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"Famous" Semantics Words
 

A list of "Famous" Semantics Words has been distributed to semantics students each year since 1998.  Each list contains twenty words that frequently appear at local, state, and national spelling bees, oral and written.  Unusual words, comical words, or words that are significant in some way are also included.  If you would like to submit an appropriate word for the next list, e-mail Bill Schaefer at bcs640@msn.com.
 

This year’s words:

  sangfroid
  curvature
  savoir faire
  turducken
  gerund
  ostentatious
  Kilroy
  helminthiasis
  pulque
  nihilism
  orangutan
  vehemence
  colonnade
  fistmele
  skookum
  ermine
  fuchsia
  corymb
  horsefeathers
  blurb



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