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Spelling Bee - Words

A: aardvark - abdomen - abduct -

abetted - abeyance - abhorrence -

abnormal - abolition - abominable -

aborigine - abrasion - abrogate -

abysmally - acceleration - accreditation -

acolyte - acoustics - acrimonious -

acronym - actuarial - acupuncture -

adjudicate - adjustment - adlib -

adolescence - aerodynamic - aerosol -

affiliation - affinity - aggrandizement -

aggravate - agility - agitation - airedale -

albumen - alcoholism - algorithm -

allegiance - allegory - alliteration -

allotment - almanac - alopecia - altruism

- ambivalent - amelioration - amputate -

analyze - ancillary - annul - anthology -

aperitif - apocalypse - apostrophe -

arraignment - asceticism - assess -

assurance - asteroid - astound - attention

– awesome

B: baccalaureate - bachelor - balaclava -

beguile - belligerent - benign -

bereavement - bewilder - biased -

bicameral - bicentennial - binary -

binaural - bioluminescent - blatant -

blitzkrieg - bludgeon - boisterous -

botanist - boulevard - boutonniere -

brioche - broccoli - brokerage - buoyant

- bureaucracy – butte

C: cadence - candidacy - cadre - caisson

- cajole - camouflaged - canonical -

cantankerous - cappuccino - caress -

carriage - catalytic - catamaran -

catastrophe - catharsis - caucus - caveat -

celibacy - centrifugal - cessation -

chancellor - charitable - chauvinistic -

chihuahua - chlorophyll - choreographer

- cilantro - cinematographer - circuitous

- circumlocution - citation - civilian -

clandestine - clarity - claustrophobia -

clientele - clinically - clique - coalition -

cognizant - coincidental - collateral -

collegial - commencement -

commercialize - committing - companies

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- comparable - comparative - compatible

- competency - complementary -

compliment - concentric - concessionary

- concurrence - condemn - condominium

- conduit - conference - confiscate -

congenital - congest - conglomerate -

congruent - connoisseur - conscientious -

consciousness - consensus - consignment

- constructive - contemporaneous -

contingencies - contribute - controlled -

controversy - conundrum - convenience

- convention - convoke - copious -

cornucopia - corrupt - cosmogenesis -

counterfeit - courteous - credulity -

croissant - croupier - culpable –

curriculum

D: debase - debit - decentralization -

decibel - deciduous - deface - defame -

delicatessen - delinquent - democracy -

denouement - derivation - despotism -

deteriorating - detritus - dialysis -

diaphanous - dichotomy - dimension -

dimension - diocese - dirigible - disband

- discontent - discord - discotheque -

dishearten - dislodge - disown -

disparage - disseminate - dissertation -

diurnal - dormitories - draconian -

dreidel - drivel - drowsy - duplicitous -

duress – dyslexia

E: earlier - earliest - ebullient - eccentric

- eclipse - ecstatic - eczema -

effervescent - efficiency - egocentricity -

elaborate - electrolysis - emancipation -

embarcadero - embassy - embezzlement

- embody - emeritus - emigrant -

emphasis - emphatically - encephalitis -

enchant - endemic - engagement -

enigmatic - enumerate - enunciate -

enzyme - equilibrium - equinox -

equipped - equivocate - eradicate -

escargot - espionage - essentially -

etiquette - etymology - euphemism -

euphonious - evaporate - evoke -

exacerbate - exaggerate - exceedingly -

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excursion - executor - exhibition -

exoskeleton - expectorate - expurgate -

extraordinary - extremely – exult

F: facet - facsimile - fahrenheit - fanatic

- fanaticism - felicitous - fibrillation -

fiduciary - filibuster - financier - fission

- flammable - flexible - fluorescent -

foliage - foreclosure - forensics - forfeit -

formidable - fracas - fraudulent –

fulcrum

G: galvanize - ganglion - gaseous -

gastronomical - gauche - genealogy -

genuflect - germane - gerrymander -

gesundheit - ghetto - gingivitis - graffiti -

grammarian - grammatically - guillotine

- gullibility – gymnasium

H: haiku - hallucination - harbinger -

hauteur - hazardous - hazel - hedonism -

heinousness - hemophiliac - hemorrhage

- heretical - hesitancy - hibernate -

hieroglyphics - homogenized -

homonym - honorific - horrendous -

horticulture - hospitality - hubristically -

humid - hurdle - hyacinth - hybrid -

hydrophilous - hygiene - hypochondriac

– hypothesis

I: icicle - idiosyncratic - illegally -

illegible - imaginary - imminent -

immured - imperatively - imperial -

impertinence - impetus - implicit -

impregnable - impromptu - inanity -

inapplicable - inaudible - inaugural -

incandescence - incendiary - incense -

incentive - incinerate - incisor -

incomprehensible - incongruous -

incumbency - indictment - indiscretion -

indolence - industrious - ineffectual -

inextinguishable - infatuation - ingratiate

- injunction - innumerable - inoculate -

inquisitor - insecticide - insertion -

insinuate - insolence - insomnia -

insularity - insurance - intelligible -

interlude - intermittent - interplanetary -

intonation - inviolable - irrational -

irreproachable - irretrievable - isthmus -

italicization - itemize – itinerary

J: jeopardize - joust - jovial –

jurisdiction

K: kamikaze - kielbasa - kinetic – knack

L: labyrinthine - laconic - languorously

- larcenous - laryngitis - lassitude - latent

- laud - layman - lectern - legacy -

legislature - legitimacy - liaison -

lieutenant - limousine - linguist -

litigator - loiter - loneliness -

longitudinal - lose - lucrative -

luxuriance - lymphatic

M: maelstrom - magnanimous -

malignant - maraschino - martial -

masquerade - mastiff - matriculation -

maverick - mediate - medicinal -

mediocre - melancholy - memorabilia -

menace - menagerie - meringue -

metamorphosis - metaphor - microcosm

- milieu - millennium - mindless -

miscellaneous - mischievous - miser -

mitigate - mnemonic - modicum -

mononucleosis - morbid - mortuary -

mosque - mosquito - multitudinous -

municipal - muse - mutton

N: narcissus - nascent - naupathia -

nebulous - necromancy - negative -

negligent - neurological - neurology -

neutralize - nimble - nitrate -

noncommittal - nondescript - northern -

nostalgia - nostrum - nougat - novice -

nuisance - nullification - nutritiously

O: obeisance - obituary - obstreperous -

obtrusive - occurred - occurrence -

ochlophobia - octogenarian - oeuvre -

oligarchy - ombudsman - omnipotence -

oncology - onomatopoeia - opportune -

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ordain - ordinance - oscillation - osmosis

- ostentatiously - ostracize - ovation -

oxydactyl - oxygen - oxymoron

P: pachyderm - paleontology - panacea -

pantomime - paparazzi - paradigm -

paradox - paranoia - paraphernalia -

pariah - parlance - paroxysmal -

patriarch - paunchiness - pavilion -

pedantic - pedestrian - pedigree -

peninsula - penitentiary - pennant -

peregrinate - perennial - perfunctory -

perilous - perishable - pernicious -

perpendicular - perplex - perspicacious -

pertinent - petroleum - petty - pharaoh -

philharmonic - phloem - phoenix -

phosphoresce - photogenic - physique -

pianos - picayune - pinnacle - pious -

piteous - pithy - placebo - plagiarize -

plaudit - plenary - plethora - pneumatic -

poignant - poltergeist - polychromatic -

polysaccharide - pomegranate -

pompadour - posthumous - postprandial

- postulate - potatoes - practicable -

precedent - precocious - predominant -

preeminent - premonition -

prestidigitation - pretense - prevaricate -

primordial - principal - privilege -

profusion - promenade - promiscuous -

promontory - promoter - pronounceable

- propensity - prospectus - proximity -

prudent - psoriasis - psychedelic -

psychiatry - puissant - pulmonary -

puppeteer - putrescent

Q: quadrangle - quadrille - qualify -

qualitative - querulously - query -

questionable - quiche - quiescent –

quotient

R: rambunctious - rapport - ratatouille -

rathskeller - ratification - reappraisal -

rearmament - recalcitrant - recognizance

- recommendation - reconcile - refurbish

- regardless - rehabilitation - rehearsal -

relevant - remainder - remembrance -

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reminisce - renaissance - rendezvous -

renegade - repertoire - reprieve -

repudiate - requiescence - rescind -

reservoir - resilient - respectfully -

retaliate - reticence - revival -

rhapsodical - rhododendron - rhythm -

ricochet - righteous - rigid - rigorous -

rorschach - rudiment

S: sabotage - saccharine - sachet -

sacrilegious - salient - salutary -

sanguine - sarcophagus - sarsaparilla -

satellite - sayonara - schizophrenia -

schnitzel - scrumptious - scrupulous -

sedentary - seizure - semester - semolina

- serendipitous - shrivel - simpatico -

simultaneous - sinister - sinusitis -

slanderous - sluice - sobriety - solicitous

- soliloquy - solitaire - solvent -

sophomore - sorcerer - sorghum -

souvenir - spaghetti - spectrum - sphinx -

spicing - spontaneity - sporadically -

sportive - squalid - staccato - stalactite -

stalagmite - standard - stationary -

stationery - statute - stereotype -

stethoscope - stipend - straightened -

stratagem - stringent - strumpet -

studious - stupefy - stupendous - stupor -

subjugate - subsidiary - subsistence -

substantial - substitute - subterranean -

sufficiently - suffrage - summarize -

sumptuous - superfluous - supplicate -

surfeit - surrealism - surreptitious -

surroundings - susceptible - sustenance -

sycophant - symbiosis - synchroneity -

synthesis - syringe

T: tableau - tachometer - talisman -

tambourine - tarpaulin - taunt - taut -

taxation - tenacious - tendency -

tenement - tenuous - tercentenary -

terrestrial - testimonials - tetanus -

thalassic - thesaurus - thespian - tidings -

timorously - toboggan - tonsillectomy -

tontine - torrentially - trachea -

tracheotomy - tractable - traditional -

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trajectory - transcendental - transference

- transgress - transience - translucent -

travesty - trepidation - tribunal -

trigonometry - trihedral - triquetra -

troglodyte - troika - trophallaxis -

trousseau - truncate - truncated - tsunami

- tumultuous - tutelary - tympanum -

tyrannical

U: ubiquitous - ulterior - ultimatum -

unbearable - uncouth - undulance -

unerring - unfortunately - unintelligible -

unprofitable - unscrupulous -

unsuccessful - untenantable - urbanity -

utilitarian

V: vaccine - vacillate - vagrancy -

valedictory - valuable - vapidity -

varicose - variegated - vaudeville -

vehemence - velocity - vendetta -

vengeance - verbatim - verisimilitude -

vernacular - vernal - vertex - vestige -

veterinary - vicarious - vignette -

vinaigrette - virtuoso - virulent - vitreous

- voracious

W: wagered - waif - wainscot - warrant

- western - whereas - whimsical -

wholesale - winsome - witticism -

woebegone - worrisome - writhe

X: xenophobia - xylem - xylophonist

Z: zealot - zealous - zephyr - zither

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