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Where can you find the Scripps spelling bee word list for past years?

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While the National Spelling Bee does not publish the full list of spelling bee words from previous years' competitions, it makes available lists of study words divided by grade for a fee. In addition, Your Dictionary provides many spelling bee resources, including links to lists of study words.

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Where can you find the Scripps spelling bee word list for past years?
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Mental Floss provides the lists of words that defeated National Spelling Bee finalists, including "terribilita," "prosopopoeia" and "schwarmerei," a word that defeated finalists in both 2004 and 2012. The National Spelling Bee provides plenty of resources to help spellers learn how to prepare for the spelling bee and also provides a list of the winning words for every National Spelling Bee since the competition began in 1925, with the list running from "gladiolus" in 1925 to "stichomythia" in 2014.

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