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Daily Spelling Quiz #55

Enter in your spelling into the box next to the pronunciation. When you are finished, click the submit button at the bottom of the page. Do not put in any spaces or punctuation. Capitalization doesn't matter. Good luck!




cupboard
KUHB-uhrd  noun
<English
a cabinet with shelves for food or china


handkerchief
HANG-kuhr-chif  noun
<English + <English<French
a small cloth for wiping the nose or face


fascination
fas-uh-NAY-shuhn  noun
<Latin
holding the interest strongly; enchantment


hemisphere
HEM-uh-sfir  noun
<English<Latin<Greek
half of a globe or celestial body; any of the halves (northern, southern, eastern, western) of the earth


embellisher
em-BEL-uh-shuhr  noun
<English<French + Ecf
one who enhances or improves a story by adding facts (usually fictitious)


femur
FEE-muhr  noun
<Latin
the thighbone


pluvial
PLOO-vee-uhl  adjective
<Latin
rainy


annihilate
uh-NY-uh-layt  verb
<Latin
to destroy completely


defenestration
dee-fen-uh-STRAY-shuhn  noun
<Latin
the throwing of a person or thing out the window


intussusception
in-tuh-suh-SEP-shuhn  noun
<Latin
the passing of one portion of the intestine into an adjacent portion causing intestinal obstruction