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Spelling Bee Challenge Words for 2016-2017

Posted on: October 22, 2016

Here are the Spelling Bee Challenge Words for the 2016-2017 Spelling Bee taking place on November 17, 2016 at Martins Creek School.
Study these after you have mastered the Spelling Bee Study Words (See separate list of Spelling Bee Study Words 2016-2017).
The Spelling Bee will focus on the Spelling Bee Study Words but also may include words from the Challenge Words and from the Merrriam Webster Dictionary

Eponyms
forsythia madeleine bromeliad mercerize Fahrenheit narcissistic
dahlia Baedeker philippic guillotine Bobadil mesmerize
gnathonic pasteurize Croesus braggadocio
Arabic
muslin camphor algorithm minaret tamarind carafe julep
marzipan nenuphar alcazar tahini Qatari alkali serendipity
nadir douane fennec hafiz azimuth bezoar halal alim Swahili
serdab mihrab salaam mukhtar khor foggara diffa coffle
Asian Languages
gymkhana basmati gingham mandir bhalu gourami masala
raita asana batik charpoy durwan mahout prabhu
Buddha topeng tanha lahar jnana Holi
Dutch
mynheer waterzooi flense muishond witloof springbok maelstrom
bobbejaan keeshond voortrekker uitlander hollandaise galjoen
schipperke apartheid hartebeest keest wainscot roodeb
French
gauche rapport camouflage genre virgule debacle fusillade saboteur
renaissance chauvinism recidivist chassis détente raconteur
mayonnaise surveillance repertoire dossier taupe
poignant garçon croissant ecru lieutenant protégé
mélange blasé fête ingenue rendezvous
German
schadenfreude dreidel weimaraner ersatz fräulein blitzkrieg
gesundheit pfeffernuss edelweiss glockenspiel rottweiler
schottische anschluss wedel springerle zeitgeber
pickelhaube schnecke Weissnichtwo
Greek
dichotomy misogynist hypocrisy diphthong mnemonic anomaly zephyr
hippopotamus euphemism anachronism metamorphosis hyperbole
arachnid paradigm Eocene gynarchy pneumatic Hemerocallis
cynosure philhellenism euthanasia philately cacophony
Italian
scherzo adagio segue zucchini capricious archipelago charlatan maraschino
paparazzo fantoccini mozzarella garibaldi ocarina prosciutto
trattoria vivace cappelletti pizzicato intaglio
Japanese
karaoke nisei sansei issei kibei
Latin
soliloquy accommodate pernicious efficacy visceral exacerbate indigenous
belligerent vernacular infinitesimal recalcitrant innocuous precocious
ameliorate commensurate facetious prerogative ubiquitous
egregious aggregate tertiary corpuscle perennial
New World Languages
opossum terrapin ocelot hoomalimali coati jacamar ipecac
menhaden sachem
Old English
heifer mistletoe salve kirtle Wiccan shrieval chary
Slavic Languages
balalaika kielbasa tchotchke barukhzy perestroika apparatchik
commissar tokamak pogrom taiga Beetewk
Spanish
sassafras punctilio sarsaparilla comandante embarcadero rejoneador novillero
picaresque conquistador rasgado vaquero caballero

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