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Spelling Bee

Teays Valley 2009 Spelling Bee words
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coordinate
equal rank;mathematics-one of two numbers used to determine position
explicitly
fully and clearly expressed
malfunction
failure to function properly
residency
the act of dwelling in a place; postion of a medical resident
bilateral
both sides
exasperated
to irritate or provoke; annoy to an extreme degree
interior
inside
knuckle
prominence of such a joint where the finger is bent
mousse
sweet desert; used to keep hair in place such as hairspray
substantial
large
prohibited
to forbid by authority
botanist
someone who studies the science of plants
crevice
a crack forming and opening
nominal
being such in name only
refute
to prove false
forceps
an instrument for holding, such as in medical procedures
exclamatory
expressing exclamation
brethren
fellow members;brothers
empathetic
pertaining to or characterized by understanding someone elses situation or feelings
kaleidoscope
continually changing pattern of shapes and objects
logistics
management of the details of an operation
jamboree
a large, perhaps noisy celebration
minimization
the act of reducing
boisterous
noisy, loud
extrasensory
outside the normal range or bounds of the senses
azalea
a type of flower
disinfectant
an agent that destroys bacteria
budgetary
of or relating to a budget
aghast
Struck with terror and amazement.
infuriate
make furious
emancipation
freeing someone from the control of another
suffocate
struggle for breath
politician
a person active in party politics
menial
low, servile, demeaning
conqueror
someone who is victorious by force of arms
bludgeon
a club used as a weapon
telegenic
having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well
scoundrel
a wicked or evil person
lattice
Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
femur
the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton, in the thigh
delinquent
persistently bad
compulsory
required by rule
granular
Composed of small grains or particles.
rationalize
think rationally
tyrannous
unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe
promontory
a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
misnomer
an incorrect or unsuitable name
inessential
anything that is not essential
etiquette
acceptable social manners
paraplegic
paralyzed from waist down
Crusoe
Robinson ______, book
pandit
Learned man, teacher; critic
fiasco
disaster
impasse
a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
discern
distinguish
Parmesan
hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese
bolero
spanish dance
macron
indicating the vowel sound is long
flamenco
dance, uses lots of stomping and clapping
samurai
A Japanese warrior.
eureka
Greek. I have found it.
knavery
lack of honesty
diesel
an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil
cossack
member of a group from Ukraine
flamboyant
richly and brilliantly colorful
buccaneer
pirate
mahal
expensive or dearly priced
schloss
castle
odori
a japanese dance
guilder
formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands
periphery
boundary
monotonous
Unchanging and tedious.
isinglass
gelatin;thin sheets of mica
olio
miscellany.
maladroit
clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling
satellite
any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star
tenant
one that pays rent to use property owned by another
marital
pertaining to marriage
separate
standing apart
compliment
express respect or esteem for
irritate
excite to an abnormal condition, of chafe or inflame
succeed
To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
aggravate
make worse
possess
To own.
collaborate
work together on a common enterprise of project
persuade
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
censer
incence burning holder
parallel
lines or line segments that are equal distance apart
conscious
knowing and perceiving
martial
warlike
corroborate
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm
libel
print slanderous statements against
illicit
illegal
embarrass
To render flustered or agitated.
tenet
doctrine; dogma
biennial
every two years
immigrate
come into a new country and change residency
conscientious
guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong
gamut
a complete extent or range.
flout
to ridicule; to show contempt for