Sunday, April 15, 2018

Slurring Bee 11

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.

309) adust

310) instauration

311) sartorial

312) sepulchre

313) panegyric

314) eulogy

315) diocese

316) demarcate

317) crux

318) panegyric

319) dissonance

320) saccharine

321) ostentatious

322) pantomime

323) tableau

324) quixotic

325) conceit

326) sequence

327) diegesis

328) aberrant

329) synesthesia

330) insouciance

331) nebulous

332) onanism

333) empyrean

334) chiaroscuro

335) apogee

336) surreal

337) integument

338) ethereal

339) sequester

340) dissonance

341) apotheosis

342) vaccination

343) cursory

344) vestige

345) capricious

346) relevance

347) poignant

348) annihilation

349) rhythm

350) oeuvre

351) chrysalis

352) epiphenomenon

353) scintillate

354) laudable

355) irenic

356) ministry

357) cacophonous

358) opioid

359) cauliflower

360) bolognese

361) thimblerig

362) excoriate

363) telegenic

364) amalgamate

365) indigenous

366) deficient

367) Prevaricate

Slurring Bee #5 - 172

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