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boastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. show off oneself; speak of with excessive pride
daughter when I could boast as high a name and vast a.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
It gave her all the animation that her spirits could boast; for she was in no cheerful humour.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 54
Neither have I forgotten how apt some travellers are to boast of extraordinary favours they have received.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
bombspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a container filled with explosive, designed to explode
v. fail to get a passing grade
bookkeeperspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who records the accounts or transactions of a business
bookshelfspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a shelf on which to keep books
bookstorespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a shop where books are sold
boothspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. house or shed built for temporary occupation
n. covered stall or temporary structure
boredspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. uninterested because of frequent exposure
v. (past tense) make a hole in something, especially with a revolving tool
The benches was made out of outside slabs of logs, with holes bored in the round side to drive sticks into for legs.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX.
Meanwhile Calypso came back with some augers, so he bored holes with them and fitted the timbers together with bolts and rivets.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
She is a frightful bore, that woman.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
brainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. organ or seat of intellect
n. understanding or imagination
I feared my brain was disturbed by my sufferings and misfortunes.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
His brain is first-rate, I should think not impressible, but vigorous.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
It was too irksome to lie there, harassing my brain with a hundred idle misgivings.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
breathspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
I wish I was a horse, then I could run for miles in this splendid air, and not lose my breath.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
At the top of these steps he came plump upon a sight that took his breath away and chilled his blood.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
A breath of fresh air seemed to blow through the house, and something better than sunshine brightened the quiet rooms.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
breathespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. respire; inhale and exhale air
She was so happy that she scarcely dared to breathe.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
I swear to you by him who died for us that naught shall induce me to breathe one syllable to my jailers; but I conjure you do not abandon me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
They laced her into a sky-blue dress, which was so tight she could hardly breathe and so low in the neck that modest Meg blushed at herself in the mirror.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
breezespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. light current of air; gentle wind; progress swiftly and effortlessly
The breeze is still: it is quite hot.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
The dew fell, but with propitious softness; no breeze whispered.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
A little ripply, cool breeze begun to blow, and that was as good as saying the night was about done.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
briskspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. keen or sharp in speech or manner; active, fast, and energetic
The ladies, since the gentlemen entered, have become lively as larks; conversation waxes brisk and merry.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
She had never seen a child who sat so still without doing anything; and at last she got tired of watching her and began to talk in a brisk, hard voice.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
If you have been good, he looks satisfied and walks briskly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
broomspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a long-handled brush of bristles or twigs, used for sweeping
Jo nodded and laughed, and flourished her broom as she called out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
With that, Jo shouldered her broom and marched into the house, wondering what they would all say to her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
She did not finish, for by this time she was bending down and punching under the bed with the broom, and so she needed breath to punctuate the punches with.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
buttonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a knob on an equipment that is pressed to operate it
n. a small disk or knob sewn on to a garment to fasten it
We found a brass button in his stomach and a round ball, and lots of rubbage.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X.
John should find home a paradise, he should always see a smiling face, should fare sumptuously every day, and never know the loss of a button.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
Among the many pillows that adorned the venerable couch was one, hard, round, covered with prickly horsehair, and furnished with a knobby button at each end.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
Californiaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in the western United States on the Pacific, the 3rd largest state
campaignspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. battle; a series of actions advancing a principle
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.
Then they got tired of it, and allowed they would "lay out a campaign," as they called it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX.
cancelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. revoke; call off; omit or delete
Then taking up his account book, he cancelled with the greatest care all the entries of the amounts he had just paid away.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
Great, therefore, was the astonishment when at the end of the month, he cancelled all his obligations with his usual punctuality.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
capitalizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take the chance to gain advantage from
v. provide a company with capital
Of course she did, and had a capital time.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
She is a capital nurse, and you may trust the precious babies to her while you do more housework.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
Laurie came every day, and wheedled Aunt March till Amy was allowed to go out with him, when they walked and rode and had capital times.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
caramelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sugar or syrup heated until it turns brown, used as a flavoring or coloring for food
careerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. profession or occupation; individual’s work and life roles over their lifespan
Yes, it was settled; his career was determined.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
Through my means, He opens to you a noble career; as my wife only can you enter upon it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Yes, yes; this is an adventure worthy a place in the varied career of that royal bandit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
casserolespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a kind of stew or side dish that is cooked slowly in an oven
cauliflowerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a garden plant grown for its compact edible head of usually white undeveloped flowers
channelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. passage for water to flow through; bed of a stream or river
n. route of communication or access
When I advanced to the middle of the channel, they were yet more in pain, because I was under water to my neck.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
They turned around the foot of the island and started up the channel on the Missouri side, under steam, and booming once in a while as they went.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
The empire of Blefuscu is an island situated to the north-east of Lilliput, from which it is parted only by a channel of eight hundred yards wide.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
cheerleaderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who leads the cheers at a sporting event
n. an enthusiastic and vocal supporter
cheeryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. bright and pleasant; promoting a feeling of cheer
Holding a hand of each, and watching the two young faces wistfully, Mrs. March said, in her serious yet cheery way.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
But in spite of their efforts to be as cheery as larks, the flutelike voices did not seem to chord as well as usual, and all felt out of tune.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
So Jo was satisfied with the investment of her prize money, and fell to work with a cheery spirit, bent on earning more of those delightful checks.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
chestnutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a glossy brown nut that may be roasted and eaten
Mrs. March folded the wavy chestnut lock, and laid it away with a short gray one in her desk.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
He came in gorgeous array, with plumed cap, red cloak, chestnut lovelocks, a guitar, and the boots, of course.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
You are like a chestnut burr, prickly outside, but silky-soft within, and a sweet kernal, if one can only get at it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
chipmunkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a burrowing ground squirrel, has cheek pouches and a light and dark stripe running down the body
chlorinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a common nonmetallic element, a toxic, irritant, pale green gas
choicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an act of selecting or making a decision
a. appealing to refined taste, of very good quality
By no other circumstance had I will to decide my choice.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Take your choice, but you must be satisfied with only one.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 40
But if he returns no more this winter, my choice will never be required.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
chordspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
With his instinctive delicacy Edmond had preferred avoiding any touch on this painful chord, and Faria had been equally silent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
But in spite of their efforts to be as cheery as larks, the flutelike voices did not seem to chord as well as usual, and all felt out of tune.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
It plained of its gaping wounds, its inward bleeding, its riven chords.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
chorusspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large organized group of singers, especially one that performs together
We read some, and mean to every day, they all cried in chorus.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
"Nor I, nor I," chorused the sailors.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
He consents without a murmur, all join in a joyful chorus, and the curtain falls upon the lovers kneeling to receive Don Pedro's blessing in attitudes of the most romantic grace.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
chronologicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. arranged in order of time of occurrence
cinnamonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an aromatic spice made from the peeled, dried, and rolled bark of a Southeast Asian tree
citizenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a native or naturalized member of a state
The facchino follows the prince, the Transteverin the citizen, every one blowing, extinguishing, relighting.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
A trifle after noon the boys borrowed a small skiff from a citizen who was absent, and got under way at once.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Early in the forenoon parties of jaded men began to straggle into the village, but the strongest of the citizens continued searching.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
civilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having to do with citizens or the state
a. courteous and polite
In pompous nothings on his side, and civil assents on that of his cousins, their time passed till they entered Meryton.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
Perhaps he had been civil only because he felt himself at ease; yet there had been that in his voice which was not like ease.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
The housekeeper came; a respectable-looking elderly woman, much less fine, and more civil, than she had any notion of finding her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
civilizationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. culture, the stage of human social development
Mr. Bingley was unaffectedly civil in his answer, and forced his younger sister to be civil also, and say what the occasion required.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
A vagrant current or a slight rise in the river had carried off their raft, but this only gratified them, since its going was something like burning the bridge between them and civilization.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Brunehilde and Fredegonde were the results of the painful struggle of civilization in its infancy, when man was learning to control mind, were it even by an emissary from the realms of darkness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 80. The Accusation.
claimspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. demand for something as rightful or due
My lord, you scornfully bade me claim your.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
You give me a larger allowance of sympathy than I have a just claim to.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Not a tie links me to any living thing: not a claim do I possess to admittance under any roof in England.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
clearancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of clearing; space cleared; permission to proceed or trust
climberspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who climbs as a sport, especially someone who climbs mountains
n. a vine or similar plant that readily grows up a support or over other plants
clothspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. artifact made by weaving or knitting natural or synthetic fibers
We was wove out of th same cloth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
One of them spread a fair purple cloth over a seat, and laid a carpet underneath it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
She slipped her fork to the floor, and hastily dived under the cloth to conceal her emotion.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
clotheslinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a cord on which clothes are hung to dry
clothingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
Huck scanned his own clothing forlornly.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Moreover she gave me good stout clothing, and sent me a wind that blew both warm and fair.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VII
Then they tore off her dainty clothing, laid her on a table, and cut her beautiful body into pieces, and sprinkled salt upon it.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
comfortablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. free from stress or conducive to mental ease; having peace of mind
a. more than adequate
The girls flew about, trying to make things comfortable, each in her own way.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
My rooms are always open to you, and your own shall be as comfortable as I can make it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
He was perfectly open and honorable about Meg, for he told us he loved her, but would earn a comfortable home before he asked her to marry him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
competespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. contest or fight with others who are trying to do the same
Then Alcinous told Laodamas and Halius to dance alone, for there was no one to compete with them.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
Three sons of Alcinous, Laodamas, Halios, and Clytoneus, competed also.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
The instruments of transfer were drawn out: St. John, Diana, Mary, and I, each became possessed of a competency.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
competitionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. struggle; rivalry; act of competing as for profit or a prize
Jane was beyond competition her favourite child.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
He was her dear Wickham on every occasion; no one was to be put in competition with him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 51
confidentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. assured; having or marked by assurance
I am confident that she would have performed delightfully.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
But Dantes was far from being as enthusiastic and confident as the old man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
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.
constantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. invariable or repeating; continually occurring; persistent
Lydia came to us; and Wickham had constant admission to the house.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
The light was yet there, shining dim but constant through the rain.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
I often tell young ladies that no excellence in music is to be acquired without constant practice.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
contagiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. infectious; of or relating to communicable diseases
Among worldly people manner is contagious.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 93. Valentine.
contestantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who participates in competitions
But, suitors, as the contest has been agreed upon, let it go forward.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
He shed the arrows on to the ground at his feet and said, "The mighty contest is at an end."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
Minerva now put it in Penelope's mind to make the suitors try their skill with the bow and with the iron axes, in contest among themselves, as a means of bringing about their destruction.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXI
conversationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. oral exchange of opinions or ideas, informal dialogue
I dare say he is clever, but I never had much conversation with him.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
The whole conversation ran on the breakfast, which one and all abused roundly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
One may imagine her suffering on overhearing fragments of this sort of conversation.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE