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Updated: May 28, 2009, 12:50 PM ET
By DJ Gallo | Page 2

The Scripps National Spelling Bee might not seem like the most athletic endeavor, but that doesn't mean the words used in the competition can't be of value to sports fans.

Below are some of the actual words and definitions given to spellers in the first three rounds of this year's Bee (with help on the definitions from dictionary.com). Take note of how you can work these words into your daily conversations about sports.

Then tune in to the Bee finale at 8 p.m. ET Thursday on ABC for ...

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