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substantialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fairly large; in essentials; material; true or real; not imaginary; solidly built
You never had one shadow of substantial sorrow, Miss Catherine.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
A table in the center was set with a good substantial breakfast.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
A fact thus set down in substantial history cannot easily be gainsaid.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
subvertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause the downfall of; destroy property or hinder normal operations; corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
successfulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having succeeded or being marked by a favorable outcome
The princess helps to make balls happy and successful.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 22
But again there came upon me, for my relief, that odd impression that Herbert Pocket would never be very successful or rich.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
I obey the first clause of the injunction by trying once more, but am not so successful with the second, for I am very stupid.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
sufficientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. adequate; enough; being as much as is needed
But even human sympathies were not sufficient to satisfy his eager mind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
The next morning, at daybreak, I summoned sufficient courage and unlocked the door of my laboratory.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
I had sufficient leisure for these and many other reflections during my journey to Ingolstadt, which was long and fatiguing.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
summarizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give a brief statement of the main points of something
supernaturalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not existing in nature or explanation according to natural laws
In my education my father had taken the greatest precautions that my mind should be impressed with no supernatural horrors.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Unless I had been animated by an almost supernatural enthusiasm, my application to this study would have been irksome and almost intolerable.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Instantly I felt a shock running through all my frame; nothing was to be seen, and nothing was to be heard; but a supernatural hand seemed placed in mine.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. The Counterpane.
supersedespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be placed in or take the room of; replace; make obsolete; make void or useless by superior power
Levin could not make out why the opposition was to ask the marshal to stand whom they wanted to supersede.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 27
He grazed his cattle on these slopes, and he learned to dig for tin when the bronze sword began to supersede the stone axe.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Stapletons of Merripit House
This obscure, obsolete, superseded country figures in Domesday.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
suppressspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put down by force or authority; overwhelm; keep from being revealed
Dolly could scarcely suppress a smile.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 28
Her son saw that she could not suppress a smile of delight.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 33
I was smoking, and trying to suppress a rising tendency to shudder.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
surgeonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who performs manual operations on a patient
Then he approached Mason, whom the surgeon was already handling.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Mr. Rochester entered, and with him the surgeon he had been to fetch.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
The surgeon gave him a composing draught and ordered us to leave him undisturbed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
surmisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. guess; infer something without sufficiently conclusive evidence
Say not a word of it; hear nothing, surmise nothing, whisper nothing till I write again.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVI
But more than that we were never destined to know, though there was much which we might surmise.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
It were perhaps vain to surmise exactly why it was, that as respecting Starbuck, Ahab thus acted.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 109. Ahab and Starbuck in the Cabin.
surpassspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be or go beyond, as in degree or quality; exceed
Your rivals to surpass and merit fame.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
will surpass anything ever seen on the American stage.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
I confess that they quite surpass my expectations, and that I am utterly unable to account for your result.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. The Adventure of The Reigate Squires
surreptitiouslyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively
The couple seated themselves on the opposite side, and intently but surreptitiously scrutinized her clothes.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 31
And the fingers of William's left hand closed firmly, surreptitiously, as the hero approached.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 8
But it was the part she did not read that tormented Scarlett, that drove her to surreptitious reading of her sister-in-law's mail.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
suspensespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. uncertain cognitive state; uncertainty
The inside of the cottage was dark, and I heard no motion; I cannot describe the agony of this suspense.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Everything in the expression, the flushed cheeks and the downcast eyes of Varenka betrayed a painful suspense.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 5
I fancied that I could detect in his manner a consciousness of this, and a purpose of always holding her in suspense.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXVI
sustenancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of sustaining; something, especially food, that sustains life or health
Without any aid from the science of cookery, he was immediately employed, in common with his fellows, in gorging himself with this digestible sustenance.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
He had an aversion to yielding so completely to his feelings, choosing rather to absent himself; and eating once in twenty-four hours seemed sufficient sustenance for him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
However, it was necessary to mention this matter, lest the world should think it impossible that I could find sustenance for three years in such a country, and among such inhabitants.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
syllablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
We interchanged that confidence without shaping a syllable.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
The otherwise immovable Miss Murdstone laughed contemptuously in one short syllable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
to Miss Lydia Bennet, without there being a syllable said of her father, or the place where she lived, or anything.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
symphonyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. large orchestra; harmony, especially of sound or color
Mademoiselle had only disagreeable things to say of the symphony concerts, and insulting remarks to make of all the musicians of New Orleans, singly and collectively.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
Monsieur Ratignolle stared a little, and turned to ask Mademoiselle Reisz if she considered the symphony concerts up to the standard which had been set the previous winter.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXX
She reveled in the Art Institute, in symphonies and violin recitals and chamber music, in the theater and classic dancing.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
synonymousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having the same or a similar meaning; identical; equivalent
Mercedes had never known misery; she had often, in her youth, spoken of poverty, but between want and necessity, those synonymous words, there is a wide difference.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
Though perhaps that is merely a synonym for mercenary.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Vanity and pride are different things, though the words are often used synonymously.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 5
tactfulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. showing skill and sensitivity in dealing with people
And he was seldom tactful in doing it.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
She was tactful, torrentially anecdotal.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Melanie, the most tactful of women, had tears in her eyes at her own cruelty.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
tattletalespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who gossips indiscreetly
"No, Pa, I'm no tattletale like Suellen," she assured him, standing off to view his rearranged attire with a judicious air.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
techniquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. practical method or art applied to some particular task; skillfulness
Besides, he saw that if it came to talking about technique, it was impossible to praise him for it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 11
He had often heard this word technique, and was utterly unable to understand what was understood by it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 11
He had noticed often that even in actual praise technique was opposed to essential quality, as though one could paint well something that was bad.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 11
telepathyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. apparent communication from one mind to another without using sensory perceptions
temperancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. moderation or self-restraint, especially in eating and drinking; avoiding excesses
The Prior had his own reasons, however, for persevering in the course of temperance which he had adopted.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Yet Dives himself, he too lives like a Czar in an ice palace made of frozen sighs, and being a president of a temperance society, he only drinks the tepid tears of orphans.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. The Carpet-Bag.
It was my temper to avoid a crowd and to attach myself fervently to a few.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
tendencyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. trend; a general direction in which something tends to move
The tendency of her fate and fortunes had been to set her free.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
I was smoking, and trying to suppress a rising tendency to shudder.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
A tendency to speculation, though it may keep women quiet, as it does man, yet makes her sad.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
terrestrialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. earthly, as opposed to celestial; pertaining to the land
Looking at these stars suddenly dwarfed my own troubles and all the gravities of terrestrial life.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In VII
"That is what we must find out," returned Gaetano, fixing his eyes on this terrestrial star.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
thesaurusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. book of synonyms, often including related and contrasting words and antonyms
throngspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. large group of people gathered or crowded closely together
murmur of amazement went through the throng, for.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
Instant silence fell on the gay throng, and not a.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
brilliant throng that filled the stately halls of Count.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
tiresomespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. so lacking in interest as to cause mental weariness
Her husband was simply a superfluous and tiresome person.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 20
In the middle of the winter Vronsky spent a very tiresome week.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 1
She did not sleep well, and is dreadfully tiresome today, said Dolly.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 14
toilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. exhausting labor or effort; any thread, web, or string spread for taking prey
I have an unknown amount of toil still to undergo.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
I must struggle on: strive to live and bend to toil like the rest.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
All the long day of toil had left no trace in them but lightness of heart.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 12
trafficspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the amount of activity over a communication system during a given period of time; buying and selling; especially illicit trade
She was battered by the noise and shuttling of the rush-hour traffic.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Occasionally it was loud enough to be heard even above the rattle of traffic at noon.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Night had now closed in, and the roar of traffic in Forty-second Street was dying out.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 13
transitivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a verb that requires an object in order to be grammatical
The transition from libertine to prig was so complete.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
There was only one stage in the transition from coldness to inspiration, at which work was possible.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 12
From fire to oil was a natural transition for burned fingers, and Amy fell to painting with undiminished ardor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
tribulationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an annoying or frustrating or catastrophic event
Amy was learning this distinction through much tribulation, for mistaking enthusiasm for inspiration, she attempted every branch of art with youthful audacity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
For my part, I abominate all honourable respectable toils, trials, and tribulations of every kind whatsoever.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
In spite of all these trials and tribulations, Atlanta's ten thousand population had grown to double that number during the war.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
tyingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the act of tying or binding things together
He was concentrated on tying an artery.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
In a few moments, they succeeded in tying John.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
In the hall, Scarlett saw a bonnet and put it on hurriedly, tying the ribbons under her chin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
tyrannyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. oppression; cruel government; office or authority of an absolute ruler; absolute power
This guarded mode of existence was like living under a tyranny.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XII
And here I may remark, that what I underwent from Mrs. Crupp, in consequence of the tyranny she established over me, was dreadful.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
As the great day approached, all the tyranny that was in him came to the surface; he seemed to take a vindictive pleasure in punishing the least shortcomings.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
unanimousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. uniform; in complete agreement
Then there was a unanimous call for an explanation.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
A unanimous resolution was passed on the spot that the farmhouse should be preserved as a museum.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter II
No other visitor appeared that evening, and the ladies were unanimous in agreeing to go early to bed.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26
undauntedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unshaken in purpose; resolutely courageous
The guns, stolid and undaunted, spoke with dogged valor.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 6
They were like beautiful birds strangely undaunted in a storm.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
The lieutenant, who had listened with an air of impotent rage to the interview, spoke suddenly in firm and undaunted tones.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 21
undergarmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a garment worn under other garments
underratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make too low an estimate of
I am bound to say that in all the accounts which you have been so good as to give of my own small achievements you have habitually underrated your own abilities.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
She had listened with calm contempt while these women had underrated the Confederate Army, blackguarded Jeff Davis and accused Southerners of murder and torture of their slaves.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
undersizedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. smaller than normal for its kind
I believe they were fat, though I was at that time undersized for my years, and not strong.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter I
At any rate he was wretchedly sick and undersized; he had the rickets, and though he was over three years old, he was no bigger than an ordinary child of one.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
undoubtedlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. unquestionably; without doubt; certainly
That is a material consideration undoubtedly.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
You consider it, undoubtedly, a handsome sum of money.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
Willoughby may undoubtedly have very sufficient reasons for his conduct, and I will hope that he has.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
unforgettablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impossible to forget; very memorable
He raised his hand to stop my words, looked at me with unforgettable reproach and opening the door cautiously went back into the other room.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
unpleasantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. disagreeable to the senses, to the mind, or feelings
I had heard some story of her too, a critical, unpleasant story, but what it was I had forgotten long ago.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
But suspicion of something unpleasant is the inevitable consequence of such an alteration as we just witnessed in him.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
There was one thing to be done before I left, an awkward, unpleasant thing that perhaps had better have been let alone.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
unseemlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. grossly improper; indecent; in poor taste
And thereupon, at those words, the prince had all at once flown into a passion, and began to use unseemly language.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 15
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
began Amy, gesticulating with unseemly energy, but she got no further, for Jo quenched her by slamming down the window.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
untenablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. indefensible; not able to be maintained
The three windows were still untenanted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
Finally, on the top corridor, which ran outside three untenanted bedrooms, he again was seized with a spasm of merriment.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
I had the further motive that Baskerville Hall, as the paper says, would certainly remain untenanted if anything were done to increase its already rather grim reputation.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 2. The Curse of the Baskervilles
unusuallyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a way that is not habitual or common
But Mrs. Gummidge was not the only person there who was unusually excited.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21. LITTLE EM'LY
Her face was very friendly and her sharp voice unusually gentle as she said.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
At teatime they compared notes, and all agreed that it had been a delightful, though unusually long day.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
upheavespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. lift forcefully from beneath
He had dwelt in a land of strange, squalling upheavals and had come forth.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 24
He could not think at all, he was stunned; yet he knew that in the mighty upheaval that had taken place in his soul, a new man had been born.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 29
Suddenly the waters around them slowly swelled in broad circles; then quickly upheaved, as if sideways sliding from a submerged berg of ice, swiftly rising to the surface.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 135. The Chase.—Third Day.
uppermostspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in or into the highest position; in or into the most prominent position, as in the mind; at or nearest to the top
If her heart chance to come uppermost, they vanish.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
It had four steps, and a stone to cross over when you came to the uppermost.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
The sense of these doubts was uppermost when, late one afternoon, she was surprised by a visit from Lawrence Selden.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 9
uprootspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pull up; displace; destroy completely, as if down to the roots; eradicate
The root was black, while the flower was as white as milk; the gods call it Moly, and mortal men cannot uproot it, but the gods can do whatever they like.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
They were rolling up the lake and uprooting the bulrushes.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
They have broken our health, uprooted our lives and unsettled our habits.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
veerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. shift to clockwise direction; turn sharply; change direction abruptly
He glanced quickly at the hut, half-saluted, then veered aside and went on to the coops.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Occasionally when the slight breeze veered, puffs of smoke from the long barbecue pits floated over the crowd and were greeted with squeals of mock dismay from the ladies and violent flappings of palmetto fans.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
vengeancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. punishment inflicted in return for an injury or an offense; retribution
Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
He might remain in Switzerland and wreak his vengeance on my relatives.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
Therefore, as a man who has not thought and philosophised in vain, I seek no vengeance, plot no evil against thee.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
vexedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. troubled persistently especially with petty annoyances; causing difficulty in finding an answer or solution; much disputed
I was vexed with you for getting out of my sight.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
She felt positively vexed with her for getting better from the very moment her letter was sent off.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 32
During the last fortnight, some new trouble has vexed her; and she has been in and out of London every day.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. Mr. MICAWBER'S TRANSACTIONS
viaductspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road or railroad over a valley
viespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. strive for victory or superiority; contend; compete
They took the clothes out of the waggon, put them in the water, and vied with one another in treading them in the pits to get the dirt out.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
Suddenly the beast extended its arms, or rather legs, and inclosed him in a grasp that might have vied with the far-famed power of the "bear's hug" itself.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
vivaciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. animated; lively; vigorous and active
Like most shy men he greatly admired airy, vivacious, always-at-ease girls like Scarlett.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
At supper Melanie surprised them all by forcing herself out of her timidity and being almost vivacious.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
They were merely indulging in the ordinary vivacious chat of relatives who have long been parted in person though not in soul.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 3 How a Little Sound Produced a Great Dream
vivisectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the act of operating on living animals, especially in scientific research
voluminousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. large in volume or bulk; large in number or quantity, especially of discourse
Miss La Trobe pulled the voluminous flounces of the Victorian age over her head.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
For a year Jo and her Professor worked and waited, hoped and loved, met occasionally, and wrote such voluminous letters that the rise in the price of paper was accounted for, Laurie said.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
She entered, and behind her, almost hidden by her voluminous calico skirts, came her twelve-year-old daughter, squirming against her mother's legs.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
voraciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. ravenous; excessively greedy and grasping; devouring or craving food in great quantities
She had wakened the sleeping dogs of old voracious anger in him, anger against the self-willed female.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 8
He walked up to the sideboard, and tearing a piece from the loaf he devoured it voraciously, washing it down with a long draught of water.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
She stalked across the littered yard and climbed into the buggy, noticing with grim satisfaction that the men were tearing at the ham and cramming bits into their mouths voraciously.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
warilyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in a way that shows a lack of trust; suspiciously; cautiously; carefully
Gray old Laska, who had followed them, sat down warily opposite him and pricked up her ears.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 15
At the stairs where we had taken him abroad, and ever since, I had looked warily for any token of our being suspected.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIV
He sat down and took a long rest, torturing himself meanwhile to keep awake, and then started warily down the home-stretch.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
warlikespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. suggesting war or military life; disposed to warfare or hard-line policies
Had he known that it was no warlike hero, but a little tailor who was standing before him, it would have gone to his heart still more than it did.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
Over his ivory-inlaid table, Ahab presided like a mute, maned sea-lion on the white coral beach, surrounded by his warlike but still deferential cubs.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
Montcalm, who felt that his influence over the warlike tribes he had gathered was to be maintained by concession rather than by power, complied reluctantly with the other's request.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
welterweightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an amateur boxer who weighs no more than 148 pounds
wheedlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cajole; coax; deceive by flattery
He was crossing you and wheedling you, I saw; and you were soft wax in his hands, I saw.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. THE BEGINNING OF A LONG JOURNEY
You always find some new way of wheedling money out of me, and, as soon as you have got it, it seems to melt in your hands.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Laurie came every day, and wheedled Aunt March till Amy was allowed to go out with him, when they walked and rode and had capital times.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
whereaboutsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the general location where something is
I wonder whereabouts they will upset to-day.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Nothing is known of the whereabouts of Stangerson.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER VI. TOBIAS GREGSON SHOWS WHAT HE CAN DO
There was no clue at all, however, as to their whereabouts.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER V. THE AVENGING ANGELS
whetstonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a flat stone for sharpening edged tools or knives
The metallic clank of a whetstone against a scythe, that came to them from the cart, ceased.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 17
I dropped pap's whetstone there too, so as to look like it had been done by accident.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
The very next day Yeobright went to Humphrey's cottage, and borrowed of him leggings, gloves, a whetstone, and a hook, to use till he should be able to purchase some for himself.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 2 He Is Set upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song
witchcraftspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the art of sorcery; the practice of magic, especially black magic
They believe in the evil eye, and in witchcraft and omens, while we.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 14
At first the Hurons believed the Delaware had been thus deformed by witchcraft.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
"The little baggage hath witchcraft in her, I profess," said he to Mr. Dimmesdale.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In VIII. THE ELF-CHILD AND THE MINISTER
wranglespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. angry dispute; noisy quarrel; altercation
It seemed that the cannon had come from all parts and were engaged in a stupendous wrangle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
We have a few moments to spare; let us not waste them in talk like wrangling women.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
The well-groomed showy dogs of amusement wrangled and snarled among themselves for the favours of the bitch-goddess.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
wrestspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. obtain by seizing forcibly or violently, also metaphorically
She was going to rush into life and wrest from it what she could.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
But here are your bonds; pay me differently; and he held the bonds towards Danglars, who seized them like a vulture extending its claws to withhold the food that is being wrested from its grasp.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
The Huron chief, after casting the weapons he had wrested from his companions over the rock, drew his knife, and turned to his captive, with a look in which conflicting passions fiercely contended.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
wrigglespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, especially when struggling
Holmes was outwardly calm, but his whole body gave a wriggle of suppressed excitement as he spoke.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In II. THE ADVENTURE OF THE NORWOOD BUILDER
When I hear Mrs Bolton talk, I feel myself plunging down, down, to the depths where the fish of human secrets wriggle and swim.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
In man or fish, wriggling is a sign of inferiority.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 86. The Tail.