Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Winning words at the National Spelling Bee

Here are the winning words in each of the years from 1925 to 2009 at the National Spelling Bee.  Don't be intimidated; we start out with much easier and happier words at the Durham Spelling Bee.

1925 gladiolus
1926 abrogate
1927 luxuriance
1928 albumen
1929 asceticism
1930 fracas
1931 foulard
1932 knack
1933 propitiatory
1934 deteriorating
1935 intelligible
1936 interning
1937 promiscuous
1938 sanitarium
1939 canonical
1940 therapy
1941 initials
1942 sacrilegious
1943 NO BEE
1944 NO BEE
1945 NO BEE
1946 semaphore
1947 chlorophyll
1948 psychiatry
1949 dulcimer
1950 haruspex
1951 insouciant
1952 vignette
1953 soubrette
1954 transept
1955 custaceology
1956 condominium
1957 schappe
1958 syllepsis
1959 cacolet
1960 troche
1961 smaragdine
1962 esquamulose
1963 equipage
1964 sycophant
1965 eczema
1966 ratoon
1967 chihuahua
1968 abalone
1969 interlocutory
1970 croissant
1971 shalloon
1972 macerate
1973 vouchsafe
1974 hydrophyte
1975 incisor
1976 narcolepsy
1977 cambist
1978 deification
1979 maculature
1980 elucubrate
1981 sarcophagus
1982 psoriasis
1983 Purim
1984 luge
1985 milieu
1986 odontalgia
1987 staphylococci
1988 elegiacal
1989 spoliator
1990 fibranne
1991 antipyretic
1992 lyceum
1993 kamikaze
1994 antediluvian
1995 xanthosis
1996 vivisepulture
1997 euonym
1998 chiaroscurist
1999 logorrhea
2000 démarche
2001 succedaneum
2002 prospicience
2003 pococurante
2004 autochthonous
2005 appoggiatura
2006 ursprache
2007 serrefine
2008 guerdon
2009 Laodicean

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