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Daily Spelling Quiz #199

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defer
dee-FUHR  verb
<Latin
to yield with courtesy to


allocate
AL-uh-kayt  verb
<Latin
to distribute; to set apart for a specific purpose


abdicate
AB-duh-kayt  verb
<Latin
to give up formally, as a right, a responsibility, or a throne


antibiotic
an-tee-by-AW-tik  noun
<Latin + <Greek
any of certain substances produced by various microorganisms and capable of destroying or weakening bacteria


straightedge
STRAYT-ej  noun
<English + <English
a strip of wood, metal, or plastic used for drawing straight lines


camphor
KAM-fuhr  noun
<Sanskrit
a crystalline substance with a strong odor used to repel moths and in medicine as a stimulant


regime
ruh-ZHEEM  noun
<French<Latin
a political system; an administration


gordita
gohr-DEE-tuh  noun
<Mexican Spanish
a deep fried pocket of cornmeal dough filled with a savory mixture


recidivist
ruh-SID-uh-vist  noun
<French<Latin
one who habitually relapses into crime


pusillanimous
pyoo-suh-LAN-uh-muhs  adjective
<Latin
cowardly