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Daily Spelling Quiz #285

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grammar
GRAM-uhr  noun
<Greek
a system of rules for speaking and writing a given language


college
KAWL-ij  noun
<French<Latin
an institution of higher education that grants degrees


tenuous
TEN-yoo-uhs  adjective
<Latin
not substantial; flimsy [~ evidence]


mosaicist
moh-ZAY-uh-sist  noun
<French<Italian<Latin
an artist who makes pictures or designs by inlaying small bits of colored stone in mortar


lassitude
LAS-uh-tood  noun
<Latin
weariness; languor


unenforceable
un-en-FOHRS-uh-buhl  adjective
<English<French<Latin
not capable of being brought about by compulsion [~ laws]


corroboration
kuh-rawb-uh-RAY-shuhn  noun
<Latin
confirmation; support


primogeniture
pry-moh-JEN-uh-chuhr  noun
<Latin
being the firstborn; the right of inheritance of the eldest son


subsatellite
sub-SAT-uh-lyt  noun
<French<Latin
a political entity within the sphere of influence of another entity that is itself within the influence of a stronger power; an object carried into orbit and subsequently released from an orbiting man-made object 


kittel
KIT-uhl  noun
<Yiddish
a white cotton or linen robe worn by Orthodox Jews on Rosh Hashana or Yom Kippur, also used as a burial shroud