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extremespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. outermost; utmost; farthest; most remote; at the widest limit
She fainted, and was restored with extreme difficulty.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
My own agitation and anguish was extreme during the whole trial.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Exhaustion succeeded to the extreme fatigue both of body and of mind which I had endured.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
facetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface
In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
This last facet of Vida's thought was the one which, after a year, was most often turned to the light.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
factorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. anything that contributes causally to a result; element; variable
The Negro as a political factor can be controlled.
Southern Horrors By Ida B. Wells-Barnett
Get Context   In V
And yet this new factor must surely arrest his attention and renew his interest.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 10. Extract from the Diary of Dr. Watson
We have this Beppo as a common factor, both in Kennington and in Kensington, so that is worth a ten-mile drive.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VIII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SIX NAPOLEONS
faithfulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. given with strong assurance; firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty
And in return you will enjoy all the privileges of a faithful wife without fulfilling her duties.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 23
Exactly what he had been in my eyes then, he was in my eyes still; just as simply faithful, and as simply right.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVII
It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful, that I never ran away and went for a soldier or a sailor.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIV
faminespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. shortage of food; starvation
All deaths are bad enough but there is none so bad as famine.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
The very rats, which here and there lay putrefying in its rottenness, were hideous with famine.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
They apprehended my breaking loose; that my diet would be very expensive, and might cause a famine.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
farespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. food and drink; diet; transportation charge; a paying passenger
My companion will be of the same nature as myself and will be content with the same fare.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
Amy, who was fond of delicate fare, took a heaping spoonful, choked, hid her face in her napkin, and left the table precipitately.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
She was too tired, sometimes, even to smile, John grew dyspeptic after a course of dainty dishes and ungratefully demanded plain fare.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
fascinatingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of arousing and holding the attention
It seemed to her like a fascinating sort of play.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
The robin was evidently in a fascinating, bold mood.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
His appearance, changed by his civilian dress, was as fascinating to her as though she were some young girl in love.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 8
fatalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. causing death; leading to failure or disaster
Estella, dearest Estella, do not let Miss Havisham lead you into this fatal step.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLIV
I have seen it, Herbert, and dreamed of it, ever since the fatal night of his arrival.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XLI
I dared not ask the fatal question, but I was known, and the officer guessed the cause of my visit.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
featspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength; accomplishment
This particular feat of the shark seems all but miraculous.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. Stubb's Supper.
Tis but to help strike a fin; no wondrous feat for Starbuck.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. The Quarter-Deck.
They had learned retreating under Old Joe, who had made it as great a feat of strategy as advancing.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
feeblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking vigor, force, or effectiveness; faint; frail
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
He laughed heartily at my feeble portrait of that gentleman, and said he was a man to know, and he must know him.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Mr. MICAWBER'S GAUNTLET
Her once active limbs were so stiff and feeble that Jo took her for a daily airing about the house in her strong arms.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
felicitousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
The felicitous idea occurred to me a morning or two later when I woke, that the best step I could take towards making myself uncommon was to get out of Biddy everything she knew.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter X
First they took out the soil to make bricks, and then they filled it up again with garbage, which seemed to Jurgis and Ona a felicitous arrangement, characteristic of an enterprising country like America.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 2
While this scene was going on at the tavern, Sam and Andy, in a state of high felicitation, pursued their way home.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
ferociousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
He drank again, and became more ferocious.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
THEY used to come at all hours, and some of them were quite ferocious.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 11. I BEGIN LIFE ON MY OWN ACCOUNT, AND DON'T LIK...
Villefort pronounced these last words with a feverish rage, which gave a ferocious eloquence to his words.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
ferryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. shuttle; transport by boat or aircraft
I was away below the ferry now.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
They crossed the Minnesota River in a rowboat ferry.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
MY nearest way to Yarmouth, in coming back from these long walks, was by a ferry.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 22. SOME OLD SCENES, AND SOME NEW PEOPLE
fertilizerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any substance used to make soil more fertile
Of course Jurgis had made his home a miniature fertilizer mill a minute after entering.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
Worst of any, however, were the fertilizer men, and those who served in the cooking rooms.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 9
The building had to be left open, and when the wind blew Durham and Company lost a great deal of fertilizer.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 13
festivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. offering fun and gaiety; joyous; celebratory
They were driving on their way to dinner with a friend in the most festive state of mind.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 5
They gave up trying to be festive; they began to talk naturally, as they did at their shops and homes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
His own, at the moment, lent it a festive readiness of welcome that might well, in a disenchanted eye, have turned to paint and facility.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
fiberspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. slender, elongated, threadlike object or structure; material to make paper or cloth
All the clothing that was to be had in the stores was made of cotton and shoddy, which is made by tearing old clothes to pieces and weaving the fiber again.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 7
He knew at once that the steel fibers had been washed from their hearts.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
financespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. management of money and credit and banking and investments; subsidizing; fund
Secular and religious education had effaced the throat-grappling instinct, or else firm finance held in check the passions.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 1
Father agreed to finance me for a year and after various delays I came east, permanently, I thought, in the spring of twenty-two.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 1
He talked only of the obvious and tedious aspects; never of his aspirations in finance, nor of the mechanical principles of motors.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
firmamentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fixed foundation; established base; region of the air; sky or heavens; the most remote of the celestial spheres
A falling star shone in the dark firmament.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Monte Cristo raised his eyes, but he could not see the heavens; there was a stone veil between him and the firmament.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
The distant rims of the world and of the firmament seemed to be a division in time no less than a division in matter.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
fissurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. long narrow opening ; long narrow depression in surface
The fissure is about a foot across.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
As the blankets yielded before the outward pressure, and the branches settled in the fissure of the rock by their own weight, forming a compact body, Duncan once more breathed freely.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 9
Now the other side presented itself to Lily, the volcanic nether side of the surface over which conjecture and innuendo glide so lightly till the first fissure turns their whisper to a shriek.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 9
flammablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily ignited and capable of burning rapidly; inflammable
fluctuatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
She had time to take a fresh survey of her wretchedness, and to fluctuate anew between the impulse to confide in Selden and the dread of destroying his illusions.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 15
Her family had of late been exceedingly fluctuating.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50
But the Judge had a most discouraging way of fluctuating.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
fluentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement
I understood her very well, for I had been accustomed to the fluent tongue of Madame Pierrot.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Cousin Tom, though not fluent in speech, had inspired me with that desire by his eloquent description of the place.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She was not very tall, a bit Scottish and short; but she had a certain fluent, down-slipping grace that might have been beauty.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
focusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. most important thing; a fixed reference point; center of interest or activity
Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
It was the pitiful sight of a man standing in the very focus of sorrow.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 1 "Wherefore Is Light Given to Him That Is in Misery"
It was impossible to believe that she had herself ever been a focus of activities.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 3
foespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. enemy; one who entertains hatred, grudge; adversary
Your Missis has not been my friend: she has been my foe.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Nay, Henry might stand between me and the intrusion of my foe.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 18
Like noiseless nautilus shells, their light prows sped through the sea; but only slowly they neared the foe.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 133. The Chase—First Day.
foulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act that violates of the rules of a sport
He waited in order to allow pure air to displace the foul atmosphere, and then went on.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
Yes, she was sick of the hospital, the foul smells, the lice, the aching, unwashed bodies.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Then he sent his chariots and horsemen to Agamemnon, and invited him to the feast, but he meant foul play.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
fracasspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; disturbance
From the right came the noise of a terrific fracas.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 16
fragrantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having a pleasant or sweet smell; odorous
The fragrant philter which I need.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
No pity, procureur; the crime is fragrant.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 80. The Accusation.
The little party recovered its equanimity at sight of the fragrant feast.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
frailspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. physically weak; easily broken
Perhaps this and her healthy enjoyment of walking and riding had turned him from her to the frail Melanie.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
But excessive grief is like a storm at sea, where the frail bark is tossed from the depths to the top of the wave.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
With a thrill she looked up at the frail swaying girl for whom she had never had any feelings but of dislike and contempt.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
fraudulentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
Most of them were illegal and fraudulent but they were issued just the same.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LII
They hang, behead, and impale their criminals in the most agreeable possible manner; but some of these, like clever rogues, have contrived to escape human justice, and succeed in their fraudulent enterprises by cunning stratagems.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
functionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of executing or performing any duty; assigned duty or activity
Aristocracy is a function, a part of fate.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
It is a question of which function you are brought up to and adapted to.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
But, two days before the function, a rumor went about Atlanta that Governor Bullock had been invited.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
fusespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
In this atmosphere, as nerve straining as watching a slow fuse burn toward a barrel of gunpowder, Scarlett came rapidly back to strength.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
In such emergencies, Judy would usually have turned to Lily to fuse the discordant elements; and Miss Bart, assuming that such a service was expected of her, threw herself into it with her accustomed zeal.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 12
It was Selden himself who unwittingly fused the group by arresting the attention of one of its members.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 1
fussspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. angry disturbance; excited state of agitation; needlessly nervous or useless activity; protest; quarrel
Bjornstam did not fuss over her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
I told her the night she fuss let me sleep in her cellar.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
You fuss over Carol Kennicott when she has some crazy theory that we all ought to turn anarchists or live on figs and nuts or something.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
gaitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving
He was soon able to imitate the gait and manner of everyone in the street.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
Prissy quickened her gait infinitesimally and Scarlett went back into the house.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
At that instant Alexey Alexandrovitch did in fact walk into the room with his calm, awkward gait.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 7
gallantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. courtly; lively and spirited; having or displaying great dignity or nobility
asked a gallant troubadour of the fairy queen who.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
I was not afraid of the shabby coat, and had no yearnings after gallant greys.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
Lynn; and Mary Ingram listened languidly to the gallant speeches of the other.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
gambolspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully
Everything she did seemed to amuse him, as though she were a gamboling kitten.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLVIII
The air was dark with Davises, and many Joneses gamboled like a flock of young giraffes.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
His watermelon-pink tongue lapped out, his whole body wiggled and his joyful contortions were as ludicrous as the gambolings of a mastiff.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIV
gamutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. entire range; all notes in musical scale
garmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any article of clothing, as coat or gown
Twice she put out her hand to take the garment again, and twice she refrained.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
The lace- trimmed petticoat beneath was the last garment she possessed that was pretty--and whole.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
He bears no letter of infamy wrought into his garment, as thou dost, but I shall read it on his heart.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IV. THE INTERVIEW
gauchespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. awkward or lacking in social graces; coarse and uncouth
He was a bulky, gauche, noisy, humorous man, with narrow eyes, a rustic complexion, large red hands, and brilliant clothes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
geniusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. exceptional creative ability; unusual mental ability; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
Quite an untaught genius, I made the discovery of the line of action for myself.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter VI
It takes people a long time to learn the difference between talent and genius, especially ambitious young men and women.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
You have a good many little gifts and virtues, but there is no need of parading them, for conceit spoils the finest genius.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
genuinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. authentic; sincerely and honestly felt or experienced; real or true
The tone in which the words were said revealed a genuine bad nature.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
It was a genuine relief to the whole congregation when the ordeal was over and the benediction pronounced.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
She knew that he said that simply to show that family considerations could not prevent him from expressing his genuine opinion.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 33
glamourspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. air of compelling charm, romance, and excitement, especially when delusively alluring; magic spell
You always put a kind of glamour over them.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: XIII
She felt somewhat like a woman who in a moment of passion is betrayed into an act of infidelity, and realizes the significance of the act without being wholly awakened from its glamour.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXV
glarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. light; brightness; fierce or angry stare
But there was a certain dash and glare about him that caught her.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. A LAST RETROSPECT
Lifting his eye to its battlements, he cast over them a glare such as I never saw before or since.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
In five minutes more the cloud of bewilderment dissolved: I knew quite well that I was in my own bed, and that the red glare was the nursery fire.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
gourmetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person with discriminating taste in food and wine
gradualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive
Some weeks before their death, they feel a gradual decay; but without pain.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
That mysterious change is too subtle and too gradual to be measured by dates.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
The slope had always seemed so slight, so gradual, in days when she galloped up it on her fleet-footed mare.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
grovespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. group of trees smaller than a forest; orchard
It led through a grove of lindens to a conservatory.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 71. Bread and Salt.
Meanwhile the heralds were bringing the holy hecatomb through the city, and the Achaeans gathered under the shady grove of Apollo.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
As the sun was going down they came to the sacred grove of Minerva, and there Ulysses sat down and prayed to the mighty daughter of Jove.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
grudgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be unwilling or reluctant to give or admit; be envious; show discontent
Most men were game, and went without a grudge.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: XV
He cherished a grudge against Madame Stahl for not making his acquaintance.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 34
But I do grudge him your heart and your dear, hard, unscrupulous, stubborn mind.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER LIV
gruelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. liquid food made by boiling oatmeal
Hannah says you have had nothing but some gruel since breakfast.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Hannah had brought me some gruel and dry toast, about, as I supposed, the dinner-hour.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
The relief was inseparable from the workhouse and the gruel; and that frightened people.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
grumblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. utter or emit low dull rumbling sounds
For myself I do not grumble, for I am one of the lucky ones.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter I
Around him he could hear the grumble of jolted cannon as the scurrying horses were lashed toward the front.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 12
Mr. Dolloby, not without some grumbling, gave ninepence.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
guilelessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. free from deceit; sincere; honest
This guileless confectioner was not by any means sober, and had a black eye in the green stage of recovery, which was painted over.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XX
I am glad to think there were two such guileless hearts at Peggotty's marriage as little Em'ly's and mine.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
A glance at Aunt Pitty's plump guileless face, screwed up in a pout, told her that the old lady was as ignorant as she.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
hangarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. shelter especially for housing or repairing aircraft
hatchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. breed; emerge from the egg
The hatch, removed from the top of the works, now afforded a wide hearth in front of them.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
There, where the water stood at about the height of his waist, he flung away the hatch, and attempted to drag forth the man.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 9 Sights and Sounds Draw the Wanderers Together
Immediately the hammer touched the cheek; the next instant the lower jaw of the mate was stove in his head; he fell on the hatch spouting blood like a whale.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
havenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. refuge; shelter; harbor or anchorage; port
We entered this haven through a wicket-gate, and were disgorged by an introductory passage into a melancholy little square that looked to me like a flat burying-ground.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXI
"I haven't got a horse," said Gatsby.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 6
"I haven't begun insuring yet," he replied.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
hazardousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dangerous; reckless; daring; inclined to run risks
The course lay up the ascent, and still continued hazardous and laborious.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32
He had sold his boats when blockading grew too hazardous, and he was now openly engaged in food speculation.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
We went, as usual, to our several fields of labor, but with bosoms highly agitated with thoughts of our truly hazardous undertaking.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
hazyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. slightly obscure; unclear, confused, or uncertain
The laboratory got hazy and went dark.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
When they set out it was hazy and growing warmer.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
The laboratory grew faint and hazy, then fainter and ever fainter.
The Time Machine By H. G. Wells
Get Context   In III
hecticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. feverish; very busy with activity and confusion; habitual; marking particular habit or condition of body
That evening she did not merely consent to play cribbage with Kennicott; she urged him to play; and she worked up a hectic interest in land-deals and Sam Clark.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
The night telegraph-operator at the railroad station was the most melodramatic figure in town: awake at three in the morning, alone in a room hectic with clatter of the telegraph key.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
herbivorousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. grain-eating; plant-eating; feeding only on plants
hingespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
The hinge burst open, and a number of letters tumbled out.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
One hinge snapped, then the other, and down came the door with a crash.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. The Adventure of The Stockbroker's Clerk
At the same instant the bookcase at which Holmes pointed swung round upon a hinge, and a woman rushed out into the room.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In X. THE ADVENTURE OF THE GOLDEN PINCE-NEZ
hobblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches; move roughly or irregularly
On with the hobble, on with the limp, since the dance was over.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
Not far from them were three hobbled horses.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 12
He hobbled over the grass as fast as he could.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
hordespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large group or crowd; wandering troop or gang; a moving crowd
He plays like one possessed by a demon, by a whole horde of demons.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 1
He admitted that he had stage fright at the thought of the coming horde.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
The hordes of the way-train were not altogether new to Carol.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
hospitablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. disposed to treat guests with warmth and generosity; receptive
She liked his serene, friendly, and hospitable manner in the country.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 1
His very clothes seemed to partake of the hospitable nature of the wearer.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
It looks hospitable, and I want the poor child to have a good time after all her trouble, said Mrs. March, suiting the action to the word.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
hospitalityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act or practice of one who is hospitable; reception and entertainment of strangers or guests without reward
I thanked him for his hospitality.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Aunt March received them with her usual hospitality.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
I said I should be delighted to accept his hospitality.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXIV
hostagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. prisoner who is held by one party to insure that another party will meet specified terms
She felt that willy-nilly she was being initiated into the assembly of housekeepers; with the baby for hostage, she would never escape; presently she would be drinking coffee and rocking and talking about diapers.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX