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Root Words from Round 5 of the Scripps National Spelling Bee Morning Finals

hendiadys - hen/dia/dys (two)pyrheliometer - pyr/helio/meterornithicnite -ornith/icnitelychnoscope - lychno/scopecheiloplasty - cheilo/plastytessellar -tessell/aramphisbaena - amphis/baenaparergal - parerg/alchorea - chor/eaperiphyton - peri/phyt/onpropositus - pro/posit/usimbrex - im/brexaichmophobia - aichmo/phobiaflocculus - floccul/us (Akeelah and the Bee throwback)bombycine - bombyc/ineoxyrhynch - oxy/rhynchcyclazocine - cycla/zocineopisthograph - opistho/grapherythematous -ery/thema/touspteronarcid - ptero/narc/idexuviae - ex/uviaeterebinthinate - terebinth/in/atediaeresis - dia/eresisneossoptile - ne/osso/ptile

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Root Words Galore in the Morning Finals- Round 4 Edition

compurgator - com/purgat/or anastylosis - ana/styl/osis fissiped - fissi/ped rhynchophorous - rhyncho/phor/ousnosology - nos/ologymyelopoiesis - myelo/poiesistachyglossid - tachy/gloss/idepicedium - epi/ced/iumgliocyte - glio/cytebasileus - basi/leus (think basilisk)morigeration - moriger/ationrescissory - re/sciss/oryergodic - erg/odictetranychid - tetr/anych (weird form of onych)/idornis - orniunguis -unguicyclamen - cycl/amenemblema - emblem/aplanirostral - plani/rostr/algnotobiotic - gnoto/bio/ticdoraphobia - dora/phobiafrontogenesis -front/o/genesis ichthyophagi - ichthyo/phagipropylon… Continue reading Root Words Galore in the Morning Finals- Round 4 Edition

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2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee- Preliminaries to Morning Finals

Just this afternoon, a record was set for the second highest preliminary test score required to pass on to the second stage of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. Spellers had to score at least 24 on the written test and spell all of their onstage words correctly during Rounds 2 and 3 correctly. The only… Continue reading 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee- Preliminaries to Morning Finals

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2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee- Preliminary Written Round

So, quick breakdown of the format is 12 Offlist spelling questions, then 12 vocabulary questions followed by two more vocabulary questions. Spelling Grok (Literary term from Stranger in a Strange Land) Dissilient (Latin!) Sciapodous (Greek! Scia= Shadow + Pod= foot. I believe in one of the Chronicles of Narnia books there was a bunch of… Continue reading 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee- Preliminary Written Round

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Which spelling bees can you compete in?

The Scripps National Spelling Bee:The most widely known spelling with many people watching and participating in it. South Asian Spelling Bee: This occurs mostly during the summer. There are regional centers all over the US and one in Ghana. North South Foundation: This bee is headed by a non-profit organization and also has other competitions… Continue reading Which spelling bees can you compete in?