12th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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abatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. subside; decrease; become less in amount or intensity
Helen regarded me, probably with surprise: I could not now abate my agitation, though I tried hard; I continued to weep aloud.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
The scarlet of her lips had not had time to abate, and just now it appeared still more intense by the absence of the neighbouring and more transient colour of her cheek.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 4 The Halt on the Turnpike Road
These were calculated in some degree to abate the dangers of the day; a precaution the more necessary, as the conflict was to be maintained with sharp swords and pointed lances.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
abdicatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give up, renounce, abandon, lay down, or withdraw from, as a right or claim
Policar Morrel, who served under the other government, and who does not altogether conceal what he thinks on the subject, you are strongly suspected of regretting the abdication of Napoleon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
aberrationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a disorder in one's mental state; a state or condition markedly different from the norm
No explanation save mental aberration can cover the facts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
It has gradually augmented, until it assumes the appearance of aberration of intellect.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
abjectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being of the most miserable kind; wretched; lacking pride; brought low in condition or status
Still the man stood silent and abject.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
Yet mine shall not be the submission of abject slavery.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
She had to appease him with the most abject of apologies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
abstrusespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. obscure; profound; difficult to understand.
But I had no inclination for the law, even in this less abstruse study of it, which my family approved.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 19
In a thousand ways he smoothed for me the path of knowledge and made the most abstruse inquiries clear and facile to my apprehension.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
abysmalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. bottomless; very profound; limitless; very bad
There only fell on her an abysmal fear, a certain knowledge that God had turned His face from her for her sin.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
At home she wondered if the little beast might not be suggesting himself as a rival to Erik, but that abysmal bedragglement she would not consider.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
The film was a highly advertised and abysmal thing smacking of simpering hair-dressers, cheap perfume, red-plush suites on the back streets of tenderloins, and complacent fat women chewing gum.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
acerbicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. sour or bitter in taste; harsh or corrosive in tone
acquiescespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. assent; accept, comply, or submit tacitly or passively
I inclined my head in acquiescence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 38. A DISSOLUTION OF PARTNERSHIP
Mr. Crawford bowed his acquiescence.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Darcy shook his head in silent acquiescence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
acrimoniousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. bitter and sharp in language, tone, or manner
Whether he kept a watch over himself, or whether by accident he did not sound the acrimonious chords that in other circumstances had been touched, he was to-night like everybody else.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
The mockingbirds and the jays, engaged in their old feud for possession of the magnolia tree beneath her window, were bickering, the jays strident, acrimonious, the mockers sweet voiced and plaintive.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She missed the sounds of quarreling voices that were always heard at Tara when Ellen's back was turned, Mammy quarreling with Pork, Rosa and Teena bickering, her own acrimonious arguments with Suellen, Gerald's bawling threats.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
acumenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mental keenness; quickness of perception
But when St. John had mused a few moments he recommenced as imperturbably and with as much acumen as ever.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
His very intensity and acumen in the affairs of the pits seemed like a manifestation of madness to her, his very inspirations were the inspirations of insanity.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 15
adeptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. expert at; very skilled; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
She had become adept at putting unpleasant thoughts out of her mind these days.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
An adept in the business, standing at the box and seeing by the mere action of the elbow where each put his ball, scowled with annoyance.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 30
admonishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. warn; counsel someone against something to be avoided
In this strain Mrs. Trenor continued for nearly an hour to admonish her friend.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
He promised a continuance of his favors, and admonished them to be grateful.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27
When they arrived at the office, he was shut up in a little room by himself, and admonished by Mr. Bumble to stay there, until he came back to fetch him.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
aestheticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. elegant or tasteful; of or concerning appreciation of beauty or good taste
Hitherto he had found, in her presence and her talk, the aesthetic amusement which a reflective man is apt to seek in desultory intercourse with pretty women.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
A man who advocates aesthetic effort and deprecates social effort is only likely to be understood by a class to which social effort has become a stale matter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
Between artists and cultured socialists, Constance and her sister Hilda had had what might be called an aesthetically unconventional upbringing.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
affectationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a deliberate pretense or exaggerated display
Now she was aware that they knew all about her; that they were waiting for some affectation over which they could guffaw.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
She had even learnt to detect, in the very gentleness which had first delighted her, an affectation and a sameness to disgust and weary.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
He tried to resume his former easy, indifferent air, but it was an affectation now, for the rousing had been more effacious than he would confess.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
aggregatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. gather into a mass, sum, or whole; amount to
Long in the aggregate, though short as they went by.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 58. ABSENCE
She believed herself to feel too much of it in the aggregate for honesty or safety in particulars.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
For some time back Mawson & Williams, the famous financial house, have been the guardians of securities which amount in the aggregate to a sum of considerably over a million sterling.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
allurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. attract with something desirable; be highly, often subtly attractive
Too wide across the cheek bones, too pointed at the chin, it was a sweet, timid face but a plain face, and she had no feminine tricks of allure to make observers forget its plainness.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
And still, at wide intervals in the silvery night, the lonely, alluring jet would be seen.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 59. Squid.
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
allusionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. indirect reference; symbolical reference or comparison; metaphor
I understand your allusion, my love.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
This was in allusion to its heavy black seal and border.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIV
You will smile at my allusion, but I will disclose a secret.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
ambiencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. particular environment or surrounding influence; atmosphere of environment
amphitheaterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. oval building with tiers of seats from central open space or arena
You have eternity in which to explain and only one night to be a martyr in the amphitheater.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIII
It was all in one great room, like a circus amphitheater, with a gallery for visitors running over the center.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 3
annihilatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. destroy completely; reduce to nonexistence
I wish I could annihilate it from the face of the earth.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
It has reappeared to annihilate me, all through my life, in connexion with all kinds of subjects.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
It is necessary to darken his moral and mental vision, and, as far as possible, to annihilate the power of reason.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
annulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make or declare void or invalid; reduce to nothing
After all, that task would be easier to perform, now that his personal stake in it was annulled.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
antithesisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a contrast or opposition between two things; direct contrast
de Saint-Meran's; and he arranged mentally, while Dantes awaited further questions, the antithesis by which orators often create a reputation for eloquence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
apatheticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. feeling or showing a lack of interest or concern; indifferent
Linton lay on the settle, sole tenant, sucking a stick of sugar-candy, and pursuing my movements with apathetic eyes.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
He hustled on his overcoat, and bustled about in a way that showed that an energetic fit had superseded the apathetic one.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER III. THE LAURISTON GARDEN MYSTERY
The race thus outraged must find out the facts of this awful hurling of men into eternity on supposition, and give them to the indifferent and apathetic country.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
apexspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. highest point; vertex; summit; climax
But these forces increase as we go higher, so that we have a spiral which in defiance of reason rests upon the apex and not on the base.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
aphorismspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. definition or concise statement of principle; tersely phrased statement of truth or opinion
Nothing could have been less consonant with Selden's mood than Van Alstyne's after-dinner aphorisms, but as long as the latter confined himself to generalities his listener's nerves were in control.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 14
appallingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. causing or fitted to cause dismay or horror; frightful
I thought of Switzerland; it was far different from this desolate and appalling landscape.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
Even when the lessons are done, the worst is yet to happen, in the shape of an appalling sum.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
Never did I behold a vision so horrible as his face, of such loathsome yet appalling hideousness.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
ardentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. displaying or by strong enthusiasm or devotion; passionate
To her it was but the natural consequence of a strong affection in a young and ardent mind.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
They were forever ardent and craving; still I desired love and fellowship, and I was still spurned.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I will not lead you on, unguarded and ardent as I then was, to your destruction and infallible misery.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 4
atrociousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. shockingly brutal or cruel; exceptionally bad or displeasing
It lay heavier on my breast than if I had been a most atrocious criminal, I dare say.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
The commutation of his death sentence had been due to some doubts as to his complete sanity, so atrocious was his conduct.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
Then such crimes, equally atrocious, have happened in quick succession, one in Tennessee, one in Arkansas, and one in Alabama.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In V
augustspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impressive; majestic; inspiring awe or admiration
They sought even more thoroughly than the august heirs had done, but it was fruitless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
In magnificent solitude he marched toward the house, while Hugh bewailed his sin and the overclouding of august favor.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
But this august dignity I treat of, is not the dignity of kings and robes, but that abounding dignity which has no robed investiture.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. Knights and Squires.
auspiciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. attended by favorable circumstances; marked by success; prosperous
When she told Marianne what she had done, however, her first reply was not very auspicious.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 39
On the day before it, I received an official note from Wemmick, informing me that Mr. Jaggers would be glad if I would call upon him at five in the afternoon of the auspicious day.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVI
But the day did not close so auspiciously as it began.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
authoritativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having weight of authority; peremptory and dictatorial
Then there was a loud and authoritative tap.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. A Scandal in Bohemia
most authoritative American grammarian of his day.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
At the authoritative note in her voice, they fell back, helpless hurt looks on their faces.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXII
automationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act or process of converting the controlling of a machine or device to a more automatic system, such as computer or electronic controls
avowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. declare openly; acknowledge openly, boldly, and unashamedly
For some time I was lost in conjecture as to the cause of this, but yesterday an idea struck me, and if it is well founded, I conjure you to avow it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
All were silent; for none thought it safe, in the presence of the Grand Master, to avow any interest in the calumniated prisoner, lest he should be suspected of leaning towards Judaism.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
Sir Isaac Newton is said to have avowed that he felt like a child picking up shells beside the great and unexplored ocean of truth.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 2
banalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. obvious and dull; commonplace; lacking originality
befallspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. happen, occur, or be the case in the course of events or by chance
It is a misfortune which may befall anyone.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 13
Some great misfortune will befall you if you do.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 6. Baskerville Hall
But beware of the future, lest a worse thing befall thee.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII.
blandspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking stimulating or mild; agreeable
There was hardly a minute between giggles and bland slumber.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: I
Under her gaze it was suddenly smooth and bland as though wiped clear by magic.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
His bland eyes grew suddenly alert and he caught her gaze and held it until a little blush crept up into her cheeks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
blasphemyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of claiming for oneself the attributes and rights of God; utterance or writing concerning God or a sacred entity
His presence made it both the field of blood and of blasphemy.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
His cry was answered by a yell and a laugh from the woods, as tauntingly exulting as if fifty demons were uttering their blasphemies at the fall of some Christian soul.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
Talk not to me of blasphemy, man; I'd strike the sun if it insulted me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
blurbspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a promotional statement; a short description of a book, movie, or other product for promotional purposes
bogusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. counterfeit or fake; not authentic; not genuine
And when you tell him the handbill and the reward's bogus, maybe he'll believe you when you explain to him what the idea was for getting 'em out.'
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI.
bourgeoisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. middle class; selfishly materialistic; dully conventional
Even an organism is bourgeois: so the ideal must be mechanical.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
He considered them bourgeois, and found more diversion at the club.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
Then the individual, especially the personal man, is bourgeois: so he must be suppressed.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 4
brandishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. move or wave, as a weapon; raise and move in various directions
I have seen this whole body of horse, upon a word of command, draw their swords at once, and brandish them in the air.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
He picked up dried flowers with his toes and brandished them in the belt of sunlight.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
Hawkeye was in front, brandishing his terrible rifle and animating his followers by his example.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
brevityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. quality or state of being brief in duration; concise expression
She answered with equal indifference and brevity, and the other said no more.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 45
I visited many other apartments, but shall not trouble my reader with all the curiosities I observed, being studious of brevity.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
But what plays the mischief with this masterly code is the admirable brevity of it, which necessitates a vast volume of commentaries to expound it.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 89. Fast-Fish and Loose-Fish.
broachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. introduce; bring up for discussion or debate; announce
Just leave it to me; I will broach the subject very cleverly--I will think of something that will please him very much.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Haley and the stranger smoked a while in silence, neither seeming willing to broach the test question of the interview.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
He saluted Rowena by doffing his velvet bonnet, garnished with a golden broach, representing St Michael trampling down the Prince of Evil.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
bureaucracyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. over regulated administrative system
cajolespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. influence or urge by gentle urging or flattering
By cajoling Legree, and taking advantage of a good-natured interval, Cassy had got him to take her with him to the neighboring town, which was situated directly on the Red River.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
callowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. youthful; immature; inexperienced; without feathers
cancellationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of cancelling; calling off some arrangement
It is not usual to cancel articles for any such reason.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
In her death she winged her way back to her calm untroubled youth, and cancelled all the rest.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9. I HAVE A MEMORABLE BIRTHDAY
Their capture would paralyze the North and more than cancel off the defeat on the Mississippi.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
candorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. frankness; quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
And this lack of candor in a matter of such gravity infuriated him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 16
She was flushed and felt intoxicated with the sound of her own voice and the unaccustomed taste of candor.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
He visited the Quaker, in high anger; but, being possessed of uncommon candor and fairness, was soon quieted by his arguments and representations.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
capillaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. long and slender with a very small internal diameter
capriciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fickle; impulsive and unpredictable; apt to change opinions suddenly
So the master of Monte Cristo gives himself airs befitting a great millionaire or a capricious beauty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
I had known, from the time when I could speak, that my sister, in her capricious and violent coercion, was unjust to me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VIII
He said I was a capricious witch, and that he would rather sing another time; but I averred that no time was like the present.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
carnivorousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. eating or feeding on flesh; predatory
But its general shape must be what I have indicated, and it can run up a curtain, and it is carnivorous.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. The Adventure of The Crooked Man
A thing altogether incredible were it not that attracted by such prey as a dead whale, the otherwise miscellaneously carnivorous shark will seldom touch a man.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
castigatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. criticize severely; punish; revise or make corrections to publication
The very droop of his shoulders showed that his own self- castigation was more cruel than any she could give.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LXI
caterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. supply what is needed or desired; provide food professionally for special occasion
He, as a private individual, had been catering with his stories for the populace of pleasure.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 9
At least once a fortnight a corps of caterers came down with several hundred feet of canvas and enough colored lights to make a Christmas tree of Gatsby's enormous garden.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
catharsisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. purging or cleansing of any passage of body
catholicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. broadly sympathetic; universal; related to Roman Catholic Church
No doubt the feat was easy to Mr. Utterson; for he was undemonstrative at the best, and even his friendship seemed to be founded in a similar catholicity of good-nature.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER STORY OF THE DOOR
celibacyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being unmarried; single life
My profession condemns me to celibacy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
cervicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or relating to the cervix of the uterus; relating to the neck
chagrinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. anxiety caused by humiliation or injured pride; disappointment
And Sir Geoffrey died of chagrin.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Many were the complaints below, and great the chagrin of the head cook at her failures.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
Cora bowed her head in disappointment, and, for a bitter moment struggled with her chagrin.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
charismaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. divine gift; great popular charm or appeal of political leader
charlatanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. quack; one who pretends to knowledge, skill, or importance
Ulysses," replied Alcinous, "not one of us who sees you has any idea that you are a charlatan or a swindler.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
cholericspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. hot-tempered; easily angered; bad-tempered; expressing anger
He is an elderly man, red-faced, white-haired, and choleric.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 8. First Report of Dr. Watson
It appeared, indeed, from the countenance of this proprietor, that he was of a frank, but hasty and choleric temper.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Hold, father," said the Jew, "mitigate and assuage your choler.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
choreographyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. art of representing dances in written symbols; arrangement of dances