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(c) 2013, The Washington Post, Published May 30 2013

Ever heard of these? A selection of challenging words from the National Spelling Bee

A selection of challenging words from the National Spelling Bee:

Aquiclude: A geological formation confining water.

Bourree: Small crossing steps in ballet.

Capitatim: Levied at so much per head.

Erethic: Producing abnormal irritability.

Lallation: Defective articulation of the letter “l.”

Minnelied: A certain song with love as its subject.

Pergameneous: Resembling parchment.

Sarrusophone: A type of musical instrument.

Telmatology: The study of wetlands.