2017 Round 3

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Info

Stage Word Count Value
Preliminaries 259 3 points each
Spellers Participating Spellers Eliminated Spellers Advancing Percent Advancing
259 219 40 15.4%
Spellers Misspelling Spellers Spelling Correctly Percent Spelling Correctly
71 188 72.6%

Words

triceratops
tangelo
rollicking
pilferer
sufficiency
irrevocable
scapegrace
transpicuous
scrupulosity
beneficent
juridical
secession
corrosive
anaerobe
allocable
annuity
neurosurgery
kerfuffle or carfuffle or curfuffle
suspicious
accumbent
redux
retractable
truncate
aspirate
incinerate
contrariwise
liquefaction
gratinate
Atlantean
flippancy
apprehensive
arraign
bumptious
licentious
bursary
technophile
oxygenate
clayey
thimblerig
weedicide
reiterate
jeepney
emulsify
somnolence
calipers or callipers
plangent
mackinaw
loathsome
macrobiotics
succulent
metallurgical
calumnious
inquisition
subliminal
forbiddance
bloviator
procrastinate
webisode
disproportionate
vicissitudes
sporadically
complicit
Brandywine
obliquity
proprietor
McMansion
unguent
ornithology
surrealistic
gluttony
colonize
excision
wettability
idiolect
fallacy
rehearsal
hypertrophy
reprise
shopaholic
linnet
myopic
compensatory
appeased
transference
urbanely
foreclosure
animism
pontifical
quadruple
binocular
conundrum
rehabilitant
schemery
infelicities
unbudgeable
preciosity
sequential
centipede
ligature
surety
tibia
fissile
bereaved
auditor
thistledown
illimitable
desorption
regnant
rhubarb
twofer
authenticate
sluggard
steroid
requisition
ineffaceable
carpal
imitative
dissolution
collocutor
trenchancy
Parisienne
adversaria
dominion
toxicologist
buffoonery
unflappability
repudiate
rectify
lobo
annulment
complementary
perspicacious
mourning
severance
rappel
stegosaur
taciturnity
conurbation
condescending
inopportune
propagandistic
dissentient
umpirage
cautionary
inquietude
feudalism
collapsar
laity
paramountcy
merchandise
uxorious
welterweight
turmeric
metadata
alluvial
nucleated
lamentable
advolution
architectonic
cronyism
demographic
calendrical
deracinated
immure
cannoli
valetudinary
filbert
peremptory
adulate
accrual
hospitality
preferential
manipulable
instigate
penitentiary
Candlemas
concavity
shambolic
attributive
hallucinate
parcity
piratical
limbic
Guamanian
archaism
marginalize
prevenient
persuasible
dietetic
derisive
gyrocopter
arguendo
appellation
geriatric
remissible
superficiality
spasmodic
decryption
Ficus
Laotian
psychogenic
univocal
discreditable
depredation
vespertine
napoleon
Bonapartism
dauntlessly
agonistic
Dijon
flagitate
obnoxiously
refulgence
oligarchy
conceptism
tyrannically
stevia
sculpturesque
similitude
sequestration
plaintively
macroplankton
cinquain
Namibian
gumptious
collegiality
basaltic
terminus
avoidance
ruction
bronchitis
deferral
tractability
pageantry
thievery
normative
miniascape
Mecca
confluence
sagacious
chronometer
horologist
bromide
conveyance
edamame
defibrillator
transhumance
importune
taxonomic
enfranchise
humidistat
differentiate
knell
cadence
revulsive
bidialectal
contributor
tapas
wordmonger
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Emmanuel Rimocal of Laredo, Texas spells excision incorrectly in Round 3. (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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