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illegitimatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not according to law; not regular or authorized; unlawful; improper
and he had another illegitimate family of children also.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 20
The divorced mother would have her own illegitimate family, in which his position as a stepson and his education would not be good.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 22
illustriousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. possessing luster or brightness; brilliant; luminous; splendid
Suitors of the illustrious queen, listen that I may speak even as I am minded.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
No, he would be a soldier, and return after long years, all war-worn and illustrious.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
We visited the tomb of the illustrious Hampden and the field on which that patriot fell.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
impeachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make an accusation against; challenge or discredit the credibility of
Here are three instances, then, which I personally know the truth of; but I have heard of many other instances from persons whose veracity in the matter there is no good ground to impeach.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
Knowing that he was going to be investigated and fearing impeachment, Bullock did not wait.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVIII
From the impeachment of Strafford to Farmer Lynch's short way with the scamps of Virginia there have been many triumphs of justice which are mockeries of law.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 4 Rough Coercion Is Employed
imperativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. having power command or control; critically importance; some duty that is essential and urgent
It became imperative to lance the flying whale, or be content to lose him.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 84. Pitchpoling.
Noirtier cast an appealing look on Valentine, which look was at once so earnest and imperative, that she answered immediately.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
Her glance wandered from his face away toward the Gulf, whose sonorous murmur reached her like a loving but imperative entreaty.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In V
imperialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. like an emperor; related to an empire; ruling over extensive territories
The great barrier stood just in front of the imperial pavilion.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 25
We traversed Greece, and arrived half dead at the imperial gates.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
At landing, I showed the custom-house officers my letter from the king of Luggnagg to his imperial majesty.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER XI.
impertinentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. improperly forward or bold; rude
I told him of all that had occurred to make my former interference in his affairs absurd and impertinent.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
Cavalcanti was evidently embarrassed; he bowed to Morcerf, who replied with the most impertinent look possible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
No, that I am sure I shall not; and I think it is very impertinent of him to write to you at all, and very hypocritical.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
impoverishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make poor; reduce to poverty or indigence; exhaust the strength, richness, or fertility of
And they were even going into debt to Tamoszius Kuszleika and letting him impoverish himself.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 12
To take three thousand pounds from the fortune of their dear little boy would be impoverishing him to the most dreadful degree.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
There came cruel, cold, and biting winds, and blizzards of snow, all testing relentlessly for failing muscles and impoverished blood.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
impregnatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. infuse or fill completely; fertilize and cause to grow; make pregnant
The heights of Kennesaw were impregnable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
The lines around Kennesaw Mountain are impregnable.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Some weeks after, the Commodore set sail in this impregnable craft for Valparaiso.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. The Affidavit.
inaccessiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unreachable; not available; unattainable
There he was for one second; but surrounded, inaccessible.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
A man like Danglars was wholly inaccessible to any gentler method of correction.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
She knew that Mr. Gryce was of the small chary type most inaccessible to impulses and emotions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 4
incandescentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. strikingly bright; shining with intense heat; emitting light as result of being heated
Flying, rushing through the ambient, incandescent, summer silent.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 1
The fire burned brightly, and the soft radiance of the incandescent lights in the lilies of silver caught the bubbles that flashed and passed in our glasses.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In I
"Lights," commanded Master Freddie; and the butler pressed a button, and a flood of brilliant incandescence streamed from above, half-blinding Jurgis.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 24
incisionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. cutting into a substance; cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery
Forty teeth, namely twenty-four grinders, four eye-teeth, and twelve incisive.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER II
That cold, incisive, ironical voice could belong to but one man in all the world.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Death on the Moor
It was he who at once, in an incisive and positive tone, opened the conversation.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
inclinationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. preference; tendency; inclined surface; slope
So, having come there against my inclination, I went on against it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
But there are other points to be considered besides his inclination.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
Without evincing any inclination to come in again, he there delivered his valedictory remarks.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
inclusivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. tending to include all; taking a great deal or everything within its scope
incorporatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. combine something into a larger whole; unite
No possible way for him to digest that jack-knife, and fully incorporate it into his general bodily system.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 100. Leg and Arm.
Covered as they were with dust and blood, the swift evolutions of the combatants seemed to incorporate their bodies into one.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 12
Certainly, it needs a definition, and should be incorporated into the Lexicon.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 53. The Gam.
incriminatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. accuse of a crime or other wrongful act; suggest that someone is guilty
So cleverly was the colonel concealed that, even when the Moriarty gang was broken up, we could not incriminate him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
indemnifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make amends for; pay compensation for; secure against future loss, damage, or liability
Those persons are indemnified by me.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
indisposedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. averse; disinclined; unwilling to do a task
It had slipped my memory that you have good reasons to be indisposed for joining in my chatter.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
After finishing her dinner she went to her room, having instructed the boy to tell any other callers that she was indisposed.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XVII
Mrs. Jenkinson was chiefly employed in watching how little Miss de Bourgh ate, pressing her to try some other dish, and fearing she was indisposed.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
inducespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. persuade; bring about; reason or establish by induction
And nothing would induce him to come up.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 21
I hoped to induce you to grant me a boat with which I could pursue my enemy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I thanked her, without making any demonstration of joy, lest it should induce her to withdraw her assent.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
inducementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive
Nobody supposes that you were his first inducement.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
As to Franz, he had no longer any inducement to remain at Monte Cristo.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
He acknowledged no such inducement, and his sister ought to have given him credit for better feelings than her own.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
inertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. inactive; lacking power to move; unable to move or act
But something else in her was strange and inert and heavy.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Connie still suffered, having to lift his inert legs into place.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
She was angry, with the complicated and confused anger that made her inert.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 17
inevitablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unavoidable; incapable of being avoided or prevented
I had put them at a distance, and accepted my inevitable place.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 62. A LIGHT SHINES ON MY WAY
Other great and inevitable expenses too we have had on first coming to Norland.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
We had a hot supper on the occasion, graced by the inevitable roast fowl, and we had some flip to finish with.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
infatuatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
I shuddered to hear the infatuated assertion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The persistence of the infatuation lent it an aspect of genuineness.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
That I retired to bed in a most maudlin state of mind, and got up in a crisis of feeble infatuation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
infernalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. pertaining to hell; devilish; abominable; awful
Hareton, you infernal calf, begone to your work.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
I could not half tell what an infernal house we had.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
He smiled; the infernal invention would serve him for this purpose.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
inklingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. slight hint or indication; slight understanding
At first I knew not what to make of this; but soon an inkling of the truth occurred to me.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
Wildeve had not received an inkling of the fact before, and a sudden expression of pain overspread his face.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 6 Yeobright Goes, and the Breach Is Complete
Dear mama, there, as soon as she got an inkling of the business, found out that it was of an immoral tendency.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
innumerablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. too many to be counted; numerous
Soft, seedy biscuits, also, I bestow upon Miss Shepherd; and oranges innumerable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
I make no allowance for innumerable feelings and circumstances that may have all tended to good.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
I could mention innumerable instances which, although slight, marked the dispositions of these amiable cottagers.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
inquisitivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. disposed to ask questions, especially in matters which do not concern the inquirer; given to examination, investigation, or research
Edgar Linton, after an inquisitive stare, collected sufficient wit to recognise her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
But in Clerval I saw the image of my former self; he was inquisitive and anxious to gain experience and instruction.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
She had become inquisitive; and so she entered into conversation directly with the strange gentleman, on their promenades.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHADOW
insufferablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incapable of being suffered, borne, or endured; insupportable; unendurable; intolerable
Assistance is impossible; condolence insufferable.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
His insufferable smile was more complacent than ever.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF CHARLES AUGUSTUS MILVERTON
She must be calm, and get out of this insufferable position.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 15
integralspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. essential or necessary for completeness; entire
It forms an integral part of the duties of an officer.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 28
From being slender he had now become meagre; once pale, he was now yellow; his deep-set eyes were hollow, and the gold spectacles shielding his eyes seemed to be an integral portion of his face.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
He was respected by all who knew him for his integrity and indefatigable attention to public business.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
intolerablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incapable of being put up with; unable to be endured
It was almost intolerable to be borne.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
Its cool stare of familiarity was intolerable.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
He would make my position in the Bank intolerable.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
intolerantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not enduring; not able to endure; unwilling to tolerate difference of opinion
Especially she is generally intolerant of emotion, when she does not fully comprehend the why and wherefore.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIX. THE CHILD AT THE BROOKSIDE
It was not a brutal countenance, but it was prim, hard, and stern, with a firm-set, thin-lipped mouth, and a coldly intolerant eye.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 13. Fixing the Nets
It was almost intolerable to be borne.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In II. THE MARKET-PLACE
intuitionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. immediate insight; power of knowing without reasoning
I have a kind of intuition that way.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
Her eyes sought the faces about her, craving a responsive glance, some sign of an intuition of her trouble.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
In other words, Mr. Dimmesdale, whose sensibility of nerve often produced the effect of spiritual intuition, would become vaguely aware that something inimical to his peace had thrust itself into relation with him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
inundatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. overwhelm; cover with water, especially floodwaters
The red blood inundated her face, previously so pale.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
invertebratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. animal, such as an insect, that lacks backbone or spinal column
invinciblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incapable of being overcome or defeated; unconquerable
The dragons were coming with invincible strides.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
For Scylla is not mortal; moreover she is savage, extreme, rude, cruel and invincible.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
My life had hitherto been remarkably secluded and domestic, and this had given me invincible repugnance to new countenances.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
invokespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. call upon; ask for; request earnestly
He knew well that I should never willingly invoke the aid of the police against him.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE ADVENTURE OF THE PRIORY SCHOOL
I mean to teach them in these parts that law is law, and that there is a man here who does not fear to invoke it.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Man on the Tor
Plaints made in common are almost prayers, and prayers where two or three are gathered together invoke the mercy of heaven.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
irespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. anger; wrath; keen resentment; irritate
I knew the steely ire I had whetted.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
My habitual mood of humiliation, self-doubt, forlorn depression, fell damp on the embers of my decaying ire.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
He endeavored, in a general way, to express a particular disapproval, and only succeeded in arousing the ire and opposition of his father-in-law.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXIII
ironyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. expression by deliberate contrast between apparent and intended meaning; witty language used to insult
Danglars felt the irony and compressed his lips.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
This calmness of Busoni, combined with his irony and boldness, staggered Caderousse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
The prince went up to her, and Kitty detected that disconcerting gleam of irony in his eyes.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 34
irreduciblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incapable of being made smaller or simpler
jargonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. language used by a special group; technical terminology; nonsensical or meaningless talk
He replied in a jargon I did not comprehend.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
I got through some jargon to the effect that I took the liberty of doubting that.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIX
This they would sing, as a chorus, to words which to many would seem unmeaning jargon, but which, nevertheless, were full of meaning to themselves.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
kineticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to, or produced by motion; dynamic
lateralspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. coming from side; situated at or extending to the side
There are small lateral columns of water outside which receive the force, and which transmit and multiply it in the manner which is familiar to you.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
Half an hour later Daisy herself telephoned and seemed relieved to find that I was coming.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 7
I said lightly that I had heard nothing at all, and a few minutes later I got up to go home.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
laudspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give praise to; glorify; celebrate or honor
However, my speech produced nothing else beside a laud laughter, which all the respect due to his majesty from those about him could not make them contain.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
I mentioned my reason for desiring to avoid observation in the village, and he lauded it to the skies.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIX
She did not stay to retaliate, but re-entered in a minute, bearing a reaming silver pint, whose contents I lauded with becoming earnestness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
legacyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. gift made by a will; something handed down from an ancestor
There was also a legacy of one thousand pounds.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
The legacy, then, had been paid sooner than Gerty had led him to expect.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 14
And it was from Cody that he inherited money--a legacy of twenty-five thousand dollars.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
liberalismspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a political orientation that favors social progress by reform and by changing laws rather than by revolution
It has been dignified and liberal.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 37
Henry deeply felt the misfortune of being debarred from a liberal education.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
She told me that her anguish had at last spurred Linton to incur the risk of liberating her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
linearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having form of a line; straight; consisting of lines; lineal
In some instances, to the quick, observant eye, those linear marks, as in a veritable engraving, but afford the ground for far other delineations.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
linguisticsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. humanistic study of language and literature
Mr. Melas is a Greek by extraction, as I understand, and he is a remarkable linguist.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
They were carefully examined, and showed that he was a keen student of international politics, an indefatigable gossip, a remarkable linguist, and an untiring letter writer.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND STAIN
Indeed, it was almost mesmeric, the effect which this giggling ruffian had produced upon the unfortunate linguist, for he could not speak of him save with trembling hands and a blanched cheek.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. The Adventure of The Greek Interpreter
liquidatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. settle accounts to pay them off; clear up
It was simply fire in a liquid form.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
I did so; he measured twelve drops of a crimson liquid, and presented it to Mason.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
The count filled one glass, but in the other he only poured a few drops of the ruby-colored liquid.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
listlessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking in spirit or energy to exert effort
It was gone before she could study it and the listless expression back again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
He told Ellen privately that it was a broken heart that made Scarlett so irritable and listless by turns.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Her pretty face was wan and listless; her hair uncurled: some locks hanging lankly down, and some carelessly twisted round her head.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
lucidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily understood; expressed clearly; bright or luminous
Inasmuch as she did mean, it was hard to be extremely lucid.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
One outlined in a peculiarly lucid manner all the plans of the commanding general.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
She had never learned to live with her own thoughts, and to be confronted with them through such hours of lucid misery made the confused wretchedness of her previous vigil seem easily bearable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
mainstayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a prominent supporter; a central cohesive source of support and stability
For now, even Mammy, her mainstay, had gone back to Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LX
Mammy had always been Wade's mainstay and her frown made him tremble.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
She was shining black, pure African, devoted to her last drop of blood to the O'Haras, Ellen's mainstay, the despair of her three daughters, the terror of the other house servants.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
maladyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. disease, disorder, or ailment; unwholesome condition
He was again in the grip of his mysterious malady.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. The Adventure of The Resident Patient
This malady admits but of one remedy; I will tell you what that is.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
There is that in thee, poor lad, which I feel too curing to my malady.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 129. The Cabin.
manipulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. operate with one's hands; control or play upon people, forces artfully
He was a pure manipulator; his brain, if he had ever had one, must have early oozed along into the muscles of his fingers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 107. The Carpenter.
As they went along, the man questioned the youth and assisted him with the replies like one manipulating the mind of a child.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
She began moulding the wax; and it was evident from her manner of manipulation that she was endeavouring to give it some preconceived form.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 7 The Night of the Sixth of November
manorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the mansion of a lord or wealthy person; the landed estate of a lord
Devonshire cottages and Essex manors and a Yorkshire High Street and Port Sunlight.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Front-de-Boeuf," replied John, "is a man more willing to swallow three manors such as Ivanhoe, than to disgorge one of them.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
When you have killed all your own birds, Mr. Bingley," said her mother, "I beg you will come here, and shoot as many as you please on Mr. Bennet's manor.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
materializespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. come into being; become reality
The Afro-American mob did not materialize.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In III
The House itself was to be sold as old building materials, and pulled down.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVIII
After many serious discussions with Meg and Jo, the pattern was chosen, the materials bought, and the slippers begun.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
maternalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. motherly; relating to mother or motherhood
The very winds whispered in soothing accents, and maternal Nature bade me weep no more.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
You should do just what your grandfather wishes, my dear boy, said Meg in her most maternal tone.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
She saw with maternal complacency all the impertinent encroachments and mischievous tricks to which her cousins submitted.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 21
maudlinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. tearfully sentimental; over-emotional; sickly-sentimental
That I retired to bed in a most maudlin state of mind, and got up in a crisis of feeble infatuation.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
maulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. handle someone or something in a rough way; cause serious physical wounds
Wildeve turned the light eagerly upon the spot where Venn had found the box, and mauled the herbage right and left.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
After La Trobe had been excruciated by the Rector's interpretation, by the maulings and the manglings of the actors.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
mechanizationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the condition of having a highly technical implementation; the act of implementing the control of equipment with advanced technology
Drearily I wound my way downstairs: I knew what I had to do, and I did it mechanically.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The South produced statesmen and soldiers, planters and doctors, lawyers and poets, but certainly not engineers or mechanics.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
I was about mechanically to obey him, without further remonstrance; but as he helped me into the carriage, he looked at my face.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
medleyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mixture; musical composition consisting of a series of pieces
He was transfixed by this terrific medley of all noises.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 8
The resulting medley of sound distracted no one, save possibly alone the babies, of which there were present a number equal to the total possessed by all the guests invited.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
There was such a medley of things going on, what with the beldame's deafness, the bawling of the youths, and the confusion of the plot that she could make nothing of it.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 7
mendicantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. beggar; religious friar forbidden to own personal property who begs for living
metaphysicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without material form or substance; based on abstract reasoning; highly abstract or theoretical; supernatural
Hunting was equally a devotion, full of metaphysical concepts veiled from Carol.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Her father liked the metaphysical streak which had unconsciously got into it, so that was allowed to remain though she had her doubts about it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
Should you ever be athirst in the great American desert, try this experiment, if your caravan happen to be supplied with a metaphysical professor.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1. Loomings.
minutiaespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. petty details; small particular or detail; a minute or trivial matter of fact
Upon my word, I am not acquainted with the minutiae of her principles.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11
It was a worn whisper, dry and papery, and it brushed so distinctly across the ear that, by the accustomed, the material minutiae in which it originated could be realized as by touch.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 6 The Figure against the Sky