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Spelling Bee - List of Words (with meanings in brackets)
A Agreeable
(to your liking)

Appearance
(outward show)

Apprehensive
(Worried)

acquiesce
(to agree)

appurtenance
(an accompanying part or feature of something) (sketchily indicate something)

aristocratic
(upper class)

attenuation
(decrease)

(Overconfident)

audacious

ascendancy
(power)

adumbrate

Abstinence
(Self-restraint)

Accoutrements
(accessories)

Acetaminophen
(pain-killer)

Aesthetic
(artistic)

Alzheimer’s Disease
(brain disease causing irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities)

(a semisynthetic form of penicillin)

Ampicillin

(U.S. a doctor qualified to administer anesthetics to patients)

Anaesthesiologist

(relating to or deriving from an uncle)

Avuncular

Avalanche
(landslide)

Austerely
(Strictly)

B

(department)

Bureau

Brunette
(Brown)

(disrespect for God or sacred things) (fascinate)

blasphemy Beguile

benign
(gentle)

(to leave behind)

bequeath

benevolent
(generous)

blandishment
(flattery)

(dangerous sea fish)

barracuda

(a list of books and articles on a subject)

bibliography Belliferous
(bringing war)

(animal with a long nose, strong hind legs, and long tail. Eats mainly insects & plants)

Bandicoot

(a bachelor's degree)

Baccalaureate

Ballisto-cardiograph
(instrument for detecting body movements caused by heartbeat)

(disfigure from crying)

Beblubber

Belonephobia
(fear of pins & needles)

Bidenticulate
(having two teeth)

Blandiloquence
(complimentary speech; flattery)

Botanomancy
(divination using burning branches or plants)

Breviloquence
(tendency towards brevity in speech)

C

Cleave
(to chop)

Connotation
(suggestion)

consternation
(to worry)

Conscientious
(hard-working)

carcinogenic
(capable of causing cancer)

clandestine
(secret)

corporeal
(bodily)

Concede
(to grant)

coagulate
(clot)

corroborate
(confirm)

Colloquial (informal) castrametation
(the art of designing a camp)

Cacogenics
(study of racial degeneration)

Calque
(word or expression introduced into a language by literally translating it)

Cantatrice
(female singer)

Carousal
(a noisy and boisterous party)

Ceilometers
(instrument for measuring height of cloud ceiling above earth)

Chironomy
(gesticulation or mime)

Codswallop
(something utterly senseless; nonsense)

Collectanea
(collection of passages; miscellany)

D

Demitasse
(a small cup of coffee)

Demimonde
(people who are not considered to be entirely respectable)

deleterious
(harmful)

demeanor
(expression/attitude)

derogatory
(insulting)

disambiguate
(to give an expression the true meaning)

disconcerting
(disturbing)

dissonance
(disagreement)

disseminate
(distribute)

dubious
(unsure)

dactylology
(the study of sign language)

Decalcomania
(process of transferring a design onto a surface using specially prepared paper)

Decastich (a 10-line poem) Diorthosis
(a critical revision of a text; any correction or adjustment)

Defenestration
(throwing a person or object out a window) (carefully argued examination of a topic)

Deixis
(relating to time and place of a linguistic utterance)

Delectus
(anthology of useful passages or quotations)

Diectasis
(extending line of verse by adding extra syllable)

Disquisition

Dramaturgy
(art of producing and staging dramatic works)

E

Embezzlement
(misuse)

(any complex chemical produced by living cells that is a biochemical catalyst)

Enzymatic

(information bank)

Encyclopedia

Exhilarate
(excite)

(full of excitement or enthusiasm)

ebullience

eloquence
(fluency)

epilogue
(is a piece of writing at the end of a work of literature or drama)

effervescent
(lively)

edifice
(structure)

extenuate
(to reduce seriousness)

(description of a work
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