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25 of the hardest winning words from the Scripps Spelling Bee
A tongue-twisting selection of words that have won the Scripps Spelling Bee since the contest began in 1925, and their definitions according to Merriam-Webster.
USA-SPELLINGBEE/
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May 28, 2015
The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, which begins on May 28 in an auditorium outside Washington,...
NATIONAL HARBOR, UNITED STATES
Ankita Vadiala of Manassas, Virginia, reacts to the word "ballabile", which she spelled correctly, during...
The annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, which begins on May 28 in an auditorium outside Washington, D.C., and ends on May 30 with a live telecast on ESPN, will test the spelling mettle of a record 565 young people, ages 7 to 15. Here are some of the hardest winning words from past contests, and their definitions according to Merriam-Webster:

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RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-GOOD FRIDAY
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April 26, 2019
koinonia, 2018: the Christian fellowship or body of believers. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
Jerusalem, Israel
Orthodox Christian worshippers take part in the Good Friday services in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre...
koinonia, 2018: the Christian fellowship or body of believers. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
FASHION-NEW YORK/TADASHI SHOJI
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February 07, 2019
cymotrichous, 2011: having wavy hair. REUTERS/Mike Segar
New York, UNITED STATES
Model has her hair done backstage before Tadashi Shoji collection show during New York Fashion Week in...
cymotrichous, 2011: having wavy hair. REUTERS/Mike Segar
SWITZERLAND/
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October 28, 2011
serrefine, 2007: a small forceps for clamping a blood vessel. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer
Stans, Switzerland
Doctors and medical staff work during a knee prosthesis surgery in an operation room at the hospital...
serrefine, 2007: a small forceps for clamping a blood vessel. REUTERS/Michael Buholzer
GLOBAL-MUSIC/
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April 05, 2018
appoggiatura, 2005: an accessory embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone...
Kiev, Ukraine
A view shows music sheets during a rehearsal of an orchestra of the Opera Studio in Kiev
appoggiatura, 2005: an accessory embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone and usually written as a note of smaller size. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko
POPE-PERU/
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January 19, 2018
autochthonous, 2004: indigenous, native. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
PUERTO MALDONATO, Peru
Members of an indigenous group from the Amazon region attend a meeting with Pope Francis at the Coliseo...
autochthonous, 2004: indigenous, native. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
AUSTRIA-TOURISM/
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July 18, 2017
prospicience, 2002: the act of looking forward. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
GNADENWALD, Austria
A man stands on a mountain summit as he looks over the Inntal valley in the western Austrian village...
prospicience, 2002: the act of looking forward. REUTERS/Dominic Ebenbichler
USA/
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January 07, 2009
succedaneum, 2001: one that comes next after or replaces another in an office, position or role. REUTERS/Kevin...
Washington, UNITED STATES
U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office...
succedaneum, 2001: one that comes next after or replaces another in an office, position or role. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
USA-ELECTION/TRUMP
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November 04, 2016
logorrhea, 1999: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
Concord, UNITED STATES
A supporter of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump yells "Trump" during a campaign event in...
logorrhea, 1999: excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
SPAIN/
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November 04, 2011
chiaroscurist, 1998: an artist who specializes in chiaroscuro, arranging light and dark parts in works...
Madrid, Spain
A cameraman films the "Lute Player", a painting by Caravaggio, during the media preview of "The Hermitage...
chiaroscurist, 1998: an artist who specializes in chiaroscuro, arranging light and dark parts in works of art. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
USA/
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February 14, 2015
antipyretic, 1991: an agent that reduces fever. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
Wheaton, UNITED STATES
Advil, Tylenol and Safeway brand pain relief medicines are seen at the Safeway store in Wheaton Maryland...
antipyretic, 1991: an agent that reduces fever. REUTERS/Gary Cameron
USA/
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April 21, 2012
odontalgia, 1986: toothache. REUTERS/Jim Young
BLOOMINGDALE, UNITED STATES
Claudio Levato, a dentist, works on removing a tooth for Janet Zamora at Comprehensive Dentistry in Bloomingdale...
odontalgia, 1986: toothache. REUTERS/Jim Young
USA-UNIVERSITY/UWASHINGTON
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September 21, 2018
elucubrate, 1980: to work out or express by studious effort. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
Seattle, UNITED STATES
Students study in the Reading Room at Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington in Seattle Washington...
elucubrate, 1980: to work out or express by studious effort. REUTERS/Lindsey Wasson
PICASSO/
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April 19, 2010
maculature, 1979: an impression made from an intaglio engraved plate to remove ink from the recessed...
New York, UNITED STATES
Pablo Picasso's aquatint "A Musketeer Seated at the Table with a Young Boy Recalling His Life, from 347...
maculature, 1979: an impression made from an intaglio engraved plate to remove ink from the recessed areas. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
EGYPT-ECONOMY/CURRENCY
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March 20, 2019
cambist, 1977: one who deals in bills of exchange or who is skilled in the science and practice of exchange....
Cairo, Egypt
An employee counts U.S. dollar bills at a money exchange office in central Cairo
cambist, 1977: one who deals in bills of exchange or who is skilled in the science and practice of exchange. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany
GLOBAL-SUGAR/
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January 25, 2019
ratoon, 1966: a shoot of a perennial plant (such as sugarcane). REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
Apastepeque, El Salvador
A worker cuts sugarcane at a farm to produce panela in Apastepeque
ratoon, 1966: a shoot of a perennial plant (such as sugarcane). REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
GERMANY/
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April 10, 2012
esquamulose, 1962: not covered with or consisting of minute scales. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
Munich, Germany
Little four-month-young baby holds hand of father in Eichenau
esquamulose, 1962: not covered with or consisting of minute scales. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle
COLOMBIA-FURA GEMS/EMERALDS
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December 12, 2018
smaragdine, 1961: emerald. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
Bogota, Colombia
An emerald is seen during an exhibition in Bogota
smaragdine, 1961: emerald. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez
FESTIVAL-HOLI/
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March 19, 2019
eudaemonic, 1960: producing happiness, based on the idea of happiness as the proper end of conduct. REUTERS/Francis...
Mumbai, India
Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai
eudaemonic, 1960: producing happiness, based on the idea of happiness as the proper end of conduct. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas
INDIA/LUXURY
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August 23, 2011
foulard, 1931: a lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk usually decorated with a printed pattern. REUTERS/Danish...
Mumbai, India
To match INSIGHT INDIA/LUXURY.
foulard, 1931: a lightweight plain-woven or twilled silk usually decorated with a printed pattern. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
BRITAIN-EU/VOTERS
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August 07, 2018
abrogate, 1927: to abolish by authoritative action. REUTERS/Phil Noble
KNOTTINGLEY, United Kingdom
Locked gates are seen at the site of the former Kellingley Colliery in Kellingley
abrogate, 1927: to abolish by authoritative action. REUTERS/Phil Noble
INDIA
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June 19, 2007
gladiolus, 1925: any of a genus of chiefly African perennial plants of the iris family with erect sword-shaped...
Hyderabad, India
A honeybee sits on a gladiolus flower at a garden in Hyderabad
gladiolus, 1925: any of a genus of chiefly African perennial plants of the iris family with erect sword-shaped leaves and spikes of brilliantly colored irregular flowers arising from corms. REUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
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