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employerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person or firm that employs workers
I carried it, and repeated the message; anxiously watched by my employer.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
This was all the account I got from Mrs. Fairfax of her employer and mine.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
You have employed your time much better.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
environmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. surroundings; totality of surrounding conditions
equipmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. apparatus, the set of necessary tools, clothing, etc. for a particular purpose
I was similarly equipped, and, following the stream, I made my way into the open air.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
I silently shook my questioner, and at last succeeded in equipping her for departure.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
On the second day Iron Hans equipped him as a white knight, and gave him a white horse.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In IRON HANS
evilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. morally bad, cruel, or very unpleasant
n. something that is very bad and harmful
Thus they talked and evil counsels prevailed.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
Then it was that Jove devised evil against me.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
Meanwhile Aegisthus here at home plotted his evil deed.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
exactspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. precisely agreeing with standard, fact, or truth
I will tell anybody who asks me questions, this exact tale.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
The city is an exact square, each side of the wall being five hundred feet long.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
None could have noticed the exact minute of his death, it was so entirely without a struggle.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
examinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. test someone's knowledge or skill
v. check or study something carefully to discover essential features or meaning
Earnshaw had come out to examine the mischief he had caused, and he was then conveying the poor thing up-stairs.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Having opened, I emptied the whole contents into my apron, and took them with me to examine at leisure in my own chamber.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
No one was very near, and running up to examine, he gave it a sly nudge with his toe, which put it just an inch on the right side.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
existspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be, or be real
v. be able to live
Yes, I see too plainly that it does exist.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 80. The Accusation.
There could not exist in the world two men over whom Mr. Darcy could have such boundless influence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 33
Wuthering Heights and Mr. Heathcliff did not exist for her: she was a perfect recluse; and, apparently, perfectly contented.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
explodespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. erupt; blow up; burst violently as a result of internal pressure
Compression is needed to explode gunpowder.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
Not to grieve a kind master, I learned to be less touchy; and, for the space of half a year, the gunpowder lay as harmless as sand, because no fire came near to explode it.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
"It's one of them horrid telegraph things, mum," she said, handling it as if she was afraid it would explode and do some damage.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
exploitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make use of, sometimes unjustly
Proud of this exploit, Vampa took the dead animal on his shoulders, and carried him to the farm.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
After this exploit, I walked gently to and fro on the bed, to recover my breath and loss of spirits.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
It will take us a long time to go the round of the farms and exploit the men, and all the time the suitors will be wasting your estate with impunity and without compunction.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVI
fastenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. become firmly fixed together
You had better change your frock now; I will go with you and fasten it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
It had twelve beautifully made brooch pins of pure gold with which to fasten it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVIII
THE harder Tom tried to fasten his mind on his book, the more his ideas wandered.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
fireplacespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
He was my late master: that is his portrait over the fireplace.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
It made her jump and look around at the sofa by the fireplace, from which it seemed to come.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Coming down somewhat later than usual, I saw, by the sunbeams piercing the chinks of the shutters, Miss Catherine still seated near the fireplace.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
flexiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being bent or flexed
Chateau-Renaud contented himself with tapping his boot with his flexible cane.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
Mobile and flexible, it was never intended to be compressed in the eternal silence of solitude: it is a mouth which should speak much and smile often, and have human affection for its interlocutor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
His arms became stiff, his legs lost their flexibility, and he was almost breathless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
floodspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. cause to fill or become covered with water; a large flow
If the flood annoyed him, so much the better.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The burning Marseilles sun, which shot into the room through the open door, covered them with a flood of light.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
Floating on with closed eyes and muffled ears, you neither see the rocks bristling not far off in the bed of the flood, nor hear the breakers boil at their base.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
flourishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grow or develop successfully; decorate with ornaments
Quite absorbed in her work, Jo scribbled away till the last page was filled, when she signed her name with a flourish and threw down her pen, exclaiming.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
Jo nodded and laughed, and flourished her broom as she called out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
All sorts of pleasant things happened about that time, for the new friendship flourished like grass in spring.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
fluorescentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. luminous; bright; emitting visible light
foreignspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. belonging or connected to a country that is not your own
Before the Achaeans went to Troy, nine times was I in command of men and ships on foreign service, and I amassed much wealth.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
Au revoir, madamoiselle, and Laurie bent as if to kiss her hand, in the foreign fashion, which became him better than many men.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
But he enjoys it like a boy, Mrs. Kirke says, and takes it so good-naturedly that they all like him in spite of his foreign ways.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
foundationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. basis on which something is grounded
But I know the foundation is unjust.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look, or the words, which laid the foundation.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 60
It was without any foundation that Le Messager yesterday announced the flight of Don Carlos and the revolt of Barcelona.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
fountainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. spring of water issuing from the earth; artificially produced jet or stream of water
She skipped round the fountain garden, and up one walk and down another.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
But the flower-beds were bare and wintry and the fountain was not playing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
He took his way, as Mary had done, through the door in the shrubbery and among the laurels and the fountain beds.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
frostbitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. injury to body tissues, esp. the fingers and toes, caused by freezing
frozenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. turned into ice; affected by freezing or by long and severe cold
a. not convertible to cash
Go in now, you look half frozen.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
There he sat quite benumbed and motionless; one would have imagined he was frozen to death.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
I dreamt I was sleeping the last sleep by that sleeper, with my heart stopped and my cheek frozen against hers.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
futurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the time to come
n. a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
But for the future it shall be different.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
in future I will try to take time by the fetlock and.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
For the future we can live quite differently--we can do just as we like.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Georgiaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a southern state of the United States of America
ghettospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a poor densely populated city district occupied by a minority ethnic group
n. formerly the restricted quarter in which Jews were required to live
ghostspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the spirit of a dead person
n. a memory, usually of something or someone bad
Then came the ghost of my dead mother Anticlea, daughter to Autolycus.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
Then came also the ghost of Theban Teiresias, with his golden sceptre in his hand.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
The first ghost that came was that of my comrade Elpenor, for he had not yet been laid beneath the earth.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
globespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth
A double movement of the globe he inhabited, and of which he could feel nothing, appeared to him perfectly impossible.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
Every delicious fruit that the four quarters of the globe could provide was heaped in vases from China and jars from Japan.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 63. The Dinner.
But nature, it seems, has not been so expert a school-mistress; and these politer pleasures are entirely the productions of art and reason on our side of the globe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
goaliespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the soccer or hockey player assigned to protect the goal
grandparentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a parent of your father or mother
graspspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. grip; take hold of or seize firmly with or as if with the hand
From time to time chills ran through his whole body, and clutched his heart in a grasp of ice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
Still I did not answer, and still I writhed myself from his grasp: for I was still incredulous.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Madame Danglars had risen, and stood before the procureur, whose hands she wrung in her feeble grasp.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
groceryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a store that sells food and small things for the home
n. goods sold by a grocer shop or supermarket
You gave him a cool nod, and just now you bowed and smiled in the politest way to Tommy Chamberlain, whose father keeps a grocery store.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
The Duke's Daughter paid the butcher's bill, A Phantom Hand put down a new carpet, and the Curse of the Coventrys proved the blessing of the Marches in the way of groceries and gowns.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
growlspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make a low, rough sound, usually in anger, as angry dog
The Mouse only growled in reply.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER III. A Caucus-Race and a Long Tale
They growled a response and went on digging.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
He was still cursing when a loud growling was heard, and a black bear came trotting towards them out of the forest.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
guitarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a stringed instrument usually having six strings, played by strumming or plucking
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
Their outward garments were adorned with the figures of suns, moons, and stars; interwoven with those of fiddles, flutes, harps, trumpets, guitars, harpsichords, and many other instruments of music, unknown to us in Europe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
haircutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the act of cutting the hair
n. the style in which hair has been cut
hangerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who hangs, or causes to be hanged
n. loop or strap by which something is hung
However, I had the courage to rise and draw my hanger, and attack them in the air.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
One of them came up almost to my face, whereupon I rose in a fright, and drew out my hanger to defend myself.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
Then she set me on a table, where I showed her my hanger all bloody, and wiping it on the lappet of my coat, returned it to the scabbard.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
hardwarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. physical and electronic parts of a computer
n. metal tools, materials, and equipment used in a house or a garden
headachespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pain you feel inside your head
Cuddle your cats and get over your headache, Bethy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
Jo had burned the skin off her nose boating, and got a raging headache by reading too long.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
Beth had a headache and lay on the sofa, trying to comfort herself with the cat and three kittens.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
headstrongspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. stubbornly and often recklessly willful; unyielding
Lizzy is only headstrong in such matters as these.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
I was a boy then, headstrong and violent, and it took a hard lesson to show me my mistake.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
Though I cannot say I made a gentle nurse, and Joseph and the master were no better, and though our patient was as wearisome and headstrong as a patient could be, she weathered it through.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
hideoutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. secret place where someone can go, usually a remote place used by outlaws
horsebackspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. on a horse
n. riding a horse
But little Tuk was no longer lying down: all at once he was on horseback.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
Danglars turned to the left; another man on horseback was galloping on that side.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
My stables are at your command, viscount; but you will kill yourself by riding on horseback.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 85. The Journey.
houseworkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the work of cleaning and running a house
Amy found that housework and art did not go well together, and returned to her mud pies.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
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
Houstonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the largest city in Texas, located in southeastern Texas near the Gulf of Mexico
humorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the ability to find things funny
v. do what someone wants so that they do not become upset
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.
So Laurie did his best, and sang delightfully, being in a particularly lively humor, for to the Marches he seldom showed the moody side of his character.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
Jo was not in a good humor, and the perverse fit returned, but Amy, who had virtuously done her duty, kept her temper and pleased everybody, was in a most angelic frame of mind.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
humorousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. funny, or making someone laugh
The humorous poem was admirably recited, and the speaker much applauded.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
So Laurie did his best, and sang delightfully, being in a particularly lively humor, for to the Marches he seldom showed the moody side of his character.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
Jo was not in a good humor, and the perverse fit returned, but Amy, who had virtuously done her duty, kept her temper and pleased everybody, was in a most angelic frame of mind.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
hydraulicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. moved, operated, or effected by liquid, like water or oil
hydrogenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a chemical element that is the lightest gas, has no colour, taste, or smell
igloospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dome-shaped Inuit shelter, constructed of blocks cut from hard snow
Illinoisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a midwestern state in north-central United States
imaginationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mental image of something that is not real or true
n. the ability to form images of things or events in mind
A lively imagination soon settled it all.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
The Blefuscudians, who had not the least imagination of what I intended, were at first confounded with astonishment.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER V.
Tom was suffering in reality, now, so handsomely was his imagination working, and so his groans had gathered quite a genuine tone.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
impairspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. injure or hurt; become worse; affect negatively
Not these impaired the sacred name.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
They were very curious to know my story, but I gave them very little satisfaction, and they all conjectured that my misfortunes had impaired my reason.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
"Oh, gentlemen, you see it is all useless, and that my father's mind is really impaired," said Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
inflationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. general increase in the prices of goods and services in a country
If I had anything by means of which I could inflate the lungs," said d'Avrigny, looking around him, "perhaps I might prevent suffocation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
She was a subscriber for all the "Health" periodicals and phrenological frauds; and the solemn ignorance they were inflated with was breath to her nostrils.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
innocentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. naive; lacking sense or awareness; free from evil or guilt
The big chamber was the scene of many innocent revels.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
There you shall live a happy, and guarded, and most innocent life.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
But if you are really innocent and ignorant, I must be more explicit.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52