14 terms

2009 National Spelling Bee (first word from each set)

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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