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rehabilitatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. restore to proper condition; help to re-adapt, as to former state of health or good repute
I want to rehabilitate myself, Mrs Helmer; I want to get on; and in that your husband must help me.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
You want me to go and see her, to ask her here, and to rehabilitate her in society; but do understand that I cannot do so.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 28
To Northern capital and Afro-American labor the South owes its rehabilitation.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
relicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. surviving remnant; something left after loss or decay; object kept for its association with the past
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
The iron bars were a relic of the old regime, and no one had ever thought of dislodging them.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XX
Julie saw the means offered of carrying off her precious relic, which Monte Cristo had forgotten.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
religiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of religion; concerned with religion; having or showing belief in and reverence for God or a deity
It was for me to guard this sisterly affection with religious care.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. AGNES
But he had religious scruples, which hindered the execution of such a plan.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 5
Of a deeply religious temperament, there was inevitably a tinge of the devotional in his mood.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
remembrancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the ability to recall past occurrences; a recognition of meritorious service
His remembrance can be overcome by no change of circumstances or opinions.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46
From my earliest remembrance I had been as I then was in height and proportion.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
He is dead who called me into being; and when I shall be no more, the very remembrance of us both will speedily vanish.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
remuneratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make payment to; compensate
The last mile I performed on foot, having dismissed the chaise and driver with the double remuneration I had promised.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Mr. Gradgrind overwhelmed him with thanks, of course; and hinted as delicately as he could, at a handsome remuneration in money.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VIII
rendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. split; tear or split apart or into pieces violently
All closely imprisoned forces rend and destroy.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
As he came nearer, she thought she might be the first to rend him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
There was a slight rending sound.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 9
renownspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fame; quality of being widely honored and acclaimed
In the interests of renown the forwardness should lie chiefly in the capacity to handle things.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
Warrior after warrior enlisted in the dance, until all of any renown and authority were numbered in its mazes.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
We are the people of Agamemnon, son of Atreus, who has won infinite renown throughout the whole world, by sacking so great a city and killing so many people.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
reparationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of putting something in working order again; act or process of making amends; compensation
But meanwhile, you have time to make some small reparation for the injury you have wrought.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In III. THE ADVENTURE OF THE DANCING MEN
If you but make such reparation as is in your power, by telling us where the beryls are, all shall be forgiven and forgotten.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XI. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BERYL CORONET
The duty done, and act of reparation performed, which can alone enable me to contemplate my fellow mortal, I shall be known no more.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
repentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause to feel remorse or regret; feel regret or self-reproach for
But that man said he did not repent of what he had done, Joseph.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
Now my desires were complied with, and it would, indeed, have been folly to repent.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
Torvald, you will repent not having let me stay, even if it were only for half an hour.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
representativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one that represents anything; that which exhibits a likeness or similitude; agent
The baron took the pen and signed, then the representative.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
It was evident that the fiery temper of the Baskervilles was not extinct in this their last representative.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 4. Sir Henry Baskerville
They made a specialty of sandwich-salad-coffee lap suppers, and they regarded Carol as their literary and artistic representative.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
repugnantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. arousing disgust or aversion; offensive or repulsive; hateful
But the first was repugnant to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
I believe that she is capable of heroic self-sacrifice and that anything dishonourable would be repugnant to her.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NOBLE BACHELOR
The doors of the two bedrooms faced each other across the narrow upper landing, and to-night it was peculiarly repugnant to him that Mattie should see him follow Zeena.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In II
requisitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. necessary requirement; indispensable item
As Bertuccio was leaving the room to give the requisite orders, Baptistin opened the door: he held a letter on a silver waiter.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
This same person, with almost incredible patience and perseverance, had contrived to provide himself with tools requisite for so unparalleled an attempt.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
This one is built against the solid rock, and it would take ten experienced miners, duly furnished with the requisite tools, as many years to perforate it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
resistancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. action of opposing something that you disapprove or disagree with
Alas, resistance was far from my thoughts.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
Elinor made no resistance that was not easily overcome.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
I made no resistance; I was no longer master of my senses.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
resolutelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. showing firm determination or purpose; with firmness
They both eagerly and resolutely declined her invitation.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20
She walked across the drawing room and went resolutely to him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 23
It seemed as though he knew both what he was and for what he was living, for he acted and lived resolutely and without hesitation.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 10
resolutionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. determination; resolving to do something; formal statement of a decision
Her resolution was formed as she read.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
But then at other times I have not resolution enough for it.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22
I was partly urged by curiosity, and compassion confirmed my resolution.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
resplendentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dazzling; glorious; shining with brilliant luster; very bright
He was resplendent in new clothes and a greatcoat with a dashing cape thrown back from his heavy shoulders.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
The flag was sometimes eaten and lost in this mass of vapor, but more often it projected, sun-touched, resplendent.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
The Snow Queen might come back as soon as she liked; there stood his discharge written in resplendent masses of ice.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
responsibilityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. duties; obligation; state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable
Because then I have no responsibility.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
Here was another ruin, the responsibility of which came partly home to her.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIV. HESTER AND THE PHYSICIAN
The burden must be carried; the want provided for; the suffering endured; the responsibility fulfilled.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
restrictivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. tending or serving to restrict; limiting; confining
She then peeped round to where I sat; so stern a neighbour was too restrictive to him, in his present fractious mood, she dared whisper no observations, nor ask of him any information.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
In the new public law courts he disliked the restrictions laid on the lawyers conducting cases.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 5
She paused before him with a smile which seemed at once designed to admit him to her familiarity, and to remind him of the restrictions it imposed.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
resurgencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. bringing again into activity and prominence
retortspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. reply, especially to answer in a quick, caustic, or witty manner
Marianne was going to retort, but she remembered her promises, and forbore.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37
But Mr. Peggotty made no such retort, only answering with another entreaty to Mrs. Gummidge to cheer up.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. I HAVE A CHANGE
She flushed to her temples, but the extremity of her need checked the retort on her lip and she continued to face him composedly.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 7
revelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. to take great pleasure or delight; make merry
The revel was at its height when a priest.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
Thomasin noticed all these, and was delighted that the May revel was to be so near.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 6: 1 The Inevitable Movement Onward
I had unchained an enemy among them whose joy it was to shed their blood and to revel in their groans.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
revenuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. money which returns from an investment; annual income; reward
reverberatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. to throw or bend back, from a surface; ring or echo with sound; spring back; spring away from an impact
While on their way, they would make the dense old woods, for miles around, reverberate with their wild songs, revealing at once the highest joy and the deepest sadness.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
My only answer was my own voice reverberating in a rolling echo from the cliffs around me.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
And iron clanked with a huge reverberating clank, and huge lorries shook the earth, and whistles screamed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
revilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. attack with abusive language; vilify
When he saw Eumaeus and Ulysses he reviled them with outrageous and unseemly language, which made Ulysses very angry.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
He came so unexpectedly that none of us knew him, not even the older ones among us, and we reviled him and threw things at him.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
The poor, as we have already said, whom she sought out to be the objects of her bounty, often reviled the hand that was stretched forth to succour them.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
ridiculousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. completely lacking of wisdom or good sense
You are as jealous of Miss Murdstone as it is possible for a ridiculous creature to be.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
To this hour I am undecided whether it was upon the whole the wisest thing I could have done, or the most ridiculous.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. GOOD AND BAD ANGELS
I knew, from the first moment when I saw her with that poor dear blessed baby of a mother of yours, that she was the most ridiculous of mortals.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
rigmarolespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a long and complicated and confusing procedure
You didn't mean a word of all this rigmarole.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XL
rubblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. broken fragments; irregular pieces of rock
But, determined to build himself a monument of a reputation quickly, he used any handy rubble in the making.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 3
sagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one celebrated for wisdom, experience, and judgment; various plants of the genus Salvia
Thus spoke the sage: the kings without delay.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24
They were, doubtless, good men, just and sage.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In III. THE RECOGNITION
Mr. Dick had regularly assisted at our councils, with a meditative and sage demeanour.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19. I LOOK ABOUT ME, AND MAKE A DISCOVERY
satisfactorilyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a way that fulfills expectations or needs; acceptably
To her the conference closed as satisfactorily as to him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
The affair being so satisfactorily concluded, Hester Prynne, with Pearl, departed from the house.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
The Councillor imagined it was the cholera that was meant, which people made so much fuss about; and the discourse passed off satisfactorily enough.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
scarcespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. hard to find; absent or rare; limited
Them as is not wanted scarce ever thrives.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Because they scarce ever had their stomachs full in their lives.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Shoes and clothing for the army were scarce, ordnance supplies and drugs were scarcer.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
scoundrelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately
Miss Melly will believe any plausible scoundrel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
My business was to declare myself a scoundrel, and whether I did it with a bow or a bluster was of little importance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44
There was another rapid glance at the house, and supposing himself unseen, the scoundrel had the impudence to embrace her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
scrawnyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being very thin; inferior in size or quality
They were convalescing slowly and lay scrawny and weak in their bed.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
A damned mule, she repeated, looking indignantly at the scrawny beast.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
It was a few days before the Fourth of July, and a grey, scrawny Italian child was setting torpedoes in a row along the railroad track.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
securityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. freedom from risk or danger; safety
Now, I promised to get the money on the security of a bond which I drew up.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
He spoke of apprehension and anxiety, but his countenance expressed real security.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
And there a merchant will get three acres of land, worth ten roubles, as security for the loan of one rouble.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 17
segregationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a social system that provides separate facilities for minority groups
sensibilityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ability to feel or perceive; keen intellectual perception
His wild and enthusiastic imagination was chastened by the sensibility of his heart.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
He was recalled from wit to wisdom, not by any reproof of hers, but by his own sensibility.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41
But it would have broke MY heart, had I loved him, to hear him read with so little sensibility.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
serenespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. calm, peaceful, and untroubled; completely clear and fine
He never looked so serene as he did then.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15. I MAKE ANOTHER BEGINNING
A serene sky and verdant fields filled me with ecstasy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 6
The evening was warm and serene, and we prolonged our walk farther than usual.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
serviettespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small piece of table linen that is used to wipe the mouth and to cover the lap in order to protect clothing
similespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. comparison of one thing with another, in English generally using like or as
The matron expressed her entire concurrence in this intelligible simile; and the beadle went on.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
All similes and allegories concerning her began and ended with birds.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
One could not stand and watch very long without becoming philosophical, without beginning to deal in symbols and similes, and to hear the hog squeal of the universe.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
situatedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having a site, situation, or location; being in a relative position; permanently fixed; placed; located
Then I recalled where I was, and how situated.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Thus situated, my only resource was to drive before the wind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
It was a handsome modern building, well situated on rising ground.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
skittishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unpredictably excitable, especially of horses
And you can bet Mrs. Kennicott is smart, even if she is skittish.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
Haley's horse, which was a skittish young colt, winced, and bounced, and pulled hard at his halter.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
sleekspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having an even, smooth surface; smooth; not rough or harsh
Ivan jumped down and took the quiet, sleek horse by the bridle.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 12
The horses harnessed to the ploughs and harrows were sleek and fat.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 25
Then he heard the rattle of the wheels and the snort of the sleek horse close by him.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 14
sleuthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. watch, observe, or inquire secretly
Aunt Bessie Smail sleuthed out this anarchy.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
specimenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. model; sample; an example regarded as typical of its class
This specimen of the Miss Steeles was enough.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
She had finished her breakfast, so I permitted her to give a specimen of her accomplishments.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
She was magnificently a specimen of the illiterate divorcee of forty made up to look thirty, clever, and alluring.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
spendthriftspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who spends money recklessly or wastefully
But she was a deliberate and joyous spendthrift in her preparations for her first party, the housewarming.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
spiritualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not tangible or material; belonging to religion; sacred; supernatural
It might be spiritual and imparted to him by angelical ministrations.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
Yet, had little Pearl never come to her from the spiritual world, it might have been far otherwise.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
These, perhaps, if more distinctly heard, might have been only a grosser medium, and have clogged the spiritual sense.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXII. THE PROCESSION
sporadicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. occurring at irregular intervals; having no pattern or order in time
squalorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. filthy and wretched condition or quality; dirty or neglected state
In any case, it is a matter of their own personal squalor, and nothing to do with anybody else.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
squeamishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively fastidious and easily disgusted
Such squeamish youths as cannot bear to be connected with a little absurdity are not worth a regret.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
She was a woman who could not be taught, it is said, though she had a crude natural force which carried with people whose feelings were accessible and whose taste was not squeamish.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
Then he went into the jewelry store to buy a pearl necklace--or perhaps only a pair of cuff buttons--rid of my provincial squeamishness forever.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
stagnantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not moving or flowing; lacking vitality or briskness; stale; dull
For a time my brain went stagnant.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In XII
The kennel was stagnant and filthy.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
The stagnant pools were all like amber.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 12
stagnatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be idle; exist in a changeless situation; stand still; cease to flow; stand without moving
This was not the repose of actual stagnation, but the apparent repose of incredible slowness.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 2 Humanity Appears upon the Scene, Hand in Hand with Trouble
The complexity of Petersburg, as a rule, had a stimulating effect on him, rousing him out of his Moscow stagnation.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 22
One point was evident in this; that she had been existing in a suppressed state, and not in one of languor, or stagnation.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky
stagyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having characteristics of the stage especially an artificial and mannered quality
stalwartspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. marked by imposing physical strength; firmly built; firm and resolute
Miss Bea was a stalwart, corn-colored, laughing young woman, and she was bored by farm-work.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
We had all risen to our feet, our prisoner breathing hard, with a stalwart constable on each side of him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
He banged at the door, and presently the heads of the old man and his two stalwart sons were thrust from windows.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
staminaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. physical or moral strength to resist or withstand illness; enduring strength and energy
You get good lines, perhaps, but no stamina.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
March never had any stamina, was the cheerful reply.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
It was almost impossible to obtain these small luxuries now--ladies were wearing hand-whittled wooden hairpins and covering acorns with cloth for buttons--and Pitty lacked the moral stamina to refuse them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
statelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. majestic; impressive, as in size or proportions
brilliant throng that filled the stately halls of Count.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
To this lady he presented me as his mother, and she gave me a stately welcome.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 20. STEERFORTH'S HOME
Then Phemius took his lyre and set them all longing for sweet song and stately dance.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
steadfastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. firmly or constant loyal; fixed or unchanging
I could not eat, I could not sit still, I could not continue steadfast to anything.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
A staid, steadfast man, whose life for the most part was a telling pantomime of action, and not a tame chapter of sounds.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
The count took out a small quantity of this with a gilt spoon, and offered it to Morrel, fixing a long steadfast glance upon him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
stealthyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed
Her stealthy paws tread the very hall.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
You have done a stealthy and unbecoming action, Mr. Copperfield.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
The shadows lengthened and crept out like stealthy, grotesque monsters across the grass.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
stintspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. length of time spent in particular way; allotted amount; limitation or restriction; fixed amount of work allotted
But the task might take years to accomplish, even if she continued to stint herself to the utmost; and meanwhile her pride would be crushed under the weight of an intolerable obligation.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 10
stipulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. specify or arrange in agreement; express demand in agreement; promise in agreement
It fell to his lot, now, to stipulate for secrecy.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
He did not stipulate for any particular sum, my dear Fanny; he only requested me, in general terms, to assist them, and make their situation more comfortable than it was in his power to do.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
Still more so, by the stipulation of implicit confidence which I beg to impose.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
strenuousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. arduous; intense; performed with much energy or force;
I felt, as I looked upon that supple figure, alive with nervous energy, that it was indeed a strenuous day that awaited us.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
Levin, looking at the tiny, pitiful creature, made strenuous efforts to discover in his heart some traces of fatherly feeling for it.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 16
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 By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
stretchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. extend; pull in opposite directions; lie down comfortably
Only to stretch my legs a little.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
I have sustained my own idea of Roderick Random for a month at a stretch, I verily believe.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
Sergey Ivanovitch liked to stretch himself on the grass in the sun, and to lie so, basking and chatting lazily.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 1
stupendousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. astonishing; wonderful; amazing, especially, astonishing in magnitude or elevation
As he hastened, there passed through his mind pictures of stupendous conflicts.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
I remained in a recess of the rock, gazing on this wonderful and stupendous scene.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
It was such a stupendous thing to know for certain that she put her hair in papers.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
sublimespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of high spiritual, moral, or intellectual worth; characterized by nobility; majestic
their sublime Shaksperean Spectacle entitled The Balcony Scene in.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
Morrel raised his two hands to heaven with an expression of resignation and sublime gratitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
These sublime and magnificent scenes afforded me the greatest consolation that I was capable of receiving.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10