***SPELLDOWN LISTS***
Study...and have fun!
**All credit for typing all of these words goes to Jeremy D.--thank you, JD!!

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LATIN (Spelldown #1)(This is about half of the list, so you'd need to write more if you are eliminated from rounds 1 or 2.  These words are in the same order as on the worksheet.)

inane   relevant   impetuous   ambivalent   dejected   postmortem   incriminate access   plausible  interrupt   alliteration  refugee  amicable  lucid  percolate meticulous  fastidious  trajectory  animosity  implement  ambiguity curriculum omnivorous   bellicose   electoral   crescent   obsequious   transect   precipice susceptible  condolences   benefactor   candidate   bugle   formidable   canary subterfuge abdicate  lunatic  carnivore  gregarious  ostentatious prosaic herbivore prodigal    magnanimous    benevolent    mercurial   simile  jovial ridiculous innate obstinate discern mediocre

ARABIC (Spelldown #2)

azure Islamic sultan artichoke mummy tarragon adobe mohair borax talc arsenal lemon tuna admiral hazard apricot carmine monsoon average gazelle crimson orange sequin macramé algebra guitar nabob giraffe mattress elixir saffron cotton albatross zero safari magazine zenith alfalfa imam mosque alcohol tariff alcove massage henna alchemy sugar taj mahal khan ghoul

DUTCH (We might get to these during Spelldown #2.)

cockatoo keelhaul harpoon furlough bowery easel holster freebooter waffle trawl uproar beleaguer cruller yacht wiseacre brackish decoy caboose buckwheat walrus howitzer crimp bluff stipple floss cruiser hustle kompen polder bundle catkin splice Flemish grabble huckster frolic ravel tattle scum trek scrabble clapboard gruff isinglass excise blister rabbit package muddle handsome foist staple gulden mart screen guilder etch Netherlander dune croon ticket buckwagon hock boodle guy daffodil loiter potash scow wintergreen trigger stripe bruin skipper waywiser spoor mizzle school  school  pickle snuff

SPANISH (Spelldown #3)

burrito  embargo  chimichanga  gazpacho  mariachi  sombrero  alligator  canasta bonanza   chinchilla   machismo   enchilada  pueblo hacienda fandango quesadilla flotilla tornado flamenco vigilante adios cabana gordita peccadillo filibuster tortilla   vanilla   cilantro   fiesta   anchovy   mesa   ramada   junco   cafeteria  bongo castanets mantilla oregano lariat chalupa buffalo renegade langosta Alamo barrio cedilla  Argentine  Bolivar  Amarillo  cordovan  desperado  empanada tomatillo Diablo    pochismo    sierra    olio    bolero    junta    duenna

GERMAN (Spelldown #4)

angst pretzel waltz haversack nosh sauerbraten hinterland verboten liverwurst streusel umlaut    wanderlust   eiderdown   schnauzer   lederhosen   kohlrabi  sitzmark langlauf autobahn  Backstein   inselberg   gestalt   einkorn   kitsch   Gestapo schloss rucksack echt bratwurst knapsack  feldspar  poltergeist  noddle spareribs Miestersinger pumpernickel Bildungsroman   strudel  bagel hamster   cobalt   nachtmusik vorlage graupel Wagnerian cringle   fife   glitz   homburg   kuchen  pitchblende spritz prattle zwinger spitz realschule panzer    stollen   dachshund    seltzer

ASIAN (Spelldown #5)
dugong guru cushy seersucker jungle oolong nirvana bangle cummerbund juggernaut pangolin mahatma rupee mongoose shampoo typhoon bamboo jackal dungaree bungalow gunnysack chutney kama jute yamen raj karma pundit loot kavya jiva pandit chintz patel

OLD ENGLISH
(We might get to these during Spelldown #5.)
quell   barrow   dearth   bower   paddock   blithe   keen   mongrel   reckless   alderman   whirlpool  belay   cleanser   dreary   bequeath  sallow   dross  lithe   gristle   earwig   fickle  nestle fennel nostril  abide behest   slaughter   gospel   furlong   linseed   nether   fathom   nightingale   farthing    threshold   kith  wanton   loam   loam   yield  mattock   hawthorn tithe   behoove   forlorn  quiver  hustings  aspen....and there are more words on the list...

NEW WORLD (Spelldown #6)
condor  iguana  hurricane  kahuna  Hogan  jerky  muskrat  hominy  wigwam pampas caribou toboggan persimmon quinine powwow bayou coyote tamale poi cashew luau  totem  mole  hickory  cacao  kona  malihini  wikiwiki Tuckahoe pecan chipotle skunk  woodchuck  chocolate  muumuu  puma  tomato  maraca  petunia  jaguar buccaneer  llama   succotash   caucus   wampum      mahimahi   toucan
OLD ENGLISH...(Yes, we had this same list yesterday but, again, we'll only use this list if we need it for Spelldown #6)
quell   barrow   dearth   bower   paddock   blithe   keen   mongrel   reckless   alderman   whirlpool  belay   cleanser   dreary   bequeath  sallow   dross  lithe   gristle   earwig   fickle  nestle fennel nostril  abide behest   slaughter   gospel   furlong   linseed   nether   fathom   nightingale   farthing    threshold   kith  wanton   loam   yield  mattock   hawthorn tithe   behoove   forlorn  quiver  quiver  hustings  aspen....and there are more words on the list...

GREEK (Spelldown #7)--2015: P-4 can overtake P-1 with lots of effort...and they did it on the last day of spelldowns (152-143)!!!
lethargy   android   chronic   biopsy   irony   automaton   enthusiasm   synopsis homogeneous   odyssey   megalopolis   acme   synonym   orthodox  aristocracy  calypso patriarch hierarchy character isobar asterisk eclectic melancholy stoic chronology eulogy didactic cosmetic  Spartan  geothermal  cynical  homonym cryptic hypothesis academy pentathlon   antibiotic   diatribe   etymology   hydraulic   trauma hygiene semantics   thesaurus  phenomenon cosmos protagonist acronym paradox synchronous misanthropy sarcasm ephemeral polygon nemesis syntax eureka topography panic apostrophe        geranium        metaphor        spherical        xylophone        dynamic         myriad epiphany apathy synergy amnesia philanthropy democracy strategy diagnosis topical matriarch endemic analysis rhetoric eponym agnostic dogma idiom thermal dyslexia Olympian allegory pragmatic adamant protocol tragic hydrology polymer notochord biblical ergonomic mathematics tachometer protein rhinoceros hyphen autopsy pyre herpetology angelic tritium   androcentric   demotic   geode   hedonism   periscope  geoponics  asthmogenic monotonous   amphibiouos   symbiosis   macron   periphery

JAPANESE (We might get to these during Spelldown #7)
ninja sushi tofu shogun honcho karate samurai teriyaki sashimi tsunami haiku futon Mikado hibachi origami geisha wasabi ramen kudzu banzai tycoon sumo koan satori tatami kami skuyaki kuruma Meiji Romaji orodi miso  Kabuki  geta sayonara

FRENCH (if needed--Spelldown #?????)
peloton barrage chagrin pacifism manicure altruism bureaucracy mascot parfait mystique layette boutique dressage croquet gorgeous denture mirage denim cachet neologism beige diplomat motif suave foyer Clementine ambulance rehearse leotard prairie diorama entourage fuselage boudoir collage amenable expertise matinee plateau sortie croquette physique elite deluxe nougat rouge escargot crochet regime doctrinaire tutu bevel menu egalitarian quiche fatigue garage morgue stethoscope vogue musicale palette flamboyant baton souvenir impasse  finesse maladroit

   
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