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postwarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. happening or existing in the period after a war, especially the First or Second World War
prearrangespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. arrange beforehand
precautionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an action that is done to prevent something unpleasant or dangerous happening
Now, as soon as he beheld her, his first precaution was to take a sweeping survey of the house-front.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
I say the two, because Cardinal Rospigliosi, who had not taken any precaution, was completely despoiled.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
And issuing from my asylum with precaution, I sought a back-stairs which conducted directly to the kitchen.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
preciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of high worth or cost
She is a capital nurse, and you may trust the precious babies to her while you do more housework.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
And no time is so beautiful and precious to parents as the first years of the little lives given to them to train.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
Money is a needful and precious thing, and when well used, a noble thing, but I never want you to think it is the first or only prize to strive for.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
precociousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. showing mental development or achievement much earlier than usual; appearing or developing early
I was a precocious actress in her eyes; she sincerely looked on me as a compound of virulent passions, mean spirit, and dangerous duplicity.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
I flatter myself I'm a 'gentleman growed' as Peggotty said of David, and when you see Amy, you'll find her rather a precocious infant, said Laurie, looking amused at her maternal air.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
preferspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. select as an alternative over another
v. give preference to one over another
But so it is; a woman will often, from mere wilfulness, prefer that which is dangerous to that which is safe.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
Believe me, there are only the two plans I have proposed to you; forgive my vanity, and tell me which you prefer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
I am to have my meals with the children, if I prefer it to the great table, and for the present I do, for I am bashful, though no one will believe it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
preferablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. more desirable or worthy than another; better or more suitable
After all, it is preferable to be hated than loved by him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
I preferred to stay at home and write letters.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
It was all right: at present I decidedly preferred these fierce favours to anything more tender.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
prehistoricspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. describing the period before there were written records; ancient
a. no longer fashionable
preliminaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. prior to or preparing for the main matter; introductory
n. an action or event preceding or preparing for something more important
Madame de Villefort shuddered at the sight of that cold countenance, that resolute tone, and the awfully strange preliminaries.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 108. The Judge.
Danglars; to-day all preliminaries will be arranged at my father's, and to-morrow, or next day at latest, the wedding festival here at La Reserve.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
premonitionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a feeling that something, especially something unpleasant, is going to happen
preposterousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. contrary to nature, reason, or common sense; very silly or stupid; ridiculous
previewspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. watch a movie or play before it is released to the general public
n. short parts of a tv show or film that are shown in public to advertise it
productivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having quality or power of producing; yielding or furnishing results
My journeys became more and more extensive and more productive.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
Their visits to Mrs. Phillips were now productive of the most interesting intelligence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
But nature, it seems, has not been so expert a school-mistress; and these politer pleasures are entirely the productions of art and reason on our side of the globe.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
prominentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very well known and important; immediately noticeable
It stood prominent six feet, and could not be less than sixteen in circumference.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER I.
Scarcely less prominent was an ample cushioned easy-chair near the head of the bed, also white, with a footstool before it; and looking, as I thought, like a pale throne.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
As this is the most prominent, and some say the most attractive table of all, and they are the chief getters-up of the fair, it is thought best for them to take this place.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
promisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. tell someone that you will certainly do something
And so nice of Annie Moffat not to forget her promise.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
He shall not shelter himself behind a promise from you softhearted girls.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
In came Amy, quite calm and delightfully cordial to the one guest who had kept her promise.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
propellerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a device that causes a ship or aircraft to move, consisting of two or more blades that spin at high speed
proteinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one of the many substances found in food, such as meat or eggs, that is necessary for the body to grow
psychiatristspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a doctor who specializes in psychiatry
pummelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. beat or pound with fists; hit or strike heavily and repeatedly
purchasespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. buy something; acquire something by paying for it
His excellency did not charge me to purchase this house.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 42. Monsieur Bertuccio.
But I would really advise you to make your purchase in that neighbourhood, and take Pemberley for a kind of model.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
Her beauty, her pink cheeks and golden curls, seemed to give delight to all who looked at her, and to purchase indemnity for every fault.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
receiptspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something proving that money, goods, or information have been received
Come as soon as you can on receipt of this.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
And Monte Cristo placed the bonds in his pocket with one hand, while with the other he held out the receipt to Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
He had a right, of course, to do as he pleased: and yet a momentary damp is cast on the spirits by the receipt of such news.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
recentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of the immediate past or just previous to the present time
I resumed my song; not having forgotten her recent behaviour.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
The recent event formed the theme of conversation throughout all Paris.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
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.
reconcilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. correct inconsistencies; become compatible or consistent
v. become friendly after a quarrel
When parties in a state are violent, he offered a wonderful contrivance to reconcile them.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
I cannot be so easily reconciled to myself.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
Well, propensities and principles must be reconciled by some means.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
reconstructspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. construct again; rebuild; reconstitute
reducespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make something less in size, amount, degree, importance, or price
It is, if I may take an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth; for every wrench of agony return a wrench: reduce him to my level.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
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.
Wickham of course wanted more than he could get; but at length was reduced to be reasonable.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
registerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. put information, especially name, into an official list; record in writing
v. enroll as a student
Everything was here arranged in perfect order; each register had its number, each file of papers its place.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
Thanks," said the latter, closing the register with a slam, "I have all I want; now it is for me to perform my promise.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
relationshipspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. way in which two things are connected
n. a close romantic friendship between two people
Elizabeth honestly and heartily expressed her delight in the prospect of their relationship.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
I sought in her countenance and features a likeness to Mr. Rochester, but found none: no trait, no turn of expression announced relationship.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
It was not known that Wickham had a single relationship with whom he kept up any connection, and it was certain that he had no near one living.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 48
reliefspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. easing of burden or distress, such as pain or anxiety; release from post or duty
Mrs. March sighed, and Jo looked up with an air of relief.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY
And then, to my great relief, Mr. Henry Lynn summoned them to the other side of the room, to settle some point about the deferred excursion to Hay Common.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
It seemed as if, could I but go back to the idea which had last entered my mind as I stood at the window, some inventive suggestion would rise for my relief.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
reluctantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not willing to do something and therefore slow to do it
He again paused: there seemed a reluctance to continue.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
Finally he strode home reluctantly, with his poor head full of visions.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Then he pressed the hand the baroness reluctantly gave him, and led her respectfully back to the door.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
remedialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. intended to correct something that is wrong or to improve a bad situation; corrective
The former Dantes proposed to augment, the latter to remedy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
This malady admits but of one remedy; I will tell you what that is.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
And the only remedy they found was, to set him to hard work, after which he would infallibly come to himself.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
remedyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a successful way of curing an illness or dealing with a problem
The former Dantes proposed to augment, the latter to remedy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
This malady admits but of one remedy; I will tell you what that is.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
And the only remedy they found was, to set him to hard work, after which he would infallibly come to himself.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
reminiscentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. serving to bring to mind; making someone remember a particular person, event, or thing
Her mind seemed wholly taken up with reminiscences of past gaiety, and aspirations after dissipations to come.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
The lobster was instantly surrounded by a halo of pleasing reminiscences, and curiosity about 'the charming young ladies' diverted his mind from the comical mishap.'
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
remorsefulspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. feeling pain or sorrow for sins or offenses
Aunt Polly felt a sudden pang of remorse.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
For the assassination itself I had never felt any remorse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 44. The Vendetta.
I began to experience remorse, repentance; the wish for reconcilement to my Maker.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
renewspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. increase the life of or replace something old; renovate; make new or as if new again
In the last case I must wait for daylight to renew my search.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 67. At the Office of the King's Attorney.
August rolled by in unceasing efforts on the part of Morrel to renew his credit or revive the old.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
I could not be certain of the reality till I had seen Mr. Rochester again, and heard him renew his words of love and promise.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
rescuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. free someone from harm or evil; take from legal custody by force
I cried out that he would frighten the child into fits, and ran to rescue him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Realizing this, Villefort came to the rescue of the crest-fallen minister, instead of aiding to crush him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
I considered it best to depart without seeing Mr. Heathcliff, and bring a rescue for my young lady from the Grange.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
researchspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. inquire into; attempt to find out in scientific manner
She had left Thornfield Hall in the night; every research after her course had been vain: the country had been scoured far and wide; no vestige of information could be gathered respecting her.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
The lads searched and researched this place, but in vain.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Oh, count, you could assist me perhaps in researches which have been, up to the present, fruitless.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
resentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. feel bitter or be in angry, because of unfair injury or affront
I have no such injuries to resent.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
But as I was not in a condition to resent injuries, so upon mature thoughts I began to doubt whether I was injured or no.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
In spite of various very natural temptations to resent and retaliate, Amy adhered to her resolution all the next day, bent on conquering her enemy by kindness.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
resignspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give up a job or position; abandon
He meant to resign his commission immediately; and as to his future situation, he could conjecture very little about it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
Dantes gazed on the man who could thus philosophically resign hopes so long and ardently nourished with an astonishment mingled with admiration.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
No plan offered itself: the very exhibition of any desire to keep him would have rendered the claimant more peremptory: there was nothing left but to resign him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
resignationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of leaving a job or position and making a statement for it
n. attitude of accepting something unpleasant because you cannot change it
Time brought resignation, and a melancholy sweeter than common joy.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
Morrel raised his two hands to heaven with an expression of resignation and sublime gratitude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 29. The House of Morrel & Son.
You are a woman at once full of spirit and resignation; I have become simple in my tastes, and am without passion, I hope.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
restaurantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a place where meals are prepared and served to customers
retrievalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. process of finding and bringing back something
Many a man has been able to retrieve his character, if he has openly confessed his fault and taken his punishment.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
I settled his doubts, by suddenly retrieving my gravity and desiring him to walk away, for I came to see Linton, not him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
reviewspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. study again something, in preparation for an exam, practice to refresh memory
n. summary of a longer discussion
Her astonishment, as she reflected on what had passed, was increased by every review of it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
It was not till after I had withdrawn to my own chamber for the night, that I steadily reviewed the tale Mr. Rochester had told me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
Dantes reviewed his past life with composure, and, looking forward with terror to his future existence, chose that middle line that seemed to afford him a refuge.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
rhinestonespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. bright, transparent artificial jewel that looks like a diamond, used as an inexpensive ornament
roughlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. without taking a lot of care to make something perfect
ad. approximately; more or less
There were some roughly printed letters on it and a sort of picture.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Here no wind beats roughly, and neither rain nor snow can fall; but it abides in everlasting sunshine and in a great peacefulness of light, wherein the blessed gods are illumined for ever and ever.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VI
Only a rough sketch of Laurie taming a horse.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
scenicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having or allowing someone to see beautiful natural features
scentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. distinctive odor that is pleasant; fragrance or perfume
She bent very close to them and sniffed the fresh scent of the damp earth.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Witches have red eyes, and cannot see far, but they have a keen scent like the beasts, and are aware when human beings draw near.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In HANSEL AND GRETEL
The next minute she was in the room and had run across to his bed, bringing with her a waft of fresh air full of the scent of the morning.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
schedulespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. plan for an activity or event; arrange
seizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take hold of; take or capture by force
He darted upon it as an eagle would seize upon its prey.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 79. The Lemonade.
Then they turned upon him and tried to seize him; but he drew his sword.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE KING OF THE GOLDEN MOUNTAIN
I like her too well, my dear Heathcliff, to let you absolutely seize and devour her up.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
sensationalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very good, exciting, or unusual; intended to arouse strong curiosity, interest, or reaction
They are trash, and will soon be worse trash if I go on, for each is more sensational than the last.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
Elizabeth, with a triumphant sensation, looked towards his friend.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 54
She took to writing sensation stories, for in those dark ages, even all-perfect America read rubbish.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
sensitivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily upset by the things people say or do; responsive to external conditions
You are too sensitive about things.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Yet it was a hard time for sensitive, high-spirited Jo, who meant so well and had apparently done so ill.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
Her spirit was high, though not rough, and qualified by a heart sensitive and lively to excess in its affections.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII