Ten tough words and the kids who spelled them at the Scripps Spelling Bee

Lorena McCue Contributor
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We’ve always had serious respect for (read: been really jealous of) the tiny competitors of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But this year those smarties had their work cut out for them.

Scripps introduced a vocabulary component of its annual Bee, which required competitors take a private vocabulary test before they began spelling. (RELATED: Spelling isn’t enough anymore for Bee contestants)

The competition wrapped up Thursday night, giving us a chance to look back on the tough words that stumped some of this year’s contestants.

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