6th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 6: Vocabulary - List 5

huddlespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. crouch or curl up ; mass; heap; crowd or draw together
Medlock and Martha had been standing huddled together near the door staring at her, their mouths half open.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 17
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
Amazed, terrified, huddling together, the animals watched the long line of pigs march slowly round the yard.
Animal Farm - Chapter 10
By George Orwell Context
The boys huddled themselves together and sought the friendly companionship of the fire, though the dull dead heat of the breathless atmosphere was stifling.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 16
By Mark Twain Context
humblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. low or inferior in station or quality; modest
In the North he lets anybody walk over him that wants to, and goes home and prays for a humble spirit to bear it.
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn - Chapter 22
By Mark Twain Context
You owe a very humble apology to that noble lad, your son, who has carried himself in this matter as I should be proud to see my own son do, should I ever chance to have one.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Hard by, was a little churchyard; not crowded with tall unsightly gravestones, but full of humble mounds, covered with fresh turf and moss: beneath which, the old people of the village lay at rest.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 32
By Charles Dickens Context
humidspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. containing a high amount of water or water vapor
Here the trees, laden heavily with their new and humid leaves, were now suffering more damage than during the highest winds of winter, when the boughs are especially disencumbered to do battle with the storm.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
ignorancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. lack of knowledge or education
He could only plead an ignorance of his own heart, and a mistaken confidence in the force of his engagement.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 49
By Jane Austen Context
Pleased with the preference of one, and offended by the neglect of the other, on the very beginning of our acquaintance, I have courted prepossession and ignorance, and driven reason away, where either were concerned.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 36
By Jane Austen Context
Old Turner lived for seven months after our interview, but he is now dead; and there is every prospect that the son and daughter may come to live happily together in ignorance of the black cloud which rests upon their past.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 4
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
immigrantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. one who comes to a country where they were not born in order to settle there; non-native
THIS is not the place to commemorate the trials and privations endured by the immigrant Mormons before they came to their final haven.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
immunespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. resistant to; free or exempt from; not subject to
implorespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. beg for urgently; make an earnest appeal
At this point of the inquiry, Oliver raised his head; and, looking round with imploring eyes, murmured a feeble prayer for a draught of water.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
Holmes, if ever you put forward your full powers, I implore you to do so now, for never in your life could you have a case which is more worthy of them.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He learned to play heavily at cards and to squander money on the turf, until he had again and again to come to me and implore me to give him an advance upon his allowance, that he might settle his debts of honour.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
impressivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. making a strong or vivid impression; producing a strong effect
The awe which these reflections inspired was attested by the impressive silence and the ranks of staring eyes.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 4
By Mark Twain Context
As we neared home, Joe vaguely acknowledging the occasion as an impressive and ceremonious one, went on ahead to open the front door.
Great Expectations - Chapter 18
By Charles Dickens Context
The visitor having strolled to the window, and being then engaged in looking carelessly out, was as unmoved by this impressive entry as man could possibly be.
Hard Times - Chapter 15
By Charles Dickens Context
inconvenientspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. not suited to your comfort, purpose or needs
It may be very inconvenient some years to spare a hundred, or even fifty pounds from our own expenses.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 2
By Jane Austen Context
It was very strange that he should come to Longbourn instead of to Lucas Lodge; it was also very inconvenient and exceedingly troublesome.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 23
By Jane Austen Context
If it had ever been meant to be lived in, I might have thought it small, or inconvenient, or lonely; but never having been designed for any such use, it became a perfect abode.
David Copperfield - Chapter 3
By Charles Dickens Context
incrediblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. unbelievable; beyond belief or understanding
Nothing is worth what is happening to us now and what may happen, for if the Yankees whip us the future will be one of incredible horror.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 11
By Margaret Mitche Context
The moment the noise ceased, she glided from the room; ascended the stairs with incredible softness and silence; and was lost in the gloom above.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
It is incredible to me that a man accustomed to the attractive women of Paris and elsewhere should be so easily worked upon by a girl in a heath.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
indicatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. point out; direct to a knowledge of
She knew that the kindliness indicated a lack of fear, and that these people had no respect for you unless you could frighten them a little.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 2
By D H Lawrence Context
It indicates a spontaneous, Promethean rebelliousness against that fiat that this recurrent season shall bring foul times, cold darkness, misery and death.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
I beg, therefore, that you will moderate your demands, and that you will return the letters at the price I indicate, which is, I assure you, the highest that you can get.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
industriousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. diligent; hard-working; busy and laborious
I can be well recommended by all the neighbors, and I hope I can be industrious and patient, and teach myself while I teach others.
Great Expectations - Chapter 35
By Charles Dickens Context
His long holster and belt glistened and his silver spurs and scabbard gleamed, from the industrious polishing Uncle Peter had given them.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 15
By Margaret Mitche Context
The three young women, who appeared to be very industrious and comfortable, raised their heads to look at me, and then went on with their work.
David Copperfield - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
ineptspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. lacking of judgment, sense, or reason; unsuited; inappropriate; foolish
inflatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. expand; fill with air or gas; increase the amount or availability of
inhabitspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. live in; occupy; reside in
It was not inhabited; it lay far over toward the further shore, abreast a dense and almost wholly unpeopled forest.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 13
By Mark Twain Context
They were on the upper floor, and from our window we could command a view of the avenue gate, and of the inhabited wing of Stoke Moran Manor House.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
inhibitspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. restrain; prevent or forbid; hold back
inspirespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. encourage; inspirit; fire the imagination of
In this field, men were like gods, or demons, inspired to discoveries, and fighting to carry them out.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 9
By D H Lawrence Context
The awe which these reflections inspired was attested by the impressive silence and the ranks of staring eyes.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 4
By Mark Twain Context
Nothing that a Noodle does, can awaken surprise or indignation; the proceedings of a Noodle can only inspire contempt.
Hard Times - Chapter 26
By Charles Dickens Context
installspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. set up; connect or set in position and prepare for use
The machinery had still to be installed, and Whymper was negotiating the purchase of it, but the structure was completed.
Animal Farm - Chapter 8
By George Orwell Context
instrumentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. tool; one used by another to accomplish a purpose; device used to produce music; legal document
I associated that instrument with the single weakness of his nature, and I feared the worst when I saw it glittering in his hand.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
There were some marks in it that might have been dimples, if the material had been softer and the instrument finer, but which, as it was, were only dints.
Great Expectations - Chapter 21
By Charles Dickens Context
To the girls, who could not listen to their cousin, and who had nothing to do but to wish for an instrument, and examine their own indifferent imitations of china on the mantelpiece, the interval of waiting appeared very long.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 16
By Jane Austen Context
interiorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. inside; inner part; internal; inner
He could now see the interior of the pit, which, being in the side of the hill, had a level entrance.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Then a match was struck, and next instant the steady light from a candle filled the interior of the hut.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He was leaning against the ledge of an open lattice, but not looking out: his face was turned to the interior gloom.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 34
By Emily Bronte Context
interpretspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. explain or tell the meaning of; translate orally; decipher
Fagin seemed to interpret the endeavour as expressing a perfect coincidence with his opinion, and put about the liquor which Barney reappeared with, in a very friendly manner.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 42
By Charles Dickens Context
He accompanied me a good part of the way; and when we parted, with a prayer for the success of this fresh effort, there was a new and thoughtful compassion in him that I was at no loss to interpret.
David Copperfield - Chapter 47
By Charles Dickens Context
He turned, as he spoke, a peculiar look in her direction: a look of hatred; unless he has a most perverse set of facial muscles that will not, like those of other people, interpret the language of his soul.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 2
By Emily Bronte Context
intriguespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. captivate; cause to be interested or curious; plot for: scheme for
You had not your little wits sharpened by their intriguing against you, suppressed and defenceless, under the mask of sympathy and pity and what not that is soft and soothing.
Great Expectations - Chapter 33
By Charles Dickens Context
invaluablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. valuable under estimation; inestimable; priceless
Bingley had been a most delightful friend; so easily guided that his worth was invaluable; but she checked herself.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 58
By Jane Austen Context
Those rules of deduction laid down in that article which aroused your scorn, are invaluable to me in practical work.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
invasionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. raid; attack; act of invading, especially the entrance of an armed force into a territory to conquer
She thought of the faithful few who remained at Tara in the face of the Yankee invasion when they could have fled or joined the troops for lives of leisure.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 38
By Margaret Mitche Context
And so within five minutes of their invasion they were in ignominious retreat by the same way as they had come, with a flock of geese hissing after them and pecking at their calves all the way.
Animal Farm - Chapter 4
By George Orwell Context
islespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. island; spot within another of a different color
She thinks of nothing but the Isle of Wight, and she calls it the Island, as if there were no other island in the world.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 2
By Jane Austen Context
I wired to Gravesend and learned that she had passed some time ago, and as the wind is easterly I have no doubt that she is now past the Goodwins and not very far from the Isle of Wight.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
jaggedspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. unevenly cut; having the texture of something so cut; having a rough quality
Two dark jagged peaks loomed above them through the darkness, and the defile which led between them was the Eagle Cañon in which the horses were awaiting them.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She started from my side, and ran along a jagged timber which protruded from the place we stood upon, and overhung the deep water at some height, without the least defence.
David Copperfield - Chapter 3
By Charles Dickens Context
jeopardyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. exposure to death, loss, or injury; hazard; risk of loss or injury
joltspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. sudden jerking, as from a heavy blow; sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment
And the chair began to advance slowly, joltingly down the beautiful broad riding washed over with blue encroaching hyacinths.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 13
By D H Lawrence Context
In her hurry she slipped on the rag rug and fell to the floor with a jolt but leaped up so quickly she was not even aware of the pain.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 23
By Margaret Mitche Context
The coach jolts, I wake with a start, and the flute has come back again, and the Master at Salem House is sitting with his legs crossed, playing it dolefully, while the old woman of the house looks on delighted.
David Copperfield - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
justifyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. adjust the spaces between words; show to be reasonable; explain, clear away
She assured him that no one intended to play, and the silence of the whole party on the subject seemed to justify her.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 11
By Jane Austen Context
The first week he took over the mill he justified all her hopes, for he accomplished more with five convicts than Hugh had ever done with his crew of ten free negroes.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 42
By Margaret Mitche Context
Captain Wentworth, after being unseen and unheard of at Uppercross for two whole days, appeared again among them to justify himself by a relation of what had kept him away.
Persuasion - Chapter 11
By Jane Austen Context
juvenilespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. youth; 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 - Chapter 6
By Mark Twain Context
I know that my juvenile experiences went for little or nothing then; and that life was more like a great fairy story, which I was just about to begin to read, than anything else.
David Copperfield - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
In sticking up the candle he lifted the lantern to his face, and the light shone into the whites of his eyes and upon his ivory teeth, which, in contrast with the red surrounding, lent him a startling aspect enough to the gaze of a juvenile.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
lancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. weapon, consisting of long handle and steel blade or head; spear carried by horsemen, often decorated with small flag
The sun was deepening the gold of its lances, the bees were going home and the birds were flying past less often.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 21
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
Eustacia then proceeded in her delivery, striking the sword against the staff or lance at the minatory phrases, in the orthodox mumming manner, and strutting up and down.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
All Nature was wide awake and stirring, now; long lances of sunlight pierced down through the dense foliage far and near, and a few butterflies came fluttering upon the scene.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 14
By Mark Twain Context
landslidespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff; overwhelming electoral victory
lashspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. any of the short hairs fringing the edge of the eyelid
They were agate gray and they looked too big for his face because they had black lashes all round them.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 13
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
His cold eyes would hardly have been eyes, but for the short ends of lashes which, by bringing them into immediate contrast with something paler than themselves, expressed their form.
Hard Times - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
Linton lavished on her the kindest caresses, and tried to cheer her by the fondest words; but, vaguely regarding the flowers, she let the tears collect on her lashes and stream down her cheeks unheeding.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 13
By Emily Bronte Context
lingerspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. be slow in leaving; continue or persist; stay
As they were all going out again, he favoured her with one slight roll of his movable eye, desiring her to linger behind.
Hard Times - Chapter 26
By Charles Dickens Context
For some months Jefferson Hope lingered among the mountains, leading a strange wild life, and nursing in his heart the fierce desire for vengeance which possessed him.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 12
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It was with a singular jumble of sadness and pleasure that I used to linger about my native place, until the reddening winter sun admonished me that it was time to start on my returning walk.
David Copperfield - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
logicspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. reasoned and reasonable judgment; a system of reasoning
There was in his face that hopelessness of being understood which comes when the objector is constitutionally beyond the reach of a logic that, even under favouring conditions, is almost too coarse a vehicle for the subtlety of the argument.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
longitudespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. an imaginary great circle on the surface of the earth passing through the north and south poles
loomspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. appear or take shape, usually in enlarged or distorted form
Grimesby Roylott drive past, his huge form looming up beside the little figure of the lad who drove him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Two dark jagged peaks loomed above them through the darkness, and the defile which led between them was the Eagle Cañon in which the horses were awaiting them.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
lootspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act of plundering; plunder; booty, especially, the boot taken in a conquered or sacked city
lullspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. moment of calm; a period of calm weather; temporary quiet and rest
Dean, when she brought in supper, to sit down while I ate it; hoping sincerely she would prove a regular gossip, and either rouse me to animation or lull me to sleep by her talk.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 4
By Emily Bronte Context
Left alone with her mother, Louisa saw her lying with an awful lull upon her face, like one who was floating away upon some great water, all resistance over, content to be carried down the stream.
Hard Times - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
luxuriousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. rich and superior in quality; lavish
magnifyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. intensify; increase; make greater in size; enlarge
Always creeping along the ground to some small end or other, he will always magnify every object in the way; and consequently will hate and suspect everybody that comes, in the most innocent manner, between him and it.
David Copperfield - Chapter 54
By Charles Dickens Context
Merryweather perched himself upon a crate, with a very injured expression upon his face, while Holmes fell upon his knees upon the floor and, with the lantern and a magnifying lens, began to examine minutely the cracks between the stones.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
manufacturespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make products by hand or machinery; make from raw materials
It manufactured much of the powder and arms used by the army and most of the cotton and woolen goods.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 17
By Margaret Mitche Context
But he got through safely, though cruelly scared, and got a fine round of applause when he made his manufactured bow and retired.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 21
By Mark Twain Context
marinespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. of, found in, or produced by the sea; naval
marvelspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. wonder; strong surprise; astonishment
They were so much occupied, however, in discussing the marvels I had already presented for their consideration, that I escaped.
Great Expectations - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
One marvel of a day he had walked so far that when he returned the moon was high and full and all the world was purple shadow and silver.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 27
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
The more Tom stared at the splendid marvel, the higher he turned up his nose at his finery and the shabbier and shabbier his own outfit seemed to him to grow.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 1
By Mark Twain Context
massivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. enormous; colossal; consisting of great mass; containing a great quantity of matter
He was a large man with rounded shoulders, a massive head, and a broad, intelligent face, sloping down to a pointed beard of grizzled brown.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The entrance door was a huge one made of massive, curiously shaped panels of oak studded with big iron nails and bound with great iron bars.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 3
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
As he stood, he leaned upon his weapon for support, and yet his tall figure and the massive framework of his bones suggested a wiry and vigorous constitution.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
maturespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. develop and reach maturity; grow old or older
He thought of Rachael, how young when they were first brought together in these circumstances, how mature now, how soon to grow old.
Hard Times - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
merespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. being nothing more than what is specified; considered apart from anything else; small; slight
Some purpose or other is so natural to every one, that a mere loiterer always looks and feels remarkable.
Hard Times - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
I am very much obliged to anybody who assists me, and I only want to be consulted as a mere form, sometimes.
David Copperfield - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
The mere knowing of his name is a small thing, however, compared with the power of laying our hands upon him.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
miseryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. great unhappiness; extreme pain of body or mind
The scanty parish dress, the livery of his misery, hung loosely on his feeble body; and his young limbs had wasted away, like those of an old man.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 17
By Charles Dickens Context
On the present festive occasion he emerged from his room, when the blithe bells were going, the picture of misery, in a full suit of Sunday penitentials.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
All the sensitive feelings it wounded so cruelly, all the shame and misery it kept alive within my breast, became more poignant as I thought of this; and I determined that the life was unendurable.
David Copperfield - Chapter 12
By Charles Dickens Context
misfortunespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. bad fortune or ill luck; bad luck
The campaign brought honours and promotion to many, but for me it had nothing but misfortune and disaster.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
In the strength of his misfortune, and the energy of his distress, he fired for the moment like a proud man.
Hard Times - Chapter 9
By Charles Dickens Context
One would imagine you had never heard my father speak of her personal misfortunes, though I know you must fifty times.
Persuasion - Chapter 5
By Jane Austen Context
mishapspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. unfortunate accident; bad luck