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Denver Public Schools
City Written Spelling Contest
2016

 *1. blister
 30. archivalia
*58. maestro
 *2. confidence
 31. cuisine
 59. resolved
 *3. zephyr
+32. basilica
*60. sassafras
  4. fashion
*33. gingham
 61. lemgthen
  5. nuisance
*34. kielbasa
*62. intaglio
 *6. lariat
+35. mirthful
 63. scumble
  7. hypotenuse
+36. gratis
 64. dagwood
 *8. mattress
*37. desperado
*65. incredulous
 *9. rendezvous
*38. tachometer
*66. hibachi
*10. protocol
+39. bonkers
 67. outright
+11. effusive
*40. subterfuge
*68. mayonnaise
*12. stringy
*41. mammoth
 69. carom
*13. braggadocio
+42. Scrooge
*70. melancholy
 14. oscillate
*43. allegory
 71. clogging
+15. Celsius
 44. pinnigrade
*72. postmortem
+16. pinnacle
*45. adamant
+73. WYSIWYG
*17. chocolate
*46. pistachio
 74. passel
*18. weimaraner
*47. cleanser
 75. panegyric
*19. pernicious
 48. pumpkin
 76. kerf
 20. monoceros
*49. bhalu
*77. roodebok
 21. curtail
+50. prowess
 78. woolliness
*22. cobalt
*51. unity
+79. buoyancy
+23. measly
 52. circumforaneous
*80. buccaneer
+24. valiant
 53. pursue
*TB. fusillade
+25. susurration
*54. carafe
+TB. hubris
*26. beige
*55. scow
+TB. query
*27. poinsettia
*56. sitzmark
*TB. guilder
 28. jiggety
 57. shakuhachi
+TB. secession
 29. ewer

 
 
Vocabulary
+resilience - springing back
*foyer - entrance hall
*mentor - wise advisor
*innocuous - harmless
 impugn - challenge as false
*anomaly - something abnormal
 bedlam - confusion
 amplify - make stronger
 peruse - read carefully
*forlorn - wretched; miserable
*prerogative - exclusive right
 aspire - to be ambitious
+desiccate - dry out
*angst - dread
*junco - small gray bird
+moxie - nerve
+arboreal - living in trees
*acronym - word formed from initials
+quagmire - wet, boggy ground
*poignant - emotionally moving
   
   *from 2016 Spell It!    +from NSB grade-specific list
   

 



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