Spelling Bee Practice 1

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List 2015 A, 226-250
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226
This word is from Greek to Latin to English.
noun
A gymnastic swing.
Carmelo loved doing tricks on the swinging trapeze.
trapeze
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227
This word is from Old English to English.
verb
To set lines of type so that they are all the same length.
Bethania used a computer to ____ the paragraph both
on the left and the right.
justify
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228
This word is from Semitic to Greek to Latin to English.
noun
A Christian communion table.
Cortez served as an ____ boy helping distribute communion
wafers to the worshipers.
altar
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This word is from Latinto English.
noun
An ocean mollusk favored as food.
Cruz loved to eat his ____ raw with hot sauce.
oyster
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229
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230
This word is from Italian to English.
adjective
Bragging.
Dayana annoyed her friends with her ____ talk about what a good
speller she is.
boastful
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231
This word is from French to English.
verb
Use a tool or weapon with full force and power.
The movie scene where firefighters ____ their axes
against the burning door was very exciting to Jose.
wield
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232
This word is from French to English.
noun
Staying calm in mind and appearance.
Dezi kept her ____ and figured out how to spell the word
she didn’t know.
composure
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233
This is originally English.
verb
To originate something; set up; organize.
Schrum decided to ____ an Honor Society in 2014.
institute
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234
This word is from Latin to English
noun
A small rotating wind storm.
A ____ scattered the pile of dry leaves all over the lawn.
whirlwind
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235
This word is from Latin to Anglo-French to English.
adjective
Ethical; upright; characterized by integrity.
Angel was an ____ person for always doing the right thing.
honorable
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236
This word is from Latin to French to English.
noun
The act of honoring a by gone person or event.
Students planted a tree at school in ____ of a classmate
who died of childhood cancer.
remembrance
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237
This word is from an American place name.
noun
A car having a top that can be removed or folded down.
In the summer, Sal enjoys cruising the streets in his ____.
convertible
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238
This word is from Greek to French to English.
adjective
Noteworthy; high in rank; outstanding; lofty.
Willis Tower is the most ____ building in Chicago’s skyline.
eminent
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239
The origin of this word is unknown.
adjective
Inflicting penalties to pay for bad behavior.
The defendant was required to pay ____ damages after
he was convicted.
punitive
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240
This word is from Greek to English.
adjective
Considerable in amount, value, or worth.
Lucia earned a ____ raise in pay for her excellent work.
substantial
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241
This word is probably from Old English to English.
adjective
Volunteering services that are not needed nor asked for;
meddlesome.
The ____ busybodies offered to help just to satisfy their
curiosity.
officious
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242
This word is probably from Latin legal jargon.
noun
A female who inherits wealth.
Zoe daydreamed about becoming an ____ and living in a
castle.
heiress
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243
This word is from Old English to English.
adjective
Relating to a regularly recurring series of events.
Paula did a science report on the ____ phases of the moon.
cyclical
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244
This word is from Latin to English.
noun
A specialist in the science of matter and energy.
The ____ explained how a laser is used to read the
information stored on a CD.
physicist
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245
This word is from Anglo-French to English plus an English.
adjective
Tending to erupt in violent action; explosive.
Because of the ____ political environment in Egypt, Paloma
decided to cancel her vacation there.
volatile
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246
This word is from Latin to Spanish to English.
adjective
Having a bodily structure that permits the flow of liquid in one
direction only.
An oyster is a ____ mollusk.
univalve
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247
This word is from Hebrew to Yiddish to English.
noun
An herb that is grown to use in salad.
Augustina removed the ____ from her salad because she did not
like the peppery taste.
arugula
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248
This word is from Latin to English.
noun
The study of God and God’s relation to humans and the world.
Though Marisol is not personally religious, she is interested in
the study of ____.
theology
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249
This word is from Latin to English
verb
To make known by declaration; proclaim
Fabiola set out to ____ the idea that Hoover-Schrum spellers
are the best
promulgate
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250
This word is from Hawaiian.
noun
The state of having knowledge and understanding.
The spelling bee rules are posted on our website for the
____ of all participants.
enlightenment
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