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stationaryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. fixed or immobile; not capable of being moved
The fact that a somewhat dilapidated blue one remained stationary above the unprotected bonnet attracted her attention, and looking up, she saw Mr. Bhaer looking down.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SIX
stationeryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. paper cut to right size for writing letters; writing materials and office supplies
straitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a narrow area of sea that connects two larger areas of sea
a. narrow or not broad
The first was just disappearing in the straits of Bonifacio; the other, following an opposite direction, was about to round the Island of Corsica.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 24. The Secret Cave.
Just now it's the fashion to be hideous, to make your head look like a scrubbing brush, wear a strait jacket, orange gloves, and clumping square-toed boots.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
submitspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. refer for judgment or consideration; hand in; present
Alone, Valentine has no power; she will be compelled to submit.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 73. The Promise.
I will make myself acquainted with his intentions and will submit to them.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 112. The Departure.
Beauchamp understood that nothing remained but to submit, and left the office to despatch a courier to Morcerf.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 86. The Trial.
substitutespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. exchange; use something or someone instead of another thing or person
I will retain my post of mistress till you get a substitute.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXIII
It was a sweet substitute for the yet absent murmur of the summer foliage, which drowned that music about the Grange when the trees were in leaf.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XV
In a few months, it is possible, the happiness of seeing progress, and a change for the better in my scholars may substitute gratification for disgust.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
sulfurspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a pale yellow chemical element that exists in various physical forms, it burns with a blue flame and a strong smell
superintendentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who is in charge of work done in a particular department or office
n. janitor or custodian in a building
In due course the superintendent stood up in front of the pulpit, with a closed hymn-book in his hand and his forefinger inserted between its leaves, and commanded attention.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER IV
d'Avrigny to superintend all the arrangements consequent upon a death in a large city, more especially a death under such suspicious circumstances.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 103. Maximilian.
He was superintending the grooming of his horse, and smoking his cigar at the entrance of the garden, when the count's carriage stopped at the gate.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 50. The Morrel Family.
superiorspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. greater rank or quality than other people or things of the same type; excellent
You ought not to be so superior.
A Doll's House By Henrik Ibsen
Get Context   In ACT I
In understanding, Darcy was the superior.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 4
Such very superior dancing is not often seen.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 18
supervisespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. manage a department or project and make sure that things are done correctly; administer
The Sunday-school children distributed themselves about the house and occupied pews with their parents, so as to be under supervision.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
supervisionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. management by overseeing the performance and making certain that everything is done correctly
The Sunday-school children distributed themselves about the house and occupied pews with their parents, so as to be under supervision.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER V
suspectspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. have doubts about; distrust
v. think that someone has committed a crime
Presently Becky began to suspect.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII
No one must ever suspect that they had a secret.
The Secret Garden By Frances Hodgson Burnett
Get Context   In CHAPTER XX
I suspect a hoax is intended, but the instigators of it little knew whom they had to deal with.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 46. Unlimited Credit.
sympathizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. understand and care about someone's problems
v. support and agree with someone or something
Any girl reader who has suffered like afflictions will sympathize with poor Amy and wish her well through her task.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY
There is something so awe-inspiring in great afflictions that even in the worst times the first emotion of a crowd has generally been to sympathize with the sufferer in a great catastrophe.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 111. Expiation.
Go on, dear, patiently and bravely, and always believe that no one sympathizes more tenderly with you than your loving.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWELVE
synchronizespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. happen at the same time; arrange or represent events so that they co-occur
technicianspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. one skilled particularly in the technical details of work
technologyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. application of science, especially to industrial or commercial objectives
terrapinspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a type of small North American turtle that lives in warm rivers and lakes
thermometerspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. instrument for measuring temperature
This devil of a fellow," he muttered, shaking his head; "I said at the time he would create a sensation here, and I measure his effect by an infallible thermometer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 41. The Presentation.
thermonuclearspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to nuclear reactions that happen only at very high temperatures
thermosspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a special container that keeps drinks hot or cold
thirtiethspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. position 30 in a countable series of things
a. coming next after the twenty-ninth in position
tornadospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a dangerous storm which is a spinning cone of wind that destroys anything in its path
tournamentspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sporting competition in which contestants play a series of games to decide the winner; contest
Mr. Bhaer soon joined her, looking rather out of his element, and presently several of the philosophers, each mounted on his hobby, came ambling up to hold an intellectual tournament in the recess.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
tragedyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. event resulting in great loss and misfortune; disaster
Presently a bell sounded, the curtains flew apart, and the operatic tragedy began.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TWO
Some further discovery will be made, which will bring this dreadful tragedy to a close.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 80. The Accusation.
Danglars make a speech at the Chamber of Deputies, and at his wife's this evening I shall hear the tragedy of a peer of France.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 40. The Breakfast.
trajectoryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. curved path an object follows after it is thrown or shot into the air
n. an object moving under the action of given forces
treasurespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. very valuable things, usually as precious metals, precious stones, or money
n. a collection of precious things
He showed me also the treasure of gold, and wrought iron that Ulysses had got together.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIV
I must be careful of you, my treasure: nerves like yours were not made for rough handling.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
As it is I do not know where to put my treasure, and I cannot leave it here for fear somebody else should get hold of it.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIII
trigonometryspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a type of mathematics that deals with the relationship between the angles and sides of triangles
trillionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a thousand billion
triplespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. having three parts of the same type, or happening three times
a. multiplied by three; threefold
tripodspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a three-legged rack used for support
tundraspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. permanently frozen and treeless plain in Siberia and arctic North America
typhoonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. tropical cyclone occurring in the western Pacific; violent whirlwind
unbreakablespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. impossible to break especially under ordinary usage
unicyclespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a vehicle like a bicycle with only one wheel
uniformityspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. sameness or consistency; not changing or being different in any way
All members to appear in uniform.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER TEN
With sword, and uniform, and plume so high.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SHOES OF FORTUNE
On grand occasions you must wear your uniform; that will look very well.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
unifyspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
v. integrate; make into or become one unit
uniquespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. without an equal; being the only one of its kind
The refreshing meal, the brilliant fire, the presence and kindness of her beloved instructress, or, perhaps, more than all these, something in her own unique mind, had roused her powers within her.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER VIII
unisonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. corresponding exactly
n. two or more sounds or tones at the same pitch
Franz felt a shudder run through his veins at observing that the feeling of the duke and the countess was so much in unison with his own personal disquietude.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 37. The Catacombs of Saint Sebastian.
universalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. relating to the entire world or all within the world; affecting all; present everywhere
The dejection was almost universal.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 41
I have no relative but the universal mother, Nature: I will seek her breast and ask repose.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
The universal response was, that the fare was detestable, and that they wanted to be set free.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 14. The Two Prisoners.
vacuumspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. empty area or space; a space from which most or all of the matter has been removed
n. electrical home appliance that cleans by suction
verdictspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. an opinion or decision made after judging the facts, especially one made at the end of a trial
'Consider your verdict,' the King said to the jury.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XI. Who Stole the Tarts?
'Consider your verdict,' he said to the jury, in a low, trembling voice.
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland By Lewis Carroll
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII. Alice's Evidence
verticalspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. upright in position or posture
His majesty had given orders, that the island should move north-east and by east, to the vertical point over Lagado, the metropolis of the whole kingdom below, upon the firm earth.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER II.
victimspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a person who has suffered the effects of violence, illness, or bad luck
She was as simple-hearted and honest as the day was long, and so she was an easy victim.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer By Mark Twain
Get Context   In CHAPTER XII
Next day a hundred newspapers relate the fact, with the names of the victim and the murderer.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 52. Toxicology.
The only resource left me was to run to a lattice and warn his intended victim of the fate which awaited him.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XVII
visiblespeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
a. being in public eye; obvious to the eye
The same anxiety to get them by themselves was visible again in the evening.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 55
I could not bear to return to the sordid village, where, besides, no prospect of aid was visible.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXVIII
His complexion became pale with anger, and the disturbance of his mind was visible in every feature.
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 34
visionspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. ability to see; sight; vivid mental image
A vision, as it seemed to me, had risen at his side.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXI
God grants me the boon of vision unrestricted by time or space.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 19. The Third Attack.
I contended with my inward dimness of vision, before which clouds yet rolled.
Jane Eyre By Charlotte Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXV
vitaminspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. any of a group of natural substances that are necessary in small amounts for the growth and good health
volcanospeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a mountain with a large, circular hole at the top through which lava, gases, and dust are or have been forced out
The fire crackled, and the smoke ascended like the dull vapor from a volcano; but still no prisoner fell down, as they expected.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 98. The Bell and Bottle Tavern.
But immediately through this opening twenty more shots were fired, and the flame, rushing up like fire from the crater of a volcano, soon reached the tapestry, which it quickly devoured.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 77. Haidee.
It was the volcanoes Vesuvius and Etna that she meant.
Andersen's Fairy Tales By Hans Christian Andersen
Get Context   In THE SNOW QUEEN
Washingtonspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. the capital of the United States
n. a state in the Pacific Northwest region of US
whirlpoolspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a powerful circular current of water, usually the result of conflicting tides
We could see the bottom of the whirlpool all black with sand and mud, and the men were at their wits ends for fear.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
This indeed was what actually happened, for I was borne along by the waves all night, and by sunrise had reached the rock of Scylla, and the whirlpool.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XII
How they ever grew up alive in that whirlpool of boys was a mystery to their grandma and aunts, but they flourished like dandelions in spring, and their rough nurses loved and served them well.
Little Women By Louisa May Alcott
Get Context   In CHAPTER FORTY-SEVEN
wildebeestspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a large African antelope having a head with horns like an ox and a long tufted tail
yogurtspeak speak spelling word quiz spelling 
n. a slightly sour, thick liquid made from milk with bacteria added to it