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cannonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. great gun; firearm for discharging heavy shot with great force
The aristocracy of the lance has allied itself with the nobility of the cannon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
Then the Castle of Saint Angelo fired three cannon to indicate that number three had won.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
You see, they was firing cannon over the water, trying to make my carcass come to the top.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
cantaloupespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a type of melon that is round and has yellow or green skin and sweet orange flesh
canyonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large valley with steep sides and usually a river flowing in the bottom; gorge
carnivalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. festivity; traveling amusement show usually including rides, games, and sideshows
Many nations are represented, many languages spoken, many costumes worn, and on a sunny day the spectacle is as gay and brilliant as a carnival.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
Suddenly the bell that gives the signal for the end of the carnival sounded, and at the same instant all the moccoletti were extinguished as if by enchantment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
catsupspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ketchup; thick spicy sauce made from tomatoes
cautiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. conservative; careful to avoid potential problems or dangers
I went for it, cautious and slow.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII.
Hereafter, we must be cautious how we vex her.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Huck was silent while he framed a duly cautious reply.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
ceilingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the upper surface of a room
n. an upper limit, usually relating to money
moves to another higher up towards the ceiling, where, of.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
She glanced round the room with its high ceiling and shadowy corners and dim fire-light.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
And he touched the ceiling with the spray, and the ceiling rose so high, and where he had touched it there gleamed a golden star.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE RED SHOES
celebrationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a joyful occasion for special festivities to mark some happy event
And then the marriage was celebrated.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE HAPPY FAMILY
And he said it would make us all celebrated that had a hand in it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI.
It is a very celebrated place, and everybody knows it East and West.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIII
challengespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. assert a right; raise a formal objection; take exception to
It is in poor taste to make a display of a challenge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 88. The Insult.
At this challenge, Vampa rose quickly, drawing at the same moment a pistol from his girdle.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
So the next morning the wolf sent the boar to challenge Sultan to come into the wood to fight the matter.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In OLD SULTAN
championshipspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. status of being first place; position or title of a winner
Chicagospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the largest city in Illinois, a port that extends 26 miles along the southwestern shoreline of Lake Michigan
chilispeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the small, red or green seed case from particular pepper plant that is used to make very hot and spicy foods
chillyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. cold but not freezing
It was the first of June; yet the morning was overcast and chilly: rain beat fast on my casement.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Jo was very busy in the garret, for the October days began to grow chilly, and the afternoons were short.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
A sweep of chilly air passed by, rustling all the leaves and snowing the flaky ashes broadcast about the fire.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
chronographspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an accurate timer for recording time
chutneyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a mixture containing fruit, spices, sugar, and vinegar, eaten cold with especially meat or cheese
cleansespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make something completely clean, as by washing
v. make someone or something morally clean or pure
Then, when we had borne you to the ships out of the fray, we laid you on your bed and cleansed your fair skin with warm water and with ointments.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXIV
Ten years since, I flew through Europe half mad; with disgust, hate, and rage as my companions: now I shall revisit it healed and cleansed, with a very angel as my comforter.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
coarsespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. rough or harsh; of low, common, or inferior quality
A body can set down and read it off like coarse print.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII.
When we got up-stairs to his room he got me a coarse shirt and a roundabout and pants of his, and I put them on.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII.
The little bit of food that we people get is immediately burnt up with heavy logs; we do not swallow so much as you coarse, greedy folk.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In SNOW-WHITE AND ROSE-RED
cobraspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a poisonous snake that makes itself look bigger by spreading the skin at the back of its head
coincidencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. two or more things occurring at the same time by chance
The coincidence struck me as too awful and inexplicable to be communicated or discussed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
Thought fitted thought; opinion met opinion: we coincided, in short, perfectly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
The judges chosen were Mr. Oliver and an able lawyer: both coincided in my opinion: I carried my point.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
collapsespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. breakdown; fall down suddenly because of pressure or having no support
collectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. get and keep things of one type, such as stamps or coins as a hobby
He would collect his resources together.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
They halted for a minute, during which he strove to collect his thoughts.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
He moved away, walked up and down his cell to collect his thoughts, and then went back and listened.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
collectorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who collects things because they are beautiful, valuable, or interesting
n. a person who is employed to get payments, as for rent or taxes
collegespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a school to study for an undergraduate degree, usually a part of university
When I left college, I was sent out to Jamaica, to espouse a bride already courted for me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
In his love of jokes, this young gentleman, though nearly through college, was a much of a boy as ever.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
Ned, being in college, of course put on all the airs which freshmen think it their bounden duty to assume.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
comedyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. light and humorous drama with a happy ending
commandspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an order, especially one given by a soldier
n. a line of code written as part of a computer program
Where there is energy to command well enough, obedience never fails.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Well, at all events you know now that you can command me, body and soul.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
Jane should therefore make the most of every half-hour in which she can command his attention.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
committeespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. special group delegated to consider some matter
Danglars was engaged at that moment, presiding over a railroad committee.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
The committee decided to hear the letter; the count was thoughtful and silent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
I am at the command of the committee, and even claim the honor of being heard.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
communicatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. send information about; make known; reveal clearly
Having made this discovery she naturally thought it of enough interest to communicate to Colin.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
I should still have my unblighted self to turn to: my natural unenslaved feelings with which to communicate in moments of loneliness.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
One look was sufficient to tell her that her grandfather was suffering, and that there was much on his mind which he was wishing to communicate to her.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 58. M. Noirtier de Villefort.
comparativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. based on, or involving comparison
Discipline prevailed: in five minutes the confused throng was resolved into order, and comparative silence quelled the Babel clamour of tongues.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
My watchfulness has been effectual; and though I certainly should be a more interesting object to all my acquaintances were I distractedly in love with him, I cannot say that I regret my comparative insignificance.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
I, indeed, talked comparatively little, but I heard him talk with relish.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
compassionatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having a temper or disposition to pity; sympathetic or merciful
As he had a compassionate heart he pulled out his needle and thread, and sewed her together.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE STRAW, THE COAL, AND THE BEAN
I began to dislike, more than to compassionate Linton, and to excuse his father in some measure for holding him cheap.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Darcy, in wretched suspense, could only say something indistinctly of his concern, and observe her in compassionate silence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 46
conceivablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being conceived, imagined, or understood
Now, Aeolus has six daughters and six lusty sons, so he made the sons marry the daughters, and they all live with their dear father and mother, feasting and enjoying every conceivable kind of luxury.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
I cannot conceive what he has been doing.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
I cannot conceive how you manage to doze out of doors, in the morning.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
condemnspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. blame; express strong disapproval of
I do not condemn you, Albert; I only restrain you.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 87. The Challenge.
I am not so heartless as to condemn a man altogether because of a single false step of that kind.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Every criminal I condemn seems to me living evidence that I am not a hideous exception to the rest.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
confidencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. feeling secure or certain about something
She felt comforted at once by the sympathy and confidence given her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
Stay till he comes, reader; and, when I disclose my secret to him, you shall share the confidence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
She gave him entire confidence, he gave her the help she needed, and both found consolation in the act.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
connectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. join, or fasten together; associate or combine; unite or link together
All connection between us seemed now dissolved.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
From such a connection she could not wonder that he would shrink.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
Far from desiring to publish the connection, he became as anxious to conceal it as myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
conquerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. gain or acquire by force; take possession of by violent means; gain dominion over
I descended the staircase step by step; the only thing I could not conquer was a strange trembling in my knees.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
Jo, dear, we all have our temptations, some far greater than yours, and it often takes us all our lives to conquer them.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
Mamma thought the dear too young to be taught to conquer his prejudices, but Papa believed that it never was too soon to learn obedience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
consideratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. kind and helpful
a. caring about and respectful of others
I thanked her for her considerate choice, and as I really felt fatigued with my long journey, expressed my readiness to retire.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Unfortunately, however, Morrel had not only engagements with the house of Thomson & French, who had shown themselves so considerate towards him; and, as he had said, in business he had correspondents, and not friends.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
She would not be burdened with her society for any consideration.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
consistentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being in agreement with itself; always behaving or happening in a similar
You have already as good as put your hand to the plough: you are too consistent to withdraw it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
But I thought it more consistent with prudence and justice to pass the remainder of my days with my wife and family.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IX.
I merely tell you to look into my conduct during the last four years that we have ceased to be husband and wife, and see whether it has not always been consistent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 65. A Conjugal Scene.
constructivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. tending to improve or promote development
a. emphasizing what is hopeful or to the good
Naturally I did not mean you to put that construction on it.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
And this would help him to understand why constructing artificial flowers or performing on a tread-mill is work, while rolling ten-pins or climbing Mont Blanc is only amusement.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
This village, constructed in a singular and picturesque manner, half Moorish, half Spanish, still remains, and is inhabited by descendants of the first comers, who speak the language of their fathers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
continuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. exist over a prolonged period of time
v. span an interval of distance, space or time
He again paused: there seemed a reluctance to continue.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
It is mine, at present; and, therefore, continue minutely.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
It was reasonable, however, to hope that they would not continue long.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 27
controversyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a lot of disagreement or argument about something
Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy: but the books of the Big-endians have been long forbidden, and the whole party rendered incapable by law of holding employments.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
So that controversies, wranglings, disputes, and positiveness, in false or dubious propositions, are evils unknown among the Houyhnhnms.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VIII.
convenientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. suited or favorable to one's comfort, purpose, or needs; accessible
I was carried, as usual, in my travelling-box, which as I have already described, was a very convenient closet, of twelve feet wide.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
It is probable Mr. Heathcliff proposed going from summer to summer, but never found a convenient opportunity; and now it is too late.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
I suspected she might be right and I wrong; but I would not ponder the matter deeply; like Felix, I put it off to a more convenient season.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
cooperatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. work or act together toward a common end or purpose
costumespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dress; aset of clothes appropriate for a particular occasion or season
A few persons in the costume of the time of King Hans passed quickly by him.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
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
Yes, and I must try and read through some of these before dinner; and I must think about your costume, too.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
councilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a group of people elected or chosen to make decisions or give advice on a particular subject
This was all my master thought fit to tell me, at that time, of what passed in the grand council.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
The golden feather was brought to the king in the morning, and all the council was called together.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE GOLDEN BIRD
You are the chief man here, so it is only right that you should have a clean shirt when you attend meetings of the council.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
counselspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give advice to someone; suggest
I seemed to have something like a right to seek counsel here.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
Tell her a part only, and keep your own counsel about the rest.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
To my joy, he left us, after giving this judicious counsel, and Hindley stretched himself on the hearthstone.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
counterfeitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
coyotespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small wild animal like a dog
n. a person who is paid to secretly and illegally bring people across the border
creativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. promoting construction or creation
a. having the ability or power to create
She saw, with the creative eye of fancy, the streets of that gay bathing-place covered with officers.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
crocodilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large reptile with a hard skin that lives in and near rivers and lakes
How doth the little crocodile.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER II. The Pool of Tears
deceitfulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dishonest or hiding the truth
She cannot accuse me of showing one bit of deceitful softness.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Almost everyone who has gone to the bad early in life has had a deceitful mother.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
deceivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause to believe what is not true; mislead
But do not deceive yourself into a belief that I will ever recede.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
It was not my original intention to deceive, as I have deceived you.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
I never meant to deceive you, but my spirits might often lead me wrong.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58