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Daily Spelling Quiz #53

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piecemeal
PEES-mee-uhl  adverb
<English<French<Latin<Gaulish + <English
little by little; one part at a time


gross
grohs  noun
<English<French<Latin
twelve dozen


jealousy
JEL-uh-see  noun
<English<French
the condition of being resentfully suspicious or envious


ides
ydz  noun plural
<Latin
the 15th day of March, May, June, or October or the 13th day of any other month in the Ancient Roman calendar


subfulgent
suhb-FUHL-juhnt  adjective
<Latin
moderately lustrous; somewhat shining


ersatz
ER-zawts  adjective
<German
substitute; synthetic and inferior


equinoctial
ee-kwuh-NAWK-shuhl  adjective
<English<French<Latin
relating to either of the two times of each year when the Sun crosses the equator and day and night are everywhere at equal length


irascibility
uh-ras-uh-BIL-uh-dee  noun
<Latin
having a hot temper or resentful anger


obstreperous
uhb-STREP-uhr-uhs  adjective
<Latin
unmanageable; noisy and unruly especially in resisting


skua
SKYOO-uh  noun
<Faeroese
any of several large rapacious northern sea birds that harass weaker birds until they drop their prey