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Lobby display

  1. 1. Arizona Repertory Theatre’s The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
  2. 2. 1925, 1st National Spelling Bee
  3. 3. Wendy Guey, 1996 national champion, winning word "vivisepulture"
  4. 4. "vivisepulture" • Definition: an act or instance of burying someone alive • Etymology: Latin vivus 'alive' + sepulture 'burying'
  5. 5. Rebecca Sealfon, 1997 national champion, winning word "euonym"
  6. 6. "euonym" • Definition: an appropriate name for a person, place, or thing • Etymology: 1889; Gk. eu 'good' + onym 'name'
  7. 7. Jody-Anne Maxwell, 1998 national champion, winning word "chiaroscurist"
  8. 8. “chiaroscurist” • Definition: the artistic distribution of light and dark masses in a picture • Etymology: Italian, from chiaro clear + oscuro obscure
  9. 9. Nupur Lala, 1999 national champion, winning word "logorrhea"
  10. 10. "logorrhea" • Definition: 1. pathologically incoherent, repetitious speech. 2. incessant or compulsive talkativeness; wearisome volubility. • Etymology: 1902, from “logos” + ending from “diarrhea.”
  11. 11. George Abraham Thampy, 2000 national champion, winning word "demarche"
  12. 12. "demarche" • Definition: an action or gesture by a diplomat, esp. a formal appeal, protest, or the like. • Etymology: French 15th c., from demarché, “walk, step.”
  13. 13. Sean Conley, 2001 national champion, winning word "succedaneum"
  14. 14. "succedaneum" • Definition: something that is used as a substitute, especially a medical drug or agent. • Etymology: from Latin succēdāneus following after, from succēdere to succeed
  15. 15. Pratyush Buddiga, 2002 national champion, winning word "prospicience"
  16. 16. "prospicience" • Definition: seeing ahead; the act of looking forward. • Etymology: Latin, from prospicientia
  17. 17. Sai R. Gunturi, 2003 national champion, winning word "pococurante"
  18. 18. "pococurante" • Definition: a person who is careless or indifferent • Etymology: 1755-65, Italian, from poco little + curante caring
  19. 19. David Scott Pilarski Tidmarsh, 2004 national champion, winning word "autochthonous"
  20. 20. "autochthonous" • Definition: pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous. • Etymology: 1795–1805; from autochthon + ous.
  21. 21. Anurag Kaskyap, 2005 national champion, winning word "appoggiatura"
  22. 22. "appoggiatura" • Definition: musical term; a note of embellishment preceding another note and taking a portion of its time. • Etymology: 1745–55; from Italian, literally: a propping, from appoggiare to prop, support.
  23. 23. Kerry Close, 2006 national champion, winning word "ursprache"
  24. 24. "ursprache" • Definition: a hypothetically reconstructed parent language, as Proto-Germanic, the ancestor of the Germanic languages. • Etymology: from ur- primeval, original + Sprache (language).
  25. 25. Evan M. O'Dorney, 2007 national champion, winning word "serrefine"
  26. 26. "serrefine" • Definition: a small forceps for clamping a blood vessel.
  27. 27. Sameer Mishra, 2008 national champion, winning word "guerdon"
  28. 28. "guerdon" • Definition: a reward or payment. • Etymology: from Old French gueredon, of Germanic origin; final element influenced by Latin dōnum (gift).
  29. 29. Kavya Shivaskankar, 2009 national champion, winning word "laodicean"
  30. 30. "laodicean" • Definition: a person who is lukewarm or indifferent, esp. in religion. • Etymology: 1605–15; referring to the early Christians of Laodicea.
  31. 31. Anamika Veeramani, 2010 national champion, winning word "stromuhr"
  32. 32. "stromuhr" • Definition: An instrument for measuring the quantity of blood that flows per unit of time through a blood vessel.

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