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mobilespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. movable or not fixed; moving or walking around freely
moccasinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. soft leather shoe; originally worn by Native Americans
monsoonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the season of heavy rain during the summer in hot Asian countries
mosquitospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. two-winged insect whose female has a long proboscis to pierce the skin and suck the blood of humans
"Don't let that young giant come near me, he worries me worse than mosquitoes," whispered the old lady to Amy, as the rooms filled and Laurie's black head towered above the rest.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE
motivatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. stimulate; provide with an incentive; move to action
The distance is nothing when one has a motive; only three miles.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
If he had another motive, I am sure it would never disgrace him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
No motive can excuse the unjust and ungenerous part you acted there.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
motivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. emotion or desire; a reason for doing something
The distance is nothing when one has a motive; only three miles.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 7
If he had another motive, I am sure it would never disgrace him.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
No motive can excuse the unjust and ungenerous part you acted there.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
motoristspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who drives, or travels in, an automobile
multiplespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having or involving several parts, elements, or members
n. a number that can be divided by another number without a remainder
Everything with him was multiplication or subtraction.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 9. The Evening of the Betrothal.
He was quite frightened, and he tried to repeat the Lord's Prayer; but all he could do, he was only able to remember the multiplication table.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
murmurspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make low, confused, and indistinct sound, like that of running water
murmur of amazement went through the throng, for.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
The laugh was repeated in its low, syllabic tone, and terminated in an odd murmur.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
The solo over, a duet followed, and then a glee: a joyous conversational murmur filled up the intervals.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
musicianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
Some years after I had broken with the mother, she abandoned her child, and ran away to Italy with a musician or singer.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
I was no vocalist myself, and, in his fastidious judgment, no musician, either; but I delighted in listening when the performance was good.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
Laurie comes naturally by his love of music, for he is like his mother, and I dare say his grandfather fears that he may want to be a musician.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FIVE
nonchalantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. behaving in a calm manner, often in a way that suggests you are not interested or do not care
Questions and answers followed in a nonchalant manner that made Dantes indignant, for he felt that all the world should have for the poor abbe a love and respect equal to his own.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
A certain superciliousness of look, coolness of manner, nonchalance of tone, express fully their sentiments on the point, without committing them by any positive rudeness in word or deed.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
nonfictionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. writing that is about real events and facts
nonstopspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a flight made without intermediate stops between source and destination
nonviolentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. not involving fighting or the use of physical force
novelistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one who writes novels
nuclearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being or using the power produced when the nucleus of an atom is divided or joined to another
officialspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to an authority or public body and its duties, actions, and responsibilities
Already rich, he held a high official situation, though only twenty-seven.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
The two ladies entered the drawing-room with that sort of official stiffness which preludes a formal communication.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 93. Valentine.
The keeper spoke for a moment with an official, then opened the iron gates and conducted Andrea to a room on the first floor.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 107. The Lions' Den.
operatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. be in action or have an effect
v. cut a body open to fix an unhealthy or damaged part
Meanwhile the operation of putting the body in the sack was going on.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
The second operation was as successful as the first, The Young Amelia was in luck.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 22. The Smugglers.
The operation was performed amidst the fiercest yells and the most convulsive plunges.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
opinionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. notion founded on probable evidence; belief stronger than impression; favorable estimation
I have no means of forming an opinion about that.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
Yes, the general opinion seems to be that it is necessary.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
Have respect, therefore, to your own consciences and to public opinion.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK II
opossumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a small American marsupial that lives in trees and has thick fur, a long nose, and a tail without fur
oralspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. spoken and unwritten; relating to the mouth
Her appearance always acted as a damper to the curiosity raised by her oral oddities: hard-featured and staid, she had no point to which interest could attach.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
orangutanspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large ape with reddish-brown hair and long arms
organizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. make arrangements for something to happen according to a particular system
It is thus that human weakness fails, from its debilitated and imperfect organs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
I suppose I have a considerable organ of veneration, for I retain yet the sense of admiring awe with which my eyes traced her steps.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
This promise of an impotent old man was so strange that, instead of being the result of the power of his will, it might emanate from enfeebled organs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
parachutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. rescue equipment made of a large piece of cloth that is fastened to a person who is dropped from an aircraft, in order to make him fall slowly
paradisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. garden of Eden; any place of complete delight and peace
But he, like public rumor, lived on this reputation for wealth; his palace was my paradise.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
John should find home a paradise, he should always see a smiling face, should fare sumptuously every day, and never know the loss of a button.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
Miserable I am, and must be for a time; for the catastrophe which drove me from a house I had found a paradise was of a strange and direful nature.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
parallelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. side by side and having the same distance continuously between them
n. a person or thing that is similar to another
It was brought parallel to me, as I lay.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
The imperfections of his mind run parallel with those of his body, being a composition of spleen, dullness, ignorance, caprice, sensuality, and pride.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VI.
This parallel disturbed his usual politeness, the philosophy he witnessed appalled him, he muttered a few words of general civility and ran down-stairs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 106. Dividing the Proceeds.
paralysisspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. loss of the ability to move a body part
You know poisons become remedies in certain diseases, of which paralysis is one.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
Faria sat up to receive him, avoiding all gestures in order that he might conceal from the governor the paralysis that had already half stricken him with death.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
participatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take part in an event or activity
Had he remained with you, his life must have become a hateful burden, nor would he have participated in your griefs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
"I see that you participate in a prevalent error," said Madame Danglars.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 76. Progress of Cavalcanti the Younger.
pavilionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large building in which sports or entertainments take place
Two windows only of the pavilion faced the street; three other windows looked into the court, and two at the back into the garden.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 39. The Guests.
In this valley were magnificent gardens planted by Hassen-ben-Sabah, and in these gardens isolated pavilions.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 31. Italy: Sinbad the Sailor.
He had reserved the house and half the garden, and building a wall between the garden and the workshops, had let them upon lease with the pavilions at the bottom of the garden.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
pedestrianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is walking, especially in an area where vehicles go
a. lacking wit or imagination; not interesting
The pedestrians ranged themselves against the walls; then the trampling of horses and the clashing of steel were heard.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 36. The Carnival at Rome.
The moment he read it, he packed his knapsack, bade adieu to his fellow pedestrians, and was off to keep his promise, with a heart full of joy and sorrow, hope and suspense.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
pediatricianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. physician or expert in children's diseases
pendantspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ornament, hanging from a necklace; a piece of jewellery worn around the neck
pendulumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a body suspended from fixed point as to swing freely to and fro by the alternate action of gravity and momentum
The pendulum of the great clock went to and fro, and the hands turned, and everything in the room became still older; but they did not observe it.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE OLD HOUSE
All the little duties were faithfully done each day, and many of her sisters' also, for they were forgetful, and the house seemed like a clock whose pendulum was gone a-visiting.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
penguinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. short-legged flightless birds of cold southern Antarctic regions
penicillinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a type of antibiotic, used in the treatment of various infections and diseases
penitentiaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. state or federal prison for convicted felons
perfumespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. pleasing, agreeable scent or odor
A large vase of Japan porcelain, filled with flowers that loaded the air with their perfume, stood in the salon.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
I hear a nightingale warbling in a wood half a mile off; no moving form is visible, no coming step audible; but that perfume increases: I must flee.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
A delicious zephyr played along the coasts of the Mediterranean, and wafted from shore to shore the sweet perfume of plants, mingled with the fresh smell of the sea.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 117. The Fifth of October.
permitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. consent to; give permission
This answer was too clear to permit of any mistake as to his sentiments.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
Now he made an effort to rest his head on my shoulder, but I would not permit it.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVII
I soon withdrew, for I had talked as much, and sat up as long, as my present strength would permit.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
perpendicularspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. vertical or upright; intersecting at or forming right angles; extremely steep
pharmacistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a health professional trained in the art of preparing and dispensing drugs
physicianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person qualified to practice medicine; a medical doctor but not a surgeon
An hour afterwards a physician declared they were both poisoned through eating mushrooms.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 18. The Treasure.
Moreover, every one in the whole country is a skilled physician, for they are of the race of Paeeon.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IV
It glistened with such extraordinary joy, so rich and full of thought, that the physician was struck.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 94. Maximilian's Avowal.
picturesquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. attractive in appearance, especially in an old-fashioned way; scenic
The picturesque would be spoilt by admitting a fourth.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 10
Luigi wore the very picturesque garb of the Roman peasant at holiday time.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 33. Roman Bandits.
It was a lovely drive, along winding roads rich in the picturesque scenes that delight beauty-loving eyes.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
popularspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. of common people; suitable to common people; easy to be comprehended
Make a good, popular book, and get as much money as you can.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
The popular banker found that it answered better than count.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 93. Valentine.
Not to appear to disgrace his family, to degenerate from the popular qualities, or lose the influence of the Pemberley House, is a powerful motive.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 16
possessionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of having and controlling property; belongings
I shall only preserve it--keep it in my possession.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
Life, however, was yet in my possession, with all its requirements, and pains, and responsibilities.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
The present Mr. Rochester has not been very long in possession of the property; only about nine years.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIII
precipitationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. water that falls from the clouds towards the ground, especially as rain or snow
n. the quantity of water falling to earth
Laurie backed precipitately into a corner, and put his hands behind him with an imploring gesture.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
Amy, who was fond of delicate fare, took a heaping spoonful, choked, hid her face in her napkin, and left the table precipitately.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER ELEVEN
and having delivered her defiance all on one breath, Meg cast away her pinafore and precipitately left the field to bemoan herself in her own room.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
predecessorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. former occupant of post; ancestor or forefather
The next day was as fine as its predecessor: it was devoted by the party to an excursion to some site in the neighbourhood.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
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.
predictionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. something foretold or predicted; prophecy
This prediction was but half fulfilled: I did not indeed dream of sorrow, but as little did I dream of joy; for I never slept at all.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
She entered, transformed as her guardian had predicted.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XIV
I predict from all this an avalanche of dinners and routs.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 54. A Flurry in Stocks.
preoccupationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an idea that someone thinks about most of the time
n. state of being worried about or thinking about something most of the time
During the evident preoccupation of Madame de Villefort, Monte Cristo scrutinized the features and appearance of the boy she kept folded in her arms, lavishing on him the most tender endearments.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 47. The Dappled Grays.
preservespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. uphold or retain; maintain in safety from injury, peril, or harm
I shall only preserve it--keep it in my possession.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
And therefore I have but two methods to preserve my cow.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER V.
It is surprising how well you preserve your teeth, Miss, said the collar.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE FALSE COLLAR
pretzelspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a hard salty biscuit that has been baked in a stick or knot shape