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principalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. highest in rank, authority, importance, or degree
But the principal difficulty was to raise and place me in this vehicle.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER I.
Bingley was the principal spokesman, and Miss Bennet the principal object.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 15
He was fond of the country and of books; and from these tastes had arisen his principal enjoyments.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 42
principlespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. basic truth, law, or assumption; rule or law of nature; rule of personal conduct
No principle of either would be violated by my marriage with Mr. Darcy.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 56
I have been a selfish being all my life, in practice, though not in principle.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 58
To have yielded then would have been an error of principle; to have yielded now would have been an error of judgment.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
privilegespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. special advantage or benefit not enjoyed by all; right reserved exclusively
But he does wrong to use his privilege.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
No one admitted to the privilege of hearing you can think anything wanting.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 31
Do not be afraid of my running into any excess, of my encroaching on your privilege of universal good-will.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 24
procedurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act or manner of moving forward; steps taken in an action
processionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a line of people who are all walking or travelling in the same direction, as part of a ceremony
It really did look like a procession.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
They were soon ready, and the procession set out.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
Now we shall have to wait for that procession to pass.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
promotionalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. intended to advertise something in order to sell it
For a year he had held this rank, and expected promotion on the first vacancy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 30. The Fifth of September.
Now we discover our error; a title and promotion attach you to the government we wish to overturn.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 75. A Signed Statement.
Well, Albert, this money, which was formerly designed to promote the comfort and tranquillity of the woman I adored, may now, through strange and painful circumstances, be devoted to the same purpose.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 91. Mother and Son.
pronouncespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. say a word or a letter in a correct way
v. state something officially or formally, such as a judgment
Mr. Kenneth was perplexed to pronounce of what disorder the master died.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIV
I am going down there to pronounce the sentence of death against a murderer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 108. The Judge.
His name, or rather a plaintive voice which essayed to pronounce his name, reached him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
prospectivespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. expected or expecting to be something particular in the future
n. people who are expected to buy something, become parents, etc.
and there Jo sighed, as if the prospect was not inviting.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-THREE
I came down as soon as I thought there was a prospect of breakfast.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
You have a sweet room here, Mr. Bingley, and a charming prospect over the gravel walk.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 9
provisionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. act of supplying or fitting out; food and other necessary items provided
n. a condition or requirement in a legal document
The housekeeper packed them up a provision of bread, wine, and sweet meats fit for the sons of princes.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
Everything in camp was drenched, the campfire as well; for they were but heedless lads, like their generation, and had made no provision against rain.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVI
I lay all night in the cave where I had lodged my provisions.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
punctualspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. happening at the expected, correct time; not late
Mr. Darcy was punctual in his return, and as Lydia informed you, attended the wedding.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 52
This is all very provoking to Miss Scatcherd, who is naturally neat, punctual, and particular.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
Mr. Collins was punctual to his time, and was received with great politeness by the whole family.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 13
punctuationspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. marks to clarify meaning of written material by grouping words into sentences, clauses, and phrases
n. something that makes repeated and regular interruptions or divisions
If our young friend studied punctuation, it.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
She did not finish, for by this time she was bending down and punching under the bed with the broom, and so she needed breath to punctuate the punches with.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER I
quadruplespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. increase fourfold; become four times as big
a. having four units or components
quantityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. amount or number of something, especially that can be measured
n. an adequate or large amount
In one of my fobs there was a silver watch, and in the other a small quantity of gold in a purse.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
We stayed with Circe for a whole twelvemonth feasting upon an untold quantity both of meat and wine.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK X
Breakfast-time came at last, and this morning the porridge was not burnt; the quality was eatable, the quantity small.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
questionnairespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. form containing a set of questions, submitted to people to gain statistical information
rapportspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a good understanding of someone; an ability to communicate well with people; emotional closeness
raviolispeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. small squares of pasta, often filled with meat or cheese, that are cooked in boiling water
reassurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. comfort someone and stop them from worrying; cause to feel sure or certain
I am glad to be reassured on that point.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 68. A Summer Ball.
It was Villefort who seemed to entreat, and the prisoner who reassured him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
You have done well to speak to me, and ask for my assistance, for I was about to form another plan, and leave you; but your age reassures me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 15. Number 34 and Number 27.
recollectionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a memory of something; power of recalling ideas to the mind
But no such recollection befriended her.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 36
Elizabeth smiled at the recollection of all that she had heard of its inhabitants.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 28
The recollection of about three days and nights succeeding this is very dim in my mind.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIX
recommendspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. suggest that something or someone is the best one to choose
She has nothing, in short, to recommend her, but being an excellent walker.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 8
What she was, and where she was born, he never informed us: probably, she had neither money nor name to recommend her, or he would scarcely have kept the union from his father.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI
While they were dressing, he came two or three times to their different doors, to recommend their being quick, as Lady Catherine very much objected to be kept waiting for her dinner.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 29
recruitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. register formally as a participant; engage for military service; enlist
But first they resolved to sell the goods the ship, and then go to Madagascar for recruits, several among them having died since my confinement.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER I.
rectanglespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a flat shape with four sides and four right angles, with opposite sides of equal length
Andrea sketched two windows in the room, which formed an angle on the plan, and appeared as a small square added to the rectangle of the bedroom.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
regulatespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. control something, especially by making it work in a particular way; fix or adjust the time, amount, degree, or rate of
It would be ridiculous in me to regulate my conduct by such caprices.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 60. The Telegraph.
Two hours she devoted to her diary; two to working by herself in the kitchen-garden; and one to the regulation of her accounts.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXI
I landed here, regulated the affairs of the vessel, and hastened to visit my affianced bride, whom I found more lovely than ever.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 7. The Examination.
remitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. transmit or send, especially as money in payment of a demand
v. reduce a period of time that someone must spend in prison
reservoirspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid; lake used to store water for community use
restorespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give or bring back; return to its original condition
He told me that he was anxious to restore you to the position which you had lost, and that he would seek your father until he found him.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 56. Andrea Cavalcanti.
I rely implicitly on His power, and confide wholly in His goodness: I count the hours till that eventful one arrives which shall restore me to Him, reveal Him to me.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
Perhaps I am; but one thing I have resolved on, and that is, to stop at nothing to restore a poor devil to liberty, who has got into this scrape solely from having served me.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 34. The Colosseum.
reusablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. capable of being used again
revisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. look at or consider again an idea or piece of writing to correct or improve it; amend
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.
rupturespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cause something to explode, break, or tear; make a sudden noisy break
Well, sir, the rupture of a blood-vessel on the lobe of the brain has destroyed all this, not in a day, not in an hour, but in a second.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 48. Ideology.
saccharinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a very sweet artificial substance that is used to replace sugar, as a calorie-free sweetener
sacrificespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. give up something that is valuable to help another person
v. kill an animal and offer it to a god or gods
But no man would sacrifice his honour for the one he loves.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT III
But he heeded not my sacrifice, and only thought how he might destroy both my ships and my comrades.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
Now the people of Pylos were gathered on the sea shore to offer sacrifice of black bulls to Neptune lord of the Earthquake.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK III
secretaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is the head of an administrative department of government
n. an assistant who handles clerical work for a boss or an organization
Lucien Debray is an old friend of ours, and private secretary to the Minister of the Interior.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
A conversation between the author and a principal secretary, concerning the affairs of that empire.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER IV.
He hastened to open the secretary, and found the pocket-book in the drawer, and in it the letter of credit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
semicirclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. half of a circle, or something in this shape
Entering a portal, fastened only by a latch, I stood amidst a space of enclosed ground, from which the wood swept away in a semicircle.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVII
The servants were called in, the dining-room tables wheeled away, the lights otherwise disposed, the chairs placed in a semicircle opposite the arch.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVIII
semicolonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a punctuation mark ' ; ' used to connect independent clauses
senatorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a member of a senate; a member of the king's council
I desired that the senate of Rome might appear before me, in one large chamber, and an assembly of somewhat a later age in counterview, in another.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VII.
Here I discovered the true causes of many great events that have surprised the world; how a whore can govern the back-stairs, the back-stairs a council, and the council a senate.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER VIII.
seriesspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. (plural) a number of things or events standing or succeeding in order; sequence
Dickon stood up on the grass and slowly went through a carefully practical but simple series of muscle exercises.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
A cry more prolonged than the others and ending in a series of groans effectually roused me from my drowsy lethargy.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 45. The Rain of Blood.
I told him in a new series of whispers, that he might as well buy me a gold gown and a silver bonnet at once: I should certainly never venture to wear his choice.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
shearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. cut or clip hair; strip of something; remove by cutting or clipping
sheerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very absolute or pure; nothing other than
a. very steep
Stop, Rank; this is sheer madness.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT II
A poor unfortunate tramp has come begging about the house for sheer want.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XVII
She ran out of the room, and Mary stood by the fire and twisted her thin little hands together with sheer pleasure.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
socializespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. take part in social activities; interact with others
I doubted I had taken a step which sank instead of raising me in the scale of social existence.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
de Villefort moved in the first Parisian circles, less owing to his social position than to his personal merit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 104. Danglars Signature.
His rusty coat had a social air, and the baggy pockets plainly proved that little hands often went in empty and came out full.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
sociologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the study of the relationships between people living in groups, especially in industrial societies
soloistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a musician who performs a single
solsticespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. either of the two times of a year when the sun is at its greatest distance from the celestial equator
souvenirspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. token of remembrance; something you buy or keep to help remember a holiday or special event
spaciousspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. wide, generous, or large in area or extent; sizable
"There," said the sentinel, pointing over his shoulder to a spacious crypt, hollowed out of the rock, the lights from which shone into the passage through the large arched openings.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 114. Peppino.
specialistspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. someone who has a lot of experience, knowledge, or skill in a particular subject
n. a doctor who has special training in a particular area of medicine
specializespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. study or work on a particular subject or skill more than any others; particularize
I regarded her, of course, with special interest.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
You must and shall be married by a special licence.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 59
He was therefore honourably received, and a special dwelling was assigned him.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE VALIANT LITTLE TAILOR
specificspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. stated explicitly or in detail; definite
This I have since often known to have been taken with success, and do here freely recommend it to my countrymen for the public good, as an admirable specific against all diseases produced by repletion.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 4: CHAPTER VII.
spectaclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a public event or show that is exciting to watch; an exciting appearance
It was a terrible spectacle: I witnessed it myself.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
But everybody was talking, and intent upon the grisly spectacle before them.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI
And yet the spectacle of desolation I had just left prepared me in a measure for a tale of misery.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
spectacularspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. very exciting to look at; impressive or especially great
spectatorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. observer or audience; one who looks on
The two, to a cool spectator, made a strange and fearful picture.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
eager spectators gathered round the count, demanding.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
Mr. Rochester then turned to the spectators: he looked at them with a smile both acrid and desolate.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVI
sponsorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. support a person or activity by giving money or other help