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2016 School Spelling Bee Study List

bat

navy

sock
yam
peep

glass
copycat
plus

candy

down

pull
bark

goldfish
cheese

melt

problem

sky
lucky
smug

cranny
grandma
patch

vote
truck

erase
tuba

truth
quack

blob
tank
napkin

curly
soup
towel

connect
newbie
husband

good

only

dress

sailor

store
apart
thing

blue
which
rare

April
exam
reward

all-star

pamper

five
jelly
tiger

dojo
chair
forget

fuzzy
trace
broom

arch
bedrock
satin

frame
hidden

dizzy
solo

passport
habits

tractor
jersey

splendid
random

rattler
medley

beverage
waist

smidge
tarnish

cream
regular

sofa
likable or
likeable
hinge
dozen
people

zinger
Band-Aid

difficult
flattery

valiant
thigh

fondant
cyberspace

eyebrow
atomic

drench
bonkers

everglades
summary

prowess
measly

native
watchdog
dearly

seldom
mustang
fringe

atrium
truce
masterpiece

origin
trellis
autumn

clutch

calico

emerald

variety

polar

mutiny

nonfiction

moxie

marlin
o'clock
upshot

impostor or
imposter
tirade
field

blossom
magma

platoon
junior

parable
chemistry

barter
hefty

postpone
ocean

snippet
grumbling
mineral

kangaroo
excuse
astronaut

splurge
balderdash
hodgepodge

glimmer
jackpot

parade
coward

warning
sonar

error
owlishly

scarlet
granola
umpire

lyrics
breadwinner
worrywart

swollen
diagonal
superlative

Americana

cymbals

macaw

garlic

barrel

forum
plaza
silent

kiwi
beagle
acre

nimble
trinket

dispel
phrasing

Victorian
fulfilling

shoehorn

coffee

columnist

aloha

dwindled

bewilder

domino
naysayer

bawl
euro

pedigree
hubbub

median
soprano

hammock
squander

around
glance
curries
layover

tomorrow
wrinkle
crumb
dough

several

tropical

curfew

galaxy
torrent
announcer

catalog or
catalogue
lactose
diploma

absurd
hoity-toity
whiff

x-ray
teacher
splashy
Ping-Pong
attic
brunch
hallway

caramel
trademark
Velcro
atlas
motto
frothy
puddle
zilch
length
canopy
surefire

future
cough
balm
gusto

This list includes 450 words ranging in difficulty level for students in grades one through eight.

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2016 School Spelling Bee Study List


nurture
vicinity

casserole
platinum

query
maximum

acoustic
supine

generosity
arboreal

nascent
phoenix

vainglorious
hegemony

wharf
eerily

mundane
alpaca

territory
nationalism

tenement
philharmonic

ramifications
excursion

buoyancy
melee

echelon
larynx

lavender
gauze

billiards
cyclone

latency
obscure

quid pro quo


iambic

olfactory
adhesion

ciao
schnitzel

concatenate
arpeggio

mirthful
beret
evaporation

Scrooge
genteel
collude

Gemini
fundamental
badger

legislature
spectacles
methodology

par excellence
shoji
ostensibly

porcelain
evanescent
acquiesce

obelisk
sanctimonious
force majeure

vigorously

guardian

alfresco

umbrage

appositive

pharaoh

tungsten

boycott

mosaic

sustainable

diametrically

soire

gossamer

auriferous

impulse
winsome

personnel
tapioca

tarmac
approximate

commandeer
proprietary

effusive
impervious

deciduous
nanotechnology

pulchritude
de rigueur

alternate
ottoman
entertain

electrode
modular
quagmire

hypnotic
tranquil
synthetic

Celsius
migraine
cartouches

Sanskrit
espadrille
patrician

basilica
solstice
conglomerate

nunchaku
guttural
interlocutor

anorak
documentary
jargon

enunciate
melodramatic
epoxy

organelle
maverick
infrastructure

resilience
pancetta
braille

estuary
frigate
commodious

turpitude
fungible
desertification

gratis

chortle

gibbous

machination

anemone

sympathy
paragon

WYSIWYG
yurt

caftan or
kaftan
rsum

germane
augment

quasar
corollary

oubliette
sakura

festooned

banquet

serpentine

inimical

xenophobic

tonsils

escarpment

jurisdiction

garrulous

gargantuan

mogul
udon

zealous
dcor

languish
acetone

corsair
idiosyncratic

frequently

revelation

pomposity
marathon
polemic

vague
cumulus
montage

tarantula
mazel tov or
mazal tov
esplanade
smorgasbord
mawkish
temerity

cylindrical
hubris
pathogen
carnitas
stagflation
esoteric
pinnacle
molasses
contentious

plaintiff
reciprocate
laceration
inclement

This list includes 450 words ranging in difficulty level for students in grades one through eight.

joule
freesia
susurration
potpourri
leitmotif or
leitmotiv
Chihuahua
ecclesiastical
cozen
insouciance
jai alai
desiccate
Iroquois
cheongsam
eleemosynary

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