6th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 6: Vocabulary - List 1

abruptspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. broken off; very steep; having sudden transitions from one subject to another
They were within twenty yards of each other, and so abrupt was his appearance, that it was impossible to avoid his sight.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 43
By Jane Austen Context
I can hardly see how the lady could have acted otherwise, though her abrupt method of doing it was undoubtedly to be regretted.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Barkis made this abrupt announcement of their union, and could not hug me enough in token of her unimpaired affection; but she soon became herself again, and said she was very glad it was over.
David Copperfield - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
abstractspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
These were few enough, to be sure; but as we always fell back upon Blood, she had as wide a field for abstract speculation as her nephew himself.
David Copperfield - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
There remains the inexhaustive realm of abstract forms, and creativity with its shifting character ever determined afresh by its own creatures, and God, upon whose wisdom all forms of order depend.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 16
By D H Lawrence Context
accompanyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. travel with; be associated with
He further gave me leave to accompany the prisoner to London; but declined to accord that grace to my two friends.
Great Expectations - Chapter 54
By Charles Dickens Context
With a confused brain, but with a heart into which some warmth of hope was returning, I accompanied my friend in a walk round the garden.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
accomplishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. succeed in doing; bring to pass; achieve; reach the end of; complete
It was not that I wished to live for my own sake, but it was that I desired to accomplish my purpose.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Much relieved when the two hours were at last accomplished, he went away at a quick pace, as a recompense for so much loitering.
Hard Times - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
For I called to mind now, that she was equally accomplished in the terms of our trade, and the names of our different sorts of work, and our various tools.
Great Expectations - Chapter 17
By Charles Dickens Context
accumulatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. pile up; collect; mount up; increase
By late summer a sufficient store of stone had accumulated, and then the building began, under the superintendence of the pigs.
Animal Farm - Chapter 6
By George Orwell Context
Pegler, he turned this presumption, on the part of a woman in her dependent position, over and over in his mind, until it accumulated with turning like a great snowball.
Hard Times - Chapter 26
By Charles Dickens Context
achievespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. gain with effort; accomplish; fulfill
Crupp consented to achieve this feat, on condition that I dined from home for a fortnight afterwards.
David Copperfield - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
Now, as it turned out, the Rebellion was achieved much earlier and more easily than anyone had expected.
Animal Farm - Chapter 2
By George Orwell Context
But the Turkish Knight was denied even the chance of achieving this by the fluttering ribbons which she dared not brush aside.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
addressspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make a formal speech to; deal with or discuss; direct efforts or attention of
Bounderby would have seen you grow up under his eyes, to very little purpose, if he could so far forget what is due to your good sense, not to say to his, as to address you from any such ground.
Hard Times - Chapter 13
By Charles Dickens Context
admirationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. favorable judgment; feeling of pleasure, wonder, and approval
Then they made a tour of inspection of the whole farm and surveyed with speechless admiration the ploughland, the hayfield, the orchard, the pool, the spinney.
Animal Farm - Chapter 2
By George Orwell Context
At first he had shown some disposition to assert his own position, but now he was overcome with admiration, and ready to follow without question wherever Holmes led.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Bumble accompanied the threat with many warlike gestures, she was much touched with this proof of his devotion, and protested, with great admiration, that he was indeed a dove.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 27
By Charles Dickens Context
adoptspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. accept; take on; raise; take into one's family
Put the case that, at the same time he held a trust to find a child for an eccentric rich lady to adopt and bring up.
Great Expectations - Chapter 51
By Charles Dickens Context
She has been allowed to dispose of her time in the most idle and frivolous manner, and to adopt any opinions that came in her way.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 47
By Jane Austen Context
Yeobright stood and considered what would be the best course to adopt with regard to the guineas, which she had not liked to entrust to Wildeve.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
adornspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. enhance or decorate with or as if with ornaments
The knife with which the crime had been committed was a curved Indian dagger, plucked down from a trophy of Oriental arms which adorned one of the walls.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I could not see him for the tears which his earnestness and goodness, so adorned by, and so adorning, the perfect simplicity of his manner, brought into my eyes.
David Copperfield - Chapter 42
By Charles Dickens Context
I have more than once observed to Lady Catherine, that her charming daughter seemed born to be a duchess, and that the most elevated rank, instead of giving her consequence, would be adorned by her.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 14
By Jane Austen Context
adversaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. opponent in contest; someone who offers opposition
He was certain to knock the wind out of common sense, and render that unlucky adversary deaf to the call of time.
Hard Times - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
His adversary had fallen senseless with excessive pain and the flow of blood, that gushed from an artery or a large vein.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 17
By Emily Bronte Context
At length Christian lost rapidly; and presently, to his horror, the whole fifty guineas belonging to Thomasin had been handed over to his adversary.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
affectspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. have an emotional or cognitive impact upon
The Jew rubbed his hands; and, sitting down at the table, affected to laugh at the pleasantry of his friend.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 15
By Charles Dickens Context
Never to put one hand to anything, on which I could throw my whole self; and never to affect depreciation of my work, whatever it was; I find, now, to have been my golden rules.
David Copperfield - Chapter 42
By Charles Dickens Context
Suddenly his followers saw him throw up his hands, as though overcome with astonishment, and on joining him they were affected in the same way by the sight which met their eyes.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
agilespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. moving quickly and lightly; mentally quick
He was a fine figure of a man, tall, lithe, and agile, with a springy step and a pleasant, open face.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
ailmentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. sickness; illness; affliction
When the cow had the colic and the horse fell ill with a mysterious ailment which threatened to remove him permanently from them, Will sat up nights with them and saved them.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 30
By Margaret Mitche Context
aislespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. passageway between rows of seats, as in an auditorium or an airplane; wing of a building
The call went echoing down the empty aisles and died out in the distance in a faint sound that resembled a ripple of mocking laughter.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 31
By Mark Twain Context
Then she was on the floor and Rhett Butler was advancing toward her through the aisle of the crowd, that nasty mocking smile on his face.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 9
By Margaret Mitche Context
alertspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. warning serves; alarm; condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action
They presently entered, softly, with quickened pulses, talking in whispers, ears alert to catch the slightest sound, and muscles tense and ready for instant retreat.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 26
By Mark Twain Context
With Hareton the resemblance is carried farther: it is singular at all times, then it was particularly striking; because his senses were alert, and his mental faculties wakened to unwonted activity.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 33
By Emily Bronte Context
allyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. confederate; partner; collaborator
She looked at the other woman, who stood so sly, with her head dropped: yet somehow, in her femaleness, an ally.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 16
By D H Lawrence Context
I felt that I must have something in reserve for my dreadful acquaintance, and his ally the still more dreadful young man.
Great Expectations - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
But at your time of life to feel all this, is a most favourable circumstance for yourself, and for everybody connected with you; and I am sensible of the importance of having an ally of such weight.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 19
By Jane Austen Context
aloftspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. in or into a high place; high or higher up
I was supposed to be a clever sort of young fellow from Sheffield Grammar School, with a bit of French and German, very much up aloft.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 14
By D H Lawrence Context
As soon as he began to be in deep water he flung himself across the hatch; thus supported he was able to keep afloat as long as he chose, holding the lantern aloft with his disengaged hand.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
alterspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. modify; cause to change; make different; convert
And once, alter such an operation, Scarlett found her in the linen closet vomiting quietly into a towel.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 8
By Margaret Mitche Context
However, it was too late to alter the matter now, so I locked it up in my private safe and turned once more to my work.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It did not appear to him that Sir Walter could materially alter his style of living in a house which had such a character of hospitality and ancient dignity to support.
Persuasion - Chapter 2
By Jane Austen Context
alternatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. happening or following in turns; succeeding each other continuously; substitute
By dint of alternate threats, promises, and bribes, the lady in question was ultimately prevailed upon to undertake the commission.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 13
By Charles Dickens Context
The alternative was that someone passing had observed the key in the door, had known that I was out, and had entered to look at the papers.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Choosing the latter alternative, I began by making up my mind to leave the hotel, and to take up my quarters in some less pretentious and less expensive domicile.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
ancestorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. forefather; forebear; forerunner or predecessor
And then her rage broke, the same rage that drove Gerald to murder and other Irish ancestors to misdeeds that cost them their necks.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 6
By Margaret Mitche Context
The themes were the same that had been illuminated upon similar occasions by their mothers before them, their grandmothers, and doubtless all their ancestors in the female line clear back to the Crusades.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 21
By Mark Twain Context
I have a theory that the individual represents in his development the whole procession of his ancestors, and that such a sudden turn to good or evil stands for some strong influence which came into the line of his pedigree.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
anguishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. agonizing physical or mental pain; extreme suffering
His breath went, as it were, out of his body and the cry of anguish which would have escaped him died upon his lips.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 9
By Emily Bronte Context
As they disappeared, the girl sunk down nearly at her full length upon one of the stone stairs, and vented the anguish of her heart in bitter tears.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 46
By Charles Dickens Context
anticipatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. act in advance of; deal with ahead of time; predict
The question was addressed to Bumble; but his wife anticipated the reply, by intimating that she was perfectly acquainted with it.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 38
By Charles Dickens Context
This was naturally confusing, among so many strangers, and cost me some tears, but on the whole it was much better than I had anticipated.
David Copperfield - Chapter 6
By Charles Dickens Context
I prefer not to anticipate my communication here; you will impart as much or as little of it as you please to your friends afterwards; I have nothing to do with that.
Great Expectations - Chapter 18
By Charles Dickens Context
antiquespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. any furniture old and valuable; out of fashion
Civilization was its enemy; and ever since the beginning of vegetation its soil had worn the same antique brown dress, the natural and invariable garment of the particular formation.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
anxiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. eager; keen; worried; uneasy and apprehensive about an uncertain event or matter
There was a lagging, anxious silence, and then all of a sudden there was an explosion of firearms and a cry.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 29
By Mark Twain Context
Watson has not heard the opening part but also because the peculiar nature of the story makes me anxious to have every possible detail from your lips.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The bearers being now ready to carry him away, and the surgeon being anxious for his removal, those who had torches or lanterns, prepared to go in front of the litter.
Hard Times - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
apparentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of being seen, or easily seen; open to view; visible to eye
As we came nearer to the shouting, it became more and more apparent that it was made by more than one voice.
Great Expectations - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
It was exactly a scene, and exactly among people, where he had apparently least to do, and least temptation to go.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 51
By Jane Austen Context
He drew her dress in the darkness down over her knees and stood a few moments, apparently adjusting his own clothing.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 10
By D H Lawrence Context
applaudspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. acclaim; express approval, especially by clapping the hands
She could recount shamelessly and with pride how she had skinned people out of their eyeteeth and he would applaud.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 56
By Margaret Mitche Context
Also, on the other hand, that it will never cause him to be applauded as a prophet, revered as a priest, or exalted as a king.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
His eyes fairly glittered as he spoke, and he put his hand over his heart and bowed as if to some applauding crowd conjured up by his imagination.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
appointspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. assign a job or role to someone; designate; nominate
Micawber, that before I could think of leaving, they must appoint a day when they would come and dine with me.
David Copperfield - Chapter 27
By Charles Dickens Context
At his particular request, I appointed to call for him at the Castle at half past eight on Monday morning, and so we parted for the time.
Great Expectations - Chapter 55
By Charles Dickens Context
Oliver stretched himself in his clothes, by command of the same authority, on a mattress upon the floor; and the girl, mending the fire, sat before it, in readiness to rouse them at the appointed time.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
appreciatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. be thankful for; increase in worth; be thoroughly conscious of
I appreciated that point, and I conjectured that it was dropped by the murderer in his hurried flight.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
By this curious turn of disposition I have gained the reputation of deliberate heartlessness; how undeserved, I alone can appreciate.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 1
By Emily Bronte Context
I would sooner send him away, though I know I am the only person who appreciates him, than have him, and not spend his money on himself.
David Copperfield - Chapter 35
By Charles Dickens Context
apprehensivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. capable of apprehending; knowing; conscious; relating to the faculty of apprehension; sensible; feeling; perceptive
I recall, sir, that on that occasion you went so far as to say you were actually apprehensive of Miss Gradgrind.
Hard Times - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
They glanced backward over their shoulders from time to time, apprehensively, as if they feared they might be followed.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 10
By Mark Twain Context
approximatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. come close or be similar to something in quality, nature, or quantity; come near
arenaspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. playing field where sports events take place; large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
I might have been an unfortunate little bull in a Spanish arena, I got so smartingly touched up by these moral goads.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
arthritisspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. inflammation of a joint or joints
artificialspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. made by humans; produced rather than natural.
They were high from the ground, and they burnt with the steady dulness of artificial light in air that is seldom renewed.
Great Expectations - Chapter 38
By Charles Dickens Context
Later there would also be need for seeds and artificial manures, besides various tools and, finally, the machinery for the windmill.
Animal Farm - Chapter 6
By George Orwell Context
She received no other answer, than an artificial, assenting smile, followed by a contemptuous glance, as he turned away, which Anne perfectly knew the meaning of.
Persuasion - Chapter 10
By Jane Austen Context
assaultspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a physical attack; onslaught
Williamson and Woodley were both tried for abduction and assault, the former getting seven years the latter ten.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
This was worse than before: the youth grew crimson, and clenched his fist, with every appearance of a meditated assault.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 2
By Emily Bronte Context
I have done nothing actionable from the first, but as long as you keep that door locked you lay yourself open to an action for assault and illegal constraint.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
assemblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. put together; bring or call together into a group or whole
A great multitude had already assembled; the windows were filled with people, smoking and playing cards to beguile the time; the crowd were pushing, quarrelling, joking.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 52
By Charles Dickens Context
The congregation being fully assembled, now, the bell rang once more, to warn laggards and stragglers, and then a solemn hush fell upon the church which was only broken by the tittering and whispering of the choir in the gallery.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 5
By Mark Twain Context
There was an improving party assembled on the auspicious occasion, who knew what everything they had to eat and drink was made of, and how it was imported or exported, and in what quantities, and in what bottoms, whether native or foreign, and all about it.
Hard Times - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
assistspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. give help or support to, especially as a subordinate
As to my own case, I am ready to give you any information which may assist you in forming an opinion.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I told him that my old nurse would be delighted to assist him, and that we would all three take the field together, but on one condition.
David Copperfield - Chapter 34
By Charles Dickens Context
I seek to repair what is amiss, if I possibly can; and I hope you will assist me in a good spirit, Bounderby, for I have been very much distressed.
Hard Times - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
associatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. connect or join together; combine
I shall not associate him in our conversation with your intimacy and encouragement; pray do not persist in connecting him with mine.
Hard Times - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
He has been of most vital use to me in several of my cases, and a lucky chance has made it possible for me to bring him out and associate him with this investigation.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
We saw the cold winter sun rise over the dreary marshes of the Thames and the long, sullen reaches of the river, which I shall ever associate with our pursuit of the Andaman Islander in the earlier days of our career.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
attainspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. achieve or accomplish; gain
Surely no man would work so hard or attain such precise information unless he had some definite end in view.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He was struggling for the appearance of composure, and would not open his lips till he believed himself to have attained it.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 34
By Jane Austen Context
Suddenly she hated them all because they were different from her, because they carried their losses with an air that she could never attain, would never wish to attain.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 35
By Margaret Mitche Context
attentivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. alert and watchful; considerate; thoughtful
At breakfast, Monday morning, Aunt Polly and Mary were very loving to Tom, and very attentive to his wants.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 18
By Mark Twain Context
Dick took his finger out of his mouth, on this hint, and stood among the group, with a grave and attentive expression of face.
David Copperfield - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
But if he had looked at me for an hour or for a day, I could not have remembered his face ever afterwards, as having been more attentive.
Great Expectations - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
attirespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. clothes, especially fine or formal ones; dress
Merriwether to upbraid her daughter and point out that homespun was the proper bridal attire for a Confederate bride.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 12
By Margaret Mitche Context
Nature had given them no inconsiderable share of beauty, and every Sunday dressed them in their cleanest skins and best attire.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 42
By Jane Austen Context
attractivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. appealing; pleasing; inviting; tempting
Moreover, the healthy spirits who had mounted to this sublime height were attractive to many of the Gradgrind school.
Hard Times - Chapter 16
By Charles Dickens Context
Wives, again, put on weeds for their husbands, as if, so far from grieving in the garb of sorrow, they had made up their minds to render it as becoming and attractive as possible.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 6
By Charles Dickens Context
awkwardspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. difficult to handle or manage
Barkis appeared in an exceedingly vacant and awkward condition, and with a bundle of oranges tied up in a handkerchief.
David Copperfield - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
Scarlett was his wife and he could not insult her by asking awkward questions which, after all, would not remedy matters.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 36
By Margaret Mitche Context
Miss Carteret, with still less to say, was so plain and so awkward, that she would never have been tolerated in Camden Place but for her birth.
Persuasion - Chapter 16
By Jane Austen Context
babblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. talk foolishly or idly; utter meaningless confusion of words or sounds
The house seemed bursting with the crowd, and a ceaseless babble of talking and laughter and giggles and shrill feminine squeaks and screams rose and fell.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 6
By Margaret Mitche Context
bafflespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. frustrate as by confusing or perplexing; impede force or movement of
After that I fell among those thieves, the nine figures, who seemed every evening to do something new to disguise themselves and baffle recognition.
Great Expectations - Chapter 7
By Charles Dickens Context
Sensing something they could not understand, baffled and annoyed by it, the twins struggled along for a while, and then rose reluctantly, looking at their watches.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 1
By Margaret Mitche Context
baggagespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. trunks, bags, parcels, and suitcases in which one carries one's belongings while traveling; luggage
There was a train leaving for Atlanta in ten minutes and she caught it, carrying no baggage except her reticule and leaving Wade and Ella at the hotel with Prissy.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 61
By Margaret Mitche Context
blemishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. mark with deformity; injure or impair, as anything which is excellent; make defective, either the body or mind
blockadespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. shutting up of a place by troops or ships; obstruction to passage
Already the foundries were beginning to feel the lack of iron, for little or none came through the blockade, and the mines in Alabama were standing almost idle while the miners were at the front.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 8
By Margaret Mitche Context
For similar reasons I made no allusion to the skirmishing plates upon the floor; or to the disreputable appearance of the castors, which were all at sixes and sevens, and looked drunk; or to the further blockade of Traddles by wandering vegetable dishes and jugs.
David Copperfield - Chapter 44
By Charles Dickens Context
blossomspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. reproductive organ of plants, especially one having showy or colorful parts
The humming of the bees in the blossoms mingled with the chanting voice and drowsily melted into a doze.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 23
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
It did not appear to me that he took much notice of it, but before he went he asked my mother to give him a bit of the blossom.
David Copperfield - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
And she thought with a tingling in her heart how she and Ashley might ride swiftly through this beauty of blossom and greenery this very afternoon, or tonight by moonlight, toward Jonesboro and a preacher.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 5
By Margaret Mitche Context
bluffspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. pretense of strength; mislead or deceive
I fetched the shore a half a mile above the village, and then went scooting along the bluff bank in the easy water.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 24
By Mark Twain Context
He stands before me again, his bluff hairy face irradiating with a joyful love and pride, for which I can find no description.
David Copperfield - Chapter 7
By Charles Dickens Context
Then Tom tumbled his ham over the bluff and let himself down after it, tearing both skin and clothes to some extent in the effort.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 13
By Mark Twain Context