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serialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a story appearing in regular installments on tv, magazine, or newspaper
a. happening one after another in time or order
servicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of dealing with customers in a shop, restaurant, etc.
This evening I will be wholly and absolutely at your service, you helpless little mortal.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
On Sunday, after morning service, the separation, so agreeable to almost all, took place.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 12
They discovered I could draw: their pencils and colour-boxes were immediately at my service.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
sewerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. waste pipe that carries away sewage or surface water
shieldspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. protective covering or structure; a large, flat object made of metal or leather that soldiers held to protect themselves
Father, let me bring you a shield, two spears, and a brass helmet for your temples.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
Let us then show fight; draw your swords, and hold up the tables to shield you from his arrows.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XXII
Once on a time, a knight went out into the world to seek his fortune, for he had nothing but his sword and his shield.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
significancespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the quality of being worthy of attention; importance
Many men might have been handsomer, but certainly there could be none whose appearance was more significant, if the expression may be used.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 70. The Ball.
Here Haidee cast a significant glance at Monte Cristo, whose eyes had been riveted on her countenance during the whole course of her narrative.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
The old man looked at her for an instant with an expression of the deepest tenderness, then, turning towards the notary, he significantly winked his eye in token of dissent.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
skiingspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. action of traveling over snow on skis, especially as a sport or recreation
sloganspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. phrase used repeatedly, as in advertising or promotion
socialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to human society and its members
a. marked by friendly companionship with others
I doubted I had taken a step which sank instead of raising me in the scale of social existence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
de Villefort moved in the first Parisian circles, less owing to his social position than to his personal merit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
His rusty coat had a social air, and the baggy pockets plainly proved that little hands often went in empty and came out full.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
solemnspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. serious and without any humour
A strange and solemn object was that corpse to me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
I saw his solemn eye melt with sudden fire, and flicker with resistless emotion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
Here an ancient monastery, whence the solemn chanting of the monks came down to them.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
sophomorespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a student studying in the second year at a US college or high school
strictspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. limiting people’s freedom to behave as they wish beyond what is usual
a. exactly correct
To be kept in strict solitary confinement, and to be closely watched and guarded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 28. The Prison Register.
In strict accordance with the promise made to the abbe, Dantes spoke no more of escape.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 17. The Abbe's Chamber.
And I believe, upon a strict inquiry, those quarrels might be shown as ill-grounded among us as they are among that people.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
subtlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. slight; be difficult to detect or grasp by the mind
Not even a god could see them so fine and subtle were they.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
suggestionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an idea, possible plan, or action that is mentioned for other people to consider
Presently he got rather interested and suddenly made a suggestion.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
The suggestion was sensible, and yet I could not force myself to act on it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Villefort shuddered at the suggestion; but he had gone too far to draw back.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
susceptiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily influenced; having little resistance, as to a disease
The intrepid treasure-seeker walked round it, and, selecting the spot from whence it appeared most susceptible to attack, placed his lever in one of the crevices, and strained every nerve to move the mass.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
"Go on, Signor Pastrini," continued Franz, smiling at his friend's susceptibility.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
Signor Pastrini," returned Franz, "you are more susceptible than Cassandra, who was a prophetess, and yet no one believed her; while you, at least, are sure of the credence of half your audience.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
suspiciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. openly distrustful and unwilling to confide; questionable
He talks of her constantly, writes poetry, and moons about in a most suspicious manner.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
Danglars cast another suspicious look towards him without answering, and Monte Cristo turned away to conceal the expression of pity which passed over his features, but which was gone in a moment.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
Danglars began to look suspiciously at Morcerf, when some one came and whispered a few words to him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
teenagespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being of the age 13 through 19
temperamentalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively sensitive or irritable; moody; likely to perform unpredictably
Tennesseespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in east central United States
thereforespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. consequently; hence
Out, therefore it came, and with it many necessary links in the story.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
Have respect, therefore, to your own consciences and to public opinion.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK II
We will put an end therefore to all this weeping, and attend to our supper again.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
thirteenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being one more than twelve
n. the number that is the sum of twelve and one
Till she reached the age of thirteen she had not once been beyond the range of the park by herself.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
Well, all at once here comes a canoe; just a beauty, too, about thirteen or fourteen foot long, riding high like a duck.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
No person dined with the queen but the two princesses royal, the eldest sixteen years old, and the younger at that time thirteen and a month.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER III.
thoroughspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. complete with regard to every detail; not superficial and not partial
So far I have governed myself thoroughly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
I believe you do feel thoroughly at home with us.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
Yes, now I am beginning to understand thoroughly.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
thoroughlyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. completely, very much, in a detailed and careful way
So far I have governed myself thoroughly.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
I believe you do feel thoroughly at home with us.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
Yes, now I am beginning to understand thoroughly.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
thunderstormspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
Alice looked up, and there stood the Queen in front of them, with her arms folded, frowning like a thunderstorm.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX. The Mock Turtle's Story
tissuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. groups of cells that make particular parts of the body
n. soft thin paper
tobogganspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an object for sitting on and sliding over snow and ice, its board curved upward in front
tomatospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mildly acid red or yellow pulpy fruit eaten as a vegetable
She went to the open door and stood in it and looked out among the tomato vines and "jimpson" weeds that constituted the garden.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
tractorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a motor vehicle with large back wheels and thick tyres, used on farms for pulling machinery
tranquilspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. calm and peaceful and without noise, violence, or worry
This, spoken in a cool, tranquil tone, was mortifying and baffling enough.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
Reader, though I look comfortably accommodated, I am not very tranquil in my mind.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Jo leaned down to kiss the tranquil face, and with that silent kiss, she dedicated herself soul and body to Beth.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
tremendousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. huge; capable of making one tremble
He was in a tremendous state of excitement.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
But it cost a tremendous lot of money, Christine.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Many a time I was desperately tired; but all the same it was a tremendous pleasure to sit there working and earning money.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
trustworthyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. dependable and reliable; able to be trusted
He is the most estimable, the most trustworthy creature in the world, and I will venture to say, there is not a better seaman in all the merchant service.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
You are aware, monsieur, that a man may be estimable and trustworthy in private life, and the best seaman in the merchant service, and yet be, politically speaking, a great criminal.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
tunnelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. passageway through or under something, usually underground
It was empty, and Dantes emerged from the tunnel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
They toiled their way to the farther end of the tunnel, then made their spliced kite-strings fast and moved on.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
Then the tunnel will be discovered; the men who cast me into the sea and who must have heard the cry I uttered, will be questioned.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 21. The Island of Tiboulen.
twelfthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. coming next after the eleventh and just before the thirteenth in position
n. one part in twelve equal parts
Given at our palace at Belfaborac, the twelfth day of the ninety-first moon of our reign.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
underachieverspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who is less successful than they should be at school or at work
undercoverspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. working secretly using a false appearance to get information for the police
underweightspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. weighing less than usual, very thin
uniformspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a particular set of clothes for a particular group, like police
a. the same; not changing or different in any way
All members to appear in uniform.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
With sword, and uniform, and plume so high.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
On grand occasions you must wear your uniform; that will look very well.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
unitespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. bring together for a common purpose or action or ideology or in a shared situation
The year is gone, we still unite.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
Words were insufficient for the elevation of his feelings; and he was obliged to walk about the room, while Elizabeth tried to unite civility and truth in a few short sentences.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 38
I never saw more simple tastes united to greater magnificence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
unityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being joined together or in agreement; quality of being united into one
unwieldyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. difficult to use or handle because of size, weight, or shape; lacking grace in movement or posture
unwrittenspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not recorded in writing
a. not official, but which people generally accept and obey
urbanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. metropolitan; of or in a city or town
vaccinationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the process or an act of giving someone a vaccine
vaguespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. imprecise or indistinct; not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided
But when Laurie was gone, and peace prevailed again, the vague anxiety returned and haunted her.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
This reproach of my dependence had become a vague sing-song in my ear: very painful and crushing, but only half intelligible.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
My work, which had appeared so vague, so hopelessly diffuse, condensed itself as he proceeded, and assumed a definite form under his shaping hand.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
vanillaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a substance made from the seeds of a tropical plant, used to give flavour to sweet foods
varietyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. diversity; quality or condition of being various or varied
The park was very large, and contained great variety of ground.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
He had contemplated a good part of the performance before he contributed his bit of variety to it.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
The place is stored with great variety of sextants, quadrants, telescopes, astrolabes, and other astronomical instruments.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
viewpointspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a place from where a person can see something, as natural beauty
waltzspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a formal dance in triple time with a strong accent to move around a large room
So I was satisfied, and said we would waltz in on it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV.
There was one in the room; Bessie went and opened it, and then asked me to sit down and give her a tune: I played a waltz or two, and she was charmed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
And as at this moment the orchestra gave the signal for the waltz, Albert put his arm round the waist of the countess, and disappeared with her in the whirl of dancers.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
worthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having a particular value, especially in money
n. the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful
I think she is worth looking at.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
Never mind fine clothes and jewels, now: all that is not worth a fillip.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
She has sold everything she had that was worth selling, and now she is enjoying herself.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
wringspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. twist by holding tightly; compress something by turning hands in opposite directions to extract liquid
We can only shave our heads for them and wring the tears from our cheeks.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
Aunt Polly fell to crying and wringing her hands.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
He remained motionless, but gnashing his teeth and wringing his hands with fury.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
yieldspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. produce something positive such as a profit; give forth a natural product
v. stop in order to allow other vehicles to go past; give up the control of something
I did not want him to yield, though I could not help being afraid in my heart.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
To agitate him thus deeply, by a resistance he so abhorred, was cruel: to yield was out of the question.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
A regard for the requester would often make one readily yield to a request, without waiting for arguments to reason one into it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10