2024 Results

Round 7 - Vocabulary Round

Spellers eliminated in this round finished in 17th place (tied).
No. Speller's Name Speller's Sponsor Question Answer Given
4 Aliyah Alpert Arizona Educational Foundation Someone described as quixotic tends to be:
13 Shradha Rachamreddy San Ramon Valley Rotary Club Where would one find the antipodes?
on the opposite side of the earth
18 Rishabh Saha SNSB Region One Bee If something is described as brackish, it is:
19 Avi Randhawa Riverside County Office of Education What does it mean to be mercurial?
characterized by unpredictable changeableness
22 Shrey Parikh San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools What is terra firma?
dry land or solid ground
31 Aditi Muthukumar The Denver Post What does it mean to welter?
to toss about, as in waves
37 Claire Smith SNSB Region Two Bee What is usury?
the voluntary violation of an oath or vow
Correct answer: an illegally high interest rate charged to a borrower
45 Vel Sethirayar Orange County Public Schools Ochre is:
a moderate orange yellow color
47 Bruhat Soma Rays Baseball Foundation and Rowdies Soccer Fund Something described as dilatory would cause:
111 Aryan Khedkar Oakland Schools Education Foundation A pueblo is a type of:
129 Sonia Kulkarni Saint Louis University What is another word for gainsay?
Correct answer: contradict
131 Sarah Fernandes Omaha Sports Commission A person described as a desperado is:
a bandit
139 Harini Murali Press Communications Someone described as censorious is given to:
discovering and condemning social or moral errors
145 YY Liang ScholarSkills for STARS What is a fjord?
a deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs
155 Ananya Prassanna Carolina Panthers Another word for aplomb is:
182 Rubina Wiedemer Telemundo Portland What is a shellacking?
a sales pitch from a promoter
Correct answer: a decisive or humiliating defeat
207 Faizan Zaki Dallas Sports Commission What is a yawp?
a raucous noise
212 Kirsten Santos Houston Community College Something that is baleful is:
213 Vir Lagad Houston Community College What is a bugbear?
a carnivorous plant
Correct answer: a continuing source of irritation
237 Rohith Konduri WHRO Public Media What is an exegesis?
a critical interpretation of a text
243 Aiden Wijeyakulasuriya Wisconsin State Journal A toady is a person who:
will not pay their debts
Correct answer: acts in a submissive manner