The Consolidated Word List

Consolidated Word List Preface

This is a major Scripps-issued list of 23,413 words released in 2004. It is “a compilation of over 100 Scripps National Spelling [B]ee word lists dating as far back as 1950.” 43% (10,139) of the words have the part of speech, language of origin, pronunciation, definition, and sentences already provided. The Consolidated Word List (sometimes referred to as the CWL) has three categories:

(7,740 words; 66% with word information)

(9,058 words; 40% with word information)

(6,615 words; 22% with word information)

Here is a file I synthesized that contains the entire list!! I fixed all the reported errors from the original version of the CWL, too! This took me hours upon hours of work, so I hope it helps!

While this list has many words that are likely to show up, it also has lots of words (such asĀ fleet) that are not national-caliber. To study the CWL without the non-national-caliber words and save yourself potentially hundreds of hours, check out the Hardest Words in the Consolidated Word List!

11 thoughts on “The Consolidated Word List

  1. Your site is a word lovers (cough) dream! What a treat. Thank you for creating this blog. Although I’m embarrassed to admit that I am lost. How can I get my hands on these words/lists? I just signed up, perhaps the confirmation email will explain it all. TY

  2. Hi Cole, if you would please send me all the lists (especially CWL) to use for the preparation of my regional bee. I really like your website. Congratulations!

  3. so i signed up and i still am clueless about how to get the CWL. I really want to make it to nationals (i failed last year at regionals) Please help me!!!!!!!!!

  4. Will studying this help me win the district spelling bee or should i study the Frequently appearing words, also there are no links.

  5. I signed up but I can’t sign in to view lists. If possible could you send me the lists including wall words and ceiling words. Would really appreciate it

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