Famous Spelling Bee Words by GrahamJ

Champion(s):

MassogliaB


Runner(s)-Up:

ShapiroA


Quiz Description

Given the year, the speller, the definition, the part of speech, and language of origin, you will have to provide the word that was used in the National Spelling Bee that fits that set of items. For this quiz, correct spelling is required, however, if it was a word that was successfully challenged at the Bee, both the intended spelling and the speller's spelling will be accepted as correct. For example, if I gave 1986; Jon Pennington; a medical word for a toothache; noun; Greek through Latin, you would put down odontalgia.

Full Results:

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1 MassogliaB 492 97 15
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2 ShapiroA 421 93 00
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3 ChernicoffS 408 89 15
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4 CooperJ 336 84 15
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5 PenningtonJ 309 80 15
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6 GersonA 288 76 00
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7 Okrent 228 71 15
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8 gregariouschinchilla 219 67 15
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9 WareD 204 63 15
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10 wilsona 175 58 15
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11 MangaserA 173 54 15
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12 PotatoD 160 45 00
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12 BlomE 160 45 00
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12 GoldsteinB 160 45 00
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15 metrognome 118 34 15
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15 chc 118 34 15
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17 BoyerA 105 28 00
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18 OlewnickB 98 23 00
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19 RobinJRichards 81 19 00
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20 GilchM 55 13 00
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20 RaiaB 55 13 00
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22 CamMacInnis 0 4 00
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22 ToporoffS 0 4 00
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Questions:

1925; Frank Neuhauser; any of several flowery plants having sword-shaped leaves and showy flowers on spikes; noun; Latin; hint: looking for the singular form

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gladiolus

1950; Diana Reynard and Colquitt Dean; the state or quality of being characterized by very precise, conscientious attention to details; noun; Latin through French; hint: this word doesn't end in -ness

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meticulosity

1980; Jacques Bailly; to solve, write, or compose by working studiously at night; verb; Latin; hint: this verb is in present tense

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elucubrate

1983; Blake Giddens; a Jewish holiday on the 14th of Adar that celebrates the fact that the Persians didn't slaughter the Jews; proper noun; Hebrew

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Purim

1997; Rebecca Sealfon; a name well-suited to a person, place, or thing so named; noun; Greek

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euonym

1998; Jody-Anne Maxwell; a painter who uses light and shade instead of color to create the illusion of volume; noun; Italian

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chiaroscurist

1999; Nupur Lala; An excessive and often uncontrollable flow of words; noun; Greek through Latin

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logorrhea

2004; Akshay Buddiga; similar to or resembling a fox; adjective; Greek

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alopecoid

2006; Saryn Hooks; a certification of a food product that it is kosher; noun; Hebrew

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hechsher

2007; Kennyi Aouad; mechanically contrived plot structure and stereotyped or unrealistic characterization in drama; noun; from the name of a French playwright

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sardoodledom

2008; Sameer Mishra; a felt or sheepskin pad placed between a horse's back and the saddle to prevent chafing; noun; Hindi; Hint: This was not Sameer's winning word

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numnah

2014; Ansun Sujoe; a part of a European newspaper or magazine designed to entertain the general reader: a feature section; noun; French

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feuilleton