Saturday, May 13, 2017

Slurring Bee 1: May 14, 2017

Also need 15 absurd/quirky warm up questions

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.

1) maenad

2) menstruation

3)  grok
Grok may be the only English word that derives from Martian. Yes, we do mean the language of the planet Mars. No, we're not getting spacey; we've just ventured into the realm of science fiction. Grok was introduced in Robert A. Heinlein's 1961 science fiction novel Stranger in a Strange Land. The book's main character, Valentine Michael Smith, is a Martian-raised human who comes to earth as an adult, bringing with him words from his native tongue and a unique perspective on the strange ways of earthlings. Grok was quickly adopted by the youth culture of America and has since peppered the vernacular of those who grok it.

4) hierarchy

5) femininity

6)  harassment

7) misogyny

8) patriarchy

9) doula

10) innocuous

11) dystopia

12) ostracism

13) cacophony

14) imbecile

15) incongruity

16) oscillation

17) bouyant

18) resilience

19) transience

20) cinephile

21) abhorrent

22) asymmetrical

23) corporeal

24) palette

25) demagogue

26) anthophilous

27) banausic

28) abecedarian

29) carnassial

30) vinaceous

31) obstinacy

32) impuissance

33) catachresis

34) gnosis

35) finagle

36) sexploitation

37) satori

38) calisthenics

39) tintinnabulation

40) dentifrice

41) microcosm

42) pandemonium

43) supposititious

44) obsolescence

45) lanuginous

46) louche

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