6th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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absurdspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. ridiculously unreasonable; foolish
I put my request in an absurd, almost insolent form.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
The necessity must be obeyed, and further apology would be absurd.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
I dared not offer her the half-worn gloves, the creased handkerchief: besides, I felt it would be absurd.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
accidentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. event that takes place without expectation; sudden, and unexpected event
My journey was without any accident or adventure worth relating.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
Owing to an accident at the commencement of March, he became for some days a fixture in the kitchen.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
This accident absolutely determined Glumdalclitch never to trust me abroad for the future out of her sight.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
accompanyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. travel with; be associated with
I asked if Georgiana would accompany her.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
She was to accompany Sir William and his second daughter.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 27
Mrs. Linton, who was very much excited, bade me accompany her up-stairs.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
accumulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pile up; collect; mount up; increase
Rich people have no right to sit down and enjoy themselves, or let their money accumulate for others to waste.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
Earnshaw blushed crimson when his cousin made this revelation of his private literary accumulations, and stammered an indignant denial of her accusations.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
accuratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of providing a correct reading or measurement
a. performing with care and precision
The young sailor gave a look to see that his orders were promptly and accurately obeyed, and then turned again to the owner.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 1. Marseilles—The Arrival.
Instinctively Dantes turned round to observe by what watch or clock the abbe had been able so accurately to specify the hour.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
This time you will lay your plans more accurately; we shall get out into the gallery you have described; kill the sentinel who guards it, and make our escape.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
accusespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. blame; condemn
She cannot accuse me of showing one bit of deceitful softness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
The author, being informed of a design to accuse him of high-treason, makes his escape to Blefuscu.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VII.
I expected every moment that my master would accuse the Yahoos of those unnatural appetites in both sexes, so common among us.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
acrespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a unit of land area equal to 4,840 square yards
n. a large extent or amount of something
As I look at it, a millionth part of a railway is worth fully as much as an acre of waste land on the banks of the Ohio.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 95. Father and Daughter.
And I saw Tityus son of Gaia stretched upon the plain and covering some nine acres of ground.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
Outside the gate of the outer court there is a large garden of about four acres with a wall all round it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
adjustspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. adapt; regulate
Franz adjusted his telescope, and directed it towards the yacht.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
admirationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval
And he waved his hands, as if words failed to express his admiration.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
I never yet saw any one so beautiful, neither man nor woman, and am lost in admiration as I behold you.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
I should choose this if I might, replied Amy, looking with great admiration at a string of gold and ebony beads from which hung a heavy cross of the same.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
adventurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something happens without design; hazard or risk
The luckless adventure made Earnshaw furious.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
My journey was without any accident or adventure worth relating.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
If he did not do it, then the adventure would be proved to have been only a dream.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
aghastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. struck by shock, terror, or amazement
Caderousse and his wife started and looked aghast at each other.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
Caderousse remained for a moment aghast under the weight of such an idea.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 27. The Story.
As to his cousin, she wept with all her might, aghast at the mischief she had done: though she said nothing.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
agreeablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. ready to consent or submit; acceptable
Procrastination is not agreeable, observed Amy, taking a last look at the diamonds.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
Mrs. Scott was a lively, pretty girl, with nothing to do but be agreeable, and she performed her mission most successfully.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
I merely intend to make myself entrancingly agreeable to every one I know, and to keep them in your corner as long as possible.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
Alaskaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in northwestern North America, the 49th state admitted to the union
allergicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively sensitive; having an allergy
aloudspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. with relatively high volume
ad. using the voice; not silently
Amy was sketching a group of ferns, and Jo was knitting as she read aloud.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
So he smote his thighs with the flat of his hands and cried aloud despairingly.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIII
Laurie dashed downstairs for water, while Meg and Hannah supported her, and Jo read aloud, in a frightened voice.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
ambitiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. aspiring; having a strong desire for success or achievement
your ambitious soul cannot refuse the Earl of Devereux.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
They were ambitious, and Caesar Borgia soon found purchasers for their appointments.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
You are mistaken; it is because he has a wife and family, and ambitious desires for himself and them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 85. The Journey.
ambulancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. wagon for conveying the wounded to hospital
n. field hospital organized as to follow an army in its movements
annoyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. disturb, especially by minor irritations; irritate
She longed to run home, bib and all, and ask Mother to lend her a hand, but John and she had agreed that they would never annoy anyone with their private worries, experiments, or quarrels.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
If the flood annoyed him, so much the better.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The faces of the audience began to betray annoyance.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
antelopespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. graceful deerlike ruminant with long legs and horns directed upward and backward
apartmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a suite of rooms usually on one floor of an apartment house
In another moment I was within that apartment.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
She quitted the apartment; Mr. Edgar inquired, carelessly, who it was.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
I had put on some clothes, though horror shook all my limbs; I issued from my apartment.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
applausespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
This joke elicited a fresh burst of applause.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
There was a weak attempt at applause, but it died early.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
But he got through safely, though cruelly scared, and got a fine round of applause when he made his manufactured bow and retired.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
appreciationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. recognition; judgment or opinion, especially a favorable one
The reason why I am now dissatisfied is that I have not a clear appreciation of the past.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
I appreciate your calm reasoning.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
All savage natures appreciate a desperate deed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
arguespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. invent and offer reasons to support or overthrow an opinion; debate
Colonel Dent and Mr. Eshton argue on politics; their wives listen.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Well, Mr. Lockwood, I argued and complained, and flatly refused him fifty times; but in the long run he forced me to an agreement.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
"It's no use trying to argue with you," began Amy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
Arkansasspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in the south central region of the United States
arrowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a straight thin shaft sharpened at the front with feathers the back
n. a mark to indicate a direction or relation
And the executioner went off like an arrow.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII. The Queen's Croquet-Ground
Is wounded with an arrow by one of the natives.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
I can throw a dart farther than any one else can shoot an arrow.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
articlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. essay, a piece of writing
n. individual thing or element of a class
When convinced on that article, Miss Bennet had nothing further to wish.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
It took his fancy immensely, and he put it on his mantlepiece as an article of virtue, so it was rather a failure after all.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
His last whim had been to bring with him on his weekly visits some new, useful, and ingenious article for the young housekeeper.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
ascentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. upward slope or grade; movement upward
With great grumblings, the fellow rose, and preceded me in my ascent: we mounted to the garrets; he opened a door, now and then, to look into the apartments we passed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
asphaltspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. brownish-black solid mixture of bitumen, used in paving, roofing, and waterproofing
assentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. express agreement to what is proposed; accept
Monte Cristo nodded his head in token of assent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
Teresa felt a flush pass over her face; she looked at Luigi, who could not refuse his assent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
He did not hear what Amy was saying, and whenever she paused expectantly he could only stammer an awkward assent, which was as often misplaced as otherwise.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
asthmaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. chronic respiratory disease, often arising from allergies
athletespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sports man; one who contended for prize in public games
I am a good hand at every kind of athletic sport known among mankind.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
He had grown a tall, athletic, well-formed man; beside whom my master seemed quite slender and youth-like.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He was an athletic, gigantic bandit, with large eyes, thick lips, and a flat nose; his red hair fell in dishevelled masses like snakes around his shoulders.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
attractionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. action or power of evoking interest or pleasure for something
He predicted the same fate to attraction, whereof the present learned are such zealous asserters.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VIII.
She had become a stiff, silent child again as soon as he entered and he could not see what the attraction was.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Villefort, drawn by an irresistible attraction, like that of the bird to the serpent, walked towards the house.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 108. The Judge.
authorityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. jurisdiction; power to enforce laws
n. government
Diana looked and spoke with a certain authority: she had a will, evidently.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
We thought Hannah was overdoing the authority business, and your mother ought to know.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
A nothing vexed him; and suspected slights of his authority nearly threw him into fits.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
authorizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. empower; give permission for
I fully authorize you at once to assume the command of the Pharaon, and look carefully to the unloading of her freight.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
The marquis will give you some papers which will certify this fact, and authorize you to appear under that name in the Parisian world.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
Diana looked and spoke with a certain authority: she had a will, evidently.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
autobiographyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. biography or story written by oneself
But this is not to be a regular autobiography.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
automaticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. mechanized; operating with minimal human intervention; independent of external control
In prison he had suffered his beard to grow; his head fell on his shoulder, his legs bent beneath him, and his movements were apparently automatic and unconscious.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
automobilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. self-propelled vehicle suitable for use on street or roadway
autonomyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. self-government or the right of self-government; self-determination
avalanchespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. great mass of falling snow and ice
I predict from all this an avalanche of dinners and routs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
The avalanche had shaken and slid a little forward, but it did not yet crash down.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
awarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. knowing; having knowledge or cognizance
Of course you are not aware what steps I have taken in the matter of the Helmers.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Till the next morning, however, she was not aware of all the felicity of her contrivance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
I am quite aware that my wife Penelope is nothing like so tall or so beautiful as yourself.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
balancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. being in equilibrium; symmetry or stability
Of so little weight are the greatest services to princes, when put into the balance with a refusal to gratify their passions.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
No sooner had Villefort left the salon, than he assumed the grave air of a man who holds the balance of life and death in his hands.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
Danglars was balancing his monthly accounts, and it was perhaps not the most favorable moment for finding him in his best humor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 78. We hear From Yanina.
bankruptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. penniless, without any money; financially ruined
There was no longer any doubt, the bankrupt was in the hands of Roman banditti.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
Daisy, who was fond of going about peddling kisses, lost her best customer and became bankrupt.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE
The world will think you abandoned and poor, for the wife of a bankrupt would never be forgiven, were she to keep up an appearance of opulence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
bargainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. negotiate the terms and conditions of a transaction
n. a thing bought or offered for sale more cheaply than is usual or expected
I have much the best of the bargain.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In HANS IN LUCK
Yes, you did, it was a bargain between us.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
I am master of a hundred arts, and have into the bargain a sackful of cunning.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE FOX AND THE CAT
barometerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. instrument for determining the weight or pressure of the atmosphere
betrayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be unfaithful; deliver to an enemy by treachery
v. unintentionally reveal
The faces of the audience began to betray annoyance.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Fearing to betray herself, she slipped away, murmuring something about needing more paper.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
The girl made a sort of non-committal attempt to see, but the boy did not betray that he was aware of it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
bewarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be cautious or wary about; be alert to
He remarked that it was not of any moment, only she must beware of coming to her brother: she should not be with him, if he had to keep her himself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
biodegradablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms
blankspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of a white or pale color; without color; empty or void
n. a space left to be filled in a document
Again came the blank of a pause: the clock struck eight strokes.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
The last was an awful blank: something like the world when the deluge was gone by.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
What he suddenly saw on this blank paper, it was impossible for me to tell; but something had caught his eye.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
blindfoldspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a piece of cloth tied around the head to cover someone's eyes
Franz went in with his eyes blindfolded, and was waited on by mutes and by women to whom Cleopatra was a painted strumpet.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
Tom slipped out in good season with his aunt's old tin lantern, and a large towel to blindfold it with.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
The general's carriage was ready, but the president told him it was impossible for him to use it, since it was useless to blindfold the master if the coachman knew through what streets he went.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
blueprintspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. design or plan intended as a guide for making something