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Daily Spelling Quiz #193

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awkward
AWK-wuhrd  adjective
<English
clumsy; bungling; unwieldy; hard to handle


esteem
e-STEEM  verb
<English<French
to value highly; to respect


nineties
NYN-teez  plural noun
<English
the numbers 90 though 99 inclusive


nowadays
NOU-uh-dayz  adverb
<English
at the present time


fervently
FUHR-vuhnt-lee  adverb
<English<French<Latin
enthusiastically; showing devotion or great warmth of feeling


architrave
AWRK-uh-trayv  noun
<French<Italian<Latin + <Latin
in a classic building, the beam resting directly on the tops of columns


criminology
krim-uh-NAWL-uh-jee  noun
<Italian<Latin + <Greek
the scientific study of crime and criminals


conciliate
kuhn-SIL-ee-ayt  verb
<Latin
to win over; to make friendly; to placate


subboreal
suhb-BOHR-ee-uhl  adjective
<Latin
very cold; approaching the freezing


verruca
vuh-ROO-kuh  noun
<Latin
a wart; a warty skin lesion