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Ashrita Gandhari, 14

Loudoun County Public Schools
Leesburg, Virginia
Ashrita finished in 7th place (tied).
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 tussock
tussock
2 What does dissonance refer to?
harsh or clashing sounds
3 aeroshell
aeroshell
4 paseo
paseo
5 What does it mean to propitiate?
to appease
6 pomfret
pomfret
7 quondam
quondam
8 What is cataplexy?
sudden loss of muscle power after an emotional stimulus
9 asterixis
asterixis
10 platylepadid
platylepodid

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

auriphrygiate

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

Thoreauvian, toril, nacelle, ranunculus, trebuchet