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Denver Public Schools
City Written Spelling Contest
2020

 *1. jersey
*30. debris
 58. sphinx
 *2. rationale
 31. allusions
 59. sfogato
 *3. circuitous
 32. schnecke
 60. prairie
 *4. domineering
*33. hurriedly
*61. larceny
  5. russet
*34. troll
*62. cinematic
  6. longevity
 35. donnybrook
*63. meuniere
  7. pteroid
*36. intersperse
 64. vacantly
  8. roc
*37. gnomon
 65. onyx
 *9. piscivorous
 38. ark
 66. incompatible
*10. contrariwise
 39. schmaltz
*67. cooperate
*11. glareous
 40. subsistence
*68. whiff
*12. interim
 41. global
*69. personnel
 13. rued
*42. latitudinarian
*70. ungetatable
 14. negotiste
 43. slither
 71. hesitant
 15. Buddhism
 44. culver
 72. beignet
*16. cuckoo
 45. licensable
 73. ripsnorter
 17. beachhead
*46. zeitgeist
*74. unfurl
 18. scuzzball
*47. midriff
*75. anxiety
 19. cioppino
*48. cognizant
 76. acreage
*20. vouch
 49. foreword
 77. interstratification
*21. subrident
*50. scarab
*78. opprobrious
*22. bonsai
*51. tae kwon do
*79. gratis
*23. pauper
 52. niveous
*80. reconcilable
 24. Coloradoan
 53. rhginorrhagia
 TB. producible
 25. occasionally
 54. talons
*TB. promontory
 26. elsewhither
*55. bawl
 TB. amenable
 27. torrenticole
*56. phycology
 TB. amertoy
 28. fribble
*57. rappelled
*TB. imminent
*29. humerus

 
 
Vocabulary
*plover - shore bird
*tautology - needless repetition
*aperture - an opening
 serried - placed close together
*contusion - bruise
 scalene - having unequal sides
*fragile - easily broken
*gluttonous - greedily hungry
 exhort - advise strongly
*abeyance - temporary suspension of activity
*cajole - coax with flattery
 articulate - expressing oneself clearly
*germane - relevant
 hindrance - an obstacle impeding progress
*disciform - round; oval
*legacy - handed down from an ancestor
*beaucoup - great in amount
 scapegoat - one taking the blame
 jerkwater - small; unimportant
*napoleon - all right answers
   
   *from 2020 Words of the Champions

   

 



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