#Writing: Twenty Fun Spelling Bee Words

My older daughter is prepping for a Spelling Bee. Yesterday, she brought home her word list. For fun, we each picked our ten favorite words from the list.

My List

  1. Sotto voce
  2. Velociraptor
  3. Accoutrement
  4. Aubergine (will always remind me of Steel Magnolias)
  5. Vitriolic
  6. Histrionics
  7. Quadrillion (although “Bazillion” is better)
  8. Petroglyphs
  9. Smithereens
  10. Juxtapose

Her List

  1. Dodecahedron
  2. Bazooka
  3. Anthropomorphic
  4. Bric-a-brac
  5. Panache
  6. Vivacious
  7. Aerodynamic
  8. Vice versa
  9. Ragamuffin
  10. Isochronous

What about you? Favorite words? Words you always misspell? WordPress’ spellcheck didn’t recognize sotto voce and isochronous, which is forgivable. But it also didn’t immediately recognize velociraptor. To misquote Vizzini, “Unbelievable!” 😀

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Jill Archer

Jill Archer is the author of the Noon Onyx series, genre-bending fantasy novels including DARK LIGHT OF DAY, FIERY EDGE OF STEEL, WHITE HEART OF JUSTICE, and POCKET FULL OF TINDER.

6 thoughts on “#Writing: Twenty Fun Spelling Bee Words

    1. We pulled words from a 450 word list ranging in difficulty level from grades one through eight. Some of the words are tough, but they only have to spell them, not know what they mean (which sort of bugs me, but my daughter’s always reminding me that it’s a spelling bee not a vocabulary quiz. 🙂 )

  1. I love the word Juxtapose! I love the meaning and simply the sound of the word itself. I have a literary review blog, so I’m fascinated by the art of words. Best of luck to your daughter… and keep posting!

    1. Thanks, Courtney! Words are amazing little creatures. They are alive in a way. They grow, they evolve, some die, but all help us to live more colorful, descriptive lives. Best of luck to you too!

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