7th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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absolutelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. completely or definitely; used as a strong way of saying 'yes'
Yes, absolutely clear and certain.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
It is absolutely necessary that I should have a talk with you.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Nothing but dry business matters, Mrs Helmer; absolutely nothing else.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
acceptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. agree to take something
v. believe that something is true
If I offered my heart, I believe you would accept it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
I cannot accept on His behalf a divided allegiance: it must be entire.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Then I should have asked you to accept my pledge of fidelity and to give me yours.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
accessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. method or possibility of getting near to a place or person
n. entry or entrance
I have made an agreement with the navy, that the access to my island shall be free of all charge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
As I had expected, I found some difficulty in obtaining access to the grand-marshal; but I sent the ring I had received from the captain to him, and was instantly admitted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
He was now fairly launched in that Parisian society which gives such ready access to foreigners, and treats them, not as they really are, but as they wish to be considered.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
accessoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. additional object; useful but not essential thing; subordinate or supplementary item
accomplishspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
Jo rather prided herself upon her shopping capabilities, and particularly wished to impress her escort with the neatness and dispatch with which she would accomplish the business.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
I want my daughters to be beautiful, accomplished, and good.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
If he liked the majestic, she was the very type of majesty: then she was accomplished, sprightly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
achievespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
I honour endurance, perseverance, industry, talent; because these are the means by which men achieve great ends and mount to lofty eminence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
Next day new steps were to be taken; my plans could no longer be confined to my own breast; I must impart them in order to achieve their success.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Dantes was on the way he desired to follow, and was moving towards the end he wished to achieve; his heart was in a fair way of petrifying in his bosom.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
activatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make active or more active; stimulate
When this was done she had a less active part to play.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 25
Violent Bonapartist; took an active part in the return from Elba.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
Jo happened to suit Aunt March, who was lame and needed an active person to wait upon her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
addressspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. number of the house, name of the road and town where a person lives or works
v. make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss
The address is on it, and here is the money.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
I address you upon the subject of sin the sinner.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
The cards of address alone remained to nail on: they lay, four little squares, in the drawer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
adequatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. sufficient; enough to meet a purpose
I feel I have adequate cause to be happy, and I will be happy.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
admirespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. regard with wonder or astonishment; view with surprise
Mother would admire his warm heart, Father his wise head.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
Then the goddess shed grace and beauty over her that all the Achaeans might admire her.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVIII
They are wild to see the river, sketch the broken bridge, and copy some of the things they admire in my book.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
affectionatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having affection or warm regard; loving or fond; kindly inclined
And Meg offered her hand with a gesture both affectionate and timid.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTEEN
Several young ladies, who had taken no notice of her before, were very affectionate all of a sudden.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
I would not on any account trifle with her affectionate solicitude; or allow her to hear it from anyone but myself.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
affordspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. pay or provide; have the financial means for; bear the cost of
Only just as much as you can afford; and then one of these days I will buy something with it.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
You can well afford to indulge their passing whims as long as their business is to anticipate all your desires.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
It is a relation which you tell me is to give you great surprise; I hope at least it will not afford you any displeasure.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
alienatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause to become unfriendly or hostile; cause someone to stop supporting and agreeing with you
To me, he signified the threatening danger was not so much death, as permanent alienation of intellect.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
As for the other five ships, they were taken by winds and seas to Egypt, where Menelaus gathered much gold and substance among people of an alien speech.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
alligatorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes
Americanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone from USA
a. of or relating to the USA
announcespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make something known or tell people about something officially; proclaim
Mr. Kenneth came to announce the event to my master.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Carlini returned, anxious to see his mistress, and announce the joyful intelligence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
At this moment the bell rang to announce the drawing up of the curtain for the second act.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 53. Robert le Diable.
antidotespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. medicine to counteract a poison or disease; agent that relieves or counteracts
anxiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. worried and nervous; uneasy about an uncertain event or matter
I have no fears for you, yet I am anxious that you should take this trouble rightly.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
He sat down near me, and I began to talk to him, for he looked poor and tired and anxious.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOUR
They began to get anxious, and Laurie went off to find her, for no one knew what freak Jo might take into her head.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
apiecespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. to or from every one of two or more
Aunt March usually gave the sisters a present of twenty-five dollars apiece at New Year's.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
They fired a shot apiece as they started, but their bullets whizzed by and didn't do us any harm.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
apparentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
At their ball; it was apparent enough.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
His apparent partiality had subsided, his attentions were over, he was the admirer of some one else.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
Mary said nothing at all, and Mrs. Medlock looked rather discomfited by her apparent indifference, but, after taking a breath, she went on.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
appearancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an occasion when someone appears in public
n. formal attendance in court or at a hearing
When I first saw him I thought him plain, but now his appearance is like that of the gods who dwell in heaven.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
Their collective appearance had left on me an impression of high-born elegance, such as I had never before received.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
She was shown into the breakfast-parlour, where all but Jane were assembled, and where her appearance created a great deal of surprise.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
appetizerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small amount of food eaten before a meal
appreciativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. showing to understand how good something is
a. being grateful for something
I appreciate your calm reasoning.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
All savage natures appreciate a desperate deed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
We must have felt what it is to die, Morrel, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of living.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
apprenticeshipspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. term during which one learns a trade from skilled worke
I must live henceforth without rank and fortune, and to begin this hard apprenticeship I must borrow from a friend the loaf I shall eat until I have earned one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
aptitudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. inherent ability
n. quickness in learning and understanding
The fact is, count," answered the mother, agreeably flattered, "he has great aptitude, and learns all that is set before him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
aquariumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tank or pool filled with water for keeping live fish and underwater animals
archaeologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
Morcerf had expected he should be the guide; on the contrary, it was he who, under the count's guidance, followed a course of archaeology, mineralogy, and natural history.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
arraignmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
artificialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. made by humans; produced rather than natural.
A magnificent peach was hanging against an adjoining wall, ripened by the same artificial heat.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 71. Bread and Salt.
They now entered the first saloon, which was of rose-colored satin, with artificial flowers on the wall.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
Therefore the room where company meet who practise this art, is full of all things, ready at hand, requisite to furnish matter for this kind of artificial converse.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
aspirinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. white crystalline compound drug to relieve pain, and reduce fever and inflammation
assumespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. suppose to be the case, without proof
It was my time to assume ascendency.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
It is fair to assume that Dantes was on board a smuggler.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
Scarcely had they entered, when she motioned to Franz to assume the seat of honor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
athleticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. strong, healthy, and good at sports
I am a good hand at every kind of athletic sport known among mankind.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
He had grown a tall, athletic, well-formed man; beside whom my master seemed quite slender and youth-like.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
He was an athletic, gigantic bandit, with large eyes, thick lips, and a flat nose; his red hair fell in dishevelled masses like snakes around his shoulders.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 115. Luigi Vampa's Bill of Fare.
atmospherespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. air, the mixture of gases around the earth
The sun now set: the atmosphere glowed like fire.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE BELL
There was a late look in the light, a late sense in the atmosphere.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
For Mr. Bhaer talked well in this genial atmosphere, and did himself justice.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
attitudespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a feeling or opinion about something or someone
I stood in the same attitude, and threw myself down.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
The boys started, glanced at each other, and then each assumed a listening attitude.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Noirtier watched the expression of each one, and preserved his dignified and commanding attitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
attorneyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lawyer, one who is appointed by another to act in his place
Her father had been an attorney in Meryton, and had left her four thousand pounds.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
He was the same man, or rather the development of the same man, whom we have heretofore seen as assistant attorney at Marseilles.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
Having received his orders, I despatched a man to fetch the attorney, and four more, provided with serviceable weapons, to demand my young lady of her jailor.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
attractivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very pleasing in appearance or sound; inviting or tempting
The art table was the most attractive in the room.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
Certainly Torvald does understand how to make a house dainty and attractive.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
My neighbour struck me as bordering on repulsive; I knew, through experience, that I was tolerably attractive.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
autumnspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the season when the leaves fall from the trees
In the autumn, new trials and experiences came to Meg.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
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
This never leaves it, so that the top is never clear not even in summer and early autumn.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
averagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a standard or level that is considered to be typical
n. result by adding two or more amounts and dividing by number of amounts:
Mrs. Fairfax turned out to be what she appeared, a placid-tempered, kind-natured woman, of competent education and average intelligence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
I again felt rather like an individual of but average gastronomical powers sitting down to feast alone at a table spread with provisions for a hundred.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
The average man don't like trouble and danger.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII.
balletspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sort of theatrical representation by dancers
The ballet at length came to a close, and the curtain fell amid the loud, unanimous plaudits of an enthusiastic and delighted audience.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
bananaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a long, curved fruit with a yellow skin and soft, sweet, white flesh inside
banquetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feast, entertainment of eating and drinking
Yes, a champagne banquet until the small hours.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
These they skinned and dressed so as to provide a magnificent banquet.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
Signor Pastrini had promised them a banquet; he gave them a tolerable repast.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
barricadespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. obstacle; a line or pile of objects put together to stop people from going
The pillow was gone, but there was a barricade, nevertheless, a natural one, raised by time, absence, and change of heart.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
This repulsive pillow was her especial property, being used as a weapon of defense, a barricade, or a stern preventive of too much slumber.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
bazaarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an area of small shops and people selling things, especially in West and South Asia
beliefspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feeling of being certain that something exists or is true
This belief strengthened daily.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
Their belief in the Magic was an abiding thing.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
But do not deceive yourself into a belief that I will ever recede.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
besidesspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. over and above; in addition to; other than
It was moonlight and gaslight besides, and very still and serene.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
I could not bear to return to the sordid village, where, besides, no prospect of aid was visible.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
I dared not offer her the half-worn gloves, the creased handkerchief: besides, I felt it would be absurd.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
bizarrespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fantastic; very strange and unusuall in style or appearance
bombardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. attack a place with continuous shooting or bombs
briefspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. short in time, duration, length, or extent; concise
I began sometimes to pray: very brief prayers they were, but very sincere.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Catherine, contented at first, in a brief space grew irritable and restless.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
I mounted Minny, and urged her to a trot; and so my brief guardianship ended.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
brilliantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. full of light; shining or bright; sharp and clear in tone
brilliant throng that filled the stately halls of Count.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
So brilliant and gay without, for all the world seemed abroad to welcome the first snow.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
Our rooms are on the Rue de Rivoli, and sitting on the balcony, we look up and down the long, brilliant street.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
buffetspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. table with food set out for people to serve themselves
n. meal at which people help themselves to food that's been set out
I have been so much buffeted about in war and by sea that I am case-hardened, and this too may go with the rest.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII