If you're looking for some difficult
spelling bee words, complete with definitions, pronunciations and sentences,
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There's no need to spend hours combing through the dictionary, or -- even more time consuming -- scouring the internet for tough words.
I've done all the work for you! These 100 words are suitable for final rounds of all-school bees and adult bees.
My list of 100 Difficult Spelling Bee Words comes complete with:
These words are appropriate for
upper grades, adults
for final rounds of spelling bees.
or prof-ə-) Greek
adjective: protecting from disease
Many people take aspirin as a prophylactic medicine.
malfeasance (mal-fē-zəns) Old French
noun: conduct by a public official that violates the public trust or is against the law
The city council removed the mayor from office because of his malfeasance.
irascible (i-ra-sə-bəl) Middle English, Late Latin
adjective: irritable, quick-tempered
The elderly man grew more and more irascible as his disease worsened.
Please note: The words in this list are all new. The words do not appear in the free lists on www.spelling-words-well.com, or in the Spelling Bee Toolbox eBooks.
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Bee Toolboxes, for grades 3-5 or grades 6-8.
Each toolbox eBook contains all the resources you'll need for a successful spelling bee, including grade-appropriate words and sentences, award certificates, worksheets, clip art and more.
...our brand new Colossal Spelling Bee Word Lists, if you're holding a competition in which you require definitions, parts of speech and sentences for a large number of students.
These lists are in two volumes, one for grades 3-5 and the other for grades 6-8. The words in these lists are slightly more difficult than the Toolbox lists. In each eBook, you'll find 600 all-new words!
I'm Ann Richmond Fisher, longtime author, former classroom teacher, and owner of Spelling-Words-Well.com and Word-Game-World.com.
In correspondence with a number of school officials and spelling bee organizers, I was asked to compile this list of difficult bee words to be used in the final rounds of all-school competitions. Because of the hours and hours required to compile the list, I wanted to make it available to you, too.
I've worked closely with community groups, large school systems and small schools to help them successfully put on Spelling Bees. Using my Spelling Bee Toolbox books, you can do the same!
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