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Denver Public Schools
City Written Spelling Contest
2018

 +1. scavenger
 30. attendant
 58. rebellious
 *2. mammoth
*31. ominous
+59. treacherous
 *3. chipotle *32. cotton
 60. olecranon
 *4. staccato
*33. mattock
 61. carpaccio
  5. lectern
*34. indigenous
 62. deceiving
  6. vermicular
*35. chintz
 63. pennant
 *7. misogynist
+36. pestiferous
 64. superencipherment
 *8. nemesis
+37. precise
*65. spoor
 *9. cordovan
+38. severely
+66. fluorescent
 10. miscible
+39. Kilimanjaro
*67. curriculum
+11. slobbery
*40. boysenberry
*68. heifer
+12. taxidermy
 41. legend
*69. belligerent
+13. vicissitudes
 42. petroleum
*70. anachronism
*14. doctrinaire
*43. maelstrom
 71. photobomb
*15. intractable
*44. opossum
*72. periscope
*16. concerto
*45. abide
 73. oeuvre
*17. alleviate
*46. prosciutto
*74. barrage
*18. academy
+47. bookmobile
*75. pasteurize
 19. committee
 48. aegis
*76. graupel
*20. sarsaparilla
+49. alacrity
*77. syntax
*21. frolic
 50. rouleau
 78. brilliant
*22. ramada
 51. dessert
 79. braggart
*23. perestroika
*52. tofu
 80. inaccessible
 24. ria
*53. minaret
 TB. interim
 25. pelagic
*54. suave
*TB. détente
 26. valise
*55. weimaraner
*TB. paradigm
+27. alley
 56. erasure
 TB. pummel
+28. posthumous
 57. licentiate
 TB. reniform
*29. langlauf    
 

Vocabulary
*hygiene - cleanliness
+sparsely - thinly spread out
 integrity - honesty
*precipitate - cause to happen
*stoic - impassive
+panegyric - speech expressing praise
*bayou - marshy inlet
*commensurate - equal in measure
*debacle - crushing defeat
 reticent - disinclined to talk
 droll - oddly amusing
*incognito - with one’s identity disguised
*junco - small bird
+germinate - to begin to grow
+incessant - constant
 culvert - drain under a road
*sallow - sickly pale
*edelweiss - white alpine flower
 cower - shrink from fear
+clambering - climbing clumsily
   
   *from 2018 Spell It!    +from NSB grade-specific list
   

 



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