Could you be a spelling bee champ? Here are the top 10 words from the Scripps National Spelling Bee

Posted at 5:34 PM, May 31, 2013
and last updated 2013-05-31 18:05:59-04


13-year-old Arvind Mahankali of Bayside, Queens, reigned victorious at Thursday night’s Scripps National Spelling Bee. Mahankali won on his third year competing with the German word “knaidel.”

The eighth-grader is no stranger to the tricky spelling of German words; the whiz kid was tripped up with German words two years in a row.

Would you stand a chance against these kids at a spelling bee? Test your knowledge with the final 10 words of the Scripps National Spelling Bee:

10. Kaburi

9. Cipollino

8. Zenaida

7. Lansquenet

6. Hallali

5. Dehnstufe

4. Ptyalagogue

3. Cyanophycean

2. Tokonoma

1. Knaidel