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Regional Spelling Bee to be held at LSU-S

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Saturday March 8, 2014 watch live the Northwest Louisiana Regional Spelling Bee.

Here are 10 of the toughest words that have won the Bee:

Antediluvian (an-ti-də-ˈlü-vē-ən): Of or relating to the period before the flood described in the Bible.
 
Xanthosis (zān-thō'sĭs): A yellowish discoloration of degenerating tissues, especially seen in malignant neoplasms.
  
Chiaroscurist (kē-ˌär-ə-ˈskyu̇r-ist): An artist who specializes in chiaroscuro.
 
Logorrhea (lȯ-gə-ˈrē-ə, ˌlä-): Excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.
  
Succedaneum (sək-sə-ˈdā-nē-əm): a substitute.
  
Pococurante (pō-kō-kyu̇-ˈran-tē): Indifferent, nonchalant. 
 
Autochthonous (ȯ-ˈtäk-thə-nəs): Indigenous, native, aboriginal-used. 
 
Appoggiatura (ə-ˌpä-jə-ˈtu̇r-ə): An embellishing note or tone preceding an essential melodic note or tone and usually written as a note of smaller size.
 
Ursprache (oor-shprah-khuh): A hypothetically reconstructed parent language, as Proto-Germanic, the ancestor of the Germanic languages.

Laodicean (lā-ˌä-də-ˈsē-ən): lukewarm or indifferent in religion or politics.



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