American institutions in that state.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
So far as concerns the overthrow or preservation of his fair fame and his earthly state, and perchance his life, he is in my hands.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
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 By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
overweightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the property of excessive fatness
ovulationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the expulsion of an ovum from the ovary, usually midway in the menstrual cycle
pageantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. elaborate exhibition devised for the entertainment; show, spectacle, or display
This is a pageant, all may see.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 5
Sitting in the shell of the room she watched the pageant fade.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 13
So that each of us who has enjoyed this pageant has still an opp.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
pamphletspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. brochure; leaflet; a small book usually having a paper cover
Alexey Alexandrovitch had not had time to read the pamphlet through in the evening, and finished it in the morning.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 26
With these words Mr. Brocklehurst put into my hand a thin pamphlet sewn in a cover, and having rung for his carriage, he departed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
He had published a pamphlet about it, and set out to organize a party of his own, when a stray Socialist leaflet had revealed to him that others had been ahead of him.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 30
pangspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sharp spasm of pain; a mental pain or distress; a sudden sharp feeling
The pang is over, his sufferings are at an end for ever.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
The feelings of yesterday pierced the sick heart with a fresh pang.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 26
That pang was intensified by the strange feeling of physical pity for her set up by her tears.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
parochialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. narrow in outlook; related to local church community
On glancing at the address, the parochial functionary observed that it contained no name.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Thus saying, Mr. Bumble put on his cocked hat wrong side first, in a fever of parochial excitement; and flounced out of the shop.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
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 By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
paternalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. belonging to or inherited from one's father; related on the father's side
I will leave the paternal home, I will give up all.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
One paternal kind precaution he had taken to ensure my having a companion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
But the Count of Monte Cristo surrounds me with every paternal care, and I am ignorant of nothing which passes in the world.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
patronizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. act as a patron to; support or sponsor
But, fair or not fair, there are unbecoming conjunctions, which reason will patronize in vain--which taste cannot tolerate--which ridicule will seize.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
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 By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
I have found out who my patron is.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
peaceablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. disposed to peace or of a peaceful nature; not disturbed by strife or turmoil or war
Legree, in a fury, swore she should be put to field service, if she would not be peaceable.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
A pot of beer had appeared from the Jolly Bargemen, and they were sharing it by turns in a peaceable manner.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XV
Induced by these feelings, I was of course led to admire peaceable lawgivers, Numa, Solon, and Lycurgus, in preference to Romulus and Theseus.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
peasantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one of a class of agricultural laborers; a country person
Levin still kept between the young peasant and the old man.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 5
The gentleman does nothing, while the peasant works and supplants the idle man.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 17
For both Levin and the young peasant behind him, such changes of position were difficult.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 5
perilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. danger; risk; hazard; jeopardy; exposure of person or property to injury, loss, or destruction
There was no peril of discovery.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XII. THE MINISTER'S VIGIL
It imparted to the wearer a kind of sacredness, which enabled her to walk securely amid all peril.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
Yet the hours passed on without any unusual disturbance, and Dantes knew that he had escaped the first peril.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
perpetuityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the property of being perpetual, seemingly ceaseless
The reader will easily believe, that from what I had hear and seen, my keen appetite for perpetuity of life was much abated.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
It could not be that one conscious of such aptitudes for mastery and enjoyment was doomed to a perpetuity of failure; and her mistakes looked easily reparable in the light of her restored self-confidence.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 8
Within myself, I had sustained, from my babyhood, a perpetual conflict with injustice.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
perplexedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. full of difficulty or confusion or bewilderment
continued the perplexed authoress.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
Mr. Kenneth was perplexed to pronounce of what disorder the master died.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Having swept the hearth and wiped the table, I departed; more perplexed than ever.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
perseverancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. endurance; steady persistence in adhering to a course of action
At last she recollected that she had been travelling, and they talked of Matlock and Dove Dale with great perseverance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
She was one of those people who can bear a great deal of pleasure, and she never flinched in her perseverance in the cause.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
I was surly; but the thing would not go: it stood by me with strange perseverance, and looked and spoke with a sort of authority.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
perspirationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. process of the sweat glands of skin secreting a salty fluid
Meanwhile, Mr. Waldengarver, in a frightful perspiration, was trying to get himself out of his princely sables.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXI
I sat shuddering yet, and wiping the perspiration from my forehead: the intruder appeared to hesitate, and muttered to himself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Villefort fell back on his chair, passed his hand over his brow, moist with perspiration, and, for the third time, read the letter.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
pertainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. belong; have connection with, or dependence on
His pallor was so peculiar, that it seemed to pertain to one who had been long entombed, and who was incapable of resuming the healthy glow and hue of life.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
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
As regarded the shipmaster, however, all was looked upon as pertaining to the character, as to a fish his glistening scales.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY
petitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. short and having a small, trim figure, of a woman; very small
Everybody laughed at them, for Tamoszius was petite and frail, and Marija could have picked him up and carried him off under one arm.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 8
The petition finished, Villefort read it aloud.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
Even to petition the Tsar for legitimization, a divorce is essential.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 21
phasespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any distinct time period in a sequence of events; stage
It was only one phase of the multitudinous emotions which had assailed her.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVIII
It was on this phase of the proceedings that Miss Bart entered on the afternoon of her return from the Van Osburgh wedding.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
Mrs. Micawber, tapping at the wall again to know if tea were ready, broke up this particular phase of our friendly conversation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
philanthropyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. voluntary promotion of human welfare
He was, as this remark shows, a man full of philanthropy, and in every way fit for his office.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
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 By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 1 The Rencounter by the Pool
Gerty Farish was not a close enough reader of character to disentangle the mixed threads of which Lily's philanthropy was woven.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
plausiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. likely but not certain to be or become true or real
I still think it is the most plausible one.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In V
Miss Melly will believe any plausible scoundrel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
As always when he spoke, he sounded so plausible.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
playwrightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who writes plays
possibilityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. capability of existing or happening or being true; a future prospect or potential
Marriage had never presented itself to him as a possibility.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 16
Perhaps the latter possibility may be the nearer to the truth.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
I was agonized with the idea of the possibility that the reverse of this might happen.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
powerlessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking power; without ability, influence, or power
As for Monte Cristo, his head was bent down, his arms were powerless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
Seeing that he was powerless to begin the conversation, she began herself.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 23
In this particular, his influence upon her was equally powerless with mine.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. MARTHA
practicallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. virtually; actually; for all practical purpose
They were practically alone and he might never get another such opportunity.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
And he wanted to prove this theoretically in his book and practically on his land.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 29
Uncle Peter practically raised Melanie and me, for we were very young when Father and Mother died.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
precedespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. come before in order or position; go in front or ahead of
She unconsciously waited for the bellboy to precede her into the elevator.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
He signed her to precede him; and casting back a look that cut my heart, she obeyed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
In this part of the field there passed slowly the intense moments that precede the tempest.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
preciselyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a precise manner; just as it should be; indicating exactness or preciseness
It was not, indeed, precisely that which he had laid out for himself to tread.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XI. THE INTERIOR OF A HEART
Our breakfast was as good as the supper, and at half-past eight precisely we started for Little Britain.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXV
Hester Prynne did not now occupy precisely the same position in which we beheld her during the earlier periods of her ignominy.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
predominantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. most frequent or common; having superior power and influence
High on the upper deck, in a little nook among the everywhere predominant cotton-bales, at last we may find him.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
She had in truth no abstract propensity to malice: she did not dislike Lily because the latter was brilliant and predominant, but because she thought that Lily disliked her.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 11
Nothing could be more gracefully majestic than his step and manner, had they not been marked by a predominant air of haughtiness, easily acquired by the exercise of unresisted authority.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
prevalentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
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 By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
It was the prevalent conviction, and of all other explanations Levin had unconsciously, not knowing when or how, chosen it, as anyway the clearest, and made it his own.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 9
The necessity of accepting this view of their past relation, and of meeting it in the key of pleasantry prevalent among her new friends, was deeply humiliating to Lily.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 5
primerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an introductory textbook; the first or preliminary coat of paint or size applied to a surface
He coaxed in schoolmistress fashion, as to a congregation of boys with primers.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
"Yes, if you are good, and love your book, as the boys in the primer are told to do," said Meg, smiling.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Then, there are the Prodromus whales of old Scotch Sibbald, and Jonah's whale, as depicted in the prints of old Bibles and the cuts of old primers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. Of the Monstrous Pictures of Whales.
primitivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
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 By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
There were apples, yams, peanuts and milk on the table at Tara but never enough of even this primitive fare.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
The floor was of smooth, white stone; the chairs, high-backed, primitive structures, painted green: one or two heavy black ones lurking in the shade.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
priorityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. preceding in time, importance, or urgency
privationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. hardship; state of extreme poverty
He knows not what I term privation.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
This, however, is not considered a very great privation.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
It was January, midwinter, an awful time to have to face privation.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 11
procrastinationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time; slowness as a consequence of not getting around to it
I wished, as it were, to procrastinate all that related to my feelings of affection until the great object, which swallowed up every habit of my nature, should be completed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
profligatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. inclined to waste resources or behave extravagantly; wildly immoral
He had also a wish to establish himself in the good graces of the lady; for John was at least as licentious in his pleasures as profligate in his ambition.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
The rest of Prince John's retinue consisted of the favourite leaders of his mercenary troops, some marauding barons and profligate attendants upon the court, with several Knights Templars and Knights of St John.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
profoundspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. deep; not superficial; far-reaching
It was the hour of a profound human change, and excitement was generating on the air.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
There was a momentary silence, profound as what should follow the utterance of oracles.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIII. THE REVELATION OF THE SCARLET LETTER
My feelings are profound, but I possessed a coolness of judgment that fitted me for illustrious achievements.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
propositionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. plan suggested for acceptance; a matter to be dealt with; subject for discussion or analysis
Mr. jorkins is not a man to respond to a proposition of this peculiar nature.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
The proposition pleased the two others, and they set out on their way together.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN
The procureur arose, delighted with the proposition, but his wife slightly changed color.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 60. The Telegraph.
prosperousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. successful; thriving; having or characterized by financial success or good fortune
Our voyage was very prosperous, but I shall not trouble the reader with a journal of it.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
What they had, each shared with less fortunate friends, as they had done in more prosperous days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
She could not consider her partiality for Edward in so prosperous a state as Marianne had believed it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
provespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. increase in volume; be shown or be found to be; demonstrate by a mathematical, formal proof
I will proclaim, I will prove your innocence.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
I wanted to be cutting at those trees in the forest of difficulty, under circumstances that should prove my strength.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
I avoided the Middletons as much as possible, as well as everybody else who was likely to prove an acquaintance in common.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
provincialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to a province; limited in outlook; unsophisticated
His clothes were too heavy and provincial.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
She concluded that it was because they were of secure reputation, not hemmed in by the fire of provincial jealousies.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
While the train was stopping at the provincial town, Sergey Ivanovitch did not go to the refreshment room, but walked up and down the platform.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 4
psychologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. science that deals with mental processes and behavior
They were determining the exact psychology of Dave Dyer in standing pat, two hours before.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
And since the field of life is largely an artificially-lighted stage today, the stories were curiously true to modern life, to the modern psychology, that is.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
She had made a list of thirty European novels of the past ten years, with twenty important books on psychology, education, and economics which the library lacked.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
publicityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being public; information to attract public notice
We want no audience, no publicity.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Whereas Clifford discovered new channels of publicity, all kinds.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Clifford was a coming man; and it was remarkable what a sound publicity instinct he had.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
rapierspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
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 By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LV
raucouslyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
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 By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER I. ON THE GREAT ALKALI PLAIN
readilyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. easily; quickly; in a prompt, timely manner; promptly
The weather was remarkably fine, and she readily consented.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
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
When my mother removes into another house my services shall be readily given to accommodate her as far as I can.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
rebusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
reciprocityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a relation of mutual dependence or action or influence; mutual exchange of commercial or other privileges
Then Egdon was aroused to reciprocity; for the storm was its lover, and the wind its friend.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
A secret voice seems to whisper to me that there must be something more than chance in this unexpected reciprocity of friendship.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
She had passed beyond the phase of well-bred reciprocity, in which every demonstration must be scrupulously proportioned to the emotion it elicits, and generosity of feeling is the only ostentation condemned.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 12
rectifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. set right; correct by calculation or adjustment
There is a huge error which it may take some little time to rectify.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VI. THE MAN WITH THE TWISTED LIP
Here is some great misapprehension which must be rectified.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
The instant their mistake was rectified, the whole party retraced the error with the utmost diligence.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
recurspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. reappear; happen or occur again
The words that comrades had uttered previous to the firing began to recur to him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
It may possibly recur to your memory that when I examined the paper upon which the printed words were fastened I made a close inspection for the water-mark.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 15. A Retrospection
I felt stunned by the awful event; and my memory unavoidably recurred to former times with a sort of oppressive sadness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
referencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of referring or consulting; remark that calls attention to something or someone
Indeed, the same dark question often rose into her mind with reference to the whole race of womanhood.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
By degrees he fell to reposing such great confidence in me, as to ask my advice in reference to his own affairs.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
I do not recall that I felt any tenderness of conscience in reference to Mrs. Joe, when the fear of being found out was lifted off me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VI
regardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. deem to be; connect closely and often incriminatingly; look at attentively
You hate me, but your abhorrence cannot equal that with which I regard myself.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
You, perhaps, regard her as your sister, without any wish that she might become your wife.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
It was as Hester said, in regard to the unwonted jollity that brightened the faces of the people.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXI. THE NEW ENGLAND HOLIDAY