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.
This religion is fairly new, modern and has Tom Cruise as one of its leading members.
The amount of money you must pay out-of-pocket toward covered benefits.
Taking the place of another person, to supplant them.
If you wish to dance well, you must dance to the...
He suffered all night, feeling guilt, tortured by his...
Joseph went on his winter break holiday to...
To be able to use both your hands with the same amount of skill and control is to be...
We were all shocked when Dani's mother got an...
The opening in a lens that allows the light in is an...
Joseph looked at Lisa with admiration. She was both ________ and beautiful.
Irene didn't see herself as a manager, more as an...
A natural gum or resin that you can extract from small thorny trees, and was present at the birth of Jesus.
A feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction occurring out of boredom is...
This artist specializes in chiaroscuro (artistic representation of light and shadow). She is a
A lot of the scenes in this movie are taken from other movies. The director maintains it was an...
A right that is exclusive to a particular individual or class is a...
Unfortuantely, John was found guilty of all charges and was sent to the...
Afraid to be recognized for her fame, Emma used a....
Working with him over six months, the dog trainer has gotten a real _______ going with Bonky the dog.
Since it was Saturday, my Jewish neighbor went to the....
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 may be tired and unfocused, or it could be that's it's been too long since you sat down and read a good book! Our vocabulary doesn't last forever, and if we don't start reading things that use a larger variety of words we may never regain it. Please have a look at the answers to see where you went wrong, and perhaps challenge yourself with some of our other English quizzes.
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!