Words of Wisdom: How did it do?

R9: 8/12 words, 66.6%
R10: 5/9 words, 55.6%
R11: 5/5 words, 100%
R12: 4/5 words, 80%
R13: 4/5 words, 80%
R14: 5/5 words, 100%
R15: 5/5 words, 100%
R16: 2/4 words, 50%
R17: 3/4 words, 75%
R18: 2/2 words, 100%
R19: 2/2 words, 100%
R20: 1/1 word, 100%
FINALS: 46 out of 59 words, 78%

This was even better than 2010’s 74% in the finals.
If this isn’t an endorsement of my book, I don’t know what is!

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CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Sukanya Roy has become the 2011 National Spelling Bee’s champion!!!

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cymotrichous

cymo = wave
trich = hair
ous = full of

This is composed of Greek stems. I believe Sukanya Roy will spell correctly.

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Wow!

One more, and Sukanya Roy becomes the 2011 National Champion!

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periscii

peri = around
scia = shadow
-i = pluralizer

noun plural

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sorites

Greek. It is a singular noun from a plural noun. It seems that Laura might be tripped up by the fact that it is singular in English. It comes from the word for “heap.”

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orgeat

This word follows French spelling patterns – g is pronounced \zh\, and the “ah” at the end is spelled at (something that can also be seen in galuchat).

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