9th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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abruptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
Liza was as soft and enervated as Sappho was smart and abrupt.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 18
To avoid being too abrupt, I then spoke of the Aged and of Miss Skiffins.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLVIII
I have been too abrupt in communicating the news; it has excited you beyond your strength.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
abstractspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
Yet the village sympathized with Clifford and Connie in the abstract.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 2
Truthful we both were; he from pride and courage, I from a sort of abstract ideality.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
A dull, animal-like rebellion against his fellows, war in the abstract, and fate grew within him.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 7
abundantlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in great numbers; in a plentiful or sufficient degree; plentifully
All of the world was crying out for cotton, and the new land of the County, unworn and fertile, produced it abundantly.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Freely depicted in his own vocation, gentlemen, the Canaller would make a fine dramatic hero, so abundantly and picturesquely wicked is he.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
A few dingy olives and stunted fig-trees struggled hard for existence, but their withered dusty foliage abundantly proved how unequal was the conflict.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 26. The Pont du Gard Inn.
abusespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. improper use or handling; misuse
On this Antinous began to abuse the swineherd.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
I want to be kind, but I know I shall get angry if you abuse my Professor.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
He looked on this spiritual exercise as a harmful and dangerous abuse of the fancy.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 8
adoptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
I adopt all customs, speak all languages.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
As His disciple I adopt His pure, His merciful, His benignant doctrines.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
He resolved to adopt the second, and began that day to carry out his resolve.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
adornspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
Then her desire had been to adorn herself with something, and the more adorned the better.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 24
She might be fifty-five or sixty; but hers was one of those faces that time seems to touch only to brighten and adorn.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
To adorn themselves with flowers, to dance, to sing in the sunlight: so much was left of the artistic spirit, and no more.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In IV
adversaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
But revenge kept me alive; I dared not die and leave my adversary in being.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
The circumstance irritated instead of calming the general, and he rushed on his adversary.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
Eugenie bowed, not as a submissive daughter, but as an adversary prepared for a discussion.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
affectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
This did not affect Sergey Ivanovitch in the slightest.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 8: Chapter 5
Levin felt so resolute and serene that no answer, he fancied, could affect him.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 15
She was religious, had never doubted the truths of religion, but his external unbelief did not affect her in the least.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 16
affectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fondness; tender feeling toward another; fondness
My affection for my guest increases every day.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 4
Remember me with affection, should you never hear from me again.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
She died calmly, and her countenance expressed affection even in death.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
agilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick
I obeyed: joy made me agile: I sprang up before him.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
He had long, quivering fingers as agile and restless as the antennae of an insect.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Mr. Sherlock Holmes
He was a fine figure of a man, tall, lithe, and agile, with a springy step and a pleasant, open face.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
ailmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sickness; illness; affliction
No ailment was found, and he investigated again.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In X. THE LEECH AND HIS PATIENT
When the cow had the colic and the horse fell ill with a mysterious ailment which threatened to remove him permanently from them, Will sat up nights with them and saved them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
alertspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
Confused as Catherine was, her wits were alert at applying our conversation.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
He remembered afterward how intensely wide awake and alert he had thought he was.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
began the princess, and from her serious and alert face, Kitty guessed what it would be.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 12
allyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. confederate; partner; collaborator
John Ferrier felt a different man now that he realized that he had a devoted ally.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
The French had accounted for this unexpected defection on the part of their ally in various ways.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28
She looked at the other woman, who stood so sly, with her head dropped: yet somehow, in her femaleness, an ally.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
almondspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. deciduous tree, native to Asia and northern Africa and having alternate, simple leaves, pink flowers, and leathery fruits
His gentle, soothing words and smiles were as soothing and softening as almond oil.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 21
aloftspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in or into a high place; high or higher up
His spirit was gone for to sport aloft.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
High aloft in the cross-trees was that mad Gay-Header, Tashtego.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker.
Then he picked up a rock much larger than the first, swung it aloft and hurled it with prodigious force.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
alterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. modify; cause to change; make different; convert
The towns remain unvaried, yet the individual faces alter like classes in college.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
That there were no more mansions and horses and negroes and few books did not alter matters.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIX
And once, alter such an operation, Scarlett found her in the linen closet vomiting quietly into a towel.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
anathemaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. solemn curse; someone or something regarded as a curse
Though it was now dark, I knew he was awake; because I heard him fulminating strange anathemas at finding himself lying in a pool of water.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
anguishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
My own agitation and anguish was extreme during the whole trial.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
He was conveyed home, and the anguish that was visible in my countenance betrayed the secret to Elizabeth.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
No one can conceive the anguish I suffered during the remainder of the night, which I spent, cold and wet, in the open air.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
anticipatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
My dear, we will not anticipate the decrees of fortune.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
Pleasure not known beforehand is half wasted; to anticipate it is to double it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 5 Sharp Words Are Spoken, and a Crisis Ensues
If you ask me for a day, count, I know what to anticipate; it will not be a house I shall see, but a palace.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
antiquatedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. too old to be fashionable, suitable, or useful; obsolete; aged
Scarlett, our Southern way of living is as antiquated as the feudal system of the Middle Ages.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
And hanging the antique broad-brim on a bust of Plato, Jo read her letters.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
The rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken door looked more antique than anything else in the New World.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In I. THE PRISON DOOR
antiquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
And hanging the antique broad-brim on a bust of Plato, Jo read her letters.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
It is seldom, indeed, an English face comes so near the antique models as did his.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
The rust on the ponderous iron-work of its oaken door looked more antique than anything else in the New World.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In I. THE PRISON DOOR
applaudspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
I was the first to discover Duprez at Naples, and the first to applaud him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
She could recount shamelessly and with pride how she had skinned people out of their eyeteeth and he would applaud.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LVI
We had made some pale efforts in the beginning to applaud Mr. Wopsle; but they were too hopeless to be persisted in.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXI
appointspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. assign a job or role to someone; designate; nominate
Write and appoint the evening after to-morrow, at seven, for the meeting.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
But I told Traddles, and Mr. and Mrs. Micawber, that before I could think of leaving, they must appoint a day when they would come and dine with me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 27. TOMMY TRADDLES
At last he arrived in Rome, where the Pope had just died, and there was great doubt among the cardinals as to whom they should appoint as his successor.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE THREE LANGUAGES
apprehensivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
Grandmother was apprehensive at once.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XV
The natives came, by degrees, to be less apprehensive of any danger from me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
I got upon the desk immediately, apprehensive of at least a great dog underneath.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 5. I AM SENT AWAY FROM HOME
approximatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity; come near
Carol gazed with a polite approximation to interest at Mr. Dashaway, a tan person with a wide mouth.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
One foot in the shortened stirrup and the other leg crooked about the pommel in an approximation of a side saddle, she set out across the fields toward Mimosa, steeling herself to find it burned.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
aptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. likely; exactly suitable; appropriate; quick to learn or understand
I had been apt enough to learn, and willing enough, when my mother and I had lived alone together.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4. I FALL INTO DISGRACE
When an uninstructed multitude attempts to see with its eyes, it is exceedingly apt to be deceived.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
Neither have I forgotten how apt some travellers are to boast of extraordinary favours they have received.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
archetypespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. prototype; original model or type after which other similar things are patterned
arenaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
It became, emphatically, the bloody arena, in which most of the battles for the mastery of the colonies were contested.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
But neither of the men paid much attention to these things, their eyes being concentrated upon the little flat stone, which to them was an arena vast and important as a battlefield.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 8 A New Force Disturbs the Current
assaultspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a physical attack; onslaught
And still puffing at his pipe, Stubb cheered on his crew to the assault.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 61. Stubb Kills a Whale.
A white and colored man were implicated in the assault upon a white girl.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In VII
This was worse than before: the youth grew crimson, and clenched his fist, with every appearance of a meditated assault.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
assemblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
In Roeskilde, too, the members of the Danish Diet assemble.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
They used to assemble in the parlour after supper on Saturday nights.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: V
Four days later, in the late afternoon, Napoleon ordered all the animals to assemble in the yard.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter VII
assistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
We must, in a measure, assist to turn them up.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
I discovered also another means through which I was enabled to assist their labours.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 12
I told him that my old nurse would be delighted to assist him, and that we would all three take the field together, but on one condition.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
associatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. connect or join together; combine
You are not to associate with servants.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8. MY HOLIDAYS. ESPECIALLY ONE HAPPY AFTERNOON
The race horse was a friend and intimate associate of her childhood.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
Mrs. Bogart showed herself perfectly willing to be an associate relative.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
assuagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. ease or lessen pain; satisfy or appease
I cannot deny that I grieved for his grief, whatever that was, and would have given much to assuage it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Her tongue was furred and her throat parched as if flames had scorched it and no amount of water could assuage her thirst.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Food, however, became scarce, and I often spent the whole day searching in vain for a few acorns to assuage the pangs of hunger.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 11
atrophyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. wasting away; decrease in size; reduction in the functionality of an organ caused by disease
attainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. achieve or accomplish; gain
But Gerald could never attain elegance.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
We have not yet grasped the results which the reason alone can attain to.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
I have a single wish, and my whole being and faculties are yearning to attain it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
attendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be present at; go to; take care of; tend
I had not the power to attend to it.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XL
I went there, not to attend to what was going on, but to think about Dora.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
He was to come away in an hour or two to attend me to Hammersmith, and I was to wait about for him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
attentivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
There was a group assembled round the fire at the Three Jolly Bargemen, attentive to Mr. Wopsle as he read the newspaper aloud.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
Mr. Dick took his finger out of his mouth, on this hint, and stood among the group, with a grave and attentive expression of face.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14. MY AUNT MAKES UP HER MIND ABOUT ME
There was nothing particularly choice there, to be sure; but I took the will for the deed, and felt that they were very attentive.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17. SOMEBODY TURNS UP
attirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. clothes, especially fine or formal ones; dress
The old orchard wore its holiday attire.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
A stable boy, spruce and smart in his holiday attire, met them with a broom in his hand, and followed them.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 21
Altogether, Anna, on turning, after the departure of her guests, to the consideration of her attire, was very much annoyed.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 33
awkwardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. difficult to handle or manage
It was a very awkward moment; and the countenance of each shewed that it was so.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35
You will find me a very awkward narrator, Miss Dashwood; I hardly know where to begin.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
The merest awkward country girl, without style, or elegance, and almost without beauty.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 41
babblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. talk foolishly or idly; utter meaningless confusion of words or sounds
She was glad even to babble to Clifford.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 11
Then there was an excited babble of negro voices in the darkness of the yard and high-pitched negro laughter.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
The house seemed bursting with the crowd, and a ceaseless babble of talking and laughter and giggles and shrill feminine squeaks and screams rose and fell.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
bafflespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of
After that I fell among those thieves, the nine figures, who seemed every evening to do something new to disguise themselves and baffle recognition.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VII
The ivy was the baffling thing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
It was a face that changed all the time, baffling.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 6
baggagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage
But she and Tom had gone away early that afternoon, and taken baggage with them.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 9
I hired two mules, with a guide, to show me the way, and carry my small baggage.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
The maid took a handbag and the lap dog, the butler and a porter the other baggage.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 18
basinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. bowl-shaped vessel, usually used for holding food or liquids
I must dip my hand again and again in the basin of blood and water, and wipe away the trickling gore.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
She approached the basin, and bent over it as if to fill her pitcher; she again lifted it to her head.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
It stood on the shore, looking across a basin of the sea at the forest-covered hills, towards the west.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
benefitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. advantage; something that aids or promotes well-being ; welfare; gain
You come to give me the benefit of your sober judgement at a most opportune time.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. I AM INVOLVED IN MYSTERY
You pretend to have bought it for yourself, but you have really done so to confer a benefit on him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
A flash of eagerness suffused the face of Alexey Alexandrovitch as he rapidly wrote out a synopsis of these ideas for his own benefit.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 14
bestowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give as gift; present
Soft, seedy biscuits, also, I bestow upon Miss Shepherd; and oranges innumerable.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
This, I thought, was the moment of decision, which was to rob me of or bestow happiness on me forever.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 15
Every morning she went into the garden and prayed to God in heaven to bestow on her a son or a daughter.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE PINK
biennialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. every two years; lasting or living for two years
blemishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
There is not a blemish in mind or person at which the proudest of you all would sicken.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
It was very pretty then, but to me it is much prettier now, for in this seeming blemishes I read a little history.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
But once get used to these slight blemishes and nothing could be more complete, for good sense and good taste had presided over the furnishing, and the result was highly satisfactory.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
blockadespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. shutting up of a place by troops or ships; obstruction to passage
They were as isolated from the world of fashion as shipwrecked mariners, for few books of fashion came through the blockade.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Everyone knew now that the fate of the Confederacy rested as much upon the skill of the blockade boats in eluding the Yankee fleet as it did upon the soldiers at the front.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
The Yankee blockade about the Confederate ports had tightened, and luxuries such as tea, coffee, silks, whalebone stays, colognes, fashion magazines and books were scarce and dear.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
blossomspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts
Her head, set off by her dainty white gown, suggested a rich, rare blossom.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
More than once did he put forth the faint blossom of a look, which, in any other man, would have soon flowered out in a smile.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
It did not appear to me that he took much notice of it, but before he went he asked my mother to give him a bit of the blossom.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
bluffspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pretense of strength; mislead or deceive
It was answered from under the bluff.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
She was jarred out of her ecstasy as the bob-sled bumped up the steep road to the bluff where stood the cottages.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
I fetched the shore a half a mile above the village, and then went scooting along the bluff bank in the easy water.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV.
blunderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. serious mistake typically caused by ignorance or confusion
She had somehow made a blunder.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Perceiving myself in a blunder, I attempted to correct it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
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The big eyes told Tom his blunder and he stopped, confused.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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bluntspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having a dull edge or end; not sharp; lacking in feeling; insensitive
His black shoes were blunt and not well polished.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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And though his questions were unpleasantly blunt, they seemed actuated by a friendly interest.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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We both bowed, and then we laughed, for the prim introduction and the blunt addition were rather a comical contrast.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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blusterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. blow in heavy gusts; speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner
From all the interwoven forest arose the smoke and bluster of the battle.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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But the long serpents crawled slowly from hill to hill without bluster of smoke.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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My business was to declare myself a scoundrel, and whether I did it with a bow or a bluster was of little importance.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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bogglespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. hesitate as if in fear or doubt; shy away or be overcome with fright or astonishment
So I have got his things in order, and knit heels into two pairs of the socks, for they were boggled out of shape with his queer darns.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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bonanzaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. boom; rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore; sudden opportunity to make money
bonusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an extra dividend to the shareholders; money paid in addition to a stated compensation
boycottspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. refrain from buying or using
brawlspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fight; noisy quarrel or fight; loud party
He was killed in a saloon brawl long before I was born.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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A small-town bungalow, the wives of a village doctor and a village dry-goods merchant, a provincial teacher, a colloquial brawl over paying a servant a dollar more a week.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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He was not only a professional peacemaker, but from practice a hater of all feuds and brawls.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
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breachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. breaking of contract or duty
In short, it ended in a total breach.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
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She hurled one in return, and the angry breach was complete.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
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That fool Princess Varvara, even she has left her, considering this a breach of propriety.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
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breadthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. measure or dimension from side to side; width; extent
Heathcliff measured the height and breadth of the speaker with an eye full of derision.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
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Miss Stepney, when her first fright had subsided, began to feel the superiority that greater breadth of mind confers.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
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He is taller by almost the breadth of my nail, than any of his court; which alone is enough to strike an awe into the beholders.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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brittlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily broken; having little elasticity
She laughed and was frivolous and rather brittle.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
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The brittle blue line had withstood the blows and won.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
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The white brittle mask was back again and she picked up the reins.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
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calculatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. compute; determine; estimate
She would not calculate, she would not compare.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
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We calculate it will scarcely last till it is eighteen.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
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They calculate the year by the revolution of the sun and moon, but use no subdivisions into weeks.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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