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consumablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. intended to be used up and then replaced; possible to eat, drink, or use up completely
It will soon be no more than a sacrifice consumed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
He was one of those English tourists who consume a large fortune in travelling.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 69. The Inquiry.
Boys of his own size pretended not to know he had been away at all; but they were consuming with envy, nevertheless.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
contaminatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make impure or unclean by contact or mixture; pollute
continentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one of the seven large land masses on the earth's surface
The continent, as far as it is subject to the monarch of the flying island, passes under the general name of Balnibarbi; and the metropolis, as I said before, is called Lagado.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER IV.
I'm going to write you a regular volume, for I've got heaps to tell, though I'm not a fine young lady traveling on the continent.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
contradictspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. deny the truth of a statement, especially by asserting the opposite; confront
You hear now how I contradict myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
If it be not so, let Mr. Darcy contradict it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 17
He did not contradict me; perhaps he had fallen into a doze.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
correlationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. mutual relationship; a connection between two or more facts
corruptionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. illegal, bad, or dishonest behaviour, especially by people in positions of power; bribery or fraud
She would not betray her trust, I suppose, without bribery and corruption, for she really did know where her friend was to be found.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
Lap, in the old obsolete language, signifies high; and untuh, a governor; from which they say, by corruption, was derived Laputa, from Lapuntuh.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
But when a creature pretending to reason could be capable of such enormities, he dreaded lest the corruption of that faculty might be worse than brutality itself.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
cowardicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lack of courage to face danger; extreme timidity; lack of spirit
Inquiries were made as to how it got there; I was obliged to confess, and in recompense for my cowardice and inhumanity was sent out of the house.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
criminalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who has committed a crime; one who is found guilty by verdict
Sometimes I amuse myself by delivering some bandit or criminal from the bonds of the law.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
Every criminal I condemn seems to me living evidence that I am not a hideous exception to the rest.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
Two men, seated on the movable plank on which the victim is laid, were eating their breakfasts, while waiting for the criminal.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 35. La Mazzolata.
culturalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to the habits, traditions, and beliefs of a society
curiousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. interested in learning about people or things around you; eager for knowledge
It was a curious laugh; distinct, formal, mirthless.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
And I am tremendously curious to see what you are going to surprise me with.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
custodianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who has responsibility for or looks after something
decisionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a choice that you make about something after thinking about several possibilities
I shall expect your clear decision when I return this day fortnight.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
Which decision proved that her second tumble down the beanstalk had done her some good.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
And he said it with such decision Ben Weatherstaff looked him over, up and down, down and up.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
decreasespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. lessen or reduce; make a quantity smaller
The heat of the day had gradually decreased, and a light breeze arose, seeming like the respiration of nature on awakening from the burning siesta of the south.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
This postscript decreased greatly the young girl's happiness.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
Your Royal Highness must be improving considerably," said the shadow, "I know your complaint is, that you see too clearly, but it has decreased, you are cured.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHADOW
deductivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. reaching an answer by thinking carefully about the known facts
a. involving inferences from general principles
My deduction is," replied Villefort, "that my father, led away by his passions, has committed some fault unknown to human justice, but marked by the justice of God.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
defendantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person in a court of law who is accused of having done something wrong
You shall not defend her, though it is Charlotte Lucas.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Beth mourned as for a departed kitten, and Meg refused to defend her pet.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER EIGHT
You have been charged with falsehood; defend yourself to me as well as you can.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
definitelyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
ad. without question and beyond doubt; clearly
And he proceeded to inform us that his departure from England was now definitively fixed for the ensuing year.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
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
Moreover, before I definitively resolve on quitting England, I will know for certain whether I cannot be of greater use by remaining in it than by leaving it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
dehydratespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids
Delawarespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in the northeastern US
deodorantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a substance that is used to prevent or hide unpleasant smells, like those of the body
departspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. go away or leave, especially on a journey; set out
I too have some to see and ask after in England, before I depart for ever.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
The author has notice given him by his master, that he must depart from the country.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER X.
After she had seen him mount his horse and depart, she was about to close the door, but I ran up to her.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
dependentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relying on or requiring the aid of another for support
Her home and her housekeeping, her parish and her poultry, and all their dependent concerns, had not yet lost their charms.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 38
A great deal of good management, depend upon it.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 40
Your father would depend on your resolution and good conduct, I am sure.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 26
deprivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take something away from someone
You have deprived the best years of his life of that independence which was no less his due than his desert.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
No, I want to live; I shall struggle to the very last; I will yet win back the happiness of which I have been deprived.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 20. The Cemetery of the Chateau D'If.
By her next speech, Jo deprived herself of several years of pleasure, and received a timely lesson in the art of holding her tongue.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
descendantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person related to someone from an earlier generation; offspring
The solicitor addressed me as he descended the stair.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
Hindley descended more leisurely, sobered and abashed.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
He descended the one step, and advanced slowly and gropingly towards the grass-plat.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
despondentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unhappy and with no hope or enthusiasm
All I see has made me thankful, not despondent.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
Your habitual expression in those days, Jane, was a thoughtful look; not despondent, for you were not sickly; but not buoyant, for you had little hope, and no actual pleasure.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
The fresh winds blew away desponding doubts, delusive fancies, and moody mists.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
detectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. discover the presence of; identify
Dantes dug away the earth carefully, and detected, or fancied he detected, the ingenious artifice.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
And often, from the side of my eye, I could detect her raising a hand, and brushing something off her cheek.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
This time he thought he could detect colicky symptoms, and he began to encourage them with considerable hope.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
diameterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. length of a straight line passing through the center of a circle and connecting two points on its edge
It was about a foot long, and four inches in diameter.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VIII.
At the end of an hour the stone was extricated from the wall, leaving a cavity a foot and a half in diameter.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
It is hooped round with a hollow cylinder of adamant, four feet yards in diameter, placed horizontally, and supported by eight adamantine feet, each six yards high.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER III.
dictationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. action of saying words aloud to be typed or written down
n. action of giving orders authoritatively
I hope the world will not call me cowardly for acting as my conscience dictated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
I extended my hand, and was about to pledge myself by any promise he would dictate, but he stopped me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
You must therefore allow me to follow the dictates of my conscience on this occasion, which leads me to perform what I look on as a point of duty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
dictatorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a leader who has complete power in a country and has not been elected by the people
I hope the world will not call me cowardly for acting as my conscience dictated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 90. The Meeting.
I extended my hand, and was about to pledge myself by any promise he would dictate, but he stopped me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
You must therefore allow me to follow the dictates of my conscience on this occasion, which leads me to perform what I look on as a point of duty.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
disagreeablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. unpleasant or unattractive; not agreeing with tastes or expectations
I am quite sorry, Lizzy, that you should be forced to have that disagreeable man all to yourself.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
From what he said of Miss Darcy I was thoroughly prepared to see a proud, reserved, disagreeable girl.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 47
He was the proudest, most disagreeable man in the world, and everybody hoped that he would never come there again.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 3
disasterspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an event or fact that has unfortunate consequences; catastrophe
I interpreted it as a warning of disaster.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
The master frowned, and this completed the disaster.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
But the novel disaster quenched her courage for a time, for public opinion is a giant which has frightened stouter-hearted Jacks on bigger beanstalks than hers.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
discontinuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. stop doing or providing something; put an end to a state or an activity
dismissalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. termination of someone's employment
n. permission to go; the sending away of someone
You know, I suppose, that I have got my dismissal.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
They came therefore to a decision, betook themselves in a body to the king, and begged for their dismissal.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
But he did not venture to give him his dismissal, for he dreaded lest he should strike him and all his people dead, and place himself on the royal throne.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
disrespectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. lack of respect for
Weatherstaff," he said, "that is disrespectful.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
distinctspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. clearly noticeable; that certainly exists
Then he gave a low, distinct whistle.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
The lightning showed her very distinct.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII.
It was a curious laugh; distinct, formal, mirthless.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
ecologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. science of the relationships between organisms and their environments
economyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. system of trade and industry by which the wealth is made and used
n. efficient use of resources; reduction in cost
It will save me a world of trouble and economy.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
Lately I have been taking stock of my internal economy.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
When first Mr. Bennet had married, economy was held to be perfectly useless, for, of course, they were to have a son.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 50
eighthspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. position eight in a countable series of things
a. coming next after the seventh and just before the ninth in position
Upon the eighth day he discerned a small vessel under full sail approaching Monte Cristo.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 25. The Unknown.
"Well, never mind," answered Caderousse, pouring out a glass of wine for Fernand, and filling his own for the eighth or ninth time, while Danglars had merely sipped his.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
elasticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. springing back; able to return quickly to a former state or condition
Mine is so elastic, it never seems full now, and I used to be quite contented with my family.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
But the elastic heart of youth cannot be compressed into one constrained shape long at a time.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
His thoughts were so elastic, his heart so tender; and involuntarily he picked one of the nearest flowers.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
embarrassspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause someone to feel nervous, worried, or uncomfortable
They all saw the embarrassment and the emotion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
They were too much absorbed in their mutual joy to suffer embarrassment.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER X
Somewhat daunted by this reception, Jo hesitated on the threshold, murmuring in much embarrassment.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
emergencyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sudden unforeseen crisis; condition of urgent need for action or assistance
I dressed, then, to be ready for emergencies.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
Yes, and in emergencies like that it is lucky to have the money.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
But the glass-cutter was a prudent man who had provided for all emergencies.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
emotionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a strong feeling such as love or anger, or strong feelings in general
They all saw the embarrassment and the emotion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
I saw his solemn eye melt with sudden fire, and flicker with resistless emotion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
She slipped her fork to the floor, and hastily dived under the cloth to conceal her emotion.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
emphasisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
"Above us all, sir," was Monte Cristo's response, in a tone and with an emphasis so deep that Villefort involuntarily shuddered.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
emphaticspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. done or said in a strong way and without any doubt
He said this, in his peculiar, subdued, yet emphatic voice; looking, when he had ceased speaking, not at me, but at the setting sun, at which I looked too.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
encyclopediaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a reference work containing articles on various topics
Meg liked his quiet manners and considered him a walking encyclopedia of useful knowledge.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
endeavorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. attempt by employing effort; try to do something
The sentence is passed, and, in a few hours, will be executed; it must be so, and I will not endeavor to prevent it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
Examine the past and the present, and endeavor to dive into futurity, and then say whether I am not a divine instrument.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
Morrel, subdued by the extraordinary ascendancy Monte Cristo exercised over everything around him, did not endeavor to resist it.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
enterprisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. organization created for business ventures, especially one that will earn money
The patron was so strict that this was the first time they had ever seen him give up an enterprise, or even delay in its execution.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 23. The Island of Monte Cristo.
Huck was always willing to take a hand in any enterprise that offered entertainment and required no capital, for he had a troublesome superabundance of that sort of time which is not money.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
Edmond, being consulted, was of opinion that the island afforded every possible security, and that great enterprises to be well done should be done quickly.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
episodespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one of the single parts into which a story is divided, especially when it is broadcast on the tv
The inmates were asleep, but it was a sleep that was set on a hair-trigger, on account of the exciting episode of the night.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXX
The races, like the moccoli, are one of the episodes peculiar to the last days of the Carnival.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
erodespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. eat away; wear away by abrasion; become worn
escapespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. get free from something, or to avoid something
Such trifles do escape the editorial mind, it is said.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
I will give you this certain token which cannot escape your notice.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
Never mind what John said, or what a very narrow escape the little bonnet had from utter ruin.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
escortspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. go with a person or vehicle, especially to make certain to leaves or arrives safely
n. one who conducts someone as attendant; guard
I came to offer myself as escort to your mother.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIFTEEN
He wants an escort and wishes to have the matter settled.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK VIII
Beth played her gayest march, Amy threw open the door, and Meg enacted escort with great dignity.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO