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Denver Public Schools
City Written Spelling Contest
2015

  1. passenger
*30. Permian
*58. schnauzer
  2. extremely
*31. obstinate
*59. rehearse
 *3. alligator
*32. croissant
 60. videoconferencing
 +4. skirmish
+33. kook
*61. gourami
  5. peril
*34. hoomalimali
 62. velociraptor
 *6. aggregate
+35. centenary
*63. pecan
 *7. greengage
*36. castanets
*64. whirlpool
 *8. trauma
 37. farce
*65. snuff
 *9. embarcadero *38. strategy
*66. synopsis
*10. monotonous
*39. carmine
*67. plateau
 11. applesauce
*40. hollandaise
 68. desiccate
 12. obligatory
+41. jostle
 69. resign
 13. stenecious
*42. popularity
+70. veracity
*14. origami
*43. sushi
+71. parameters
*15. adjacent
+44. curator
 72. métier
 16. misspell
+45. toddler
*73. ocarina
 17. temperament
*46. aria
*74. amenable
*18. samaritan
*47. giraffe
*75. echt
 19. resuscitate
+48. mellifluous
 76. tambourine
*20. ventilate
 49. peruse
*77. mnemonic
*21. linden
 50. defunct
 78. whangdoodle
 22. tenebrosity
 51. intercept
 79. abracadabra
*23. aul
+52. sabbatical
 80. tarantula
+24. full-fledged
 53. pilaster
*TB. chasis
+25. domestic
 54. captious
 TB. elocution
+26. camelopard
*55. Capricorn
 TB. drowsily
 27. wary
*56. knapsack
*TB. notochord
*28. falsetto *57. credible  TB. diffuse
+29. dilapidated
 
 
Vocabulary
*insidious - treacherous
 sporadic - occurring off and on
 apprise - to inform
*cynical - denying the sincerity of others
*kudzu - fast growing weed
 imminent - likely to happen
+prolific - producing abundantly
*chronic - lasting a long time
 convince - persuade
*terrapin - freshwater turtle
*rapport - close relationship
+meager - scanty
 allude - refer to indirectly
+dinero - money
*virgule - /
*hyperbole - "mile-high ice cream cones"
*bellicose - quarrelsome
+hobnob - to pal around with
+loquacious - talkative
*behoove - to be proper or worthwhile for
   
   *from 2015 Spell It!    +from NSB grade-specific list
   

 



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