Hardest Words on the Consolidated Word List – Infrequent Section

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These are the ~750 hardest words on the Consolidated Word List‘s Words Appearing Infrequently Section. This list is designed for ambitious spellers who have goals of winning their District and/or Regional Bee, or making the later rounds of Scripps National Spelling Bee.

It’s targeted at the District and Regional Bee and the early stages of the National Bee. The hardest words on the CWL are the likeliest in the entire dictionary to show up as Additional Words at those competitions.

If you master this ~750-word list, you effectively master (or are close to mastering) the entire ~6,600-word CWL Infrequent Section, meaning this list can save you from studying ~5,850 words! If you are an intermediate-to-advanced-level speller, this list can save you hundreds of hours of time.

Description

NOTE: This is a downloadable file. As soon as you purchase it you’ll be provided a link to download it.

NOTE: This list contains only words from the Words Appearing Infrequently Section. For the hardest words from all sections, look at the Hardest Words on the Consolidated Word List – All Sections.

This list used to be exclusive to the students in my coaching program. Now, at least for the next few weeks, I’m making it publicly available!

These are the ~750 hardest words on the Consolidated Word List‘s Words Appearing Infrequently Section. This list is designed for ambitious spellers who have goals of winning their District and/or Regional Bee, or making the later rounds of Scripps National Spelling Bee.

If you are an intermediate-to-advanced-level speller, this list can save you hundreds of hours of time. I scoured over each and every word on the CWL to find and group together the most challenging words. That way, you don’t have to spend hours of your precious study time sifting through thousands and thousands of words way too easy to be asked. If you can master this ~750 word list, you effectively master (or are close to mastering) the entire ~6,600-word CWL Infrequent Section, meaning this list can save you from studying ~5,850 words!

This is one of the best and most efficient lists currently on the market for Additional Words in any level of competition, but it’s especially targeted at District and Regional Bees, and the Preliminaries and First-Stage Finals of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The hardest words on the CWL are the likeliest in the entire dictionary to show up as Additional Words at those competitions.

Background:

Since its release in 2004, the 23,413-word Consolidated Word List has been the one of, if not the most effective resource in existence for studying for Additional Words in the Classroom, School, District, Regional, and National Bee (see Numbers Never Lie for evidence). Knowing the CWL automatically makes you a National Bee-caliber speller who can threaten to be one of the Top 50 spellers in the world and reach the Finals on live TV.

The issue? It’s extremely long and has a very, very wide range of difficulty. There are thousands of words on the list—like anger, drum, and fate—that are nowhere near the caliber of the District, Regional, or National Bee. Spellers who study the entire list to prepare for those competitions waste a tremendous amount of valuable time.

For a couple years now, I’ve been getting emails from parents and coaches of intermediate-to-advanced-level spellers asking me how to efficiently study this list. At the same time, the students in my coaching program found that studying or sorting out the easier words was very time-consuming.

Since my standard for my coaching program is that it must convert beginner-level spellers into some of the world’s very best in only one year, I created this list to fix that issue. Last year, it allowed my students to save hundreds of hours of time, focus on the words that are likeliest to appear, and improve much more rapidly. It definitely paid off in their results so far (see near bottom of Coaching page)!

If you want to maximize your efficiency, improve quickly, and become National Bee- or National Bee Finalist-caliber, this list is for you!

I hope this helps you in your Bee journey, and keep on spelling! You’re awesome!! 🙂

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