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City Written Spelling Contest
2017

 *1. hydraulic
 30. decongestant
 58. tandem
 +2. vinegar
*31. provolone
 59. lithophilous
 *3. jackal
*32. ramen
*60. newton
  4. embarrassing
 33. inveigh
*61. crescent
 *5. credentials
*34. wigwam
+62. nautilus
 *6. lucid
 35. pallet
+63. interminableness
 +7. aperture
+36. kami
+64. bestial
 +8. resonate
*37. regatta
*65. hassock
  9. denizen
*38. acme
+66. cul-de-sac
*10. vorlage
+39. outré
 67. medusae
+11. gourd
*40. synchronous
*68. boudoir
 12.  onslaught
*41. stoic
*69. tortilla
 13. lurking
+42. enumerated
 70. caisson
 14. outdoorsy
 43. dampproof
*71. prairie
*15. uitlander
 44. selenian
*72. garçon
 16. mussitation
+45. overweening
 73. Afrikaans
*17. anomaly
*46. tchotchke
 74. wallow
*18. polka
 47. intermittent
+75. quashed
*19. picaresque
*48. hurdle
+76.  pauper
*20. commensurate
*49. cacao
+77. merely
*21. macadamia
*50. affinity
 78. conjunctivitis
 22. majuscule
 51. vial
*79. hypocrisy
*23. ditto
*52. détente
*80. tarragon
 24. felicity
 53. screeched
*TB. fête
 25. pedestal
*54. streusel
*TB. shrieval
*26. duenna
*55. caboose
+TB. inconceivable
*27. chutney
*56. barukhzy
 TB. passel
*28. facetious
 57. thunderclap
 TB. liquefaction
 29. apropos
   
 
Vocabulary
+austere - plain; lacking ornament
 rankle - to cause anger
*cabana - small shelter
*innocuous - harmless
*vulnerable - open to criticism
+oblivious - unaware
*brackish - somewhat salty
 indulge - give free reign to
 crustacean - lobster
+priority - something of first importance
*asterisk - *
+supererogation - doing more than necessary
*raconteur - good story teller
 dormant - in an inactive state
*kona - wind and rain storm
 fasten - to attach or connect
*innate - inborn; natural
*archipelago - a group of many islands
*paradigm - typical example
+conflagration - a huge disastrous fire
   
   *from 2017 Spell It!    +from NSB grade-specific list
   

 



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