7th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 7: Vocabulary - List 7

prosperspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. flourish; thrive; gain in wealth; grow stronger
She had not been sustained through privations, the sickening duties of nursing, the fears of the siege and the hunger of the last few months by the fanatic glow which made all these things endurable to others, if only the Cause prospered.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 29
By Margaret Mitche Context
protrudespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. extend out or project in space; stick out
There were four protruding fingers and a horrid red, spongy surface where the thumb should have been.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
His protruding underlip retreated to normal as swiftly as a turtle withdraws its head beneath its shell.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 30
By Margaret Mitche Context
From the pocket of his light summer overcoat protruded the bundle of indorsed papers which proclaimed his profession.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
pterodactylspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. extinct flying reptiles that existed during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
pulchritudespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. great physical beauty and appeal; attractive moral excellence; moral beauty
pursuespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. follow in; go in search of or hunt for
Herbert assented to all this, and we went out immediately after breakfast to pursue our investigations.
Great Expectations - Chapter 52
By Charles Dickens Context
When she was lost to his view, he pursued his homeward way, glancing up sometimes at the sky, where the clouds were sailing fast and wildly.
Hard Times - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
He spoke, I thought, as if he were weary, or dissatisfied with something; but I did not pursue the question in my mind, for dinner was just then announced, and we went down and took the same seats as before.
David Copperfield - Chapter 16
By Charles Dickens Context
queryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. inquiry; doubt in the mind; mental reservation
How to discover a solution to this riddle of death seemed a query of more importance than highest problems of the living.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
quixoticspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. idealistic without regard to practicality
railleryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language; satirical merriment
Their attention and wit were drawn off to his more fortunate rival; and the raillery which the other had incurred before any partiality arose, was removed when his feelings began really to call for the ridicule so justly annexed to sensibility.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 10
By Jane Austen Context
rallyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. call up or summon; call together for a common purpose
The dear Colonel rallied his spirits tolerably till just at last; but Darcy seemed to feel it most acutely, more, I think, than last year.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 37
By Jane Austen Context
Then with a grand effort she rallied from the shock, and a supreme astonishment and indignation chased every other expression from her features.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
The animals could not face the terrible explosions and the stinging pellets, and in spite of the efforts of Napoleon and Boxer to rally them, they were soon driven back.
Animal Farm - Chapter 8
By George Orwell Context
rampantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. unrestrained and violent; occurring without restraint
Strangers, modest enough elsewhere, started up at dinners in Coketown, and boasted, in quite a rampant way, of Bounderby.
Hard Times - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
ransomspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. release of property or person in return for payment of a demanded price; price paid for such release
A second very obvious one is that this young man really is the heir of a great property, however modest his means may at present be, and it is not impossible that a plot to hold him for ransom might be concocted.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 11
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
razorspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. sharp-edged cutting instrument used especially for shaving the face or other body parts
reactspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. act against or in opposition to; show a response or a reaction
Scarlett was not the only member of the household who reacted strangely and unwillingly to his presence, for he kept Aunt Pitty in a flutter and a ferment.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 12
By Margaret Mitche Context
receiptspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act of receiving; acknowledgment of goods delivered or money paid
Not even known to be gone until receipt of message, importing that her return was not to be expected for the present.
Hard Times - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
I had made up my mind not to give it till my master went somewhere, as I could not guess how its receipt would affect Catherine.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 15
By Emily Bronte Context
She read me what she had written; and it was direct and clear, and evidently intended to absolve me from any suspicion of profiting by the receipt of the money.
Great Expectations - Chapter 49
By Charles Dickens Context
reciprocalspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. concerning each of two or more persons or things; exchangeable; interacting
The absolute solitude in which they lived intensified their reciprocal thoughts; yet some might have said that it had the disadvantage of consuming their mutual affections at a fearfully prodigal rate.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
reconciliationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. act of reconciling, or state of being reconciled; reconcilement; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship
It determined him to attempt a reconciliation, though not exactly in the manner pointed out by their brother and sister.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 49
By Jane Austen Context
It stood the record of many sensations of pain, once severe, but now softened; and of some instances of relenting feeling, some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again, and which could never cease to be dear.
Persuasion - Chapter 13
By Jane Austen Context
reconnaissancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. gain information about enemy; inspection or exploration of an area
redeemspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. purchase back; regain possession of by payment; ransom or rescue from captivity; pay penalty; make amends for
And yet I did not despise him the more for it, but thought it a redeeming quality in him if he could be allowed any grace for not resisting one so irresistible as Steerforth.
David Copperfield - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
Accept, dear Madam, this token of my reverence for your courage and do not think that your sacrifice has been in vain, for this ring has been redeemed at ten times its value.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 10
By Margaret Mitche Context
A smile crossed his face then, and he turned his eyes on me with a trustful look, as if he were confident that I had seen some small redeeming touch in him, even so long ago as when I was a little child.
Great Expectations - Chapter 56
By Charles Dickens Context
reignspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. sovereignty; rule; dominance or widespread influence
Indeed, it is a question if the exclusive reign of this orthodox beauty is not approaching its last quarter.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Sissy, though well acquainted with his Royal line, had no personal knowledge of the present Emperor, and his reign was peaceful.
Hard Times - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
rejuvenatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. make young again; restore to youthful vigor or appearance
relentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. give in; become more compassionate or forgiving; cause to soften in attitude or temper
My aunt, I may observe, allowed my horse on the forbidden ground, but had not at all relented towards the donkeys.
David Copperfield - Chapter 62
By Charles Dickens Context
It stood the record of many sensations of pain, once severe, but now softened; and of some instances of relenting feeling, some breathings of friendship and reconciliation, which could never be looked for again, and which could never cease to be dear.
Persuasion - Chapter 13
By Jane Austen Context
reminiscespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. recollect and tell of past experiences or events; talk or write about memories of the past, especially pleasant memories
remnantspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. remainder; small part or portion that remains after the main part no longer exists
The wood was a remnant of the great forest where Robin Hood hunted, and this riding was an old, old thoroughfare coming across country.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 5
By D H Lawrence Context
Howbeit, there was a general breaking up of the party, while the remnants of the dinner were being put away; and I strolled off by myself among the trees, in a raging and remorseful state.
David Copperfield - Chapter 33
By Charles Dickens Context
And I do take leave, longing for a happy reunion, and trusting that when we meet again, it will be under circumstances which may open our hearts to each other without any remnant or shadow of reserve.
Mansfield Park - Chapter 36
By Jane Austen Context
remorsespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. pain of a guilty conscience; feeling of deep regret
The instant that he heard of it he made a complete confession to me, so filled was he with horror and remorse.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She paused, and saw with no slight indignation that he was listening with an air which proved him wholly unmoved by any feeling of remorse.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 34
By Jane Austen Context
Joe had gone near the pantry, or out of the room, were only to be equalled by the remorse with which my mind dwelt on what my hands had done.
Great Expectations - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
renderspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. deliver;give or make available; provide; represent in a drawing or painting
He swore in his heart that he would not fail in this if human effort and human perseverance could render him successful.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I had thought of that too, and it was very far from comforting to me to find that he had thought of it; for it seemed to render it more probable.
Great Expectations - Chapter 15
By Charles Dickens Context
It is not that I can do her any good, or render her any real service; but she is so attached to me that my visit will have as much effect on her, as if I could do both.
David Copperfield - Chapter 28
By Charles Dickens Context
rendezvousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. meeting at a prearranged time and place; popular gathering place; prearranged meeting point for troops or ships
Day after day he rose with the sun, buckled on his leggings, and went off to the rendezvous with Humphrey.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
Petersburg, at a point where the Mississippi River was a trifle over a mile wide, there was a long, narrow, wooded island, with a shallow bar at the head of it, and this offered well as a rendezvous.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 13
By Mark Twain Context
repatriatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. restore or return to the country of birth, citizenship, or origin
repertoirespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. list of works of music or drama; class of compositions in a genre; range or number of skills
rescuespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. free from harm or evil; take from legal custody by force
My rescue from this kind of existence I considered quite hopeless, and abandoned, as such, altogether.
David Copperfield - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
But Wemmick was equally untiring and gentle in his vigilance, and the Aged read on, quite unconscious of his many rescues.
Great Expectations - Chapter 37
By Charles Dickens Context
He was a man of such gigantic strength that, even with the handcuffs which Holmes had so deftly fastened upon his wrists, he would have very quickly overpowered my friend had Hopkins and I not rushed to his rescue.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
reservoirspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. tank used for collecting and storing a liquid; holding pond; lake used to store water for community use
resilientspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. elastic; having power of springing back or recover readily
resuscitatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. restored to life; restore consciousness, vigor, or life to; revive
retainspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. keep; maintain possession of; hire by payment of a fee; keep in mind; remember
It was possible that you might retain the feelings of the past, as I did; and one encouragement happened to be mine.
Persuasion - Chapter 23
By Jane Austen Context
Oliver retained his stool by the fire; Barney wrapped in a blanket, stretched himself on the floor: close outside the fender.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
His affection for her soon sunk into indifference; hers lasted a little longer; and in spite of her youth and her manners, she retained all the claims to reputation which her marriage had given her.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 61
By Jane Austen Context
retaliatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. do something harmful or negative to get revenge for some harm; fight back or respond in kind to an injury or affront
retrievespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. recover; find and bring in; get back
I settled his doubts, by suddenly retrieving my gravity and desiring him to walk away, for I came to see Linton, not him.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 24
By Emily Bronte Context
Brownlow, unwilling to deprive the elder son of the opportunity of retrieving his former vices and pursuing an honest career, proposed this mode of distribution, to which his young charge joyfully acceded.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 53
By Charles Dickens Context
revengespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. do punishment in return for injury or insult; avenge
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
rhetoricspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. art or study of using language effectively and persuasively; insincere language
Suddenly, on the barrow, there mingled with all this wild rhetoric of night a sound which modulated so naturally into the rest that its beginning and ending were hardly to be distinguished.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
riddlespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. pierce with numerous holes; perforate; permeate or spread throughout
How to discover a solution to this riddle of death seemed a query of more importance than highest problems of the living.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
This then was the answer to the riddle of Archie, his unwillingness to tell his last name or the place of his birth or any scrap of his past life, the answer to the difficulty with which he spoke and his cold hatred of the world.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 42
By Margaret Mitche Context
rotatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. plant or grow in a fixed cyclic order of succession; swirl; revolve; turn on or around an axis or a center
rowdyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. rough, disorderly person; boisterous person
All night long pianos jangled from behind drawn shades and rowdy songs and laughter floated out, punctuated by occasional screams and pistol shots.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 37
By Margaret Mitche Context
safeguardspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. one who, or that which, defends or protects; defense; protection
I keep it only to safeguard myself, and to preserve a weapon which will always secure me from any steps which he might take in the future.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
salvagespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. save from loss or destruction; rescue of a ship; save for further use
For a moment she could not understand what it all meant and then, remembering that the commissary warehouses were down by the railroad tracks, she realized that the army had thrown them open to the people to salvage what they could before the Yankees came.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 21
By Margaret Mitche Context
sanitaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. relating to health or the protection of health
scarletspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. of a brilliant red color
The chirp came from a thick holly bush, bright with scarlet berries, and Mary thought she knew whose it was.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 10
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
The scarlet of her lips had not had time to abate, and just now it appeared still more intense by the absence of the neighbouring and more transient colour of her cheek.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
It was next to impossible that their cousin should come in a scarlet coat, and it was now some weeks since they had received pleasure from the society of a man in any other colour.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 13
By Jane Austen Context
scissorsspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. edge tool having two crossed pivoting blades
Bounderby sat looking at her, as, with the points of a stiff, sharp pair of scissors, she picked out holes for some inscrutable ornamental purpose, in a piece of cambric.
Hard Times - Chapter 14
By Charles Dickens Context
To complain of cold in sitting out of doors, hatless and coatless, while Fairway told true stories between the cuts of the scissors, would have been to pronounce yourself no man at once.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
scribblespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. write or draw carelessly and in a hurry; doodle; meaningless marks and lines
The old man was a buck of the King Edward school, who thought life was life and the scribbling fellows were something else.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 10
By D H Lawrence Context
scrumptiousspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. nice; particular; fastidious; excellent; fine
scurryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. go with light running steps; move about or proceed hurriedly
Prissy and Wade scurried for the cellar and crouched in the cobwebbed darkness, Prissy squalling at the top of her voice and Wade sobbing and hiccoughing.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 19
By Margaret Mitche Context
securespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. free from fear, care, or anxiety; not have reason to doubt
After the lapse of time that has passed since their crime, it was impossible for me to secure a conviction against them in any court.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I hesitated whether to attempt to secure the photograph at once; but the coachman had come in, and as he was watching me narrowly, it seemed safer to wait.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
It appeared to me that I could do no better than secure him some quiet lodging hard by, of which he might take possession when Herbert returned: whom I expected in two or three days.
Great Expectations - Chapter 40
By Charles Dickens Context
sentryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. soldier placed on guard; guard
She picked her way precariously across the stepping stones of the muddy street and walked forward until a sentry, his blue overcoat buttoned high against the wind, stopped her.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 34
By Margaret Mitche Context
sessionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. meeting devoted to a particular activity; time for school to hold classes
He lay in prison very ill, during the whole interval between his committal for trial and the coming round of the Sessions.
Great Expectations - Chapter 56
By Charles Dickens Context
Nor was it merely the stranger who noticed this, because there was a native organization in Coketown itself, whose members were to be heard of in the House of Commons every session, indignantly petitioning for acts of parliament that should make these people religious by main force.
Hard Times - Chapter 5
By Charles Dickens Context
shepherdspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a herder of sheep; someone who keeps the sheep together in a flock
Since the introduction of railways Wessex farmers have managed to do without these Mephistophelian visitants, and the bright pigment so largely used by shepherds in preparing sheep for the fair is obtained by other routes.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context