Test your spelling skills

  • Arvind V. Mahankali, representing New York, poses with his trophy after winning the championship round as the stage is taken down at the Scripps National Spelling Bee May 30, 2013 in National Harbor, Maryland. Mahankali won by correctly spelling "knaidel", a German-derived Yiddish word, defeating Pranav Sivakumar, representing Illinois. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images) BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI

    Word whiz Arvind Mahankali, 13, bested 280 other competitors to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee on Thursday night. To prepare for the competition, students like Mahankali must master both spelling and vocabulary that would stump most adults.

    Want to see how you measure up? Click through to hear some of the challenging words from the 2013 Spelling Bee and see how many you can get right.

  • Alissa Ambrose

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