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mirrorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. polished surface that forms images by reflecting light
Go and stand by the door, out of the way of the mirror and the windows.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
The higher they flew with the mirror, the more terribly it grinned: they could hardly hold it fast.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
This happened because the very smallest bit had the same power which the whole mirror had possessed.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
mischievousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. behaving in a way that is slightly bad but is not intended to cause serious harm; hurtful or troublesome
I was sweeping the hearth, and I noticed a mischievous smile on her lips.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
I rather liked it, said Laurie, looking mischievous, a thing he had not done for a fortnight.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
Once upon a time there was a wicked sprite, indeed he was the most mischievous of all sprites.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
monologuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. speech uttered by a person alone; dramatic soliloquy
moosespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. large northern deer with enormous flattened antlers in the male
motionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. movement; act of changing location; ability or power to move
She laughed, and held me down; for I made a motion to leave my chair.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
I was not in the least sensible of the progressive motion made in the air by the island.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
The first jolt had like to have shaken me out of my hammock, but afterward the motion was easy enough.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
multiplyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. add a number to itself a particular number of times; combine by multiplication
He began to think of the fun he had planned for this day, and his sorrows multiplied.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
Gradually the cool dim gray of the morning whitened, and as gradually sounds multiplied and life manifested itself.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
Their style is clear, masculine, and smooth, but not florid; for they avoid nothing more than multiplying unnecessary words, or using various expressions.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
musclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one of many tissues in the body that can tighten and relax to produce movement
n. power to do difficult things or to make people behave in a certain way; authority
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
He was rather thin with living on moor grass but he was as tough and wiry as if the muscle in his little legs had been made of steel springs.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Want of exercise robs them of cheerfulness, and too much devotion to that idol of American women, the teapot, makes them feel as if they were all nerve and no muscle.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
muscularspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having or suggesting great physical power; of or relating to or consisting of muscle
He had a rounded, muscular, and vigorous hand, as well as a long, strong arm.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
To the elegance of a nervous and slight form had succeeded the solidity of a rounded and muscular figure.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
This calm tone and perfect ease made Andrea feel that he was, for the moment, restrained by a more muscular hand than his own, and that the restraint could not be easily broken through.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 96. The Contract.
naivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. too willing to believe that someone is telling the truth, lacking worldly experience
Of her daughters, the eldest, Amy, was rather little: naive, and child-like in face and manner, and piquant in form; her white muslin dress and blue sash became her well.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
nationalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to or typical of a whole country and its people
n. someone who officially belongs to a particular country, a citizen of a particular country
He could not tell what I meant by secrets of state, where an enemy, or some rival nation, were not in the case.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
Tell me also your country, nation, and city, that our ships may shape their purpose accordingly and take you there.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
By all which acquirements, I should be a living treasure of knowledge and wisdom, and certainly become the oracle of the nation.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER X.
naturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. basic or inherent features of something, especially when seen as characteristic of it
n. the phenomena of the physical world collectively, including plants, animals, and other features and products of the earth.
His very clothes seemed to partake of the hospitable nature of the wearer.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
Not that your wife, Ulysses, is likely to murder you, for Penelope is a very admirable woman, and has an excellent nature.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
Jo liked the prospect and was eager to be gone, for the home nest was growing too narrow for her restless nature and adventurous spirit.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
negativespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. adverse; involving disadvantage or harm; pessimistic
Ali returned a sign in the negative.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
Almost every day I asked Mrs. Fairfax if she had yet heard anything decided: her answer was always in the negative.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
The young man's finger, glided over the words, but at each one Noirtier answered by a negative sign.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
neighborhoodspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a surrounding or nearby region, the approximate amount of something
At length, one by one, all the noises in the neighborhood ceased.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
The brigands have never been really extirpated from the neighborhood of Rome.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
The town takes its name from King Hroar, and the many fountains in the neighborhood.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE DREAM OF LITTLE TUK
neitherspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not either of two things or people
neither bride nor groom removed their masks.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
But neither bent the knee, for the young bridegroom.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
They were neither many nor heavy, but that made no difference to her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
neutralityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a neutral position, especially in a war
n. pH value of 7
It was necessary to find some neutral ground on which an exchange could be made, and then to try and land these goods on the coast of France.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
Nothing then was altered in the plan, and orders were given to get under weigh next night, and, wind and weather permitting, to make the neutral island by the following day.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
niecespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a daughter of your brother or sister
Mr. Darcy took her place by her niece, and they walked on together.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
Mrs. Gardiner and her niece, however, did her justice, and pitied her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 45
Mrs. Gardiner looked at her niece with a smile, but Elizabeth could not return it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
nuisancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that annoys or gives trouble and vexation; something that is offensive or noxious
He asked for it so often that he became a nuisance, and his aunt ended by telling him to help himself and quit bothering her.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
obligatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make someone feel morally or legally forced to do something
Much obliged for that recommendation.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
There is no debt, benefit, burden, obligation, in the case.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
I am not under the slightest obligation to go to India, especially with strangers.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
originspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the first existence or beginning of anything
I said the origin of his fortune remained obscure.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 87. The Challenge.
Inquiry was made into the origin of the scourge, and by degrees various facts came out which excited public indignation in a high degree.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
I told him as much as I thought proper of her illness, and he extorted from me, by cross-examination, most of the facts connected with its origin.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
originatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. initiate or invent; start something or cause it to happen
I said the origin of his fortune remained obscure.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 87. The Challenge.
It was not my original intention to deceive, as I have deceived you.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
So much has religion done for me; turning the original materials to the best account; pruning and training nature.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
orphanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who lacks support, care, or supervision
n. a young animal without a mother
Over the path of the poor orphan child.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Take to His bosom the poor orphan child.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
God is a friend to the poor orphan child.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
overcookspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cook food for longer than necessary
overemphasizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. place special or excessive emphasis on
overflowspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. flow over; cover with, or as with, water or other fluid
v. spread over; flow over the brim of
When they got there they swarmed into the graveyard and washed over it like an overflow.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX.
Possibly nothing at all; the overflow of my brain would probably, in a state of freedom, have evaporated in a thousand follies; misfortune is needed to bring to light the treasures of the human intellect.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
The carter was forced at last to leave his cart behind him, and to go home overflowing with rage and vexation.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE DOG AND THE SPARROW
overlookspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. provide a view of, especially from above
v. fail to notice or consider something or someone
Mr. Linton walked to a window on the other side of the room that overlooked the court.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Aunt Polly was vexed to think she had overlooked that bit of circumstantial evidence, and missed a trick.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
But above all, above respect and esteem, there was a motive within her of goodwill which could not be overlooked.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 44
overrulespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. decide against a decision that has already been made
I always thought they were very unfit to have the charge of her; but I was overruled, as I always am.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
ownershipspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. having and controlling something, right or state of being an owner
parliamentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. formal conference on public affairs; general council, especially an assembly of representatives of a nation
partnerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. person who is a member of a partnership; associate who works with others toward a common goal
He sought me a partner betimes.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
You know how I detest it, unless I am particularly acquainted with my partner.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 3
She was light, but he was still lighter; she had never had such a partner in the dance.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHADOW
pastimespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an activity that is done for enjoyment; amusement
I give you leave, returned Laurie, who enjoyed having someone to tease, after his long abstinence from his favorite pastime.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
I did not omit even our sports and pastimes, or any other particular which I thought might redound to the honour of my country.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VI.
Laurie's eyes followed her with pleasure, for she neither romped nor sauntered, but danced with spirit and grace, making the delightsome pastime what it should be.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
patiencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the ability to accept delay or annoyance without complaining or becoming angry
n. a card game played by one person
You are rather too kind sometimes, and then just a trifle hasty when he tries your patience.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
Meg thought it was too cruel to hint about her sad failure, and the last atom of patience vanished as he spoke.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
penaltyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. punishment established by law or authority for a crime or offense
Whereupon the emperor his father published an edict, commanding all his subjects, upon great penalties, to break the smaller end of their eggs.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
And these people thought it a prodigious defect of policy among us, when I told them that our laws were enforced only by penalties, without any mention of reward.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VI.
No, no," he said to the patron, "I was awkward, and it is just that I pay the penalty of my clumsiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
perceptionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ability to notice and understand things that are not obvious to other people
n. belief or opinion, often held by many people and based on how things seem
The young man, with the intuitive perception of a lover, quickly understood the circumstances in which she was involuntarily placed, and he was comforted.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
I knew, by instinct, how the matter stood, before St. John had said another word; but I cannot expect the reader to have the same intuitive perception, so I must repeat his explanation.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Injun Joe gave a barely perceptible start.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
performspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. carry through; bring to completion; achieve or accomplish
Great and exalted deeds are what he lives to perform.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
I have existed merely to perform tricks for you, Torvald.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
But when the proud princess perceived that he was not her equal in birth, she scorned him, and required him first to perform another task.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE WHITE SNAKE
performancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of performing; dramatic or musical entertainment
n. how well a person, machine, etc. does a piece of work or an activity
Her performance was pleasing, though by no means capital.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
And he kept drifting about to find Becky and lacerate her with the performance.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
My master observed the whole performance with great signs of curiosity and admiration.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER III.
permanentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lasting for a long time or for ever; remaining without change
Natural affection only, of all the sentiments, has permanent power over me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
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
I would fain at the moment have become bee or lizard, that I might have found fitting nutriment, permanent shelter here.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
persistentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. lasting for a long time and difficult to get rid of
At last, overcome by her persistent entreaties that he would take something, he lifted the glass and drank again.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE RAVEN
He persisted until, at last, he had not sufficient strength to rise and cast his supper out of the loophole.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
The wound persisted in healing with a rapidity that astonished him, and instead of trying to forget, he found himself trying to remember.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
personnelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. group of people willing to obey orders, like those employed in a company, organization, or one of the armed forces
pessimismspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. belief that life is basically bad or evil; gloominess
pigeonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large, usually grey bird that is often seen in towns sitting on buildings in large groups
The next time Heathcliff came my young lady chanced to be feeding some pigeons in the court.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Beside them, on laths and perches, sat nearly a hundred pigeons, all asleep, seemingly; but yet they moved a little when the robber maiden came.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
"Kiss it," cried the little girl, and flung the pigeon in Gerda's face.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
poeticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. like or relating to poetry or poets
Her poetic and excited mind pictured it as the soul of her grandmother.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
In a word, an almost poetical fervor prevailed.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 6. The Deputy Procureur du Roi.
First I was a poet; now sold for a few pence as a lark; no doubt it was that accursed poetical nature which has metamorphosed me into such a poor harmless little creature.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
pollutantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. waste matter that contaminates the water, air, or soil
populationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the people who inhabit a territory or state
n. the number of inhabitants in a given country, or city etc.
The garret windows and tops of houses were so crowded with spectators, that I thought in all my travels I had not seen a more populous place.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
porpoisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a mammal that lives in the sea, swims in groups, and looks similar to a dolphin but has a shorter rounder nose
There's a porpoise close behind us, and he's treading on my tail.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER X. The Lobster Quadrille
possessspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. occupy in person; hold or actually have in one's own keeping; have the legal title to
It will correct you of feigning more valour than you possess.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
I do not pretend to possess equal frankness with your ladyship.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
This treasure exists, Dantes, and if I have not been allowed to possess it, you will.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
possessivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having or showing a desire to control or dominate
n. the case expressing ownership
It will correct you of feigning more valour than you possess.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
I do not pretend to possess equal frankness with your ladyship.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
This treasure exists, Dantes, and if I have not been allowed to possess it, you will.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
postdatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be later in time, happen or exist after something
postgraduatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. student who continues studies after graduation for second degree
posthumousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. happening after a person's death, as of child born after father's death
"Yes, yes," said Caderousse; and his eyes glistened at the thought of this posthumous revenge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 83. The Hand of God.
postponementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. time during which some action is awaited
n. act of putting off an event to a future time
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.