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Akeelah and the Bee Spelling Words

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brunneous
brown (scientific)
grovel
to creep w/ the face to the ground
doubt
to lack confidence in
placid
serenely free of interruption or disturbance
fanciful
marked by or as if by fancy or whim
prestidigitation
sleight of hand
ambidextrous
able to use both hands with equal ease
pterodactyl
any of various pterosaurs of the Late Jurassic and Cretaceous
pulchritude
great beauty or appeal
sacciform
having the general form of a sac
empennage
the tail assembly of an airplane
souchong
a tea made from the larger older leaves of the shoot
intussusception
the reception of one part within another
staphylococci
bacteria
dictatorial
oppressive to or arrogantly overbearing towards others
truculent
feeling or displaying ferocity
supercilious
arrogantly superior
insolent
exhibiting boldness or effontry
fuchsia
vivid reddish-purple
imbrication
an overlapping of edges
rhesus
pale brown Asian monkey
eminent
standing out so as to be readily perceived or noted
hypertrophic
excessive development of an organ or part
concierge
hotel staff member who handles luggage & mail, makes reservations, & arranges tours
polydactyly
the condition of having more than the normal number of fingers or toes
syllogize
to reason by means of syllogisms
synecdoche
a figure of speech by which a part is put for the whole
carmagnole
a lievely song popular at the time of the first French revolution
pastiche
stylistic imitation
xanthosis
an abnormal yellow discoloration of the skin
euphoric
incredible happiness
maculature
blotting paper
fibranne
fabric made of spun-rayon yarn
vivisepulture
an act or instance of burying someone alive
placebo
an inert or innocuous substance used especially in controlled experiments testing the efficacy of another substance
lucid
having full use of one's faculties
limn
to draw or paint on a surface
cabalistic
a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy
soliterraneous
sun and earth working together
grandiloquent
extravagantly colorful, pompous, or bombastic style, manner, or quality especially in language
catastasis
the climax of a drama
edentulous
toothless
bioluminescent
the emission of light from living organisms
objurgatory
a harsh rebuke
effervescent
to bubble, hiss, and foam as gas escapes