"That's a BULLY marble, Tom!" exclaimed Jim with admiration.
Aunt Polly pulled her SPECTACLES down and glanced about the room.
Before Tom could wipe jam from his mouth, Aunt Polly cried, "What is that TRUCK on your face?"
The best boy was urged to come out and SPREAD himself by reciting Bible verses.
Aunt Polly asked, "It was MIDDLING warm in school, wasn't it?"
Tom swore he would LICK the boy if he dared to step over the line.
Aunt Polly threatened to TAN Tom if he didn't come back in time for supper.
Tom seemed to know just how long he could torment Aunt Polly before he got her DANDER up.
When Aunt Polly turned her back, Tom HOOKED a doughnut.
"You'd DRUTHER work than play, wouldn't you?" Ben teased Tom.
...the most hospitable and much the most lavish in the matter of festivities that St Petersburg could boast; the bend and VENERABLE mayor and Mrs Ward...
A passage or hall
...then all the young clerks in town in a body for they had stood in the VESTIBULE sucking their can heads, a circling wall of oiled simpering admirers...
Liking or enjoyment of something
The minister gave out the hymn, and read it through with a RELISH, in a peculiar style which was much admired in that part of the country.
...a queer customer which is still kept up in America, even in cities away here in this age of ABUNDANT newspapers.
...for poor sailors, tosse by stormy seas; for the oppressed millions groaning under the heel of European monarchies and oriental DESPOTISMS; for such as have the light and the good tidings...
He was RESTIVE all through it; he kept tally of the details of the prayer...
Noticeable, visible, clear, marked
...he only thought of the CONSPICUOUSNESS of the principle character before the onlooking nations, his face hit up with the thought...
So he went to the beetle and began a WARY attack on it again; jumping at it from every point of a circle...
Shouted, made a loud noise
...he crossed before the doors; he CLAMOURED up the home-stretch; his anguish grew with his progress...
Gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter
...for even the gravest sentiments were constantly being received with a smothered burst of unholy mirth, with a smothered burst of unholy MIRTH, under cover of remote pew-back, as if the poor parson had said a rarely facetious thing.
...for even the gravest sentiments were constantly being received with a smothered burst of unholy mirth, under cover of some remote pew-back, as if the poor parson had said a rarely FACETIOUS thing.
Shackling or chaining
He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and FETTERS again so much more odious.
Deserving hate or contempt
He generally began that day with wishing he had had no intervening holiday, it made the going into captivity and fetters again so much more ODIOUS.
Affected by gangreen
'Oh, Aunty, my sore toe's MORTIFIED!'
"So all this ROW was because you thought you'd get to stay home and go fishing?"
A follower of something such as a leader, party, etc.
...and one that had cut his finger and had been a centre of fascination and homage up to this time, now found himself suddenly without an ADHERENT, and shorn of his glory.
Intense dislike for
His heart was heavy, and he said with a DISDAIN which he did not feel, that it wasn't anything to spit like Tom Saywer...
Lasting for many years
Huckleberry was always dressed in the cast-off clothes of full-grown men, and they were in PERENNIAL bloom and fluttering with rags.
Prompt and cheerful response
He hung his hat on a peg, and flung himself into his seat with business-like ALACRITY.
Sly and secretive
Presently the boy began to steal FURTIVE glances at the girl.
Harsh feelings or hate
She thrust it away; Tom gently put it back; she thrust it away again, but with less ANIMOSITY.
Tom drew an hourglass, with a full moon and straw limbs to it, and armed the spreading fingers with a PORTENTOUS fan.
A point where things join together
Just at this JUNCTURE the boy felt a slow fateful grip closing on his ear, and a steady lifting impulse.
Overjoyed and triumphant
But although Tom's ear tingled, his heart was JUBILANT.
A show put on by someone to impress others
...then in the spelling class, and got 'turned down' by a succession of mere baby words till he brought up at the foot and yielded up the pewter medal which he had worn with OSTENTATION for months.
A mild, gentle breeze
There was not even a ZEPHYR stirring; the dead noonday heat had even stilled the songs of the birds...
State of being carefree
For FRIVOLITY and jokes, and spotted tights, were an offence when they intruded themselves upon a spirit that was exalted into the vauge, august realm of the romantic.
No, he would be a soldier, and return after long years, all war-worn and ILLUSTRIOUS.
Impossible to satisfy
...and prance into Sunday-school, some drowsy summer morning, with a blood-curdling war-whoop, and sear the eyeballs of all his companions with UNAPPEASABLE envy.
He put his hand there, and uttered this INCANTATION impressively: "What hasn't come here, come! What's here, stay here!"
Absolutely trustworthy or sure
The truth was that a superstition of his had failed here, which he and all his comrades had alwyas looked upon as INFALLIBLE.
Settled securely or snugly
They found the sharp new heap they were seeking, and ENSCONCED themselves within the protection of three great elms that grew in a bunch within a few feet of the grave.
State of being impressive
Huckleberry was filled with admiration of Tom's facility in writing and the SUBLIMITY of his language.
Cautiously, secretly, quietly
A figure crept STEALTHILY through a break in the other end of the ruined building now, but they did not notice it.
Mournful, dismal, gloomy, especially in an exaggerated way
They continued to whisper for some little time. Presently, a dog set up a long, LUGUBRIOUS how just outside - within ten feet of them.
To emphasize the truth or importance of a statement
"Well he has, by JINGOES! Did he before?"
"Infernal IMPUDENCE!" said a bystander; "wanted to come and take a quiet look at his work - didn't expect any company."
Whitened, made pale with fear
Tom BLANCHED and dropped his eyes.
"It's a bad sign," said Aunt Polly, gravely. "What you got on your mind, Tom?"
In a credible way
Tom got out of the presence as quickly as he PLAUSIBLY could, and after that he complained of a toothache for a week, and tied up his jaws every night.
Fearful and difficult to conquer
The villagers had a strong desire to tar-and-feather Injun Joe and ride him on a rail for body-snatching, but so FORMIDABLE was his character that nobody could be found who was willing to take the lead in the matter, so it was dropped.
Talked to oneself
But she found nothing there to comfort her. She SOLILOQUIZED: "Oh, if I only had his brass andiron knob again!"
respectful; feeling or expressing profound respect or awe
Then quite a group of boys and girls - playmates of Tom's and Joe's - came by, and stood looking over the paling fence and talking in REVERENT tones of how Tom did so-and-so the last time they saw him, and how Joe said this and that small trifle (pregnant with awful prophecy, as they could easily see now!)...
wild animal exhibit; a collection of wild animals kept in captivity for the curiosity and entertainment of the public, sometimes as part of a traveling show
Smaller boys than himself flocked at his heels, as proud to be seen with him and tolerated by him as if he had been the drummer at the head of a procession, or the elephant leading a MENAGERIE into town.
the ending of conflict or renewing of a friendly relationship between disputing people or groups
He began to hate himself for throwing away the chance Becky had offered for a RECONCILIATION.