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requirementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something indispensable; something that you must do, or something you need
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
Now for the eyes: I had left them to the last, because they required the most careful working.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
I shook my head: it required a degree of courage, excited as he was becoming, even to risk that mute sign of dissent.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
residentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who lives or has home in a place; dweller
I found it a large, handsome residence, showing abundant evidences of wealth in the proprietor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
For a moment I considered it absurd that I should need such a weapon to gain admittance into my own residence.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Though I would give no information, he discovered, through some of the other servants, both her place of residence and the existence of the child.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
respectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. admiration felt or shown for someone
n. a particular feature or detail
and wonder possessed all hearts, but respect restrained.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
She does not scold at all, and always calls me Miss Margaret, which is quite proper, you know, and treats me with respect.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
Be careful, be very careful, not to wake his anger against yourself, for peace and happiness depend on keeping his respect.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
responsiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. accountable; have control and authority over something or someone
Besides, I was the one responsible for it.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
All the different ways of getting hot and tired were gone through with, and by-and-by the rovers straggled back to camp fortified with responsible appetites, and then the destruction of the good things began.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Because then I have no responsibility.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
reversiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being changed back to what it was before
I have great hopes of finding him quite the reverse.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
If you had just reversed the nod and the bow, it would have been right, said Amy reprovingly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
He scrutinised the reverse of these living medals some five minutes, then pronounced sentence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
rhinocerosspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a very large, thick-skinned animal that has one or two horns on nose
rhymespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a word that has the same last sound as another word
n. a short poem, especially for young children
He said she would slap down a line, and if she couldn't find anything to rhyme with it would just scratch it out and slap down another one, and go ahead.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
ridgespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. long, narrow upper section or crest; chain of hills or mountains
The ridge our cavern was in was full of them.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
Mr. Heathcliff advanced, and lifted him to lean against a ridge of turf.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
This place was a tolerable long, steep hill or ridge about forty foot high.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
riskspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the possibility of something bad happening
v. do something although there is a chance of a bad result
But in this world we must risk something.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
He felt willing to risk Injun Joe and all other terrors.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
I could risk no sort of answer by this time: my heart was still.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
sausagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a thin, tube-like case containing meat that has been cut into very small pieces and mixed with spices
But the sausage remained so long away, that they became uneasy, and the bird flew out to meet him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
Once upon a time, a mouse, a bird, and a sausage, entered into partnership and set up house together.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
They therefore drew lots, and it fell to the sausage to bring in the wood, to the mouse to cook, and to the bird to fetch the water.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE MOUSE, THE BIRD, AND THE SAUSAGE
saxophonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a musical instrument, usually made of metal, that is played by blowing
scarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mark of damage; mark left on the skin after injury
The Englishman turned down his shirt-collar, and showed a scar, whose redness proved it to be a recent one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
So we unhitched a skiff and pulled down the river two mile and a half, to the big scar on the hillside, and went ashore.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II.
And indeed as soon as she began washing her master, she at once knew the scar as one that had been given him by a wild boar when he was hunting on Mt.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIX
scholarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is highly educated or has an aptitude for study
I liked to learn of her: I saw the part of instructress pleased and suited her; that of scholar pleased and suited me no less.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Fortunately, curiosity and a quick intellect made her an apt scholar: she learned rapidly and eagerly, and did honour to his teaching.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
I had been sitting near this door, finishing off the last sock, and trying to understand what he said to a new scholar, who is as stupid as I am.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
scoopspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. vessel with a long handle, used for dipping liquids
n. deep shovel for digging out and dipping; spoon-shaped instrument
selectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of choosing someone or something; choice or collection
You have selected a most unfavorable moment for your first visit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
The party seemed so well selected, so suitable one with the other.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 54
We discerned Linton watching at the same spot he had selected before.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
sensiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. able to feel or perceive; perceivable; showing reason or sound judgment
Remember that, and be a sensible girl, said the old lady impressively.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
Being sensible girls, they decided to try her advice, and soon were surprised to see how well off they were.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
She eats and drinks and sleeps like a sensible creature, she looks straight in my face when I talk about that man, and only blushes a little bit when Teddy jokes about lovers.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
sentinelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person employed to guard something; soldier stationed as a guard
Behind the sentinel was a staircase with twenty steps.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
At midnight the sentinel gave the alarm, and in an instant all were on the alert.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
Then his two guides took his arms, and he went on, guided by them, and preceded by the sentinel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
servantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person working in the service of another, especially in the household
n. someone in a subordinate position
Hannah is a model servant, and guards pretty Meg like a dragon.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
He had done so before an upper servant told him to come to the bath and wash himself.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
Slipping out, she ran down and, finding a servant, asked if he could get her a carriage.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
sharespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. have or use something at the same time as someone else
n. one of the equal parts that the ownership of a company is divided into
Well, we will share it, Nora, as man and wife should.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
The swineherd, who was a most equitable man, then stood up to give every one his share.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
Yes, I wanted you to see how the comfort of all depends on each doing her share faithfully.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
sherbetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sweet food similar to ice cream, but made mostly with fruit and only a little milk
At this moment two women entered, bringing salvers filled with ices and sherbet, which they placed on two small tables appropriated to that purpose.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
shriekspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sharp, shrill outcry or scream; wild cry such as is caused by sudden or extreme terror, pain, or the like
The bell here rang for the third time, with another shriek of anguish.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
I heard Glumdalclitch give a shriek at the moment he was carrying me out.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
Madame Danglars had listened to this recital with a sigh, a tear, or a shriek for every detail.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
shrinkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. become smaller or draw together; compress
From such a connection she could not wonder that he would shrink.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
So she swallowed one of the cakes, and was delighted to find that she began shrinking directly.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV. The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill
shuttlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. public transport that consists of a bus, train, or airplane that run between two points
As for herself, she was busy at her loom, shooting her golden shuttle through the warp and singing beautifully.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
signaturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. name written in own handwriting
But below your signature there were a few lines constituting your father a surety for the money; those lines your father should have signed.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
I will take the five scraps of paper that I now hold as bonds, with your signature alone, and here is a receipt in full for the six millions between us.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
This second signature explained everything to Franz, who now understood the objection of the messenger to coming up into the apartment; the street was safer for him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
silverwarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tableware made of silver, especially knives, forks, spoons, etc.
sirenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. electronic device producing a similar sound as a signal or warning
n. something insidious or deceptive; a woman who is considered to beattractive but dangerous
skeletonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. frame of bones supporting a human or animal body; framework
We will produce the skeleton of that cat.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
I had quite lost my stomach, and was almost reduced to a skeleton.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
This feather was picked up from the heath, the bird was not shot: we saw its nest in the winter, full of little skeletons.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
skinnyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being very thin, fitting snugly
a. low in fat, especially of coffee made with low-fat milk
skunkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small, black and white animal that makes a strong, unpleasant smell as a defence
n. an unpleasant person, despicable person
slaughterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of killing, extensive, violent, bloody, or wanton destruction of life; carnage
Then the slaughterer said he would do as she wished; and cut off the head, and nailed it up under the dark gate.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOOSE-GIRL
Then he clubbed the pig with a billet of oak which he had kept back when he was chopping the firewood, and stunned it, while the others slaughtered and singed it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
slayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put to death with a weapon, or by violence; put an end to destroy
I know poetry is not dead, nor genius lost; nor has Mammon gained power over either, to bind or slay: they will both assert their existence, their presence, their liberty and strength again one day.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
sleighspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
Such plays and tableaux, such sleigh rides and skating frolics, such pleasant evenings in the old parlor, and now and then such gay little parties at the great house.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIX
A sleigh ride had been planned, but the girls would not leave their father, so the guests departed early, and as twilight gathered, the happy family sat together round the fire.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
slidespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. move usually in an uncontrolled manner but smoothly along a surface
So I went to talking about other kings, and let Solomon slide.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV.
As he turned aside his face a minute, I saw a tear slide from under the sealed eyelid, and trickle down the manly cheek.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
About this time I mighty near stepped on a good-sized snake, and it went sliding off through the grass and flowers, and I after it, trying to get a shot at it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
slopespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the side of a hill or mountain
n. a surface that lies at an angle to the horizontal so that some points are higher than others
He soon perceived that a slope had been formed, and the rock had slid along this until it stopped at the spot it now occupied.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
And up the slope into the old church went all the kings and queens of Denmark, hand in hand, all with their golden crowns; and the organ played and the fountains rustled.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
Monte Cristo remembered that on that very spot, on the same rock, he had been violently dragged by the guards, who forced him to ascend the slope at the points of their bayonets.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
smearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. spread a liquid or a thick substance over a surface
v. overspread with anything adhesive; soil in any way; pollute
Their meat became smeared with blood; their eyes filled with tears, and their hearts were heavy with forebodings.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XX
The old Welshman came home toward daylight, spattered with candle-grease, smeared with clay, and almost worn out.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
snowballspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. snow pressed into a ball for throwing playfully
v. increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate
solarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or from the sun, or using the energy from the sun to produce electric power
Why, in truth, sir," was Monte Cristo's reply, "man is but an ugly caterpillar for him who studies him through a solar microscope; but you said, I think, that I had nothing else to do.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
spaghettispeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. spaghetti served with a tomato sauce
n. pasta in the form of long strings
sparespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being available to use because it is extra
v. not hurt or destroy something or someone; give up what is not strictly needed
But, my dear, your father cannot spare the horses, I am sure.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
Now, therefore, that he has met the death which was his due, spare the lives of your people.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
I longed to be his; I panted to return: it was not too late; I could yet spare him the bitter pang of bereavement.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
speedometerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a meter fixed to a vehicle that measures and displays its speed
spiderspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small creature with eight thin legs that catches insects in a web
There he called his wife, and showed me to her; but she screamed and ran back, as women in England do at the sight of a toad or a spider.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
Pretty soon a spider went crawling up my shoulder, and I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I.
I suspect that the real attraction was a large library of fine books, which was left to dust and spiders since Uncle March died.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
spinachspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dark green leaves, cooked or raw in salads
spoilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. go bad; rot or decay; become unfit for consumption or use
I think they are great nonsense, and I'll thank you not to be silly and spoil my fun.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
I'm afraid I shall do something dreadful some day, and spoil my life, and make everybody hate me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
I mean it kindly, and don't want you to spoil your whole life by making a mistake at the beginning.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
stairwayspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a way of access upward and downward, consisting of a set of steps
Injun Joe put his hand on his knife, halted a moment, undecided, and then turned toward the stairway.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
Then he skipped out, and saw Sid just starting up the outside stairway that led to the back rooms on the second floor.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
He found that it curtained a sort of steep natural stairway which was enclosed between narrow walls, and at once the ambition to be a discoverer seized him.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
starvespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. become very weak or die because there is not enough food to eat; hunger, deprive of food
The poor unfortunate had starved to death.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Jim laid it in with all his might, for he was most about starved.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
I will put bread, wine, and water on board to save you from starving.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK V
statuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sculpture representing a human or animal
de Villefort remained mute and cold as a statue.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 108. The Judge.
He went on as a statue would, that is, he neither spoke nor moved.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Had he been a statue instead of a man, he could not have been easier.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
stingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pierce painfully with sharp pointed structure; cause to suffer keenly in the mind or feelings
Jealousy had got hold of him: she stung him; but the sting was salutary: it gave him respite from the gnawing fang of melancholy.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
He presently encountered her and delivered a stinging remark as he passed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
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.
strangerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an individual that one is not acquainted with
n. anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
I can receive nothing from a stranger.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Mother, the stranger man has gone out through the gate.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
And now, my good fellow, I want to know about this stranger.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK I
strengthenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. reinforce; make strong or increase the strength of
This belief strengthened daily.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
This, in connection with his costume, strengthened the good woman in the belief that he was a foreigner.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
I resisted all the way: a new thing for me, and a circumstance which greatly strengthened the bad opinion Bessie and Miss Abbot were disposed to entertain of me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
stumblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. miss a step and fall or nearly fall; walk unsteadily
I likewise broke my right shin against the shell of a snail, which I happened to stumble over, as I was walking alone and thinking on poor England.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
Presently he stumbled upon Huck Finn the Red-Handed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
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