Spelling Bee Words for National Spelling Bee Practice

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Spelling bee practice list: Eponyms

The below list is based on the Merriam-Webster Spell It! spelling bee preparation list for Eponyms. You can use this spelling bee word list along with our other spelling bee preparation lists for any of the following:
  • Class spelling bee practice
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  • National Spelling Bee preparation.
  • General spelling improvement
  • Expanding vocabulary
The spelling bee word list below is comprised of 53 English Eponyms. Merriam-Webster's Spell It! site states the following concerning Eponyms:
"Eponyms are words based on a person's or character's name. Sometimes the person's name and the word are exactly the same and the word simply takes on a new meaning. In other cases the person's name is slightly changed. When this happens, the stressed syllable of the new word can also change and you won't always recognize the origin, which might be a somewhat familiar name. Take, for example, gardenia. It's really just a man's name (Alexander Garden) with the plant-naming suffix -ia. In fact, all of the words in this list that end with ia are names for plants and are based on the last names of botanists."
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Below are the spelling bee words from the Merriam-Webster Spell It! - Eponyms preparation list for the National Spelling Bee and which are contained in the above downloadable spelling list for SpellQuizzer:

Eponyms Spelling Bee List (53 spelling bee words)
praline magnolia boysenberry hosta poinsettia
macadamia salmonella newton saxophone tortoni
greengage angstrom gardenia melba tantalize
zinnia quisling begonia samaritan Panglossian
quixote jeremiad hector Geronimo shrapnel
vulcanize Frankenstein Boswell ampere cupid
Fletcherism yahoo diesel bandersnatch Crusoe
mentor Dracula forsythia madeleine bromeliad
mercerize Fahrenheit narcissistic dahlia Baedeker
philippic guillotine Bobadil mesmerize gnathonic
pasteurize Croesus braggadocio    

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