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bifocalsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. eyeglasses having two focal lengths, one for near vision and the other for far vision
bilingualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. using or able to use two languages, especially with equal or nearly equal fluency
binocularsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a pair of tubes with glass lenses at either end to see things far away more clearly
biologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. science that studies living organisms
n. all the plant and animal life of a particular region
biscuitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small, flat cake that is dry and usually sweet; cookie
Germain, a glass of sherry and a biscuit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 39. The Guests.
The major made a wise choice; he took the full glass and a biscuit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
The count told Baptistin to leave the plate within reach of his guest, who began by sipping the Alicante with an expression of great satisfaction, and then delicately steeped his biscuit in the wine.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
boulevardspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a wide street in city, usually with trees on each side or along the centre
Maximilian crossed the canal and entered the Rue Meslay by the boulevards.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
Having crossed Paris, it passed through the Faubourg du Temple, then leaving the exterior boulevards, it reached the cemetery.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
The weather was dull and stormy, a cold wind shook the few remaining yellow leaves from the boughs of the trees, and scattered them among the crowd which filled the boulevards.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
boundaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. dividing line that marks the edge or limit of something; border
The palings of Rosings Park was their boundary on one side.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
The park paling was still the boundary on one side, and she soon passed one of the gates into the ground.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 35
The Reindeer and the young hind leaped along beside them, and accompanied them to the boundary of the country.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
briefcasespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. portable, often flat case with a handle, used for carrying papers or books
brochurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small book usually having paper cover; pamphlet
bulletinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. brief statement of facts; any public notice or announcement
n. a periodical publication
Mr. Brooke sent a bulletin every day, and as the head of the family, Meg insisted on reading the dispatches, which grew more cheerful as the week passed.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
calculatorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small machine that is used for mathematical calculations
Villefort had calculated rightly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
He had calculated on these first objections: he was not irritated by them.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
The Cadets paraded in a style calculated to kill the late member with envy.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
candidatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is competing to get a job, prize, or honor
I myself have seen two or three candidates break a limb.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
I will candidly explain the reason of both, and I trust to your goodness to pardon me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 51. Pyramus and Thisbe.
Next to the merit of infallibility which you appear to possess, I rank that of candidly acknowledging a fault.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
Capitolspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the government building in Washington where the Senate and the House of Representatives meet
capturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take someone as a prisoner, or to take something into your possession, especially by force
There was a small log raft there which they meant to capture.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
Regardless of this warning, she captured his closed hand and its contents again.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
You think he is tracked, pursued, captured; he is advancing as rapidly as his own eagles.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 12. Father and Son.
cardiganspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. knitted clothing, such as a sweater or jacket, that opens down the full length of the front
caribouspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large deer with long horns with branches that lives in North America
caricaturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. representation, like a picture, that is deliberately exaggerated to produce a comic effect
Tom partly uncovered a dismal caricature of a house with two gable ends to it and a corkscrew of smoke issuing from the chimney.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
Andrea Cavalcanti found his tilbury waiting at the door; the groom, in every respect a caricature of the English fashion, was standing on tiptoe to hold a large iron-gray horse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 64. The Beggar.
categoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. group, class, or collection of things sharing a common attribute
cemeteryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. place or ground set apart for the burial of the dead; graveyard
At length they arrived at the cemetery.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 105. The Cemetery of Pere-la-Chaise.
Grass and weeds grew rank over the whole cemetery.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
On landing, the count turned towards the cemetery, where he felt sure of finding Morrel.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 113. The Past.
chameleonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lizard that changes color in different situations
chandelierspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a decorative light that hangs from the ceiling with a number of bulbs or candles
So when the three servants came, nothing was there but a church, with a chandelier in it.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In FUNDEVOGEL
When they got home, the cook asked if they had not found them; so they said no, they had found nothing but a church, and there was a chandelier in it.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In FUNDEVOGEL
At the play, he sits in the great chandelier and burns in bright flames, so that people think it is really a flame, but they soon discover it is something else.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE NAUGHTY BOY
chauffeurspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone whose job is to drive a car for a rich or important person
chemistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a scientist who specializes in chemistry
"By chemists and persons who have a taste for chemistry," said Monte Cristo carelessly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
D'Avrigny followed the invalid, wrote a prescription, ordered Villefort to take a cabriolet, go in person to a chemist's to get the prescribed medicine, bring it himself, and wait for him in his daughter's room.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
chimpanzeespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small, very intelligent African ape with black or brown fur
civilizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. educate a society so that its culture becomes more developed
v. improve someone's behaviour
Mr. Bingley was unaffectedly civil in his answer, and forced his younger sister to be civil also, and say what the occasion required.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
In pompous nothings on his side, and civil assents on that of his cousins, their time passed till they entered Meryton.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
Perhaps he had been civil only because he felt himself at ease; yet there had been that in his voice which was not like ease.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 43
cocoaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a dark brown powder made from the crushed beans of a tree, used to make chocolate
n. a sweet chocolate drink that is made with cocoa powder
coffeespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a dark brown powder with a strong flavour and smell that is made by crushing coffee beans
n. a drink consisting of an infusion of ground coffee beans
No, dear, run along, and bring me some coffee.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
There is some hot coffee for you on the stove.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
No one could resist her persuasive nods, or the fragrant invitation issuing from the nose of the coffee pot.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SIXTEEN
collidespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. come into conflict or opposition; conflict
combinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. join together to make a single thing or group; blend, fuse, or merge
The materials are all prepared; there only wants a movement to combine them.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
This calmness of Busoni, combined with his irony and boldness, staggered Caderousse.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
TOM presented himself before Aunt Polly, who was sitting by an open window in a pleasant rearward apartment, which was bedroom, breakfast-room, dining-room, and library, combined.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
comedianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person whose job is to make people laugh by telling jokes and funny stories
commemorationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a ceremony to honor the memory of someone or something officially
commemorate his name by so uncommon an action.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
If we wanted to conceal the noble action this purse commemorates, we should not expose it thus to view.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
commissaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a government official with a particular responsibility
n. a retail store, usually serve for people in the army or in prison
At the door he met the commissary of police, who was waiting for him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
The commissary took up an iron mallet and knocked thrice, every blow seeming to Dantes as if struck on his heart.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
Brooke is commander in chief, I am commissary general, the other fellows are staff officers, and you, ladies, are company.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
commitmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a promise or firm decision to do something
n. act of binding yourself to a course of action
I increased in wickedness till I committed crime.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
You and papa have committed a great sin against me.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
She loves him; it was for his sake she has committed these crimes.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 111. Expiation.
commotionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a sudden, short period of noise, confusion, or excited movement
These civil commotions were constantly fomented by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
communicationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. activity of communicating; conveying information, like message, letter, or announcement
Mr. Darcy has not authorised me to make his communication public.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 40
Mary and Kitty were both with Mrs. Bennet: one communication would, therefore, do for all.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 49
When her mother went up to her dressing-room at night, she followed her, and made the important communication.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
companionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person you spend a lot of time with, often because of friends or travelling together; partner
Gifted men found a companion in him.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
The latter was much more agreeable than his companion expected.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
He can be a conversible companion if he thinks it worth his while.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
comparisonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. considering something similar or of equal quality to something else
n. act of comparing two or more people or things
The death of your daughter would have been a blessing in comparison of this.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 48
My brother Edward, who inherits nothing from his mother, will, therefore, be poor in comparison with me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
competitivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. wanting very much to win or be more successful than other people
Jane was beyond competition her favourite child.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
He was her dear Wickham on every occasion; no one was to be put in competition with him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 51
complementspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make something else seem better or more attractive when combining with it
and his predecessors; and he saw that the complement was not half empty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
complimentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a remark that expresses approval, admiration, or respect; praise
Accept my thanks for the compliment you are paying me.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
I would rather be paid the compliment of being believed sincere.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
You must give me leave to judge for myself, and pay me the compliment of believing what I say.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
compromisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. accept that you will reduce your demands to reach an agreement with someone
v. lower or weaken standards, risk harming something
At last there was Waterloo, and Morrel came no more; he had done all that was in his power, and any fresh attempt would only compromise himself uselessly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 13. The Hundred Days.
Doubtless Signor Pastrini found this pleasantry compromising, for he only answered half the question, and then he spoke to Franz, as the only one likely to listen with attention.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
Demi paused to consider the new relationship before he compromised himself by the rash acceptance of a bribe, which took the tempting form of a family of wooden bears from Berne.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
concentratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. bring to or direct toward a common center; unite more closely; gather into one body
The look of the minister of police was turned with concentrated spite on Villefort, who bent his head in modest triumph.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 11. The Corsican Ogre.
At these words it was still possible to observe in Monte Cristo the concentrated look, changing color, and slight trembling of the eyelid that show emotion.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
concessionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something that is allowed or given up, often to end a disagreement; act of yielding
Then new concessions to the people, then a constitution, then liberty.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
condominiumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an apartment building in which each apartment is owned separately
confiscatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. officially take private property away from someone, usually by legal authority
congestionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of gathering, heaping together, or forming a mass
conjecturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. guess, based on the appearance of a situation and not on proof
Your conjecture is totally wrong, I assure you.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 6
It was a painful, but not an improbable, conjecture.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 53
Linton will conjecture how it is, and trouble himself no further about you.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Connecticutspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in the northeastern US, a New England state
considerationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of thinking about something carefully
She would not be burdened with her society for any consideration.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Danglars has sacrificed them to the selfish consideration of gaining some thousands of paltry francs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
Then the foolish criminal is taken, imprisoned, interrogated, confronted, confounded, condemned, and cut off by hemp or steel; or if she be a woman of any consideration, they lock her up for life.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
constellationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a group of stars in the sky that appear to form a pattern and that have a name
n. a group of famous people all together in one place
I admired the strength, comeliness, and speed of the inhabitants; and such a constellation of virtues, in such amiable persons, produced in me the highest veneration.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.