Spelling Bee words: Could you spell them?

Fancy yourself a good speller?


Lori Anne Madison, 6. (Jacquelyn Martin/AP)

The star of the bee so far is 6-year-old Lori Anne Madison of Woodbridge, Va., the youngest-ever contestant in the national bee. She accurately spelled the word “dirigible” in the second round.

These are the words that were missed in the second round:

syndicate — incorrectly spelled as cindicate

hebetate — incorrectly spelled as hebate

twoling — incorrectly spelled tuling

iridaceous — incorrectly spelled iradacious

quixote — incorrectly spelled quiksot

homologate — incorrectly spelled homaligate

maraud — incorrectly spelled mirod

wellaway — incorrectly spelled wellawey

gnathonic — incorrectly spelled nathonic

liaise — incorrectly spelled liase

blasé — incorrectly spelled blazet

ascetic — incorrectly spelled ascedic

lenitive — incorrectly spelled leanitive

sassafras — incorrectly spelled sassafrass

ingenue — incorrectly spelled angenue

recidivist — incorrectly spelled recitevist

pilosity — incorrectly spelled pilocity

kaiserdom — incorrectly spelled keizerdom

dossier — incorrectly spelled dociere

fuchsias — incorrectly spelled fuschias

dragoon — incorrectly spelled dragune

segue — incorrectly spelled segway

veracity — incorrectly spelled verasity

limpid — incorrectly spelled limpet

Here are some of the words that were spelled correctly:

aioli

witticism

qwerty

thistle

kudize

gymnure

qualitative

ullage

hyacinth

imperilment

rapport

oompah

And here’s the whole list, complete with which word was given to each speller.

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Valerie Strauss covers education and runs The Answer Sheet blog.

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