8th Grade Spelling Words With Definition

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abandonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. leave a place, thing, or person, usually for ever
I abandon to you, then, what is absolutely superfluous to me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
I swear to you by him who died for us that naught shall induce me to breathe one syllable to my jailers; but I conjure you do not abandon me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
In a week, Mr. Rivers and Hannah repaired to the parsonage: and so the old grange was abandoned.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
abbreviationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. shortening something by omitting parts of it
abductionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. criminal act of capturing and carrying away by force
"Yes, my dear, the abduction is an accomplished fact," replied Eugenie.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 97. The Departure for Belgium.
academicspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. related to school; not practical or directly useful; relating to scholarly organization
Doubtless Albert was about to discuss seriously his right to the academic chair when they were informed that dinner was ready.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
academyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an organization intended to protect and develop an art, science, language, etc.
n. a school that teaches a particular subject or trains people for a particular job
A further account of the academy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
The author permitted to see the grand academy of Lagado.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
I was received very kindly by the warden, and went for many days to the academy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
acceptablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. satisfactory and able to be agreed to or approved of
a. just good enough, but not very good
These parties were acceptable to all; to avoid a family circle was even more desirable to such as did think, than such as did not.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 51
Her ladyship seemed pleased with the idea; and you may imagine that I am happy on every occasion to offer those little delicate compliments which are always acceptable to ladies.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 14
His accompanying them was a double advantage; she felt all the compliment it offered to herself, and it was most acceptable as an occasion of introducing him to her father and mother.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 21
accessiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. easily approached or entered; obtainable; easy to talk to or get along with
The accession of fortune, the discovery of my relations, followed in due order.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
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.
acclaimspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. applaud; give public approval and praise
accommodatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. do a favor or service for; provide for; supply with; make suitable
They preferred taking it out of doors, under the trees, and I set a little table to accommodate them.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Reader, though I look comfortably accommodated, I am not very tranquil in my mind.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
Isabella was dead; and he wrote to bid me get mourning for his daughter, and arrange a room, and other accommodations, for his youthful nephew.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
accompanistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who provides musical accompaniment, usually on a piano
accomplicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. partner in crime; associate in wrongdoing
Which makes him your accomplice to all intents and purposes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
Her accomplice suffered for his share in the escape, notwithstanding his timid contrivances.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
"'"You would call acting generously, knowing your conspiracy and not informing against you, that is what I should call becoming your accomplice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
accomplishmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. achievement or fulfillment; something that is successful after a lot of work or effort
I advise you to learn, for German is a valuable accomplishment to teachers.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
Her many attractions were again dwelt on, and Caroline boasted joyfully of their increasing intimacy, and ventured to predict the accomplishment of the wishes which had been unfolded in her former letter.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
I want my daughters to be beautiful, accomplished, and good.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINE
accountantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who maintains and audits business accounts
You see, it is very difficult to keep an account of a business matter of that kind.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Till now she had done well, been prudent and exact, kept her little account books neatly, and showed them to him monthly without fear.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
The gods have given me quite enough worries without that, for I have lost the best of masters, and am in continual grief on his account.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
acquittalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of being found or proved not guilty; judgment of not guilty
adherentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who strongly supports something; one who follows or upholds a leader, party, cause
Yes; I feel now that I was right when I adhered to principle and law, and scorned and crushed the insane promptings of a frenzied moment.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
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
adolescencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state of growing up from childhood to adult; transitional period between youth and maturity
adventurousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. willing to try new or difficult things; willing to engage in adventures
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
Several adventurers that happened to the author.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER V.
Jo told her adventures, and by the time she had finished they were at home.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
advertisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give notice to; make something known in public, especially to sell it
Then his next move will be to advertise Jim, or something like that.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV.
Pickwick, the president, read the paper, which was filled with original tales, poetry, local news, funny advertisements, and hints, in which they good-naturedly reminded each other of their faults and short comings.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
algebraspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the mathematics of generalized arithmetical operations
Mr. Davis knew any quantity of Greek, Latin, algebra, and ologies of all sorts so he was called a fine teacher, and manners, morals, feelings, and examples were not considered of any particular importance.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVEN
alternatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
Jane ran to her uncle and aunt, and welcomed and thanked them both, with alternate smiles and tears.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
And so, by dint of alternate coaxing and commanding, he contrived to get them all once more enclosed in their separate dormitories.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
An unhappy alternative is before you, Elizabeth.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 20
amphibianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. able to live both on land and in water
ancestorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person related to you who lived a long time ago; forefather, forerunner, or predecessor
The themes were the same that had been illuminated upon similar occasions by their mothers before them, their grandmothers, and doubtless all their ancestors in the female line clear back to the Crusades.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
"It is a road your ancestors have traced for you," said Albert gallantly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
ancientspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time
and De Vere, when he gives his ancient name and boundless.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
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
I made all the sail I could, and in half an hour she spied me, then hung out her ancient, and discharged a gun.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER VIII.
antecedentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone from whom you are descended, but usually more remote than a grandparent
n. a word or phrase that a pronoun refers back to
anthropologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. social science that studies origins and social relationships of human beings
appreciatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
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.
apprenticespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. works for an expert to learn a trade; beginner or learner
There was a man born blind, who had several apprentices in his own condition: their employment was to mix colours for painters, which their master taught them to distinguish by feeling and smelling.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER V.
aqueductspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a structure for carrying water across land, especially one like bridge that carries pipes or a canal across a valley
He then saw the great aqueducts, those stone phantoms which he had before remarked, only then they were on the right hand, now they were on the left.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
asteriskspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a symbol (*) shaped like a star
asteroidspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small planet; one of many large rocks that circle the sun
astrologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. study of the positions of stars, in the belief that stars affect the character and lives of people
Most of them, and especially those who deal in the astronomical part, have great faith in judicial astrology, although they are ashamed to own it publicly.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
astronomerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a physicist who studies astronomy
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.
This loadstone is under the care of certain astronomers, who, from time to time, give it such positions as the monarch directs.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
Most of them, and especially those who deal in the astronomical part, have great faith in judicial astrology, although they are ashamed to own it publicly.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
astronomicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. enormously large or extensive; relating to astronomy
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.
Most of them, and especially those who deal in the astronomical part, have great faith in judicial astrology, although they are ashamed to own it publicly.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
This loadstone is under the care of certain astronomers, who, from time to time, give it such positions as the monarch directs.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
astronomyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and universe as a whole
A phenomenon solved by modern philosophy and astronomy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
They are well enough acquainted with the motions of those two luminaries, and understand the nature of eclipses; and this is the utmost progress of their astronomy.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER IX.
attendantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. aide or servant; someone whose job is to help others in a particular situation
Ali was his principal attendant during this nocturnal survey.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
A door opened, through which the attendant and the baron disappeared.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
An attendant arose at a sign from a confidential clerk at the first desk.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
audiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. heard or perceptible by the ear
Only the last words of the worship were audible.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
It was now dark; but a rumbling of wheels was audible.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
Some parleying was audible in the hall, and soon the new-comer entered.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
audiencespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. group of people together in one place to watch or listen to a play, film, or speaking
The faces of the audience began to betray annoyance.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
The audience listened breathless, but the words refused to come.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Both sexes were about equally represented in the packed audience.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
auditspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make an official examination of the accounts of a business and produce a report
auditionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take part in a trial performance; evaluate in a trial performance
auditoriumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. area of theater or concert hall where audience sits
n. a large public building where meetings and concerts are held
auralspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to hearing or the ear
auxiliaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. giving help or support, especially to a more important person or thing
bachelorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the first or lowest academic degree from colleges
n. unmarried man
He paused discreetly at a distance when Brooke disappeared, but he could both see and hear, and being a bachelor, enjoyed the prospect mightily.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
As for his wife, he bowed to her, as some husbands do to their wives, but in a way that bachelors will never comprehend, until a very extensive code is published on conjugal life.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
When Albert found himself alone with Monte Cristo, "My dear count," said he, "allow me to commence my services as cicerone by showing you a specimen of a bachelor's apartment."
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
bacteriaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. very small organisms that are found everywhere and are the cause of many diseases
badmintonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sport in which two or four people hit a light object with feathers over a high net
bagelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a type of bread that is small, hard, and in the shape of a ring
bayouspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an area of slowly moving water at the side of the main river
beigespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a light greyish brown color
bicentennialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the 200th anniversary, or the celebration of it
bicyclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals