Spelling Bee Champions and the words they won with [SLIDESHOW]

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The finals of the 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee take place Friday evening at 8:00pm.  Hundreds of young wordsmiths have descended on the Nation’s capitol to take on the longest, most difficult words imaginable; dromomania, vivisepulture, and pococurante, to name a few.  Their talent is staggering and the way they tackle each word utterly fascinating.

Here are some of the words that turned contestants into champions in years past: