2017 Round 2

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Info

Stage Word Count Value
Preliminaries 291 3 points each
Spellers Participating Spellers Eliminated Spellers Advancing Percent Advancing
291 32 259 89.0%

Words

tarsier
mycetophagous
basilisk
Sicily
insignia
malfeasance
epistrophe
wobbulator
spiracle
girandole
surmountable
dolichuric
fibula
politeia
apoplexy
decumbiture
catholicon
vellum
ichneumon
embezzlement
sphacelated
longevous
fretum
samarium
auricular
telharmonium
trachelate
fungivorous
lorikeet
turpentine
pithos
parvitude
psychomachy
kakapo
eristic
wambenger
rialto
florilegium
pearlescent
Erewhonian
trecento
ronin
Santeria
croquembouche
somnial
zymurgy
plumassier
deuteranopia
rudiments
reliquiae
hypochondria
anadromous
sirenomelus
Svengali
logographic
decamerous
maillot
pointillage
polyptoton
rubefacient
gigabyte
infundibuliform
Koine
coscinomancy
phosphorus
sonicate
lambdacism
ad hominem
tetrapteran
goosander
maquiladora
trapezoid
syllabus
mordacious
Icarian
engastrimythic
jezail
baculiform
prodition
convivial
fibromyalgia
Ruritanian
panary
Euskara or Euskera
humerus
hircocervus
mangonel
macchiato
rasceta
piccata
pneumatocele
sporomorph
Luddite
phenotype
Keynesian
simoniacal
languorous
accrescent
Requiem
Kinura
exogenous
tomalley
nilpotent
toponymic
papyrology
aardwolf
mariculture
hesthogenous
scaturient
dissipate
prehensile
subcutaneous
lampyrid
sardonyx
tendresse
rotulet
mochi
scrobiculate
incipient
vacuole
minatory
limacoid
perceptible
tachyon
niveau
rhabdoid
optimum
phlebologist
paraquat
notturno
attaché
autophagy
Savoyard
stentorophonic
venomous
lilangeni
caulicolous
lepidopterist
neurasthenic
suivez
roux
polygynous
filipendulous
palatinate
lecithin
spondylitis
ostreiculture
renminbi
somatotype
quidnunc
treillage
kvell or kvel
plesiobiosis
tandoori
imprecatory
onerous
tragedian
millennium
pahoehoe
homicide
exobiology
fashionista
guayabera
glaciarium
roseola
ommatophore
paillard
buckminsterfullerene
onomasticon
volucrine
sternum
googol
distinguo
effloresce
retrocedence
psephite
polydactyly
crepehanger or crapehanger
xenoglossy
gasthaus
Polynesian
ulotrichy
primatologist
toile
syncopation
gneiss
singultus
tuatara or tuatera
dactylology
tamanoir
nasopharynx
capoeira
brachiopods
omodynia
quokka
symmetrophobia
totipalmate
parterre
spessartine
bienvenue or bienvenu
Reggiano
cinephile
barophilic
sempiternal
titian
fimbriation
miniver or minever
samizdat
stephanotis
quadrilingual
syndicate
toccata
Pinkerton
quatorzain
brevicaudate
hypallage
paristhmion
parkour
combustible
meridian
Stradivarius
stillatitious
dirigible
entrecote
coreopsis
embololalia
ballotage
menagerie
osteoclasis
nephrotoxic
flageolet
danseur
stimuli
onychomycosis
phorminx
vassal
uvula
ornithophilous
regurgitant
talipot
blatherskite
equerry
splanchnology
fluoroscope
halapepe
fauve
scilicet
recumbentibus
glitterati
krakowiak
Websterian
prosopography
imbroglio or embroglio
scandium
campanology
rogatory
tectonosphere
affogato
rimulose
lobscouse
dolma
sacellum
foliicolous
anabolic
tryptophan
ursine
epistolary
maghemite
ocotillo
sforzando
spodumene
alma mater
sartorial
trilithon
rhea
sorbitol
impromptu
fastuous
digitigrade
idiogenesis
radiolarian
malleable
zonda
tableau
ophiolatry
dodecarchy
anthroposophy
pentalogy
plenitude
nyctinasty
vertebral
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Calvin Alexander, Jr. of Shreveport, Louisiana and Adom Appiah of Spartanburg, South Carolina share a laugh during Round 2. (Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee)

Round Results

Preliminaries Finals (First Stage) Finals (Second Stage)
Preliminaries Test Round 4 Tiebreaker Test
Round 2 Vocabulary Round 5 Round 8
Round 2 Round 6 Round 9
Round 3 Vocabulary Round 7 Round 10
Round 3 Round 11
Round 12
Round 13
Round 14
Round 15
Round 16
Round 17
Round 18
Round 19
Round 20
Round 21
Round 22
Round 23
Round 24
Round 25
Round 26
Round 27
Round 28
Round 29
Round 30
Round 31
Round 32
Round 33
Round 34
Round 35
Round 36

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