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inspirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. encourage; inspirit; fire the imagination of
Then, infusing all the humility he possessed into his eyes and voice, he addressed the inspector, and sought to inspire him with pity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
But there is no need to know danger in order to fear it; indeed, it may be observed, that it is usually unknown perils that inspire the greatest terror.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
This is all I know, but I know not, count, how you contrived to inspire so much respect in the bandits of Rome who ordinarily have so little respect for anything.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
instructionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. direction or teaching; activities of educating or instructing
It amazes me, I confess; for, certainly, there can be nothing so advantageous to them as instruction.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
I always say that nothing is to be done in education without steady and regular instruction, and nobody but a governess can give it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
Days, even months, passed by unheeded in one rapid and instructive course.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
interceptionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. action of stopping and catching something to prevent it from proceeding
n. catching a football by a player on the opposing team
At a notice that I could do with her no longer intercepting my light, she removed to the hearthstone.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
I guessed, however, by his irregular and intercepted breathing, that he struggled to vanquish an excess of violent emotion.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Well, I have not intercepted your confidence, and yet I know all that as well as you, and I have no conscientious scruples.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
jewelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. gemstone; costly ornament of precious metal or gem
In his last he recommended my jewel to be careful of his; and kind to her when he got her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
To examine and arrange these things gave Amy great satisfaction, especially the jewel cases, in which on velvet cushions reposed the ornaments which had adorned a belle forty years ago.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
Mademoiselle Eugenie was dressed with elegant simplicity in a figured white silk dress, and a white rose half concealed in her jet black hair was her only ornament, unaccompanied by a single jewel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
journalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. magazine; a ledger in which transactions have been recorded as they occurred
And told him how to keep a journal on the shirt with his blood, and all that.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
Our voyage was very prosperous, but I shall not trouble the reader with a journal of it.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
Franz anticipated his wishes by saying that the noise fatigued him, and that he should pass the next day in writing and looking over his journal.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
joyousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. full of joy; very happy
The solo over, a duet followed, and then a glee: a joyous conversational murmur filled up the intervals.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Like everything else, we must habituate the senses to a fresh impression, gentle or violent, sad or joyous.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
I had the pleasure of feeling that my arrangements met their wishes exactly, and that what I had done added a vivid charm to their joyous return home.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
judgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a public official authorized to decide questions brought to a court
v. determine the result of a competition
I have known him too long and too well to be a fair judge.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
Only you had not sufficient knowledge to judge of the means you used.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
You must give me leave to judge for myself, and pay me the compliment of believing what I say.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
junglespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. land densely overgrown with tropical trees and plants
juniorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. less advanced in age than another; younger; lower in standing or in rank
My sister, who is more than ten years my junior, was left to the guardianship of my mother's nephew, Colonel Fitzwilliam, and myself.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
Kentuckyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in east central United States
knapsackspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. bag carried by a strap on back or shoulder
The moment he read it, he packed his knapsack, bade adieu to his fellow pedestrians, and was off to keep his promise, with a heart full of joy and sorrow, hope and suspense.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
However, they put all that was given them into their knapsacks; and continued to work with as much apparent diligence as before at their empty looms.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
They asked for the most delicate silk and the purest gold thread; put both into their own knapsacks; and then continued their pretended work at the empty looms until late at night.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES
kneadspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. press something, firmly and repeatedly with the hands
v. manually manipulate body, usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
Then I kneaded the wax in my strong hands till it became soft, which it soon did between the kneading and the rays of the sun-god son of Hyperion.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
knowledgeablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. highly educated; having extensive information or understanding
a. alert and fully informed
Only you had not sufficient knowledge to judge of the means you used.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
I rather expected, from my knowledge of her affability, that it would happen.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
Meg liked his quiet manners and considered him a walking encyclopedia of useful knowledge.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
labelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a piece of paper affixed to anything to give information
There was no label this time with the words 'DRINK ME,' but nevertheless she uncorked it and put it to her lips.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV. The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
"If you mean libel, I'd say so, and not talk about labels, as if Papa was a pickle bottle," advised Jo, laughing.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ONE
launchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. begin, originate, or initiate; send off; take off
Then I launched out into the path that was opened to me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
We soon launched the boat, and all eight of us got into it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
The father launched towards his son a glance of bitter contempt.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
ledgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. projecting ridge on a mountain or submerged under water
Then they stood there, with their hands on the ledge of the berth, and talked.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII.
In fact, it formed a little closet, and the ledge of a window, which it enclosed, served as a table.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
He was leaning against the ledge of an open lattice, but not looking out: his face was turned to the interior gloom.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
legendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. explanatory list of symbols on a map
n. unverified story handed down from earlier times
This gloomy fortress, which has for more than three hundred years furnished food for so many wild legends, seemed to Dantes like a scaffold to a malefactor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
lobsterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an animal that lives in the sea and has a long body with a hard shell, two large claws, and eight legs
The lobster was a scarlet mystery to her, but she hammered and poked till it was unshelled and its meager proportions concealed in a grove of lettuce leaves.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
The walk revived her spirits, and flattering herself that she had made good bargains, she trudged home again, after buying a very young lobster, some very old asparagus, and two boxes of acid strawberries.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
We can do without lobsters, you know.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
lodgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small house on the grounds of an estate or a park, used by a caretaker or gatekeeper
In this edifice it was determined I should lodge.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
The little light in the lodge had long been extinct.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
I was to leave Gateshead that day by a coach which passed the lodge gates at six a.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
loyalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. faithful to a person, ideal, custom, cause, or duty
The general fell, then, in a loyal duel, and not in ambush as it might have been reported.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
Linton, on the contrary, displayed the true courage of a loyal and faithful soul: he trusted God; and God comforted him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
mailboxspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a private box for delivery of mail, public box for deposit of mail
manespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. long thick hair growing from the neck or around face of animal, like horse or lion
n. thick, long hair on a person's head
Ali, smiling, repeated the sound, grasped the reins with a firm hand, and spurred his horses, whose beautiful manes floated in the breeze.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 85. The Journey.
"I think there is somebody just behind us," said Gerda; and something rushed past: it was like shadowy figures on the wall; horses with flowing manes and thin legs, huntsmen, ladies and gentlemen on horseback.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
margarinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a food used for cooking and spreading on bread, similar to butter but softer
marvelousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. wonderful; extraordinarily good
It was a marvellous effort of perspicacity to discover that I did not love her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Then he saw a woman of marvellous beauty appear on the threshold of the door separating the two rooms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
The journey was performed with that marvellous rapidity which the unlimited power of the count ever commanded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
meadowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n a field with grass and often wild flowers in it
n. any field on which grass is grown for hay
Then they went back to the meadow together, but someone had stolen the calf, and it was gone.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
Like her sister she awoke in the beautiful meadow, and walked over it till she came to the oven.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In MOTHER HOLLE
When they came to the meadow, there lay the wolf by the tree and snored so loud that the branches shook.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WOLF AND THE SEVEN LITTLE KIDS
megaphonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a cone-shaped acoustic device held to the mouth to intensify and direct voice
microphonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. device for converting sound waves and making voice louder with electrical energy
midnightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. 12 o'clock at night; the middle of the night
It was yet night, but July nights are short: soon after midnight, dawn comes.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The wind sighed low in the firs: all was moorland loneliness and midnight hush.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Seven hours until midnight; and then four-and-twenty hours until the next midnight.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
midwayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. at half the distance; half the distance between two places
Hastily snatching up the lighted candle, I hurried to the staircase; about midway a body was lying quite across the stairs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
midweekspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the fourth day of the week; the third working day
ad. in the middle of the week
mildewspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a whitish area caused by a fungus, usually if the conditions are warm and wet
n. state of decay produced in living and dead vegetable
The ledge, where I placed my candle, had a few mildewed books piled up in one corner; and it was covered with writing scratched on the paint.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
millionairespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one whose material wealth is valued at more than a million dollars
So the master of Monte Cristo gives himself airs befitting a great millionaire or a capricious beauty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
To Danglars Monte Cristo also wrote, requesting him to excuse the whimsical gift of a capricious millionaire, and to beg the baroness to pardon the Eastern fashion adopted in the return of the horses.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
You do not know these ultramontane millionaires; they are regular misers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
miniaturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. used to describe something that is a very small copy of an object
n. model that represents something in a greatly reduced size
An hour or two sufficed to sketch my own portrait in crayons; and in less than a fortnight I had completed an ivory miniature of an imaginary Blanche Ingram.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
She approached and saw the likeness of Mr. Wickham, suspended, amongst several other miniatures, over the mantelpiece.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
This room was my late master's favourite room, and these miniatures are just as they used to be then.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
mistletoespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an evergreen plant that grows on trees, with small, white fruits and pale yellow flowers
misunderstandspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. interpret in the wrong way
You are not really shocked: for, with your superior mind, you cannot be either so dull or so conceited as to misunderstand my meaning.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
I cannot misunderstand you, but I entreat you, dear Lizzy, not to pain me by thinking that person to blame, and saying your opinion of him is sunk.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I believe there were some misunderstandings between them.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
moistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. slightly wet; damp or humid
As soon as she saw him she seized his hand; her own hands were moist and icy cold.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
And while he smiled as he attempted to regard the affair as a joke, he felt his temples get moist with perspiration.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 116. The Pardon.
Villefort fell back on his chair, passed his hand over his brow, moist with perspiration, and, for the third time, read the letter.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
moistenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make something slightly wet or to become slightly wet; humidify
A tear moistened the eye of the phlegmatic Englishman.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
He took the sponge, dipped it in, and moistened the corpse-like face; he asked for my smelling-bottle, and applied it to the nostrils.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
The clock of the Invalides struck a quarter to twelve; the west wind bore on its moistened gusts the doleful vibration of the three strokes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
monopolyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. exclusive control or possession of something; domination
museumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a place for collecting and displaying objects having scientific, historical, or artistic value
mysteriousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. beyond ordinary understanding
There was something mysterious in the air that morning.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
She only knew that people were ill and that she heard mysterious and frightening sounds.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Once there, she composed herself, hailed a passing omnibus, and rolled away to town, looking very merry and mysterious.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
mysteryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something strange or not known that has not yet been explained or understood
n. a story about a crime, usually murder, presented as a novel or movie
Again Sam vanished; and mystery, animation, expectation rose to full flow once more.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
She averred they were a mystery to herself, and that what she knew was chiefly from conjecture.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
A slight incident gave Jo the clue to the mystery, she thought, and lively fancy, loving heart did the rest.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
naughtyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. behaving badly and not being obedient, not socially acceptable
a. mildly rude or indecent, typically because related to sex
Not a single thing more, for being so naughty.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
The naughty thing never made her appearance at tea.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Ah, yes, I hear these naughty ones go to vex you, Mees Marsch.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
nearbyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. not far away
a. close at hand
It was something like a ring of rusty iron or brass and when the robin flew up into a tree nearby she put out her hand and picked the ring up.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
Mary was sitting on her stool nearby and she suddenly made a very queer sound which she tried so violently to repress that she ended by almost choking.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
necklacespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. jewelry consisting of a cord or chain, often bearing gems, worn about the neck
I, too, covet that, but not as a necklace.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
In seeking these articles, I encountered the beads of a pearl necklace Mr. Rochester had forced me to accept a few days ago.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
A set of silver filagree was added, bracelets, necklace, brooch, and even earrings, for Hortense tied them on with a bit of pink silk which did not show.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
nervousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. worried and anxious
She looked nervous and excited.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
When she was discontented, she fancied herself nervous.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 1
People who suffer as I do from nervous complaints can have no great inclination for talking.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
noisyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. full of loud and nonmusical sounds
He gave the noisy bird a knock on his beak, and walked on.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
Sometimes Leah is with her; they are frequently noisy together.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Lydia was Lydia still; untamed, unabashed, wild, noisy, and fearless.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 51
nonexistentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not having existence, completely absent
nonprofitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not established to make a profit
n. an organization chartered for other than profit-making activities
notebookspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small compact portable computer
n. a book with blank pages for recording notes
nourishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. provide with food or other substances necessary for life and growth
I explained that they were bare masses of stone, with hardly enough earth in their clefts to nourish a stunted tree.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Everything nourishes what is strong already.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
These circumstances, added to the refreshment I had received by their victuals and drink, which were very nourishing, disposed me to sleep.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.