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neglectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. disregard; ignore; pay little or no attention to
He could hardly suppose I should neglect them.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 2
This is how you would neglect your most sacred duties.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
I am growing great in Latin verses, and neglect the laces of my boots.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18. A RETROSPECT
neutralspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impartial; not supporting one side over another
It was necessary to find some neutral ground on which an exchange could be made, and then to try and land these goods on the coast of France.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
I do not suppose that for the world they would have profaned that moment with the slightest observation, even upon so neutral a topic as the weather.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
Nothing then was altered in the plan, and orders were given to get under weigh next night, and, wind and weather permitting, to make the neutral island by the following day.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
numerousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. many; various; amounting to a large indefinite number
That these likenesses had grown more numerous, as he, coming over the sea, had drawn nearer.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXIX
I keep it and rear it rather on the Roman Catholic principle of expiating numerous sins, great or small, by one good work.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
One of his most intimate friends was a merchant who, from a flourishing state, fell, through numerous mischances, into poverty.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
obliviousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. inattentive or unmindful; lacking all memory; forgetful
For once at least in her life she was totally oblivious of the charm of her attitude.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 5: 3 Eustacia Dresses Herself on a Black Morning
In the background was one happy man dancing by himself, with closed eyes, totally oblivious of all the rest.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 4: 3 She Goes Out to Battle against Depression
Vronsky, standing beside Oblonsky, watched the carriages and the passengers, totally oblivious of his mother.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 17
obsoletespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. no longer useful; outmoded; antiquated
It was an obsolete thing, and few cared to study it.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 3: 2 The New Course Causes Disappointment
This obscure, obsolete, superseded country figures in Domesday.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 1 A Face on Which Time Makes but Little Impression
But this custom has now become obsolete; turn we then to the one proper mast-head, that of a whale-ship at sea.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 35. The Mast-Head.
obtainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. get hold of; gain possession of; acquire, in any way
I confessed, that I might obtain absolution; but now that falsehood lies heavier at my heart than all my other sins.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
As I could obtain a perspective view of Mr. Omer inside, smoking his pipe by the parlour door, I entered, and asked him how he was.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30. A LOSS
Besides this business, Stepan Arkadyevitch had promised his sister Anna to obtain from Karenin a definite answer on the question of divorce.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 17
occasionalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. random; occurring from time to time; infrequent
extorting from him occasional questions and remarks.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16
The rain cooled about half-past three to a damp mist through which occasional thin drops swam like dew.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 5
The only surgeon was one who combined the occasional exercise of that noble art with the daily and habitual flourish of a razor.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
offendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. strike against; attack; assail; make angry; affront
I wondered if I had said anything to offend him.
The Great Gatsby By F. Scott Fitzgerald
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Yet there are a thousand ways of helping them, if one only knows how to do it so delicately that it does not offend.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
I never wish to offend, but I am so foolishly shy, that I often seem negligent, when I am only kept back by my natural awkwardness.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 17
oligarchyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. government by a few persons, especially by a small faction of persons or families
The city, which was owned by an oligarchy of business men, being nominally ruled by the people, a huge army of graft was necessary for the purpose of effecting the transfer of power.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 25
It'd had more generations in which to form an oligarchy of respectability.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
omitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. leave undone or leave out ; bypass; neglect; fail to include or mention
Rance sat down on the horsehair sofa, and knitted his brows as though determined not to omit anything in his narrative.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART I: CHAPTER IV. WHAT JOHN RANCE HAD TO TELL
It is not a subject on which I would willingly dwell, and yet I am conscious that a duty devolves upon me to omit no detail.
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In XII. The Adventure of The Final Problem
I did not omit even our sports and pastimes, or any other particular which I thought might redound to the honour of my country.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
omniscientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having total knowledge; knowing everything
And the omniscient gentlemen always said, indeed they would.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLI
It appeared to be omniscient and omnipotent, and yet was neither seen nor heard.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER III. JOHN FERRIER TALKS WITH THE PROPHET
One of those omniscient and aweinspiring marvels, a detective, came up from St. Louis, moused around, shook his head, looked wise, and made that sort of astounding success which members of that craft usually achieve.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
oozespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be any thick messy substance; pass gradually; progress slowly but steadily
That silence seemed to ooze out of the ground, to hang under the foliage of the black maple trees with the bats and shadows.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VIII
I saw the water ooze in at several crannies, although the leaks were not considerable, and I endeavoured to stop them as well as I could.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
Little Wade had to be held up time and again, so that ladies who ventured as far through the ooze as their carriage blocks could exclaim over him.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
opposespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. place in front of, or over against; set opposite; exhibit; confront; resist; withstand
If his servants oppose me, I shall threaten them off with these pistols.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Now for the first time he heard her words with pleasure, and did not inwardly oppose them.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 22
He is very decided, but never will be obstinate, if you reason kindly, not oppose impatiently.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
ostrichspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. large bird of the genus Struthio
And, curled about the brim of this confection was the perkiest of green ostrich plumes.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
He bolts down all events, all creeds, and beliefs, and persuasions, all hard things visible and invisible, never mind how knobby; as an ostrich of potent digestion gobbles down bullets and gun flints.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 49. The Hyena.
"All right," said Marija, reaching for her hat, which was big enough to be a drum major's, and full of ostrich feathers.
The Jungle By Upton Sinclair
Get Context   In Chapter 27
outlinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. line that appears to bound an object; shape of an object or figure; summary of a written work or speech
Then the shadowy outline did take form.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
I took a sheet of fine card-board, and drew a careful outline.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
As he passed into their gloom he saw an indistinct outline just ahead of him.
Ethan Frome By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In IV
outmodedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. no longer usable or practical; obsolete; not in fashion
outstandingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. distinguished from others in excellence
His whole face sharpened away into nose and chin, and the skin of his cheeks was drawn quite tense over his outstanding bones.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE ENGINEER’S THUMB
The family had left that part a week before; they had called in such trifling debts as were outstanding, discharged them, and left the place by night.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLIX
In these accomplishments the twins excelled, and they were equally outstanding in their notorious inability to learn anything contained between the covers of books.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
overwhelmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. defeat; cover completely or make imperceptible; overcome by superior force ; charge someone with too many tasks
Oh, count, you overwhelm me with that coolness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
You must not think anymore about the hard things I said in my first moment of consternation, when I thought everything was going to overwhelm me.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Little did I then expect the calamity that was in a few moments to overwhelm me and extinguish in horror and despair all fear of ignominy or death.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
ozonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. unstable, poisonous allotrope of oxygen
paraphernaliaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. personal ornaments or accessories, as of attire; articles used in particular activity
Each house consisted of two compartments, and each family at Lebrun's possessed a compartment for itself, fitted out with all the essential paraphernalia of the bath and whatever other conveniences the owners might desire.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VII
particlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a tiny piece of anything
There was not a particle of earth beneath their feet.
The Awakening By Kate Chopin
Get Context   In VIII
He looked like a man cut away from the stake, when the fire has overrunningly wasted all the limbs without consuming them, or taking away one particle from their compacted aged robustness.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 28. Ahab.
He glanced at her frizzled head, bare shoulders, and fantastically trimmed dress with an expression that abashed her more than his answer, which had not a particle of his usual politeness in it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
pasturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. field covered with grass; meadow
The pasture was blue with them.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
It was a pleasant fertile spot, well wooded, and rich in pasture.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 6
Your mother agreed, providing he was able to jump the pasture fence, for, she said, there would be a lot of rough riding to be done in the army.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
patheticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. causing sadness, compassion, or pity
This old man was a touching and pathetic figure to Levin now, and he longed to say something pleasant to him.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 28
Jo tried to look pathetic but must have failed, for Mr. Laurence began to laugh, and she knew the day was won.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
His bowed head, and her angel-face and filial duty, derived a more pathetic meaning from it than they had had before.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 60. AGNES
peculiarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. special; characteristic; unusual; odd; bizarre
Edward Ferrars was not recommended to their good opinion by any peculiar graces of person or address.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3
However novel and peculiar this testimony of attachment, I did not doubt the accuracy of the interpretation.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
But of his minuter propensities, as you call them you have from peculiar circumstances been kept more ignorant than myself.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
peerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. gaze; stare; look searchingly; company with
Kennicott stooped to peer through the windows.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
She saw Maud Dyer peer at Erik with moist possessive eyes.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Made a peer at the Restoration, I served through the first campaign under the orders of Marshal Bourmont.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
penetratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pierce; go through; permeate
I was encompassed by a cloud which no beneficial influence could penetrate.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 9
Still I would penetrate their misty veil and seek them in their cloudy retreats.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 10
They penetrate into the recesses of nature and show how she works in her hiding-places.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
peninsulaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a piece of land almost completely surrounded by water but joined to a larger mass of land
We left her standing upon the thin peninsula of firm, peaty soil which tapered out into the widespread bog.
The Hound of the Baskervilles By A. Conan Doyle
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Hound of the Baskervilles
The long and narrow peninsula of Malacca, extending south-eastward from the territories of Birmah, forms the most southerly point of all Asia.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 87. The Grand Armada.
On the outskirts of the town, within the verge of the peninsula, but not in close vicinity to any other habitation, there was a small thatched cottage.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
permissionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. consent; approval to do something
With his permission my mother prevailed on her rustic guardians to yield their charge to her.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
However, the permission was given, and was never retracted; for when the month was out, Peggotty and I were ready to depart.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 10. I BECOME NEGLECTED, AND AM PROVIDED FOR
I needed no second permission; though I was by this time in such a state of consternation and agitation, that my legs shook under me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 13. THE SEQUEL OF MY RESOLUTION
perseverespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. endure; be persistent, refuse to stop
He had all the disposition to persevere that Sir Thomas could wish him.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
She found that he did mean to persevere; but how he could, after such language from her as she felt herself obliged to use, was not to be understood.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Heyward smiled to himself at the idea of a competition with the scout, though he determined to persevere in the deception, until apprised of the real designs of Magua.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 29
persistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. continue; insist; persevere
He asked me if I meant to persist in my resistance.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
If they persist in the scheme, they will find something.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Strange how these illusions will persist even in women as hard headed as you are.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
peskyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. pestering; vexatious; troublesome; causing irritation or annoyance
phoneticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or pertaining to the voice; relating to sounds of spoken language
placidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. peaceful; tranquil; calm or quiet
The moon began to rise, and I thought of the placid look at the white ceiling, which had passed away.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIX
The placid look at the white ceiling came back, and passed away, and his head dropped quietly on his breast.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
I see her, with her modest, orderly, placid manner, and I hear her beautiful calm voice, as I write these words.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
plagiarizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. steal another's ideas and pass them off as one's own
pleaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. request for help; excuse or pretext
Upon the same plea, he told me to bring my tools and clothing home forthwith.
The Narrative of the Life By Frederick Douglass
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Mrs. Trenor brushed aside the plea with a gesture which laid bare its weakness.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 7
Venn declined, on the plea of it being too early, and stated that his business was with Miss Vye.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 1: 10 A Desperate Attempt at Persuasion
plummetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. fall straight down; plunge; decline suddenly and steeply
Light as it was, I heard it fall like a plummet.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
plunderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take goods of by force, or without right; spoil; sack; strip; rob
It was profusely strewed with the plunder of that unlucky fortress.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 25
The skiff was half full of plunder which that gang had stole there on the wreck.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII.
The idea was that one of you was to marry her, and the other have a share of the plunder.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IV. THE ADVENTURE OF THE SOLITARY CYCLIST
pneumoniaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. inflammation of the lungs
Carol was volunteer nurse when Mrs. Champ Perry suddenly died of pneumonia.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
His iron constitution was somewhat broken by mountain pneumonia, and he had drifted back to live in a milder country for a while.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 1. The Shimerdas: II
Will was acutely ill with pneumonia and when the girls put him to bed, they feared he would soon join the boy in the burying ground.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
policyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. settled method of government to administer; system of public or official administration
And they have to find a support for themselves in inventing a policy.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 21
The young creature in pink had a mother in green; and I rather think the latter separated us from motives of policy.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 33. BLISSFUL
It has always been against the policy of despotic governments to suffer the victims of their persecutions to reappear.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
ponchospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a kind of cloak worn by the Spanish Americans, having the form of a blanket, with a slit in the middle for the head to pass through
For the whale is indeed wrapt up in his blubber as in a real blanket or counterpane; or, still better, an Indian poncho slipt over his head, and skirting his extremity.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 68. The Blanket.
There was a hole or slit in the middle of this mat, as you see the same in South American ponchos.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 3. The Spouter-Inn.
portablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. mobile; easily or conveniently transported
What I look at is the sacrifice of so much portable property.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
Whereas, the portable property certainly could have been saved.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
She might have been some two or three years younger than Wemmick, and I judged her to stand possessed of portable property.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVII
portionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole
The shout died into a murmur, as one portion of the crowd after another obtained a glimpse of him.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XXIII. THE REVELATION OF THE SCARLET LETTER
These emotions, in fact, and its bitterest scorn besides, seemed to be the sole portion that she retained in the universal heart.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In V. HESTER AT HER NEEDLE
I have traversed a vast portion of the earth and have endured all the hardships which travellers in deserts and barbarous countries are wont to meet.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
positivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. involving advantage or good ; greater than zero; very sure; confident
She thought how Levin, who believed the opposite, was just as positive in his opinions at his own table.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 22
In my heart I believed her to be right; and yet I took it rather ill, too, that she should be so positive on the point.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XVII
The fishing scheme had been renewed the day before, and a positive engagement made of his meeting some of the gentlemen at Pemberley before noon.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 44
povertyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lack of money; state of being poor; lack of the means of providing material needs or comforts
His manner of bearing his poverty, too, exactly corresponded to his manner of bearing that defeat.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXII
I heard of the division of property, of immense wealth and squalid poverty, of rank, descent, and noble blood.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 13
One of his most intimate friends was a merchant who, from a flourishing state, fell, through numerous mischances, into poverty.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
precursorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. forerunner; one who precedes an event and indicates its approach
He will find it as sure a precursor of his fate as Openshaw did before him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
It was known, by all present, to be the brave precursor of a weighty and important judgment.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23
Again I saw that grim face look over the cliff, and I knew that it was the precursor of another stone.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
predicamentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tricky or dangerous situation; dilemma; troublesome
Betty Tarleton rescued him from his predicament.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
To escape from his predicament he ran away with a widow six years older than himself, who owned a half-section.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: IX
It was a much safer place for a gentleman in his predicament: he might there be important at comparatively little expense.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
prerogativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. privilege; unquestionable right; exclusive power to command
These women at least shall continue to respect the prerogative.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Nevertheless, it is your undoubted prerogative to confer on whom you please this crown, by the delivery of which to the lady of your choice, the election of to-morrow's Queen will be formal and complete.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
pressurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. stress; tension; condition of being pressed
A stronger pressure on my hand.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LVI
Not only were my arms pulled close to my sides, but the pressure on my bad arm caused me exquisite pain.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIII
The moon began to rise, and I thought of the pressure on my hand when I had spoken the last words he had heard on earth.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LIX
previousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. existing or occurring before something else
She recalled with wonder her state of mind on the previous day.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 32
It was untouched like the previous sum, and he refolded it in the same way.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 40. THE WANDERER
When we had dined, we went upstairs again, where everything went on exactly as on the previous day.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. I AM A NEW BOY IN MORE SENSES THAN ONE
preyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. target of a hunt; animal hunted or caught for food
We desire that, too; that he may not by any chance be made her prey again.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 46. INTELLIGENCE
Despair had indeed almost secured her prey, and I should soon have sunk beneath this misery.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I shall no longer feel the agonies which now consume me or be the prey of feelings unsatisfied, yet unquenched.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
primaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of first rank or importance or value; essential or basic
She knew that to him, although he was the primary cause of her distress, the question of her seeing her son would seem a matter of very little consequence.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 5: Chapter 29
I like it very much," cried Duncan, who saw that the release of Cora was the primary object in the mind of the scout; "I like it much.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
But the sale of reddle was not Diggory's primary object in remaining on the heath, particularly at so late a period of the year, when most travellers of his class had gone into winter quarters.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy
Get Context   In BOOK 2: 7 A Coalition between Beauty and Oddness
primespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. first in excellence, quality, or value; at the best stage; peak; first in degree or rank; chief
By children now in their prime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
To love and labor in their prime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
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I said he was my dearest friend, the protector of my boyhood, and the companion of my prime.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 24. MY FIRST DISSIPATION
proceedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. follow a certain course; move ahead; travel onward
I heard her steps proceed to the pantry.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter IV
But two advantages will proceed from this delay.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 4
They proceed from no misconduct, and can bring no disgrace.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31
prodigyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person with exceptional talents or powers; wonder
Long I gazed at that prodigy of plumage.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. The Whiteness of The Whale.
He was always a Negro prodigy who played barbarously and wonderfully.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Get Context   In BOOK 2. The Hired Girls: VII
Heyward lifted his head from the cover, and beheld what he justly considered a prodigy of rashness and skill.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 7
progenyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one derived from another; offspring or descendant; result of creative effort, as product
He was naturally a very nervous, shuddering sort of little fellow, this bread-faced steward; the progeny of a bankrupt baker and a hospital nurse.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. The Cabin-Table.
And in this same last or shoe, that old woman of the nursery tale, with the swarming brood, might very comfortably be lodged, she and all her progeny.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 75. The Right Whale's Head—Contrasted View.
Mr. Gryce was new to such manifestations; he wondered rather nervously if she were delicate, having far-reaching fears about the future of his progeny.
House of Mirth By Edith Wharton
Get Context   In BOOK 1: Chapter 6
proliferatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grow rapidly; propagate; reproduce
propelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. drive forward; cause to move forward or onward; push
Rhett propelled Gerald forward.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He took her arm and propelled her from the room.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLV
The oars were useless as propellers, performing now the office of life-preservers.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 48. The First Lowering.
protrudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. extend out or project in space; stick out
Hope slapped the revolver butt which protruded from the front of his tunic.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In PART II: CHAPTER IV. A FLIGHT FOR LIFE
His hands were covered with red mittens through which protruded his chapped raw knuckles.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
There was a heavy pistol openly in his trouser band and from the top of his tattered boot protruded the hilt of a bowie knife.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XLII
provokespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. stir to anger; give rise to; stir to action or feeling
He would provoke them and set them off.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 7
Franz, to provoke him, and to fight with him; all that would be folly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
The easy assurance of the young couple, indeed, was enough to provoke him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 51
pursuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. follow in; go in search of or hunt for
You travelled to seek happiness, but a fatality seems to pursue you.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
I hoped to induce you to grant me a boat with which I could pursue my enemy.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I burned with rage to pursue the murderer of my peace and precipitate him into the ocean.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 20
pyramidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a massive memorial with a square base and four triangular sides; built as royal tombs in ancient Egypt
It was a small pyramid of black, putty-like stuff, exactly like the one upon the table of the study.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In IX. THE ADVENTURE OF THE THREE STUDENTS
He touched it once more, wishing us a good journey; and we left him standing on the pavement, as respectable a mystery as any pyramid in Egypt.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 23. I CORROBORATE Mr. DICK, AND CHOOSE A PROFESSI...
While I was battering away at the pyramid, a sort of badger-haired old merman, with a hump on his back, takes me by the shoulders, and slews me round.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 31. Queen Mab.
qualifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make such as is required; give added or requisite qualities to; make legally capable
I am not qualified to form one.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
You are qualified for many good things.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 36. ENTHUSIASM
I would have qualified that conclusion, but he stopped me.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS