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numbspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without the power of sensation, motion, or feeling; insensible; unresponsive
Her little hands were almost numbed with cold.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL
observantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. quick to notice; showing quick and keen perception
a. obeying religious rules or customs
Procrastination is not agreeable, observed Amy, taking a last look at the diamonds.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
"Lounging and larking doesn't pay," observed Jo, shaking her head.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
"I don't call myself a child, and I'm not in my teens yet," observed Amy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
obstaclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one that opposes, stands in the way of, or holds up progress
My star vanished as I drew near: some obstacle had intervened between me and it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
I stumbled over an obstacle: my head was still dizzy, my sight was dim, and my limbs were feeble.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Then he put out his hand, and encountered an obstacle and with another stroke knew that he had gained the shore.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
occasionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a particular time, especially when something happens or has happened
n. opportunity to do something
Mr. Rochester did, on a future occasion, explain it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
It is not a thing to be used indiscriminately, but it is good upon occasion: as now, for instance.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Amy came out so strong on this occasion that I think the good thoughts in the little chapel really began to bear fruit.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
occupantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tenant; a person who lives or works in a room or building
I examined first, the parlour, and then its occupant.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
He resumed his former occupation, closing his lids, as if he meant to drop asleep.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Perceiving me immovable, she essayed another method of showing her disrelish for her occupation.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
occurspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take place; be found to exist; come to one's mind
Who were to be the subjects of their piracies was a matter that did not occur to them.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
I am here almost miraculously, and can scarcely hope for so good an opportunity to occur again.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
It did not occur to him that he had tried it several times before, himself, but could never find the hiding-places afterward.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
opponentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. contestant; someone who offers opposition; adverse or opposing
But his opponent did not allow his guard to be broken.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
de Villefort was a powerful protector; to his enemies, he was a silent, but bitter opponent; for those who were neither the one nor the other, he was a statue of the law-made man.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
Heathcliff, aware that his opponent was ignorant of the treatment received while insensible, called him deliriously intoxicated; and said he should not notice his atrocious conduct further, but advised him to get to bed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
opportunityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. chance or situation that makes it possible to do something that you want to do
Elizabeth took an opportunity of thanking her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 22
Incommunicative as he was, some time elapsed before I had an opportunity of gauging his mind.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
When the card-tables were placed, he had the opportunity of obliging her in turn, by sitting down to whist.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
orchestraspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large group of musicians who play many different instruments together; big band
The bell summoned him to his seat, and he entered the orchestra with Chateau-Renaud and Beauchamp.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
At ten minutes to eight Beauchamp arrived; he had seen Chateau-Renaud, who had promised to be in the orchestra before the curtain was raised.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
At each cross-path was an orchestra, and tables spread with refreshments; the guests stopped, formed quadrilles, and danced in any part of the grounds they pleased.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
organizationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a group of people who work together in an organized way for a shared purpose
It is thus that human weakness fails, from its debilitated and imperfect organs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
I suppose I have a considerable organ of veneration, for I retain yet the sense of admiring awe with which my eyes traced her steps.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
This promise of an impotent old man was so strange that, instead of being the result of the power of his will, it might emanate from enfeebled organs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
ownerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who owns a business or something
Every little plot in the garden soon had its owner.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
It was impossible for her to see the word without thinking of Pemberley and its owner.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 42
I had formerly been surgeon of another ship where he was master, and a fourth part owner, in a voyage to the Levant.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
oysterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large flat sea creature having a rough irregular shell
I continued three days feeding on oysters and limpets, to save my own provisions; and I fortunately found a brook of excellent water, which gave me great relief.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER XI.
partialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. incomplete; fragmentary; favoring one person or side over another or others
My father, however, is partial to Mr. Wickham.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
The difference between him and the others forced me to be less partial.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Of neither Darcy nor Wickham could she think without feeling she had been blind, partial, prejudiced, absurd.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
participantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. people who take part in a particular activity
Had he remained with you, his life must have become a hateful burden, nor would he have participated in your griefs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
"I see that you participate in a prevalent error," said Madame Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
partridgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a bird with a round body and a short tail that is sometimes hunted for food or for sport
Two hours after he again landed at Pianosa, where he was assured that red partridges abounded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
These insects were as large as partridges: I took out their stings, found them an inch and a half long, and as sharp as needles.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
The sport was bad; Franz only succeeded in killing a few partridges, and, like every unsuccessful sportsman, he returned to the boat very much out of temper.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
passportspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. legal document identifying the bearer as citizen of a country to travel abroad
For poverty enriches those who live above it, and is a sure passport to truly hospitable spirits.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
Your father did not hesitate an instant, and the sum was sent to the frontier of Piedmont, with a passport signed for Italy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
Provided with plenty of money and the passport of an old name, I could choose my own society: no circles were closed against me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
piercespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. penetrate; make a hole into
He waited silently, striving to pierce through the darkness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
My eyes pierce the inmost recesses of the earth, and are dazzled at the sight of so much riches.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
We must pierce through the corridor by forming a side opening about the middle, as it were the top part of a cross.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
pioneerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. originator; a person who is among the first to explore or settle a new country or area
A more resolute, indefatigable pioneer never wrought amidst rocks and dangers.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVIII
pleasantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. affording pleasure; being in harmony with your taste or likings
a. having pleasing manners or behavior
It does seem pleasant to be quiet, and not have company manners on all the time.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
Mr. Brooke was a grave, silent young man, with handsome brown eyes and a pleasant voice.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
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
poisonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a substance that can make people or animals ill or kill them if they eat or drink it
was forced by them to take poison; and they finished her off.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 63. The Dinner.
They haf no right to put poison in the sugarplum, and let the small ones eat it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
There is a poison which destroys life almost without leaving any perceptible traces.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
politicianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a member of a government or law-making organization
The whole discourse was written with great acuteness, containing many observations, both curious and useful for politicians; but, as I conceived, not altogether complete.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
politicsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. profession devoted to governing
n. study of the ways in which a country is governed
About politics they had a good deal to say.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
I have hung up my sword, and cast myself into politics.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
Colonel Dent and Mr. Eshton argue on politics; their wives listen.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
pollutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make an area or substance, usually air or water, dirty or harmful to people
postponespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. hold back to a later time; delay; defer
But he had sense to postpone complaining: there might be compensation within.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
He did not judge your father to be a person whom he could so properly consult as your uncle, and therefore readily postponed seeing him till after the departure of the former.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
Still confidence was not restored to all minds, and the general opinion was that the complete ruin of the unfortunate shipowner had been postponed only until the end of the month.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
powderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles
n. a soft, dry substance that is spread over the face to stop the skin from looking shiny
Ali brought the box to his master, who examined the weapons with a solicitude very natural to a man who is about to intrust his life to a little powder and shot.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 89. A Nocturnal Interview.
Singing comes cheap to those who do not pay for it, and all this is done at the cost of one whose bones lie rotting in some wilderness or grinding to powder in the surf.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK I
He had scarcely been a week at Leghorn before the hold of his vessel was filled with printed muslins, contraband cottons, English powder, and tobacco on which the excise had forgotten to put its mark.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
practicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. based on experience rather than ideas or imagination; useful
His scientific experiment was quite practical and simple and there was nothing weird about it at all.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
Dickon stood up on the grass and slowly went through a carefully practical but simple series of muscle exercises.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
This scheme I went over twice, thrice; it was then digested in my mind; I had it in a clear practical form: I felt satisfied, and fell asleep.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
precookspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cook food beforehand to shortened the cooking or heating time when eating it
prejudicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an unfair and unreasonable opinion or feeling; leaning toward one side of a question
This I mention as an instance of the great power of habit and prejudice.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
I feared early instilled prejudice: I wanted to have you safe before hazarding confidences.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
With a strong prejudice against everything he might say, she began his account of what had happened at Netherfield.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
prematurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. too soon; too early; occurring before a state of readiness
Trouble has done it, Bilgewater, trouble has done it; trouble has brung these gray hairs and this premature balditude.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX.
Never did a perverse nature declare itself more prematurely, and yet it was not owing to any fault in his bringing up.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
A sorrowful sight I saw: dark night coming down prematurely, and sky and hills mingled in one bitter whirl of wind and suffocating snow.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
prepaidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. paid for earlier; paid already
preparationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. cognitive process of thinking about what to do in case something happening
n. plans or arrangements to prepare for something
After a slight preparation for good news, the letter was read aloud.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 49
Each had made such preparation for the fete as seemed necessary and proper.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
Of this preparation a tolerably abundant plateful was apportioned to each pupil.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
preparespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. expect that something will happen and to be ready for it
And she proceeded to prepare the meal.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
prepare some work which will be all commy la fo that.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
Now I must go and prepare Mr. Laurence to be very kind to my poor boy.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
preschoolspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an educational institution for children too young for elementary school
prisonerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is kept in prison as a punishment
The prisoner had searched them out and eaten them.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Joe took a pin out of his lapel and began to assist in exercising the prisoner.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
During two long weeks Tom lay a prisoner, dead to the world and its happenings.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
pursespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small container for money, usually used by a woman
I drew out my purse; a meagre thing it was.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
I then took the purse, and, opening it, poured all the gold into his palm.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
With that he put his money into his purse, and set out, roaming over hill and valley.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MISER IN THE BUSH
pythonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a very large snake that kills animals for food
quarrelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. have a heated argument or disagreement
Do not let us quarrel about the past.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
Amy and you never did quarrel as we used to.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
Oh, I must tell you that I came near having a quarrel with Laurie.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
quarterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one of four equal parts; a fourth part or portion
My friends, this man will give us no quarter.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
And she is laying by: she goes every quarter to the bank at Millcote.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
I demanded a quarter of an hour to think, before I again hazarded a reply.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
quarterbackspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a player positioned behind the center who directs a team's offensive play
raccoonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small North American animal with black marks on face and a long tail with black rings
radiationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. very small particles of a radioactive substance that can cause illness or death
raspberryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small soft red fruit, or the bush on which it grows
n. a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
rattlesnakespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a poisonous snake, when annoyed, produces a loud noise by shaking tail
I went to the cavern to get some, and found a rattlesnake in there.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X.
realizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. understand a situation, sometimes suddenly
v. achieve something you were hoping for
Oh, pardon me, sir; I can scarcely realize so great a happiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
He soon became calmer and more happy, for only now did he begin to realize his felicity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
In her eagerness she did not realize how queer the words would sound and that they were not the ones she had meant to say.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
reasonablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. showing sound judgment; capable of reasoning; being within bounds of common sense
Then life has taught you something very reasonable.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Tell me something reasonable that you would particularly like to have.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
This is what they must have been doing to you; for you always used to be a reasonable person.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIII
receivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. get or be given something; accept as true or valid
I can receive nothing from a stranger.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
If he is old enough to ask the question he is old enough to receive true answers.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FIVE
However, my tenderest feelings are about to receive a shock: such is my presentiment; stay now, to see whether it will be realised.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
receiverspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a piece of equipment that changes signals, as of radio or phone into sounds
n. one who receive anything, like a football player who catches a forward pass
de Monte Cristo receives my apology.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
Aunt March received them with her usual hospitality.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
Death is an electric shock which our heart receives; the freed soul soars upwards on the wings of electricity.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
refrigeratorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. machines in which food can be stored at low temperatures
"Yes, sir," and Jo felt as calm and cool all of a sudden as if she had stepped into a refrigerator.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
rejectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of refusing to accept, use, or believe someone or something
Nature seemed to me benign and good; I thought she loved me, outcast as I was; and I, who from man could anticipate only mistrust, rejection, insult, clung to her with filial fondness.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
He makes a proposal of much advantage to the king, which is rejected.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
He would feel himself forsaken; his love rejected: he would suffer; perhaps grow desperate.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
repairspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put something that is damaged, broken, or not working correctly
Her amazed look and quick answer caused Laurie to repair his error as fast as possible.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
It was with some trepidation that I perceived the hour approach when I was to repair with my charge to the drawing-room.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
In half-an-hour the carrier was to call for it to take it to Lowton, whither I myself was to repair at an early hour the next morning to meet the coach.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X