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Denver Public Schools
City Written Spelling Contest
2019

 *1. waffle
*30. junta
 58. succinctly
 *2. hustle
 31. infallible
*59. bungalow
 *3. terrapin
*32. comandante
 60. diddly-squat
  4. ambience
*33. inferno
 61. placate
 *5. angst
 34. bibliotherical
*62. seltzer
 *6. motif
+35. chintz
 63. sangfroid
 +7. fuchsia
*36. megalopolis
*64. ductile
 *8. lethargy
*37. olio
 65. nefarious
 *9. Hemerocallis
*38. giraffe
 66. distraught
 10. typify
*39. schottische
*67. geta
+11. antecedents
 40. acclimitization
*68. cacophony
*12. carmine
*41. praline
+69. pronto
 13. minestrone
+42. muttonchops
+70. plodding
 14. mycophile
*43. pinafore
+71. shriek
 15. lackluster
+44. stagnant
*72. lokshen
 16. inesculent
*45. balalaika
+73. leopard
*17. bevel
*46. exacerbate
 74. ennead
*18. rapport
 47. till
 75. nimbed
 19. ermine
+48. Harlequin
 76. fallacy
*20. miniature
*49. confetti
*77. earwig
*21. madeleine
+50. kelpies
 78. debunk
*22. bayou
 51. pertussis
*79. amicable
*23. strudel
*52. balcony
*80. benevolent
 24. irrision
*53. monotonous
*TB. heifer
+25. distorted
*54. boodle
 TB. indelible
 26. vitiate
 55. sergeant
 TB. embarrassed
*27. prerogative
*56. formidable
*TB. Baedeker
+28. munificent
*57. douane
 TB. nemoral
29. ungainly

 
 
Vocabulary
*fiasco - ridiculous failure
+rebuked - scolded; reprimanded
+despair - loss of hope
 vindictive - revengeful in spirit
*maelstrom - violent whirlpool
+trenchant - forceful; effective
 ramify - to branch out
*didactic - intended for instruction
*blithe -cheerful; carefree
+diffidence - lacking self confidence
 insipid - not exciting; dull
mahimahi - dolphin, especially as food
*animosity - hatred
*indigenous - native to a region
 bellow - cry out loudly
*metaphor - "Franklin has a heart of gold"
+sepia - dark reddish brown
*lariat - rope for tethering horses
*taupe - dark brownish gray
 morose - gloomy; ill-tempered
   
   *from 2019 Spell It!    +from NSB grade-specific list
   

 



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