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DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSEEDUCATION ACTIVITYAMERICAS SOUTHEAST DISTRICT5701 SANTA FE ROADFORT BENNING, GEORGIA 31905-2724School LevelSpelling Bee WordList

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListAardwolf is a hyena-like animal of southern and eastern Africa.Aberration is departing from the usual course.Abridgment is a shortened form of a book.Abscission is sudden termination.Acerbate is to make sour or bitter.Aficionado is a devotee of something.Algorithm is a set of rules for solving a problem.Alignment is arrangement in a straight line.Allocution is a formal speech.Ancillary is a subordinate or subsidiary.Apocalypse is widespread destruction or disaster.Applique is ornamentation applied to a material.Archetype (arkitype) is the original model.Avenge is to exact satisfaction for.Babushka is a woman's scarf.Baccalaureate is a religious service held before commencement day.Balalaika is a Russian musical instrument.Baroque pertains to architecture and art from 17th century Italy.Barracuda is a long, predaceous fish.Bayou is a marshy arm of a river, usually sluggish or stagnant.Beleaguer is to surround with troubles.Belligerence is a hostile attitude.Beret is a soft, visorless cap.Bivouac is a military encampment.Blithe is joyous, glad or cheerful.Boatswain is a warrant officer on a warship.Bourgeois is to be a member of the middle class.Boutique is a small shop within a larger store.Boutonniere is a flower worn by a man in his lapel.Boysenberry is a blackberry-like fruit.Buoy is a float used to mark a water channel.Cabaret is a restaurant providing food, drink and music.Calisthenics are gymnastic exercises.Callous is hard or indifferent.Camouflage is hiding oneself from one's enemy.Cannoneer is an artilleryman.Cantankerous is disagreeable to deal with.Cardiopulmonary pertaining to the heart and lungs.Carnivorous means flesh-eating.Catastrophe is a sudden and widespread disaster.Celerity is swiftness, speed.2

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListCenser a container in which incense is burned.Changeable is liable to change or to be changed.Chaparral is a dense growth of shrubs or trees (southwest).Commemorate is to serve as a reminder of.Committal is an act or instance of committing.Connoisseur is a person competent to pass critical judgment.Convalescence is the gradual recovery to health after illness.Cornucopia is the horn of plenty in mythology.Corruptible is that which can be corrupted.Crevasse is a fissure in ice or the earth.Croissant is a rich, buttery crescent-shaped roll.Curmudgeon is a bad-tempered, cantankerous person.Cynic is a person who believes in selfishness as prime motivation.Dachshund is a long, German dog.Decaffeinate is to extract caffeine from.Deliverance is an act or instance of delivering.Denouement is the final resolution of the intricacies of a plot.Diaphragm is a part of the human body.Dichotomy is division into two parts.Dietitian is a person who is an expert on nutrition.Diphthong is an unsegmented gliding speech soundDocile is easily handled or manageable.Echo is a repetition of sound produced by reflection of sound waves.Eclair is a finger-shaped creampuff.Eczema is an inflammatory condition of the skin.Effervescent is bubbling, vivacious or gay.Eloquence is using language with fluency and aptness.Encumbrance is something burdensome.Exquisite is of special beauty or charm.Extemporaneous is done without special preparation.Facsimile is an exact copy.Fallacious means logically unsound.Fascinate is to attract and hold attentively.Fauna are the animals of a region considered as a whole.Flocculent is like a clump of wool.Foliage is the leaves of a plant.Forage is food for cattle or horses.Forsythia is a shrub of the olive family.Fraught means full of or accompanied by.Fuchsia is a bright, purplish-red color.Gauche means lacking in social grace.Genre is a class of artistic endeavor having a particular form.Germane means relevant.Gerrymander is dividing election districts to suit one group or party.3

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListGlockenspiel is a musical instrument.Gnash is to grind or strike the teeth together.Granary is a storehouse for grain.Grippe is the former name for influenza.Guillotine a device for execution.Hallelujah means praise ye the Lord.Handwrought is formed or shaped by hand, esp. metal objects.Harebrained means giddy or reckless.Harpsichord is a keyboard instrument, precursor of the piano.Haughty is disdainfully proud.Heir is a person who inherits.Hemorrhage is a profuse discharge of blood.Heterogeneous is different in kind, unlike.Hoard is a supply that is carefully guarded or hidden.Holocaust is a great or complete destruction.Homogenize is to form by blending unlike elements.Homonym is a word the same in spelling and sound, but different in meaning.Horde is a large group, a multitude.Humoresque is a musical composition of humorous character.Hydraulic is employing water or other liquids in motion.Hydrolysis is chemical decomposition by reacting with water.Hypothesis is a proposition set forth to explain some occurrence.Hysterical is of or pertaining to hysteria.Idyll is a composition, usually describing pastoral scenes or any appealing incident, or the like.Iguana is a large lizard native to Central and South America.Imperceptible is very slight, gradual or subtle.Impetuous is characterized by sudden or rash action.Impossible means not possible or unable to be done.Impromptu means done without previous preparation.Incidence means the rate of change or occurrence.Indicator is a person or thing that indicates.Infallible is absolutely trustworthy or sure.Inferior is lower in station, rank or degree.Insurgence is an act of rebellion.Interfere is to meddle in the affairs of others.Invoice is an itemized bill for goods or services.Iridescent is displaying a play of bright colors, like a rainbow.Isle is a small island.Isthmus is a narrow strip of land with water on both sides, connecting two larger strips of land.Jackal is a wild dog of Asia and Africa.Jacuzzi is a trade name for a whirlpool bath and related products.Joist is a beam used to support ceilings or floors or the like.Juxtaposition is the act of placing close together.Kaiser is a German or Austrian emperor.4

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListKaleidoscope is a continually shifting pattern or scene.Ketch is a two-masted sailing vessel.Knave is an unprincipled or dishonest person.Knell is the sound made by a bell rung slowly, at a death.Knoll is a small, rounded hill.Labyrinth is an intricate combination of paths in which it is difficult to find the exit.Laconic is using few words, being concise.Laggard is a lingerer; loiterer.Lagoon is an area of shallow water separated from the sea by sandy dunes.Laryngitis is the inflammation of the larynx.Larynx is the structure in which the vocal cords are located.Lavender is a pale bluish purple.Legionnaire is a member of any legion.Leprechaun is a dwarf or sprite in Ireland.Liege is a Feudal lord entitled to allegiance or service.Luau is a feast of Hawaiian food.Luscious is highly pleasing to the taste or smell.Lyre is a musical instrument of ancient Greece, harp-like.Lymphatic is pertaining to, containing or conveying lymph.Mace is a club-like, armor-breaking weapon, used in the Middle Ages.Magnanimous is generous in forgiving insult or injury.Magnify is to increase the apparent size of, as does a lens.Malfeasance is wrongdoing by a public official.Maneuver is a planned movement of troops or warships, etc.Mantle is a loose, sleeveless cloak or cape.Marquee is a projection above a theater entrance, usually containing the name of the featureat the theater.Masquerade is a party of people wearing masks and other disguises.Mature is complete in natural growth or development.Maul is a heavy hammer.Melee is a confused, hand-to-hand fight among several people.Memento is a keepsake or souvenir.Mercenary is working or acting merely for money or reward.Mesquite is a spiny tree found in western North America.Mettle is courage or fortitude.Minuscule means very small.Mirage is something illusory, without substance or reality.Momentous is of great or far-reaching importance.Monastery is a house occupied by usually monks.Monocle is an eyeglass for one eye.Morgue is a place in which bodies are kept.Morphine is a narcotic used as a pain-killer or sedative.Mosque is a Muslim temple or place of public worship.Motif is a recurring subject, theme or idea.5

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListMousse is a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base.Mozzarella is a mild, white, semi-soft Italian cheese.Muenster is a white cheese made from whole milk.Municipal is of or pertaining to a town or city or its government.Mysterious is full of or involving mystery.Mystique is an aura of mystery or mystical power surrounding a particular occupation orpursuit.Naughty means disobedient or mischievous.Neuter is gender that is neither masculine nor feminine.Nickel is a coin of the U.S., 20 of which make a dollar.Nickelodeon is an early motion-picture theater.Nomenclature are names or terms comprising a set or system.Nonchalant is coolly unconcerned, unexcited.Nonpareil is having no equal.Noxious is harmful or injurious to health.Nuance is a subtle difference in meaning.Nucleus is the core.Nuisance is an obnoxious or annoying person.Nuptial is of or pertaining to marriage or the ceremony.Nylons are stockings worn by women.Obnoxious is highly objectionable or offensive.Obsolescent means passing out of use, as a word.Occurrence is the action, fact or instance of happening.Ocelot is a spotted, leopard-like cat, ranging from Texas to South America.Ogre is a monster in fairy tales.Onyx is black.Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine dealing with anatomy, functions and diseases of theeye.Ordnance is cannon or artillery.Orphan is a child who has lost both parents through death.Oscillate is to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum.Overwrought is extremely excited or agitated.Oxygen is the element constituting about one-fifth of the atmosphere.Pacifist is a person who is opposed to war or to violence of any kind.Palette is a board with a thumb hole, used by painters to mix colors.Palomino is a horse with a golden coat, and a white mane and tail.Pamphlet is a short essay, generally controversial, on some subject of contemporary interest.Pantomime is the art of conveying things through gestures, without speech.Papacy is the office, dignity or jurisdiction of the pope.Parable is a short story designed to illustrate some truth.Paralysis is a loss of movement in a body part, caused by disease or injury.Paraphernalia is apparatus necessary for a particular activity.Parishioner is one of the inhabitants of a parish.Parochial is of or pertaining to a parish or parishes.6

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListParody is a humorous imitation of a serious piece of literature.Parquet is a floor composed of strips or blocks of wood forming a pattern.Partition is a division into portions or shares.Pasture is grass used to feed livestock.Patriarch is the male head of a family or tribal line.Patrician is a person of noble rank; an aristocrat.Paunchy is having a large and protruding belly.Pause is a temporary stop or rest.Pavilion is a building used for shelter, concerts, or exhibits.Peak is the pointed top of a mountain.Penchant is a strong inclination or liking for something.Penguin is a flightless bird of the Southern Hemisphere.Penicillin is an antibiotic of low toxicity.Penitentiary is a prison maintained for serious offenders.Perennial is lasting for a long time; enduring.Periphery is the external boundary of any area.Perjury is lying under oath.Perseverance is doggedness, steadfastness.Persuade is to prevail on a person to do something.Peruse is to read through with care.Pesticide is a chemical preparation to destroy pests.Petition is a formally drawn request.Phalanx is a body of troops in close array.Phenomenon is a fact or occurrence observed or observable.Philosopher is one who offers views on profound subjects.Phoenix is a mythical bird able to rise from its own ashes.Physics is the science that deals with matter, energy, motion and force.Picturesque is visually charming or quaint.Peace is a country's condition when not involved in war.Pinnacle is a lofty peak.Pinafore is a child's apron.Pixie is a fairy or sprite, especially a mischievous one.Placard is a paperboard sign or notice.Placebo is a pill with no medicine but used to soothe a patient.Plaid is any fabric woven of differently colored yarns in a cross-barred pattern.Plight is a condition or situation especially an unfavorable one.Plumber is a person who installs and repairs piping, fixtures, etc.Pneumonia is inflammation of the lungs with congestion.Poignant is keenly distressing to the feelings.Poinsettia is sometimes called the Christmas flower.Politicize is to bring a political flavor to.Populous means heavily populated.Porridge is a food made of cereal, boiled to a thick consistency in water or milk.Posse is a force armed with legal authority.7

Subject: Spelling Bee-School ListPosthumous is arising, occurring, or continuing after one's death.Potpourri is any mixture of unrelated objects, subjects, etc.Practitioner is a person engaged in the practice of a profession or occupation.Prairie is a tract of grassland; a meadow.Precise is definitely or strictly stated.Prerogative is an exclusive right or privilege.Prestigious is having a high reputation.Prey is an animal hunted or seized for food.Principle is an accepted or professed rule of action or conduct.Pronunciation is an accepted standard of the sound and stress patterns of a syllable or word.Psalm is a sacred song or hymn.Psychology is the science of the mind or of mental states and processes.Purge is to cleanse or to purify.Quaff is to drink a beverage.Quandary is a state of uncertainty.Quarantine is a strict isolation.Questionnaire is a list of questions submitted for replies.Queue is a braid of hair or a line of people