2009 National Spelling Bee (first word from each set)

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First word from each set

inane

lacking significance, meaning or point

praline

a confection of nuts and sugar

azure

the blue color of the clear sky

peloton

the main body of riders in a bicycle race

angst

a feeling of anxiety, apprehension or insecurity

ninja

a person trained in ancient Japanese martial arts

gulag

the penal system of the Union of Soviet Socialists Republics

cockatoo

any of various large noisy chieflyAustralasian crested parrots

dugong

a sirenian mammal of a monotyic genus that has a bilobed tail

quell

to thoroughly overwhelm

condor

a very large American vulture

lethargy

abnormal drowsiness

burrito

a flour tortilla rolled or folded around a filling

staccato

cut short or apart in performing

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