Sunday, August 11, 2019

Slurring Bee #26

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.

543) apprise

544) centripetal

545) instantaneous

546) entirety

547) sustenance

548) auxiliary

549) penitentiary

550) incongruous

551) anthophilous

552) anthophagous

553) herbivorous

554) nemesis

555) dahlia

556) halcyon

557) ovate

558) accelerate

559) tortfeasor (Ralph Nader called Trump this)

560) veracity

561) coo

562) polemic

563) venal

564) discord

565) quagmire

566) indoctrination

567) muumuu

568) boysenberry

569) kava

570) proprietor

571) intercalate

572) piscatory

573) cahoots

574) hyphenate

575) evince

576) solidarity

577) mull

578) felicific

579) mizzle

580) dovekie

581) flyting

582) xenolith

583) igneous


Slurring Bee #17

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