Are You Smarter Than an 8th Grader?
Here are the 15 words a 14 YEAR OLD BOY spelled correctly to win the National Spelling Bee last night. I can’t even pronounce half of these! And that’s my JOB!
Below are the words that Florida 8th grader Dev Shah nailed… and their meanings from Merrian-Webster. Find your self-professed genius co-worker and have him or her take a stab at spelling these words.
“A grayish purple color.”
“The quality of being comically out of place or absurd.”
“A matting made of coconut fiber.”
“An address emphatically urging someone to do something.”
“To look or stare with sullen brooding annoyance or anger.”
“Those who live in the same parallel of latitude but on opposite meridians.”
“Use of one’s hands conjuring tricks.”
“The art of conducing and resisting sieges.”
“A not uncommon congenital defect in which a vertebra is malformed.”
“Supposed prediction of a person’s future from interpreting the lines on the palms of their hands.”
“An undomesticated goat.”
“To romp or play boisterously.”
“A toll paid to the feudal lord by a tenant for liberty to brew and sell ale.”
“An instrument designed to record the current velocity and water temperature.”
“An organism that prefers or thrives in sandy soils.”