76
7th
grade

Vikram Raju, 12

The Denver Post
Denver, Colorado
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Vikram finished in 2nd place.
Round Word/Question Spelling/Answer Given
1 seneschal
seneschal
2 If something is described as probative, it is:
serving to provide, establish, or contribute toward proof
3 periphrasis
periphrasis
4 haikai
haikai
5 Rousseauism
Rousseauism
6 Something described as Sisyphean:
requires continual and often ineffective effort
7 golilla
golilla
8 cytisine
cytisine
9 What is a dreadnought?
a battleship equipped with large-caliber guns
10 dasypodid
dasypodid
11 congener
congener
12 opisometer
opisometer
13 coracidium
coracidium
14 Senijextee
Senajextee
15 caul
caulle
17 Otukian
Otakian
18 pyrrolidone
pyroladone
Spell-Off Results - 15 correct out of 19
Word Spelling Given
spealbone spealbone
phreatophyte phreatophyte
gaydiang gaydiang
parison parison
excimer excimer
toquilla toquilla
glochis glochis
epaulement epaulement
chara chara
maieutic maieutic
chalicothere chalicothere
teosinte teosinte
siserary cicerary
akori akari
bouchal buachal
saccharose saccharose
talisay talisay
vesicate vesicate
semmit semmet

Journey to the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Winning word in qualifying spelling bee

Comminution

Other words spelled correctly in local competition

Spatchcock, draff, shoji, jingoism, quadrilateral