Sesquipedalian, ratatouille and oligarchy are words that were misspelled at the end of a Scripps National Spelling Bee, making the difference between first and second place.
The Scripps National Spelling hosts three special sections of its Web site.
User names and passwords are provided to the educators who officially enroll their schools in the Scripps National Spelling Bee program. These user names and passwords are unique for each school year, so the password from a previous year will not work. Enrollment for the 2012-13 Bee program will open in mid-August.
User names and passwords are provided to key contacts for the 270+ organizations sponsor local spelling bee programs.
User names and passwords are provided to the spellers who will participate in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
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