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stylespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. particular kind; a way of expressing something
Now do let me please myself by dressing you up in style.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
The sweeping style suits you best, and you must learn to trail your skirts gracefully.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
The next day was fine, and Meg departed in style for a fortnight of novelty and pleasure.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
suburbanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to a suburb; boring and having no excitement
succeedspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. attain success or reach a desired goal
v. be the successor of
She brought so much love, energy, and cheerfulness to the work that she could not but succeed, in spite of some obstacles.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
But he did not succeed, and became too intoxicated to fetch any more drink, and yet not so intoxicated as to forget what had happened.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Evening of the Betrothal.
I do not much think they will succeed; it is more likely that some of those who are now eating up your property will find a grave themselves.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
sunsetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. daily event of the sun sinking below the horizon
The sun was low, and the heavens glowed with the splendor of an autumn sunset.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
These words came back to Meg, as she sat sewing in the sunset, especially the last.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
The sons of Atreus called a meeting which was not as it should be, for it was sunset and the Achaeans were heavy with wine.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
surroundspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the area in which something exists or lives
As the distance increased between the travellers and Paris, almost superhuman serenity appeared to surround the count; he might have been taken for an exile about to revisit his native land.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
She wrote cheerfully, seemed surrounded with comforts, and mentioned nothing which she could not praise.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
Then Jove spread panic among my men, and they would no longer face the enemy, for they found themselves surrounded.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
survivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. continue to live; endure or last
The wish of procuring her regard, which she had assured herself of his feeling in Derbyshire, could not in rational expectation survive such a blow as this.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
I believe that I alone, of all my countrymen, survived that dreadful war.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
Poor man, I pitied him, and when the girls were gone, took just one more peep to see if he survived it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
taskspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. labor or study imposed by another, especially one done regularly, unwillingly, or with difficulty
There is another task I must undertake first.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Here was the task, not what she had expected, but better because self had no part in it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
And I saw Sisyphus at his endless task raising his prodigious stone with both his hands.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
telecastspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a television broadcast; a programme that is broadcast on television
v. broadcast via television
telecommunicationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. electronic systems used in transmitting messages
telegramspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a message transmitted by telegraph
Send a telegram saying I will come at once.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
Five minutes after the new telegram reached the minister, Debray had the horses put to his carriage, and drove to Danglars' house.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
Beth, who was ready first, kept reporting what went on next door, and enlivened her sisters' toilets by frequent telegrams from the window.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
telegraphspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a method of sending and receiving messages by electrical or radio signals
They passed to the third story; it was the telegraph room.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
Every man has a devouring passion in his heart, as every fruit has its worm; that of the telegraph man was horticulture.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
No need of the as yet un-dreamed-of telegraph; the tale flew from man to man, from group to group, from house to house, with little less than telegraphic speed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
telephonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. phone, a device that uses electrical signals to make it possible to speak to someone in another place
telescopespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a magnifier of images of distant objects
Franz adjusted his telescope, and directed it towards the yacht.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 32. The Waking.
Then, without taking his eyes from the object which had first attracted his attention, he asked for his telescope.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
The place is stored with great variety of sextants, quadrants, telescopes, astrolabes, and other astronomical instruments.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
terriblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. extremely bad or unpleasant in degree or quality
a. very bad at doing something
It was a terrible spectacle: I witnessed it myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
I could hear the owls and the wolves away off in the woods, and it seemed terrible still.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI.
I was in a terrible fright, and kept as far as I could from the edge, for fear of falling.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
textbookspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
a. according to a casebook or textbook; typical
Thanksgivingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. fourth Thursday in November in the United States
n. act of saying or showing that you are grateful, especially to God
I turned my prayer to thanksgiving: the Source of Life was also the Saviour of spirits.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
The family cardcase having done its duty the girls walked on, and Jo uttered another thanksgiving on reaching the fifth house, and being told that the young ladies were engaged.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
thermostatspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a device, as in a home heating system or an air conditioner, that automatically responds to temperature changes
thiefspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a criminal who takes property belonging to someone else with the intention of keeping it or selling it
Yes, which catches the thief in a trap and plays a tune.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
The door opened so quietly that the thief heard no sound; but, to his astonishment, the room was suddenly illuminated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
The count placed himself between Caderousse and the window, thus cutting off from the thief his only chance of retreat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
throughoutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. in every part; in or through all parts; during the entire time or extent
This was the most sickening sight that I saw throughout all my voyages.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
She stepped inside, but not a soul was to be seen, and a great silence reigned throughout.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM
Here he ended, and the guests sat all of them enthralled and speechless throughout the covered cloister.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
thumbtackspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a short, sharp pin with a flat, round top, used especially for putting up notices to a board
tombspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a place for the burial of a corpse, especially beneath the ground
de Villefort had long since had a tomb prepared for the reception of his family.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 74. The Villefort Family Vault.
It beckoned, gliding noiselessly before him down a corridor as dark and cold as any tomb.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
He then took an oath of bitter vengeance over the dead body of the one and the tomb of the other.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
towelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. rectangular cloth or paper for drying or wiping
Tom got his lantern, lit it in the hogshead, wrapped it closely in the towel, and the two adventurers crept in the gloom toward the tavern.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
When he entered the kitchen presently, with both eyes shut and groping for the towel with his hands, an honorable testimony of suds and water was dripping from his face.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
Then patchwork or towels appeared, and Amy sewed with outward meekness and inward rebellion till dusk, when she was allowed to amuse herself as she liked till teatime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
trampolinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. gymnastic equipment consisting of a strong canvas sheet attached with springs to let person jump up and down on
treasurerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is responsible for an organization's money
Robert Brocklehurst is the treasurer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
Flimnap, the treasurer, is allowed to cut a caper on the straight rope, at least an inch higher than any other lord in the whole empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
My friend Reldresal, principal secretary for private affairs, is, in my opinion, if I am not partial, the second after the treasurer; the rest of the great officers are much upon a par.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
trunkspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. stem of a tree; main stem, without the branches
n. body of animal apart from the head and limbs
So she packed her small trunk and made the journey.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
There was a seedy old chest, and an old hair trunk with the hinges broke.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX.
Then we took the trunk and put it in my wagon, and he drove off his way and I drove mine.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII.
tumblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. fall down, as collapsing; fall quickly and without control
Which decision proved that her second tumble down the beanstalk had done her some good.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
The children seemed to tumble about and amuse themselves like a litter of rough, good-natured collie puppies.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
On the river front some of the houses was sticking out over the bank, and they was bowed and bent, and about ready to tumble in.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI.
turmoilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state of confusion, uncertainty, or disorder
As the school quieted down Tom made an honest effort to study, but the turmoil within him was too great.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
The sudden extinction of the moccoletti, the darkness which had replaced the light, and the silence which had succeeded the turmoil, had left in Franz's mind a certain depression which was not free from uneasiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
typewriterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. hand-operated character printer for printing written messages, one character at a time
umbrellaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a device for protection against the rain or sun for a person
n. something that includes or represents a group or range of similar things
Mr. Brooke came for his umbrella, began Meg, wishing that Mr. Brooke and the umbrella were safely out of the house.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
Then distorting his pockets with knobby bundles, and giving her the flowers to hold, he put up the old umbrella, and they traveled on again.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
And having jumbled her father and the umbrella well together in her reply, Jo slipped out of the room to give Meg a chance to make her speech and air her dignity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
unablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not be able to do something
Being unable to sleep in bed, I got up and opened the window.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
My child, let me not have the grief of seeing you unable to respect your partner in life.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
Mrs. Bennet deigned not to make any reply, but, unable to contain herself, began scolding one of her daughters.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 2
unbelievablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unable to be believed because unlikely
a. extremely surprising
The word 'Mother' suggested other maternal counsels given long ago, and received with unbelieving protests.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
unbucklespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. release, undo the buckle of
uncertaintyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the state of being unsure of something
n. being unsettled or in doubt or dependent on chance
This uncertainty must be swept away.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
I heard voices, too, speaking with a hollow sound, and as if muffled by a rush of wind or water: agitation, uncertainty, and an all-predominating sense of terror confused my faculties.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
unclearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not clear to the mind
a. poorly stated or described
Summer drew to an end, and early autumn: it was past Michaelmas, but the harvest was late that year, and a few of our fields were still uncleared.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
unemploymentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. not having a job; condition of being unemployed; state of being unused
unnecessaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not necessary; not needed or wanted, or more than is needed or wanted
Indeed, Mr. Collins, all praise of me will be unnecessary.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
Heathcliff had not the habit of bestowing a single unnecessary civility on Miss Linton, I knew.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
But if you spend it all on the housekeeping and any number of unnecessary things, then I merely have to pay up again.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
unsurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lacking or indicating lack of confidence or assurance
urgentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very important and needing attention immediately
Say that urgent business calls us home immediately.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
It is urgent that I should have this money without delay.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
In the afternoon Lydia was urgent with the rest of the girls to walk to Meryton, and to see how everybody went on; but Elizabeth steadily opposed the scheme.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 39
Utahspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in the western United States, settled in 1847 by Mormons led by Brigham Young
vehiclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. automobile; a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, to transport people or goods on land
But the principal difficulty was to raise and place me in this vehicle.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
About noon, I saw coming towards the house a kind of vehicle drawn like a sledge by four Yahoos.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER II.
The vehicle had stopped at the wicket; the driver opened the door: first one well-known form, then another, stepped out.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
veterinarianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. vet, a person with a medical degree trained to take care of the health of animals
villainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a bad person who harms others or breaks the law; someone who does evil deliberately
n. the principal bad character in a film or fiction
Jo glanced at the sheet and saw a pleasing illustration composed of a lunatic, a corpse, a villain, and a viper.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
Earnshaw swore passionately at me: affirming that I loved the villain yet; and calling me all sorts of names for the base spirit I evinced.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
I obeyed; and hemmed, and called the villain Juno, who deigned, at this second interview, to move the extreme tip of her tail, in token of owning my acquaintance.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
voyagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea; aviation
But my account of this voyage must be referred to the Second Part of my Travels.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII.
He sent me with a band of roving robbers to Egypt; it was a long voyage and I was undone by it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
I shall not trouble the reader with a particular account of this voyage, which was very prosperous for the most part.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII.
washablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being washed without injury
waspspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a flying insect, often black and yellow, that can sting
Just the same as though you prayed that a physician might only be called upon to prescribe for headaches, measles, and the stings of wasps, or any other slight affection of the epidermis.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
weaponspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. arms; any object used in fighting or war, such as a gun, bomb, knife, etc.
I surveyed the weapon inquisitively.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
He prizes me as a soldier would a good weapon; and that is all.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
When he was only a few paces from me, I saw that what I had taken for a weapon was only a spade.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
wearyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. tired; exhausted; physically or mentally fatigued
At once weary and content, I slept soon and soundly: when I awoke it was broad day.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
After a weary process, and resting every five minutes, I succeeded in dressing myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
We took our tea together; and afterwards she lay down on the rug, and told me not to talk, for she was weary.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
widthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. measurement of the extent of something from side to side
windshieldspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. transparent screen, as of glass, to protect occupants of a vehicle
xylophonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a musical instrument consisting of flat wooden bars of different lengths that are hit with sticks