9th Grade Spelling Words

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Grade 9: Vocabulary - List 4

expungedspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
expungingspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. deletion by an act of expunging or erasing
extensionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. supplement; act of extending or the condition of being extended
extraordinaryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. exceptional; remarkable; beyond what is ordinary or usual
It cannot be expected that this system of farming would produce any very extraordinary or luxuriant crop.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 2
By Charles Dickens Context
With a large allowance for difference of tastes, and with all submission to the patricians of Coketown, this seemed so extraordinary a source of interest to take so much trouble about, that it perplexed him.
Hard Times - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
His hands were invariably blotted with ink and stained with chemicals, yet he was possessed of extraordinary delicacy of touch, as I frequently had occasion to observe when I watched him manipulating his fragile philosophical instruments.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
extrapolatespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. estimate the value of; draw from specific cases for more general cases
fallacyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception
favorablyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. showing approval; with approval
fieryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. characterized by intense emotion; like or suggestive of fire; very intense
He brought the bottle to his lips, and took a fiery drink from it; and I smelt the strong spirits that I saw flash into his face.
Great Expectations - Chapter 53
By Charles Dickens Context
Then, again, I have heard it is no use your applying if your hair is light red, or dark red, or anything but real bright, blazing, fiery red.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 3
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
She was a tall woman, standing a head higher than her fiery little husband, but she moved with such quiet grace in her swaying hoops that the height attracted no attention to itself.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 3
By Margaret Mitche Context
financialspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. monetary; pertaining or relating to money matters
fluespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. flat bladelike projection on the arm of an anchor; organ pipe whose tone is produced by air passing across the sharp edge of a fissure or lip
foreignerspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone who is excluded from or is not a member of a group; a person who comes from a foreign country
To dwell on a heath without studying its meanings was like wedding a foreigner without learning his tongue.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
But he has a gentleman staying with him, a patient, as I understand, who is a foreigner, and he looks as if a little good Berkshire beef would do him no harm.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Sometimes the neighborhood was scandalized by the presence of foreigners, speaking little or no English, who had been drawn South by glowing tales of fortunes easily made.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 42
By Margaret Mitche Context
forfeitspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. lose or be deprived of property or a right or privilege as a penalty for wrongdoing
What Edward had done to forfeit the right of eldest son, might have puzzled many people to find out; and what Robert had done to succeed to it, might have puzzled them still more.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 50
By Jane Austen Context
foursomespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. four people considered as a unit; the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
fragilespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
He approached once more, and made as if he would seize the fragile being; but, shrinking back, Linton clung to his cousin, and implored her to accompany him, with a frantic importunity that admitted no denial.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 27
By Emily Bronte Context
fulfillspeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. put in effect; fill or meet a want or need; meet the requirements or expectations of
I suppose Catherine fulfilled her project, for the next sentence took up another subject: she waxed lachrymose.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 3
By Emily Bronte Context
The former left them soon after tea to fulfill her evening engagements; and Elinor was obliged to assist in making a whist table for the others.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 26
By Jane Austen Context
Night after night, I record predictions that never come to pass, professions that are never fulfilled, explanations that are only meant to mystify.
David Copperfield - Chapter 43
By Charles Dickens Context
gasolinespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. petrol; flammable liquid consisting of a mixture of refined petroleum hydrocarbons
gentlemanspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a manservant who acts as a personal attendant to his employer; a man of refinement
We went on our way up stairs after this episode; and, as we were going up, we met a gentleman groping his way down.
Great Expectations - Chapter 11
By Charles Dickens Context
I understand that this gentleman, your friend, is a man of honour and discretion, whom I may trust with a matter of the most extreme importance.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 1
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
When we turned him over, the Boots recognized him at once as being the same gentleman who had engaged the room under the name of Joseph Stangerson.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 7
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
gratefulspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. thankful; appreciative of benefits received
I looked as grateful as any boy possibly could, who was wholly uninformed why he ought to assume that expression.
Great Expectations - Chapter 7
By Charles Dickens Context
As it turns out your presence was unnecessary, and I would have brought the case to this successful issue without you, but, none the less, I am grateful.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
They gained steadily on it, and at last, breast to breast, they burst through the open door and fell grateful and exhausted in the sheltering shadows beyond.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer - Chapter 10
By Mark Twain Context
grotesquelyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. in a comically or distorted manner
He was a tall and stately person, scrupulously dressed, with a drawn, thin face, and a nose which was grotesquely curved and long.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 5
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
guidancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the act of guiding or showing the way; something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
He followed my guidance without waste of words, and I ushered him into the presence of the master and mistress, whose flushed cheeks betrayed signs of warm talking.
Wuthering Heights - Chapter 10
By Emily Bronte Context
Though her face was paper white and her whole body trembled, the very quietness of her voice steadied Scarlett, revealing to her that they all looked to her for commands, for guidance.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 27
By Margaret Mitche 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
gullyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. deep ditch cut by running water, especially after a prolonged downpour
Deep ruts and furrows were cut into the road where horses had dragged heavy guns along it and the red gullies on either side were deeply gashed by the wheels.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 25
By Margaret Mitche Context
gymnasiumspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. place or building where athletic exercises are performed; a school for gymnastics
handkerchiefspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a square piece of cloth used for wiping the eyes or nose or as a costume accessory
I was so firmly bound that I could not move, and a handkerchief round my mouth prevented me from uttering a sound.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 12
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
He went his way, but she stood on the same spot, rubbing the cheek he had kissed, with her handkerchief, until it was burning red.
Hard Times - Chapter 4
By Charles Dickens Context
When I came to I found that it was still bleeding, so I tied one end of my handkerchief very tightly round the wrist and braced it up with a twig.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
harebrainedspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. very foolish; rash; ill judged
heroicspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. showing extreme courage; especially of actions courageously undertaken in desperation; of behavior that is impressive and ambitious in scale or scope
hindrancespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. something that holds back or causes problems with something else; obstacle
Willoughby, an equally striking opposition of character was no hindrance to the regard of Colonel Brandon.
Sense and Sensibility - Chapter 10
By Jane Austen Context
humoristspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone who acts speaks or writes in an amusing way
hygienespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. conditions or practices conducive to maintaining health and preventing disease; sanitation
hypocrisyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. practice of professing beliefs, feelings, or virtues that one does not hold; falseness; expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
Though I had long known that his servility was false, and all his pretences knavish and hollow, I had had no adequate conception of the extent of his hypocrisy, until I now saw him with his mask off.
David Copperfield - Chapter 52
By Charles Dickens Context
illustratespeak speak spelling word quiz 
v. represent; demonstrate; depict; clarify, as by use of examples or comparisons
With due discretion the incident itself may, however, be described, since it serves to illustrate some of those qualities for which my friend was remarkable.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 9
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
imitationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. emulation; copying the actions of someone else
The board, in imitation of so wise and salutary an example, took counsel together on the expediency of shipping off Oliver Twist, in some small trading vessel bound to a good unhealthy port.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 4
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
immensespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. enormous; boundless; so great as to be beyond measurement
From her breast flowed the answering, immense yearning over him; she must give him anything, anything.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 3
By D H Lawrence Context
He had become quite excited and his strange eyes began to shine like stars and looked more immense than ever.
The Secret Garden - Chapter 13
By Frances Hodgson Burnett Context
I well remember though, how the distant idea of the holidays, after seeming for an immense time to be a stationary speck, began to come towards us, and to grow and grow.
David Copperfield - Chapter 7
By Charles Dickens Context
impudentspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. improperly forward or bold; marked by casual disrespect
When you take the liberty of calling me mean or base, or anything of that sort, you are an impudent beggar.
David Copperfield - Chapter 7
By Charles Dickens Context
So his rather prominent pale eyes had a queer look, furtive, and yet a little cruel, so cold: and at the same time, almost impudent.
Lady Chatterley's Lover - Chapter 10
By D H Lawrence Context
They were impudent looking, Scarlett agreed, for they stared at her in an insolent manner, but she forgot them in the renewed shock of seeing blue uniforms.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 33
By Margaret Mitche Context
inabilityspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. lack of ability, especially mental ability, to do something
It was sad to see him struggling between his desire to represent it to me as a matter of choice on his part, and his inability to conceal that it was forced upon him.
David Copperfield - Chapter 25
By Charles Dickens Context
After completely exhausting herself, she stopped to take breath: and, as if suddenly recollecting herself, and deploring her inability to do something she was bent upon, wrung her hands, and burst into tears.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
inaugurationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the ceremonial induction into a position; the act of starting a new operation or practice
incalculablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. not capable of being computed or enumerated
incidentallyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. by chance; as a chance occurrence; accidentally
My surprise reached a climax, however, when I found incidentally that he was ignorant of the Copernican Theory and of the composition of the Solar System.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 2
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
In pursuance of my intention of referring to my own fictions only when their course should incidentally connect itself with the progress of my story, I do not enter on the aspirations, the delights, anxieties, and triumphs of my art.
David Copperfield - Chapter 61
By Charles Dickens Context
incredulouslyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. in a manner indicating disbelief
I go home, more incredulous than ever, to a lodging that I have hard by; and get up very early in the morning, to ride to the Highgate road and fetch my aunt.
David Copperfield - Chapter 43
By Charles Dickens Context
indispensablespeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. essential; requisite; impossible to be omitted or remitted
There was no indispensable necessity for my communicating with Joe by letter, inasmuch as he sat beside me and we were alone.
Great Expectations - Chapter 7
By Charles Dickens Context
Collins met for breakfast a few minutes before the others appeared; and he took the opportunity of paying the parting civilities which he deemed indispensably necessary.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 38
By Jane Austen Context
indoctrinationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. teaching someone to accept doctrines uncritically
inducteespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. someone who is drafted into military service; a person inducted into an organization or social group
inflammatoryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. characterized or caused by inflammation; arousing to action or rebellion
I cannot conceive why everybody of his standing who visited at our house should always have put me through the same inflammatory process under similar circumstances.
Great Expectations - Chapter 10
By Charles Dickens Context
Sikes being weak from the fever, was lying in bed, taking hot water with his gin to render it less inflammatory; and had pushed his glass towards Nancy to be replenished for the third or fourth time, when these symptoms first struck him.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
influentialspeak speak spelling word quiz 
a. important; powerful; having or exercising influence or power
You have found in him an influential and kind friend, who will be kinder yet, I venture to predict, if you deserve it.
David Copperfield - Chapter 16
By Charles Dickens Context
innocencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. the quality of naivete; the state of being unsullied by sin or moral wrong; lacking a knowledge of evil
In the innocence of her brave affection, and the brimming up of her old devoted spirit, the once deserted girl shone like a beautiful light upon the darkness of the other.
Hard Times - Chapter 22
By Charles Dickens Context
It was as if I had seen Dora, in all her fascinating artlessness, caressing Agnes, and thanking her, and coaxingly appealing against me, and loving me with all her childish innocence.
David Copperfield - Chapter 39
By Charles Dickens Context
inquiryspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. investigation; search for knowledge
The boy who addressed this inquiry to the young wayfarer, was about his own age: but one of the queerest looking boys that Oliver had even seen.
Oliver Twist - Chapter 8
By Charles Dickens Context
I gave her a hug to take away the turn, or to give her another turn in the right direction, and then stood before her, looking at her in anxious inquiry.
David Copperfield - Chapter 3
By Charles Dickens Context
Briefly, Watson, I am in the midst of a very remarkable inquiry, and I have hoped to find a clue in the incoherent ramblings of these sots, as I have done before now.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Chapter 6
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
institutespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. advance or set forth in court; association organized to promote art or science or education
intellectspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. ability to learn and reason; ability to think abstractly or profoundly
If he should turn to and beat her, he may possibly get the strength on his side; if it should be a question of intellect, he certainly will not.
Great Expectations - Chapter 48
By Charles Dickens Context
interferencespeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. obstruction; prevention; act or an instance of hindering, obstructing, or impeding
It does not often happen that the interference of friends will persuade a young man of independent fortune to think no more of a girl whom he was violently in love with only a few days before.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 25
By Jane Austen Context
intermittentlyspeak speak spelling word quiz 
ad. in an intermittent manner
The sun shone intermittently the next morning and the hard wind that drove dark clouds swiftly across its face rattled the windowpanes and moaned faintly about the house.
Gone With The Wind - Chapter 34
By Margaret Mitche Context
interpretationspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. explanation; performer's distinctive personal version of a song, dance, piece of music
However novel and peculiar this testimony of attachment, I did not doubt the accuracy of the interpretation.
Great Expectations - Chapter 17
By Charles Dickens Context
And this once admitted, an absolutely dark interpretation of her act towards his mother was no longer forced upon him.
Return of the Native - Chapter 0
By Thomas Hardy Context
interruptionspeak speak spelling word quiz 
n. a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something; an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
By means of this I had access to at least one spot in this great city where I could rely upon being free from interruption.
A Study In Scarlet - Chapter 13
By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
Without further interruption, we reached the front office, where we found the clerk and the man in velveteen with the fur cap.
Great Expectations - Chapter 20
By Charles Dickens Context
There, shut into her own room, as soon as their visitor left them, she could think without interruption of all that she had heard.
Pride and Prejudice - Chapter 33
By Jane Austen Context