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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

Roots

Root #1- Omphal/o-

The root "omphal/o-" comes from the Greek word omphalos meaning "navel." There are 14 entries in the dictionary containing this root. omphalitis- Inflammation of the umbilicus omphaloid- resembling an umbilicus omphalomesenteric- of or relating to the umbilicus and mesentery omphaloskepsis- meditation while staring fixedly at one's navel omphalion- the center of the umbilicus