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huddlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. crouch or curl up ; mass; heap; crowd or draw together
Main Street with its two-story brick shops, its story-and-a-half wooden residences, its muddy expanse from concrete walk to walk, its huddle of Fords and lumber-wagons, was too small to absorb her.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Oliver was awakened in the morning, by a loud kicking at the outside of the shop-door: which, before he could huddle on his clothes, was repeated, in an angry and impetuous manner, about twenty-five times.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Even so were the suitors lying all huddled up one against the other.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
humblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. low or inferior in station or quality; modest
A moment afterwards, he was as fawning and as humble as ever.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 52. I ASSIST AT AN EXPLOSION
As to all the rest, he was humble and contrite, and I never knew him complain.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
When he saw that smile, submissive and humble, Levin felt something clutching at his throat.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 31
ignitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. kindle; cause to start burning; set fire to
After that no wood is used, except as a means of quick ignition to the staple fuel.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
The regiment was like a firework that, once ignited, proceeds superior to circumstances until its blazing vitality fades.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Like a plethoric burning martyr, or a self-consuming misanthrope, once ignited, the whale supplies his own fuel and burns by his own body.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 96. The Try-Works.
ignorancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lack of knowledge or education
Marianne was, of course, kept in ignorance of all these arrangements.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 43
She was not doomed, however, to be long in ignorance of his measures.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 47
I imparted to Mr. Jaggers my design of keeping him in ignorance of the fate of his wealth.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
immigrantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there; non-native
I knew this must be the immigrant family the conductor had told us about.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: I
Her father had started as a poor immigrant boy and had won the broad acres of Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
THIS is not the place to commemorate the trials and privations endured by the immigrant Mormons before they came to their final haven.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER II. THE FLOWER OF UTAH
immunespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
And thus fortified, as I supposed, on every side, I began to profit by the strange immunities of my position.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
Connie says people like wisps of smoke, and Olive says immunized women, and babies in bottles, and Dukes says the phallus is the bridge to what comes next.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
I have never believed it possible that any natural or improved ability can claim immunity from the companionship of the steady, plain, hard-working qualities, and hope to gain its end.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
immunityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. protection; exemption from normal legal duties
I have never believed it possible that any natural or improved ability can claim immunity from the companionship of the steady, plain, hard-working qualities, and hope to gain its end.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
And thus fortified, as I supposed, on every side, I began to profit by the strange immunities of my position.
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde By Robert Louis Stevenson
Get Context   In CHAPTER HENRY JEKYLL'S FULL STATEMENT OF THE CASE
Connie says people like wisps of smoke, and Olive says immunized women, and babies in bottles, and Dukes says the phallus is the bridge to what comes next.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 7
impecuniousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without money; poor; penniless
impedespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. hinder; charge with improper conduct; challenge validity of; try to discredit
Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XIII. ANOTHER VIEW OF HESTER
Owing to her baby, who somewhat impeded Thomasin's view forward and distracted her mind, she did at last lose the track.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
imperturbablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unshakably calm; placid; incapable of being disturbed or disconcerted
I believe there never was anybody with such an imperturbable countenance when she chose.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. DEPRESSION
Rhett never deviated from his smooth, imperturbable manners, even in their most intimate moments.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER L
She paused a moment before the last name, and shot a query through her lashes; but he remained imperturbable.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 1
implorespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. beg for urgently; make an earnest appeal
Think, I implore you, before you answer.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 10
I am dying; I beg, I implore you to come.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
And I implore you not to look at me during the ceremony.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
imposespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. demand; force; compel to behave in a certain way
Still more so, by the stipulation of implicit confidence which I beg to impose.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
I mention this in your hearing, Jane, that you may not attempt to impose on Mr. Brocklehurst.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
They hesitated to break the silence which death seemed to impose; at length Valentine ventured.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
impressivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. making a strong or vivid impression; producing a strong effect
The intense vitality that had been so remarkable in the garage was converted into impressive hauteur.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 2
The awe which these reflections inspired was attested by the impressive silence and the ranks of staring eyes.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
These details and accompanying delays worked up an atmosphere of preparation that was as impressive as it was fascinating.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
incongruousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not fitting; lacking in harmony or compatibility
Then a strangely incongruous sight struck her eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
The most incongruous ideas were in confusion in his head.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 22
In the years that followed that second christening, many changes had taken place in her that made the pet name incongruous.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
indomitablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unconquerable; incapable of being overcome
And that the great monster is indomitable, you will yet have reason to know.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 80. The Nut.
From one of the proudest families in Kentucky he had inherited a set of fine European features, and a high, indomitable spirit.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Probably, thought Scarlett, because Sally and Young Miss were too afraid of the porcelain-frail but indomitable old Grandma to dare voice any qualms.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
industriousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. diligent; hard-working; busy and laborious
I want to have something to do with all those many hours when you are so industrious.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 44. OUR HOUSEKEEPING
Once upon a time there was a widow who had two daughters; one of them was beautiful and industrious, the other ugly and lazy.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In MOTHER HOLLE
I can be well recommended by all the neighbors, and I hope I can be industrious and patient, and teach myself while I teach others.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXV
ineptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
She had drunk a quantity of champagne and during the course of her song she had decided ineptly that everything was very very sad--she was not only singing, she was weeping too.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
infectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. moral corruption or contamination; invasion of body which can lead to tissue damage and disease
Then the whole herd caught the infection.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 9
There was a moral infection of clap-trap in him.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V
Semi-starvation and neglected colds had predisposed most of the pupils to receive infection: forty-five out of the eighty girls lay ill at one time.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
infirmityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. weakness; bodily ailment or weakness, especially one brought on by old age
Neither duty nor infirmity could keep youth or age from such exhibitions.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
The moment he sat down, I noticed the nervous infirmity of which Mrs. Harling had told me.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
It was mournful, indeed, to witness the subjugation of that vigorous spirit to a corporeal infirmity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
inflatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. expand; fill with air or gas; increase the amount or availability of
A man with a pervading appearance on him of being inflated like a balloon, and ready to start.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER IV
Old Colonel Raleigh had come to Lincoln from Kentucky and invested an inherited fortune in real estate, at the time of inflated prices.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: IV
As the younger ones slipped up to him in his retreat, he kept taking things out of his pockets; penny dolls, a wooden clown, a balloon pig that was inflated by a whistle.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 5. Cuzak's Boys: II
inhabitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. live in; occupy; reside in
I will tell you, then, in a few words the character of the three men who inhabit these rooms.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
I write to you, encompassed by peril and ignorant whether I am ever doomed to see again dear England and the dearer friends that inhabit it.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I inquired of the inhabitants concerning the fiend and gained accurate information.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
inhibitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
But of course, in all her conversations with Ashley there were so many things which could not be said, for honor's sake, that the sheer force of them inhibited other remarks.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
installspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. set up; connect or set in position and prepare for use
You should install yourself here, and cheer my solitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
And little Eliza seconds the effort, by toddling up to her father, and trying to pull the book out of his hand, and install herself on his knee as a substitute.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIII
Noirtier was prepared to receive them, dressed in black, and installed in his arm-chair.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
interpretspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. explain or tell the meaning of; translate orally; decipher
Listen, then, to a dream that I have had and interpret it for me if you can.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
Glubbdubdrib, as nearly as I can interpret the word, signifies the island of sorcerers or magicians.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
The word, which I interpret the flying or floating island, is in the original Laputa, whereof I could never learn the true etymology.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
invaluablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. valuable under estimation; inestimable; priceless
This invaluable friend was a very young woman, and very lately married.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
As a conductress of Indian schools, and a helper amongst Indian women, your assistance will be to me invaluable.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Those rules of deduction laid down in that article which aroused your scorn, are invaluable to me in practical work.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER II. THE SCIENCE OF DEDUCTION
jaggedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut; having a rough quality
The tune changed; snapped; broke; jagged.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Now the jagged leaf at the corner suggested, by its contours, Europe.
Between the Acts (1941) By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 12
They stopped, leaning over a jagged fence made of sea-drift, to ask for water.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XIII
jeopardyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; risk of loss or injury
But this was not the only jamming jeopardy he was exposed to.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 72. The Monkey-Rope.
"Give him, in pity, give him the contents of another rifle," cried Duncan, turning away his eyes in horror from the spectacle of a fellow creature in such awful jeopardy.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 8
But in that gale, the port, the land, is that ship's direst jeopardy; she must fly all hospitality; one touch of land, though it but graze the keel, would make her shudder through and through.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. The Lee Shore.
joltspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sudden jerking, as from a heavy blow; sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment
She leaned forward and pressed her face against the window just as the carriage gave a big jolt.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out of my hammock, but afterward the motion was easy enough.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
She fell with a jolt into a whitewashed hall and sat looking at two scared girls and a young man in wrinkled tights.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
jostlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. come into rough contact with while moving; make one's way by pushing or elbowing
Even in Broadway and Chestnut streets, Mediterranean mariners will sometimes jostle the affrighted ladies.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6. The Street.
In the doorway the marshal of the province jostled against Levin.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 28
She, Mellors, and Clifford moved at once, Connie and the keeper jostling lightly.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 13
justifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. adjust the spaces between words; show to be reasonable; explain, clear away
Her not objecting does not justify him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 27
You perhaps will find some means to justify my poor guiltless Justine.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
It may have been a mistaken one, or you may have ceased to justify it.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 26. I FALL INTO CAPTIVITY
lamentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grieve; express sorrow; regret deeply
For himself, he grew desperate: his sorrow was of that kind that will not lament.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
And Mr. Brooke looked so contented and cheerful that Meg was ashamed to lament her hard lot.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
You throw a torch into a pile of buildings, and when they are consumed, you sit among the ruins and lament the fall.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
lancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. weapon, consisting of long handle and steel blade or head; spear carried by horsemen, often decorated with small flag
Bildad, thou used to be good at sharpening a lance, mend that pen, will ye.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
The aristocracy of the lance has allied itself with the nobility of the cannon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
What precise purpose this ivory horn or lance answers, it would be hard to say.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 32. Cetology.
landslidespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff; overwhelming electoral victory
lashspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid
Strike nothing, and stir nothing, but lash everything.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 120. The Deck Towards the End of the First Night ...
This plan worked well; the slaves became as fearful of tar as of the lash.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Scarcely a day passed, during the summer, but that some slave had to take the lash for stealing fruit.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
latitudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. freedom from normal restraints; angular distance north or south of the earth's equator
Beyond the irregular carpet of grass was a row of white palings, which marked the verge of the heath in this latitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 1 Tidings of the Comer
At length the desired observation was taken; and with his pencil upon his ivory leg, Ahab soon calculated what his latitude must be at that precise instant.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 118. The Quadrant.
It is only when a leaky vessel is in some very out of the way part of those waters, some really landless latitude, that her captain begins to feel a little anxious.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 54. The Town-Ho's Story.
lecturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. teaching by giving a discourse on some subject; speech that is open to the public
Aunt March took no notice, but went on with her lecture.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
By the by, I mean to lecture you a little upon their account myself.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 5
Waldman, a fellow professor, would lecture upon chemistry the alternate days that he omitted.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
leisurelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unhurried; slow; taking abundant time
Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
She rang the bell till it broke with a twang; I entered leisurely.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
So she turned round; and as she had run a good way and was tired, she walked home leisurely to cool herself.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In FREDERICK AND CATHERINE
leniencyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mildness; quality of mercy or forgiveness, especially in the assignment of punishment as in a court case
Yet he had a reputation for kindness and charity on the country-side, and was noted for the leniency of his sentences from the bench.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. The Adventure of The "Gloria Scott"
lingerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay
Another bird did not linger, but rose behind Levin without the dog.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 12
And now, as I close my task, subduing my desire to linger yet, these faces fade away.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 64. A LAST RETROSPECT
The doctor says she may linger a week or two yet; but he hardly thinks she will finally recover.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
loftyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. high, tall, having great height; idealistic, implying over-optimism
The room was large, and very light and lofty.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 19
Nodding with an air of lofty contempt to the two officers, he went up to Vronsky.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 2: Chapter 19
She could not understand how lofty and beyond her it all was, and she ought not to have dared to allude to it.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 14
logicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. reasoned and reasonable judgment; a system of reasoning
Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE COPPER BEECHES
Victor thought there would be more logic in thus disposing of old people with an established claim for making themselves universally obnoxious.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XV
Your logic is most powerful, Valentine, but say what you will, I can never renounce the sentiment which has instinctively taken possession of my mind.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
longitudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles
I should then see the discovery of the longitude, the perpetual motion, the universal medicine, and many other great inventions, brought to the utmost perfection.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
loomspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. appear or take shape, usually in enlarged or distorted form
Stephen bent over his loom, quiet, watchful, and steady.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XI
At the end of the second day, he saw land; at the end of the third, his loom stood empty.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 2: CHAPTER VI
And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it was still in the loom.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
lootspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of plundering; plunder; booty, especially, the boot taken in a conquered or sacked city
In a swath eighty miles wide the Yankees were looting and burning.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
To Scarlett, that uniform and those gold buttons would always mean the fears of the siege, the terror of flight, the looting and burning, the desperate poverty and the grinding work at Tara.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
He hoped the ladies would never hear of the horrors of the looted cemetery, for they'd never get over that.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
lullspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. moment of calm; a period of calm weather; temporary quiet and rest
At a lull in the entertainment the man looked at me and smiled.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 3
I went into the kitchen, and sat down to lull my little lamb to sleep.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
The situation, however, was not agreeable enough to lull her to complete unconsciousness of its insecurity.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 6
luminousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. shining; emitting light, especially emitting self-generated light
It was night, but luminous dark.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Her cheeks were flushed and there was a soft luminous look in her eyes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Tears stood in his eyes, and the luminous, serene look in them impressed Vronsky.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 17
manufacturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make products by hand or machinery; make from raw materials
In some stages of his manufacture of the human fabric, the processes of Time are very rapid.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER XIV
And now the Emperor himself wished to see the costly manufacture, while it was still in the loom.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
Her form was concealed in many wrappers of the same simple manufacture, and her face was shut forever from the gaze of men.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33
marinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of, found in, or produced by the sea; naval
The two ships becalmed on a torpid sea, I believed to be marine phantoms.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
She had formerly been a mere mortal, but had been since raised to the rank of a marine goddess.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
Monte Cristo smiled at her unusual humility, and showed her two immense porcelain jars, over which wound marine plants, of a size and delicacy that nature alone could produce.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 62. Ghosts.
marvelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. wonder; strong surprise; astonishment
The marvel of Nature shaking off sleep and going to work unfolded itself to the musing boy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
I did not marvel how Catherine Earnshaw could forget her first friend for such an individual.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Which is still a marvel to more experienced people than Oliver Twist, every day of their lives.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
massivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. enormous; colossal; consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
Its massive oaken door stood unbarred.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
It was a massive door and opened into a big bedroom.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
There was a fine, massive gravity in his face, I did not venture to disturb.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. THE WANDERER
maturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. develop and reach maturity; grow old or older
He was matter-of-fact, yes, and incurably mature.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Napoleon was now a mature boar of twenty-four stone.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter X
In truth, a mature man who uses hair-oil, unless medicinally, that man has probably got a quoggy spot in him somewhere.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25. Postscript.
merespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being nothing more than what is specified; considered apart from anything else; small; slight
We come next, to mere details of arrangement.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVIII
This, however, was a mere question of length and wearisomeness.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XV
The mere presence of the idea was an irresistible proof of the fact.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 7
miseryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind
I was benevolent and good; misery made me a fiend.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Surprise, horror, and misery were strongly expressed.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
But when he entered, misery and despair alone welcomed him.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
mishapspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. unfortunate accident; bad luck
That direful mishap was at the bottom of his temporary recluseness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 106. Ahab's Leg.
This mishap occurred when she was descending an open slope about two-thirds home.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 8 Rain, Darkness, and Anxious Wanderers
While he stood there the men at the well succeeded in getting up the bucket without a mishap.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
mistrustspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lack of trust or confidence
I have not supposed so; but, as I have said, I mistrust myself now.
Hard Times By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER I
You see, I mistrust you still, though you have borne up wonderfully so far.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
I said that I did not blame him, or suspect him, or mistrust him, but I wanted assurance of the truth from him.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LI
modifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. alter; make partial or minor changes to
When he was very much interested he often spoke quite broad Yorkshire though at other times he tried to modify his dialect so that Mary could better understand.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
But with Ahab the question assumed a modified aspect.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 50. Ahab's Boat and Crew. Fedallah.
I candidly own that I have modified my views a little, in deference to you; and it should satisfy you.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 3 The First Act in a Timeworn Drama
moisturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. wetness caused by water
Her clothes were dripping with moisture.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In XXVI
de Blacas wiped the moisture from his brow.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
She had no umbrella and the moisture quickly penetrated her thin spring dress.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 2: Chapter 11
monarchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. king; sole and absolute ruler; sovereign, such as a king or empress
de Blacas pondered deeply between the confident monarch and the truthful minister.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 10. The King's Closet at the Tuileries.
No nonsense, my good fellow; silver simply, round coins with the head of some monarch or other on them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
This was my sincere endeavour in those many discourses I had with that monarch, although it unfortunately failed of success.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
monotonousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. boring; dull; tediously repetitious or lacking in variety
It was a monotonous yet ever-changing scene.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 19
She opened it at the middle and began to read in a clear monotonous voice.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
Chilling winds swept beneath the doorsills and rattled the loose windowpanes with a monotonous tinkling sound.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
moorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dark-colored person generally; broad area of open land, often high but poorly drained
Bonny bird; wheeling over our heads in the middle of the moor.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Having crossed the marsh, I saw a trace of white over the moor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
High banks of moor were about me; the crag protected my head: the sky was over that.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
morselspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a little bite or bit of food; a small quantity; a little piece; a fragment
The poor morsel of food only whetted desire.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
However, the wolf thought he was in joke, and came one night to get a dainty morsel.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In OLD SULTAN
Peggotty meant her nephew Ham, mentioned in my first chapter; but she spoke of him as a morsel of English Grammar.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2. I OBSERVE
mythspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. legend; fable; a traditional story accepted as history
I've been making the town a myth.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
It's one of our favorite American myths that broad plains necessarily make broad minds, and high mountains make high purpose.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX