Senior Spelling Bee Results
Here are the Senior
Citizen Spelling Bee Winners for 2013. The Bee is a function of the Traverse
City (MI) Senior Center.
First Place: Chris
Olsen, Alan Olsen. They correctly spelled sybotic, then validated with
Second Place: Ronald
Smith, Cornelia Hart, Dick Fidler. They went out on sybotic (pertaining to a
Third Place: Linda
Blakkon, Eleanor Lynn. They went out on exsert (the opposite of insert).
Here is a list of the
words actually used. The contest took 35 rounds. Participants work in teams,
and words are drawn blindly from a container.
impute, equivocate, ignoble, idyll, equipoise, cabal, obviate, cadge,
calumniate, overweening, sagacious, salubrious, salient, iconoclastic,
homogeneity, salutary, mendacity, incredulous, mendicant, mercurial, mitigate,
morose, capricious, disabuse, castigate, expostulate, torpor, torrid,
suppliant, dynamo, poignant, sycophant, mollify, tautology, verisimilitude,
trousseau, truculence, turgid, umbrage, regale, vendible, tyro, surfeit,
taciturn, refractory, turpitude, typography, turbid, perfidious, prosaic,
peremptory, tutelary, timorous, umbratilous, misogynist, temerity, misanthrope,
proscribe, hermetic, mien, perfunctory, minion, auspicious, imperious,
malinger, partisan, approbation, appropriate, dulcet, garrulous, garrulity,
vesicate, peripatetic, stymie, veritable, volubility, broach, boisterous,
beatify, bedizen, intransigence, impetuous, vituperate, viduity, virology,
expurgate, edifying, exscind, exsert, denigrate, farraginous, aichmophobic,
rhonchial, zymurgy, ochlesis, baize, obvallate, oneirodynia, sagittiform,
agrestic, jejunator, roscid, jejune, blennoid, scissile, xerodermia, sybotic,
I am always amazed and
humbled by their performance. The human mind: use it or lose it.
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