Spelling Bee: 21 Challenging Words to Spell!

 English is a tough language to spell, since it draws from several old and ancient languages that come together to create a whole. However, spelling is an important part of how we learn to read and write, and remembering all that correct spelling is celebrated in spelling bees around the world. Are you ready for a challenging, tough, 21 question-long Spelling Bee?
 
 
This word means babbling in a way that makes no sense to the listener.
Gobbledegook
Gobbledeguk
Gombelidook
Gobbliggook
 
 
This religion is fairly new, modern and has Tom Cruise as one of its leading members.
Scienttulogy
Scientology
Siencetology
Scienscetulogy
 
 
The amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket toward covered benefits.
Deducibles
Diductibles
Deadactibles
Deductibles
 
 
Taking the place of another person, to supplant them.
Supersede
Suppercede
Supercede
Supersed
 
 
If you wish to dance well, you must dance to the...
Rhythm
Rythm
Rythem
Rythmn
 
 
He suffered all night, feeling guilt, tortured by his...
Conscience
Consence
Connsience
Konscience
 
 
Joseph went on his winter break holiday to...
Czechoslovakia
Checkoslovakia
Checkzlovakia
Czecloslovakia
 
 
To be able to use both your hands with the same amount of skill and control is to be...
Ambidextrous
Ambadexterous
Ambidecstrous
Ambidextruse
 
 
We were all shocked when Dani's mother got an...
Aneurysm
Anurism
Anurysm
Anurism
 
 
The opening in a lens that allows the light in is an...
Aperture
Appature
Appurtur
Apperature
 
 
Joseph looked at Lisa with admiration. She was both ________ and beautiful.
Curvaceous
Curvasious
Curveacious
Curvatious
 
 
Irene didn't see herself as a manager, more as an...
Entrepreneur
Entrapeneur
Entrepenuere
Entrepreneaur
 
 
A natural gum or resin that you can extract from small thorny trees, and was present at the birth of Jesus.
Myrrh
Myr
Myrrr
Myrrah
 
 
A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction occurring out of boredom is...
Ennui
Anwee
Annwi
Anewei
 
 
This artist specializes in chiaroscuro (artistic representation of light and shadow). She is a
Chiaroscurist
Chiaroscuvist
Chiroascurist
Chiaroscurovist
 
 
A lot of the scenes in this movie are taken from other movies. The director maintains it was an...
Homage
Omage
Omaje
Homaj
 
 
A right that is exclusive to a particular individual or class is a...
Prerogative
Perogative
Pergorative
Preregorative
 
 
Unfortuantely, John was found guilty of all charges and was sent to the...
Penitentiary
Pennitentiery
Pinetentiary
Penutentary
 
 
Afraid to be recognized for her fame, Emma used a....
Pseudonym
Psydonym
Psudoname
Pseudoname
 
 
Working with him over six months, the dog trainer has gotten a real _______ going with Bonky the dog.
Rapport
Repore
Report
Repaure
 
 
Since it was Saturday, my Jewish neighbor went to the....
Synagogue
Sinagog
Singagog
Syngalong
Unfortunately, You Didn't Pass This Spelling Bee
You got less than 1/4 of the answers right, and we're afraid you did not get a passing grade. These are deliberately tricky English words, so don't feel bad. The best way to get back up to your spelling is by reading as much as you can, and taking more of our challenging spelling bees. We have easier ones in this category for you to try first. To see your answers and mistakes, look below.
You Passed... Barely.
You didn't fail and so you do have a pretty good handle on English spelling since these are NOT easy words to spell for anyone. That said you still have some ways to go before you can call yourself a great speller. We recommend doing more of the spelling bees in this category to try and practice, and return to this one when you are ready. Also reading books is a great way to learn more spelling.
Good Work!
You know your spelling and passed with a very decent grade. You still had quite a few mistakes, but these could happen to anyone. These are tough words to spell and we don't expect most people to get a perfect score. You definitely know your English spelling, but we would recommend checking your answers below and figuring out where you went wrong.
You're the Spelling MASTER!
Wow, you ACED IT! These are NOT easy words to spell and you handled it like a pro. You are a spelling badass and we can't help but be impressed. These words are known to be trouble makes at spelling bees but that didn't slow you down none now did it? Great work, we're impressed!
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