Thursday, June 15, 2017

Slurring Bee 3

Also need 15 absurd/quirky warm up questions

1st Round: warm-up question followed by a word
2nd Round: 3 words in succession for each contestant
3rd Round: Round-robin until we have a winner (keep track of last three - the order they come in)
3 mispelled words and a contestant is out

Pronouncer Information 1. Read carefully the Judges, Recorders, Spellers and Audiences information that is included in the Scripps pronouncers’ guide. 2. Familiarize yourself with all words on the confidential word list. Pronunciation is important. A meeting with the judges to insure pronunciation of words and procedures will be scheduled prior to the Bee beginning. 3. Speak clearly for contestants, judges and audience alike. Grant all requests to repeat a word until the judges agree that the word has been made reasonably clear to the speller. You may request the speller to speak more clearly or louder. 4. “Pace” yourself. You need time to focus attention on the pronunciation of the new word and the judges need a few moments between each contestant to do their tasks.

Speller’s Information 1. Each speller needs to focus on the Pronouncer, to aid his or her hearing and understanding of the context of the word. A speller may ask for the word to be repeated, for its use in a sentence, for a definition, for the part of speech, and for the language of origin. 2. Each speller should pronounce the word before and after spelling it. If the speller fails to pronounce the word after spelling it, the judge may ask if they are finished. If they say yes, the judge will remind the speller to remember to repeat the word the next time. (No speller will be eliminated for failing to pronounce a word.) 3. When a speller is at the podium spelling, the next speller should be standing at a marked location ready to proceed to the podium.

94) acerbic

95) nudnik

96) malleable

97) termagant

98) oeuvre

99) inanition

100) curtilage

101) hypothesis

102) autonomy

103) abdicate

104) slough

105) valedictory

106) nemophilist

107) penultimate

108) semblance

109) dilemma

110) catercorner

111) apartheid

112) soteriology

113) incoherent

114) oracular

115) alopecia

116) flibbertigibbet

117) supererogatory

118) ashwagandha

119) castigate

120) proximity

121) squinny

122) amalgamation

123) plagiarism

124) loquacious

125) foibel

126) moue

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