7th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 7: Vocabulary - List 4

enrichspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make rich; richen; improve
It is not a fortunate discovery, and is not likely ever to enrich me in reputation, station, fortune, anything.
Great Expectations - Chapter 44
By Charles Dickens Context
The air that would be healthful to the earth, the water that would enrich it, the heat that would ripen it, tear it when caged up.
Hard Times - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
The negroes had frolicked through the legislature, grasping aliens had mismanaged the government, private individuals had enriched themselves from public funds.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 58
By Margaret Mitche Context
eruptspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. explode; burst out; become violently active
They knew they were sitting on a volcano, but until that volcano erupted there was nothing they could do.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 19
By Margaret Mitche Context
ethnicspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to races; group of people sharing common racial, national, or religious heritage
etymologyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. study of historical development of languages, particularly as manifested in individual words
It appeared, in answer to my inquiries, that nobody had the least idea of the etymology of this terrible verb passive to be gormed; but that they all regarded it as constituting a most solemn imprecation.
David Copperfield - Chapter 3
By Charles Dickens Context
euphoriaspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. feeling of great happiness and well-being, sometimes exaggerated
evaporatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. vaporize; disappear; change into a vapor
excelspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. be superior; distinguish oneself
In these accomplishments the twins excelled, and they were equally outstanding in their notorious inability to learn anything contained between the covers of books.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 1
By Margaret Mitche Context
exhibitspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. show, make visible or apparent
Men who die from heart disease, or any sudden natural cause, never by any chance exhibit agitation upon their features.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 14
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The red fox made him say all this, I knew, to exhibit him to me in the light he had indicated on the night when he poisoned my rest.
David Copperfield - Chapter 35
By Charles Dickens Context
Joe darted a look at him, and, when her eyes were withdrawn, secretly crossed his two forefingers, and exhibited them to me, as our token that Mrs.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
expandspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details
His head had been horribly mutilated by an expanding revolver bullet, but no weapon of any sort was to be found in the room.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Merriwether, wishing to expand her growing bakery, had tried to borrow two thousand dollars from the bank with her house as security.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 52
By Margaret Mitche Context
They dried their boiled ham and had a feast, and after that they sat by the fire and expanded and glorified their midnight adventure until morning, for there was not a dry spot to sleep on, anywhere around.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 16
By Mark Twain Context
expletivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. interjection; word or phrase having no independent meaning; expression usually of surprise or anger
exportspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. sell or transfer abroad; send to another country for sale
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
expropriatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. take possession of; transfer another's property to oneself
extensivespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. widespread; far-reaching; wide
There was no other dwelling near, in that direction; and the prospect it commanded was very extensive.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 34
By Charles Dickens Context
The prospect in front was more extensive; it commanded the whole of the valley, and reached into the country beyond.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 6
By Jane Austen Context
Dresses were made, jewellery was made, cakes and gloves were made, settlements were made, and an extensive assortment of Facts did appropriate honour to the contract.
Hard Times - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
facetspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface
The bottom of the vale was green to a width of ten yards or thereabouts, and the shining facets of frost upon the blades of grass seemed to move on with the shadows of those they surrounded.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
facilespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent
faithfulspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. given with strong assurance; firm in adherence to promises or in observance of duty
It was not because I was faithful, but because Joe was faithful, that I never ran away and went for a soldier or a sailor.
Great Expectations - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
Whatever happened she would remain faithful, work hard, carry out the orders that were given to her, and accept the leadership of Napoleon.
Animal Farm - Chapter 7
By George Orwell Context
I told her that I believed she had given me a faithful account of herself, and that we had both been hapless instruments in designing hands.
David Copperfield - Chapter 32
By Charles Dickens Context
faminespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. shortage of food; starvation
I wish he could have witnessed the horrible avidity with which Oliver tore the bits asunder with all the ferocity of famine.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
Once again it was being put about that all the animals were dying of famine and disease, and that they were continually fighting among themselves and had resorted to cannibalism and infanticide.
Animal Farm - Chapter 7
By George Orwell Context
felicitousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. apt; suitably expressed; well chosen
The felicitous idea occurred to me a morning or two later when I woke, that the best step I could take towards making myself uncommon was to get out of Biddy everything she knew.
Great Expectations - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
He had remained in Shropshire, lamenting the blindness of his own pride, and the blunders of his own calculations, till at once released from Louisa by the astonishing and felicitous intelligence of her engagement with Benwick.
Persuasion - Chapter 23
By Jane Austen Context
ferociousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
And they never believed her when she told them she had only seen one bloodhound in all her life and it was a small mild dog and not a huge ferocious mastiff.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 38
By Margaret Mitche Context
I was in a state of ferocious virtue, however, as to young men who were not cutting down trees in the forest of difficulty; and my impression must be received with due allowance.
David Copperfield - Chapter 36
By Charles Dickens Context
Dawkins gave his hat a ferocious cock, after delivering this sentiment, and looked at Master Bates, as if to denote that he would feel obliged by his saying anything to the contrary.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 18
By Charles Dickens Context
fertilespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. rich; fruitful; inventive; creative; intellectually productive
All of the world was crying out for cotton, and the new land of the County, unworn and fertile, produced it abundantly.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 3
By Margaret Mitche Context
Micawber, giving his mind to a profession so adapted to his fertile resources, and his flow of language, must distinguish himself.
David Copperfield - Chapter 36
By Charles Dickens Context
The contrast resembled what you see in exchanging a bleak, hilly, coal country for a beautiful fertile valley; and his voice and greeting were as opposite as his aspect.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 8
By Emily Bronte Context
filibusterspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. block legislation by making long speeches
firmamentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. fixed foundation; established base; region of the air; sky or heavens; the most remote of the celestial spheres
The distant rims of the world and of the firmament seemed to be a division in time no less than a division in matter.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Before him and behind: above, below, on the right and on the left: he seemed to stand surrounded by a firmament, all bright with gleaming eyes.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 52
By Charles Dickens Context
fissurespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. long narrow opening ; long narrow depression in surface
flourishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. grow well; decorate with ornaments; be in a period of productivity
As they drew nearer to the front of the house the mummers became aware that music and dancing were briskly flourishing within.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
For some years the organisation flourished in spite of the efforts of the United States government and of the better classes of the community in the South.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Sikes proceeded to drink brandy at a furious rate, and to flourish the crowbar in an alarming manner; yelling forth, at the same time, most unmusical snatches of song, mingled with wild execrations.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 19
By Charles Dickens Context
fluctuatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
fluentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement
foespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. enemy; one who entertains hatred, grudge; adversary
I always thought this was business, this was the way to confront the thing, this was the way to take the foe by the throat.
Great Expectations - Chapter 34
By Charles Dickens Context
Suddenly the child she was carrying became a nauseating burden instead of something she had gladly carried, and this man before her, standing carelessly with his wide Panama hat upon his hip, her bitterest foe, the cause of all her troubles.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 56
By Margaret Mitche Context
fracasspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. noisy, disorderly fight or quarrel; disturbance
frankspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. honest; sincere; open and sincere in expression; straightforward
In fact, he knew she would never recover should she learn that her daughters had been exposed to so frank a conversation.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 5
By Margaret Mitche Context
The sight of the fair young girl, as frank and wholesome as the Sierra breezes, had stirred his volcanic, untamed heart to its very depths.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At school she had used to side with the Philistines in several battles, and had wondered if Pontius Pilate were as handsome as he was frank and fair.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
fraudulentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
furiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. extreme anger; raging; full of activity; energetic or rapid
This endurance made old Earnshaw furious, when he discovered his son persecuting the poor fatherless child, as he called him.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 4
By Emily Bronte Context
He had been lying on his face beating his pillow with his hands and he actually almost jumped around, he turned so quickly at the sound of the furious little voice.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 17
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
As we turned him over I saw a hideous, sallow face, with writhing, furious features, glaring up at us, and I knew that it was indeed the man of the photograph whom we had secured.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
furnishspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. provide; supply; equip with what is needed, especially to provide furniture for
When we met again next evening, Lestrade was furnished with much information concerning our prisoner.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They had not enjoyed themselves a quarter so much, before the entertainment was brightened with the excitement he furnished.
Great Expectations - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
My room was at the top of the house, at the back: a close chamber; stencilled all over with an ornament which my young imagination represented as a blue muffin; and very scantily furnished.
David Copperfield - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
gaitspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving
By the time she caught sight of the Leyden house, she was beginning to pant, for her stays were tightly laced, but she did not slow her gait.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 21
By Margaret Mitche Context
They were walking slowly; and though it was too dark for much discovery of character from aspect, the gait of them showed that they were not workers on the heath.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
gambolspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully
And finally there was a tremendous baying of dogs and a shrill crowing from the black cockerel, and out came Napoleon himself, majestically upright, casting haughty glances from side to side, and with his dogs gambolling round him.
Animal Farm - Chapter 10
By George Orwell Context
gamutspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. entire range; all notes in musical scale
gauchespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. awkward or lacking in social graces; coarse and uncouth
gaugespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. measuring instrument; measure; judge
I thoroughly gauged his disposition from his behaviour, and saw at once it would be folly to attempt humouring him.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 23
By Emily Bronte Context
geniusspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. exceptional creative ability; unusual mental ability; someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
He had some analytical genius, no doubt; but he was by no means such a phenomenon as Poe appeared to imagine.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
To continue in fistic phraseology, he had a genius for coming up to the scratch, wherever and whatever it was, and proving himself an ugly customer.
Hard Times - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
Thus it was that we parted without explanation: she waving her hand and smiling farewell from the coach window; her evil genius writhing on the roof, as if he had her in his clutches and triumphed.
David Copperfield - Chapter 26
By Charles Dickens Context
gesturespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. motion of hands or body to emphasize or help to express a thought or feeling
Then she made a frown and a gesture to my mother, like one who was accustomed to be obeyed, to come and open the door.
David Copperfield - Chapter 1
By Charles Dickens Context
The more I made faces and gestures to him to do it, the more confidential, argumentative, and polite, he persisted in being to Me.
Great Expectations - Chapter 13
By Charles Dickens Context
With a threatening gesture of his hand, he turned from the door, and Ferrier heard his heavy step scrunching along the shingly path.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
glossyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. smooth and shining; reflecting luster from smooth or polished surface; plausible
Looking down I saw a stately carriage and pair, the brilliant lamps gleaming on the glossy haunches of the noble chestnuts.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He was not far; I found him smoothing the glossy coat of the new pony in the stable, and feeding the other beasts, according to custom.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 7
By Emily Bronte Context
His red waistcoat was as glossy as satin and he flirted his wings and tail and tilted his head and hopped about with all sorts of lively graces.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 10
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
gourmetspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. person with discriminating taste in food and wine
governspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make and administer the public policy and affairs of
Fanny looked on and listened, not unamused to observe the selfishness which, more or less disguised, seemed to govern them all, and wondering how it would end.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 14
By Jane Austen Context
It was very strange that a young gentleman who had never been left to his own guidance for five consecutive minutes, should be incapable at last of governing himself; but so it was with Tom.
Hard Times - Chapter 16
By Charles Dickens Context
granitespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. common, coarse-grained, light-colored, hard igneous rock consisting chiefly of quartz; unyielding endurance
I had a good mind to ask an old man, in wire spectacles, who was breaking stones upon the road, to lend me his hammer for a little while, and let me begin to beat a path to Dora out of granite.
David Copperfield - Chapter 36
By Charles Dickens Context
High up on the plateau at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, she saw rolling red hills wherever she looked, with huge outcroppings of the underlying granite and gaunt pines towering somberly everywhere.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 3
By Margaret Mitche Context
grazespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. scrape gently; feed on growing grasses and herbage
The halt was but momentary, for the noise resolved itself into the steady bites of two animals grazing.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Nothing that he wore then fitted him or seemed to belong to him; and everything that he wore then grazed him.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
But when we reached him, and that was scarcely a quarter of a mile from his own door, we found he had no horse; and we were forced to dismount, and leave ours to graze.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 26
By Emily Bronte Context
grovespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. group of trees smaller than a forest; orchard
A heavily timbered park stretched up in a gentle slope, thickening into a grove at the highest point.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Scarlett knew that the fragrance carried on the faint breeze came from the grove of great oaks in the rear of the big house.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 6
By Margaret Mitche Context
Having obtained from this clerk a direction to the academic grove in question, I set out, the same afternoon, to visit my old schoolfellow.
David Copperfield - Chapter 27
By Charles Dickens Context
gruelspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. liquid food made by boiling oatmeal
Linton, on the third day, unbarred her door, and having finished the water in her pitcher and decanter, desired a renewed supply, and a basin of gruel, for she believed she was dying.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 12
By Emily Bronte Context
The room in which the boys were fed, was a large stone hall, with a copper at one end: out of which the master, dressed in an apron for the purpose, and assisted by one or two women, ladled the gruel at mealtimes.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
guilelessspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. free from deceit; sincere; honest
This guileless confectioner was not by any means sober, and had a black eye in the green stage of recovery, which was painted over.
Great Expectations - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
With old ladies you were sweet and guileless and appeared as simple minded as possible, for old ladies were sharp and they watched girls as jealously as cats, ready to pounce on any indiscretion of tongue or eye.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 9
By Margaret Mitche Context
haranguespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. noisy speech; speech or piece of writing with strong feeling or expression
The eyes of the neighbors were expectantly upon him as they settled themselves in easier positions for a long harangue.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 40
By Margaret Mitche Context
harassmentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. feeling of intense annoyance caused by being tormented; worry; annoyance; anxiety.
herbivorousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. grain-eating; plant-eating; feeding only on plants
hingespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a joint that holds two parts together so that one can swing relative to the other
Then with his lens he tested the hinges, but they were of solid iron, built firmly into the massive masonry.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 8
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
At the same instant the bookcase at which Holmes pointed swung round upon a hinge, and a woman rushed out into the room.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 10
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
My little portmanteau was in the boot under my feet; I had but to turn a hinge to get it out; I threw it down before me, got down after it, and was left at the first lamp on the first stones of the town pavement.
Great Expectations - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
hobblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. walk lame, bearing chiefly on one leg; walk with a hitch or hop, or with crutches; move roughly or irregularly
At my summons, instead of the man of violence whom we expected, a very old and wrinkled woman hobbled into the apartment.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Bidding the messenger walk fast, and not be all night hobbling up the stairs, she followed her from the room with a very ill grace, scolding all the way.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 23
By Charles Dickens Context
And as if a wind tossed him he got up and hobbled over to her, one shoe off and one shoe on, and took her in his arms, pressing her against his body, which somehow felt hurt right through.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 14
By D H Lawrence Context