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indictmentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad
n. a formal statement of accusing someone
At length the reading of the indictment was ended.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
The president called for the indictment, revised as we know, by the clever and implacable pen of Villefort.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 110. The Indictment.
inductionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a formal entry into an organization, position, or office
n. act of causing an event or process to happen
initiatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. begin or originate; cause something to begin
First, they can decipher all initial letters into political meanings.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
Ah, now you are trying to penetrate into the mysteries of Isis, in which I am not initiated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
I knew it by the names and the initials, and in it there was one little verse that seemed to call me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
initiationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an occasion when something starts
First, they can decipher all initial letters into political meanings.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VI.
Ah, now you are trying to penetrate into the mysteries of Isis, in which I am not initiated.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
I knew it by the names and the initials, and in it there was one little verse that seemed to call me.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
inspectorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone whose job is to officially inspect something
n. high ranking police officer
The inspector asked if they had anything else to ask for.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
Then, infusing all the humility he possessed into his eyes and voice, he addressed the inspector, and sought to inspire him with pity.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
The soldiers interposed their bayonets, for they thought that he was about to attack the inspector, and the latter recoiled two or three steps.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
interiorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. inside part of something; inner part
Possibly; but it is not the exterior I care for, it is the interior.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
He was leaning against the ledge of an open lattice, but not looking out: his face was turned to the interior gloom.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
In wandering round the shattered walls and through the devastated interior, I gathered evidence that the calamity was not of late occurrence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
interjectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an abrupt remark, made especially as an interruption
n. an occasion when someone interrupts someone else
intermissionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a short period between the parts of a play or concert; interval during which there is a temporary cessation
The rain continued the whole evening without intermission; Jane certainly could not come back.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
But they were entirely ignorant of what had passed; and their raptures continued, with little intermission, to the very day of Lydia's leaving home.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
intermittentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. periodic; on and off; stopping and starting at intervals
interrogationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a process of asking someone questions for a long time to get information
n. formal systematic questioning
There was a kind of solemnity in this interrogation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 59. The Will.
And, to give more weight to his protestation, Caderousse advanced another step towards the abbe, who remained motionless in his place, as calm as ever, and pursuing his interrogation.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 82. The Burglary.
She evidently interrogated him by her look.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 101. Locusta.
interruptionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation
n. abrupt occasion that stops an ongoing activity
I feared nothing but interruption, and that came too soon.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
Try to stand upright, and let the lovers make love without interruption.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 3. The Catalans.
There was scarcely an interruption from any one to break the charm of its flow.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
invitationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a request to participate, be present, or take part in something
n. action that causes or encourages something to happen
He rang, and despatched an invitation to Mrs. Fairfax, who soon arrived, knitting-basket in hand.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
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
No scheme could have been more agreeable to Elizabeth, and her acceptance of the invitation was most ready and grateful.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 27
jaguarspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large wild animal of the cat family that lives in Central and South America
judgmentalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having or displaying an excessively critical point of view
Feeling without judgment is a washy draught indeed; but judgment untempered by feeling is too bitter and husky a morsel for human deglutition.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
Brethren, execute upon him the judgment written.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
Sense would resist delirium: judgment would warn passion.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
justicespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. quality of being just; fairness in the way people are dealt with; uprightness
I cannot do justice to his kindness.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
For Mr. Bhaer talked well in this genial atmosphere, and did himself justice.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
From the wild stringy root of human uprightness, she has reared a due sense of the Divine justice.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
juvenilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. youth or adolescent; not fully grown or developed
Shortly Tom came upon the juvenile pariah of the village, Huckleberry Finn, son of the town drunkard.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
He drifted listlessly down the street and found Jim Hollis acting as judge in a juvenile court that was trying a cat for murder, in the presence of her victim, a bird.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
The only person who offered enough to make it worth her while to try juvenile literature was a worthy gentleman who felt it his mission to convert all the world to his particular belief.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
laboratoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
lagoonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a body of water cut off from a larger body by a reef of sand or coral
lanternspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. light in a transparent protective case
In a while, I distinguished steps coming up the road, and the light of a lantern glimmered through the gate.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
A monstrous big lumber-raft was about a mile up stream, coming along down, with a lantern in the middle of it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII.
The doctor put the lantern at the head of the grave and came and sat down with his back against one of the elm trees.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
legalizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make legal; allow something by law
The signatures were perfectly legal.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 84. Beauchamp.
I want you to read that, please, and tell me if it is legal and right.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER NINETEEN
I have heard that when a wife deserts her husband's house, as I am doing now, he is legally freed from all obligations towards her.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
lieutenantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an officer of middle rank in the armed forces
n. an assistant with power to act when his superior is absent
They belong no doubt to the lieutenant who lives over the way.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
I fancied that I was the lieutenant over there: and yet the thing was not very much to my taste after all.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
The first time I saw him he appeared to me like an old lieutenant who had grown mouldy under his epaulets.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 66. Matrimonial Projects.
literalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. according to the letter or verbal expression; exactly as stated
Three or four Palikares fell with their bodies literally ploughed with wounds.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
And when the middle of the afternoon came, from being a poor poverty-stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
I assure you it would be quite impossible for me to work with him; I literally feel physically ill when I am in the company of such people.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
locomotionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. self-propelled movement; power or ability to move
logicalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. reasonable; based on known statements or events or conditions
Your logic is most powerful, Valentine, but say what you will, I can never renounce the sentiment which has instinctively taken possession of my mind.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 57. In the Lucerne Patch.
luxuriousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. rich and superior in quality; lavish
Hannah hated rain as much as a cat does so she made no trouble, and they rolled away in the luxurious close carriage, feeling very festive and elegant.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THREE
They passed through two rooms, furnished in a luxurious manner they had not expected to see under the roof of Signor Pastrini, and were shown into an elegantly fitted-up drawing-room.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
I let him enjoy the luxury unannoyed; and after sucking out his last wreath, and heaving a profound sigh, he got up, and departed as solemnly as he came.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER III
maintainspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. keep in any particular state or condition; keep up or carry on
Like all upstarts, he had had recourse to a great deal of haughtiness to maintain his position.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
He looked at me long and hard: I turned my eyes from him, fixed them on the fire, and tried to assume and maintain a quiet, collected aspect.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
However, I shall have no occasion to work, for the little sum of money buried by you, and which I found in the place you mentioned, will be sufficient to maintain me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
maneuverspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a movement or set of movements needing skill and care; strategy
This maneuver she repeated several times, to the great amusement of a black-eyed young gentleman lounging in the window of a building opposite.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FOURTEEN
mathematicsspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. science dealing with the logic of quantity and shape
The learning of this people is very defective, consisting only in morality, history, poetry, and mathematics, wherein they must be allowed to excel.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER VII.
The knowledge I had in mathematics, gave me great assistance in acquiring their phraseology, which depended much upon that science, and music; and in the latter I was not unskilled.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
The servants cut our bread into cones, cylinders, parallelograms, and several other mathematical figures.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
mayonnaisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a thick, white sauce made from oil, vinegar, and the yellow part of eggs, usually eaten cold
mediaspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. public institutions that report the news, such as newspapers, radio, and tv
medicinespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. treatment for illness or injury
n. a substance, like a liquid or a pill, that is a treatment for illness or injury
He pines for kindness, as well as love; and a kind word from you would be his best medicine.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
This afternoon he did not give any medicine or leave any new orders and he was spared any disagreeable scenes.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIX
All this I was told; for, while the operation was performing, I lay in a profound sleep, by the force of that soporiferous medicine infused into my liquor.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
memorizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. learn something to remember it exactly; commit to memory; learn by heart
That night a memorable event occurred, due, no doubt, to the imprudence of some servant who had neglected to extinguish the lights.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
Tom bent all his energies to the memorizing of five verses, and he chose part of the Sermon on the Mount, because he could find no verses that were shorter.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
memoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. faculty of mind by which it retains the knowledge of previous thoughts, impressions, or events
Either you have a very bad memory or you know very little of business.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
If my memory serves me, you once thought it your duty to make a rich match.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR
I envy you your peace of mind, your clean conscience, your unpolluted memory.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
merchandisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. goods that are bought and sold
In the court showing his merchandise, was a tradesman who had been admitted with the same precautions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 99. The Law.
Why, as for that, I could only know what I was told respecting the merchandise with which the vessel was laden.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 5. The Marriage-Feast.
The Phoenicians stayed a whole year till they had loaded their ship with much precious merchandise, and then, when they had got freight enough, they sent to tell the woman.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XV
meringuespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sweet topping, especially for pies made of beaten egg whites and sugar
meteorologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. earth science dealing with phenomena of the atmosphere; predicting what the weather will be
meticulousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. excessively careful; marked by extreme care in treatment of details
metropolitanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. city center; one who lives in a city center
Michiganspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a state in the northern US; the 3rd largest of the Great Lakes
microbespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. minute life form; microorganism, especially a bacterium that causes disease
microbiologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the branch of biology that studies microorganisms and their effects on humans
microchipspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a very small piece of semiconductor, especially in a computer
microcosmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small, representative system having analogies to larger system; miniature model of something
microfilmspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. film containing photographs of documents at a greatly reduced size
microscopespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a device that uses lenses to make very small objects look larger
I could see distinctly the limbs of these vermin with my naked eye, much better than those of a European louse through a microscope, and their snouts with which they rooted like swine.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 2: CHAPTER IV.
Why, in truth, sir," was Monte Cristo's reply, "man is but an ugly caterpillar for him who studies him through a solar microscope; but you said, I think, that I had nothing else to do.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
microwavespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an electric oven that uses waves of energy to cook or heat food quickly
n. a very short electromagnetic wave
minutiaespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the small, precise, or trivial details of something
misdemeanorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. minor crime; evil conduct; misdeed
Poor Jo looked abashed, and silently chafed the end of her nose with the stiff handkerchief, as if performing a penance for her misdemeanors.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
missilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. weapon that is thrown or projected; rocket carrying instruments or warhead
It struck beneath my ear, and stopped the sentence I was uttering; but, pulling it out, I sprang to the door and delivered another; which I hope went a little deeper than his missile.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
missionaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who has been sent to a foreign country to teach religion
With me, then, it seems, you cannot go: but if you are sincere in your offer, I will, while in town, speak to a married missionary, whose wife needs a coadjutor.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
He accounted it a pity that so fine and talented a young man should have formed the design of going out as a missionary; it was quite throwing a valuable life away.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXII
The king said, take it all around, it laid over any day he'd ever put in in the missionarying line.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX.