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Daily Spelling Quiz #301

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duo
DOO-oh  noun
<Italian
a pair; a couple


squatter
SKWAW-tuhr  noun
<Latin
one who settles on public land in order to get title to it


drearily
DRIR-uh-lee  adverb
<English
in a cheerless, joyless, dismal way


precinct
PREE-singkt  noun
<Latin
a voting district; a police district


atmospheric
at-muhs-FIR-ik  adjective
<Greek
of, or relating to, the mass of air surrounding the earth


evacuation
uh-vak-yuh-WAY-shuhn  noun
<Latin
the orderly withdrawal or removal of persons from a dangerous environment


cribbage
KRIB-ij  noun
<English
a card game in which the object is to form combinations for points which are recorded on a peg board


invidious
in-VID-ee-uhs  adjective
<Latin
that which incites ill will by discriminating unfairly


filoselle
FIL-uh-sel  noun
<French<Italian<Latin
soft silk thread for embroidery


condottiere
kawn-daw-tye-RAY  noun
<Latin
a leader of a band of mercenary professional soldiers common in Europe from the 14th to 16th centuries; a mercenary soldier