Robert Heckendorn's List of Hard to Spell Words (correct only)

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a cappella aardvark
abandon
abbreviate
abscond
absorbent
absorption
abstinence
abundance
abundant
abysmal
abyss
academy
acceptable
acceptably
acceptance
accessible
accidentally
accommodate
accordion
ache
achieve
acknowledgment
acoustic
acquiesce
acquit
across
acrylic
actor
actually
adamant
adequate
adhesive
adieu
adjacency
adjacent
adjective
adjustment
adolescent
advantageous
adversary
aegis
aerator
aerial
aesthetic
aficionado
afterwards
against
aggravate
aggressive
agitate
aisle
alchemy
algae
align
all right allege
allegiance
allowance
almond
already
amalgam
amateur
ambidextrous
ameliorate
amoeba
amphibian
amphitheater
analyst
analyze
anarchistic
ancestor
ancestral
ancillary
anecdote
aneurysm
annealing
annihilate
anniversary
annoyance
annoyed
annul
anomalous
anomaly
anonymous
antecedent
anxiety
anxious
apart
apartheid
apathetic
aperture
aphelion
apologize
apologized
apology
apostrophe
appalled
apparatus
apparently
appliqué
appreciation
aqueous
arachnid
archaeology
arctic
argument
arithmetic
armageddon
armament
armistice
arrow
asbestos
asphalt
assimilate
asterisk
asteroid
asthma
asymmetric
asymptote asymptotic
attorney
auditorium
aurora
austere
autumn
auxiliary
avocado
azimuth
baccalaureate
bachelor
badminton
bailiwick
baloney
baluster
bankruptcy
banquet
bargain
baroque
bayonet
bayou
bazaar
beautiful
because
behavior
behavioral
beige
belie
believe
benefit
benign
beret
bestiary
biased
bicycle
biscuit
bivouac
bivouacking
bizarre
blossom
bologna
bougainvillea
bouillon
boulevard
boundary
bouquet
bourbon
bourgeois
bourgeoisie
boutique
boycott
brief
broccoli
brochure
brogue
bruise
brusque
buffet
built
buoy
buoyant
bureau
bureaucratic
burgeon
business
cabinet
caesar
cafe
caffeine
calf
callus
calves
camouflage
campaign
canaille
candidate
cannibal
cannibalize
canoe
cantaloupe
captain
captor
carafe
carcass
career
caribou
carousel
carriage
cartilage
casserole
cataclysm
catastrophe
catchup
category
caterpillar
cauliflower
cavern
cease
celebration
cellar
cello
cemetery
cerebral
chalk
chameleon
champagne
chandelier
charades
charisma
charlatan
chartreuse
chasm
chassis
chateaux
chauffeur
chauvinism
cheetah
chenille
chicane
chimera
chimney
chisel
chocolate
choir
cholera
chorale
choreograph
chorus
chronicle
chronological
chutzpah
cigarette
circuit
circumstance
clairvoyant
clerestory
cliché
cloisonné
coalesce
coalescence
coax
cocoon
coercion
cognac
cognizant
cohabiting
coiffure
collaboration
colleague
collegiate
cologne
colonel
column
comb
commission
commitment
communiqué
compass
compete
competitive
complexion
concatenate
conceit
conceivable
condemn
connoisseur
connotation
conquer
conscience
conscious
consider
consistent
contagion
continuum
contractor
convince
coordinate
corduroy
cormorant
correlate
corrugated
cougar
council
councilor
counsel
counterfeit
coup
couple
courage
course
courteous
courtesy
coyote
crèche
creator
creche
creosote
cretaceous
criticize
critique
crochet
crocodile
croissant
croquet
crotch
crucifixion
cruise
cuckoo
cuisine
cul-de-sac
culottes
cumulative
cupboard
curiosity
curious
curmudgeon
curriculum
curvaceous
cushion
cynic
cyst
czar
dachshund
daiquiri
dalmatian
damn
dearth
debris
debut
decided
decision
deficient
definable
delimiter
demolition
dependency
depot
derriere
description
desiccation
desirable
dessert
determine
deterrence
deterrent
detour
devastating
develop
development
diagonal
diamond
diarrhea
diaspora
dichotomy
diesel
different
dilate
dilemma
diphtheria
diphthong
dirigible
disappointed
disciple
discipline
disguise
disgusting
dissection
dissemination
dissertation
dissipate
dissolve
divot
doctoral
doorjamb
dormant
double
doubly
doubt
dropping
drought
dumb
dungeon
dying
dysfunctional
eager
easy
eavesdrop
ecstasy
ecstatic
editing
eerie
eight
electoral
elegant
elementary
embankment
embarrass
embedded
embrace
eminently
encompass
endeavor
endure
ennui
enormous
enough
ensemble
ensue
enthusiastic
enticement
entrance
entrepreneur
environment
equivalent
estuary
etiquette
etymology
eulogy
eunuch
eunuchs
euphoric
euthanasia
exaggerate
examine
excel
excellent
excerpt
excitement
executive
exhilarate
existence
exorbitant
expatriate
explanation
extension
extraordinary
extreme
facade
facetious
famous
farce
fascinate
fashion
fasten
fastened
fatigue
fault
feasibility
feasible
february
feign
fertile
feud
fiancée
fiery
filament
fillet
finesse
fix
flexible
flood
flotation
fluorescent
fluoride
focuses
forcibly
forehead
foreign
foreman
forfeit
forty
frou-frou
fuchsia
fugue
fulfill
funeral
futile
gadget
gaiety
gauge
geisha
genealogy
generally
genuine
geyser
ghastly
ghetto
ghost
ghoul
gingham
giraffe
glycerin
gnarled
gnome
goatee
gourd
gourmet
government
governor
grammar
granary
grandeur
grandiose
grateful
grocery
grotesque
growth
gruesome
guarantee
guard
guava
gubernatorial
guerrilla
guess
guillotine
guilty
guinea
guitar
gymnast
haggis
hallelujah
handkerchief
handsome
harass
haughty
hearse
hearth
heavy
heifer
height
heinous
heir (air heirloom
heist
hemorrhage
heuristic
hiatus
hierarchy
hindrance
history
hoax
holocaust
homage
homogeneity
horrible
hors d'oeuvre hurricane
hustle
hydraulics
hyena
hygiene
hygienic
hymn
hyperbole
icicle
idiosyncrasy
illegal
illegitimate
illustrate
imbalance
immediately
immense
immigrate
impasse
impede
impressed
impugn
inception
inconsistent
indict (the indiscriminate
individual
infamous
inferable
infinitesimal
inflammation
ingenue
inheritance
innocence
inoculate
instantiation
instrument
intelligence
intelligible
intent
intercollegiate
interest
interfere
interference
interim
interpret
interpretation
interrupt
intrigue
intuitive
invocation
invoke
island
isthmus
jagged
jaguar
jalousie
jealous
jealousy
jeopardize
jewel
jodhpurs
jostle
journal
journey
judgment
kaleidoscope
kayak
ketchup
khaki
kibbutz
kibosh
kidnap
kindergarten
kiosk
knife
knowledge
knowledgeable
label
laboratory
labyrinth
lachrymose
lacquer
laid
lambaste
larvae
lasagna
laugh
league
legion
legionnaire
legitimacy
legitimate
leisure
lenient
leopard
leprechaun
leukemia
lewd
liaison
lieu
lieutenant
light
lightning
likable
likelihood
limousine
lingerie
liquor
literature
llama
loathe
luau
luggage
luscious
macaque
machete
maelstrom
maestro
maintain
maintenance
malice
malicious
malign
mammoth
maneuver
mannequin
marquee
marriage
marshal
marshmallow
martyr
masochist
masquerade
massacre
masseur
masseuse
mastectomy
matinee
mausoleum
mayonnaise
meadow
measure
mechanical
medieval
mediocre
meerkat
memento
memoirs
menace
mention
merely
meringue
mesmerize
messiah
metallic
metaphor
mezzanine
milieu
millennium
mimic
miniature
minuscule
miscellaneous
mischievous
missile
misspell
misspelled
mistletoe
misunderstood
mnemonic
moccasin
montage
months
morgue
mortar
mortgage
mosquito
motif
muscle
mustache
myrrh
mystery
mystic
mystique
naive
naivete
narrative
nasturtium
nauseous
necessarily
necessary
neighbor
neither
neural
neutral
niche
night
ninety
nirvana
nostalgia
notable
noticeable
notorious
nourishment
noxious
nuance
nuisance
nutritious
nymph
obelisk
obey
oblique
occasion
occurred
occurrence
occurring
ocher
octave
odyssey
of
officially
often
ogre
omelet
omniscience
once
onomatopoeia
opaque
opinion
opportunity
oracle
orangutan
orchestrate
orchid
oregano
oscillate
oscilloscope
ostrich
ovation
overwhelm
pageant
paradigm
parallel
paranoia
paraphernalia
parfait
pariah
parliament
parquet
partially
participate
pasteurize
pastry
peace
pedestal
peignoir
penguin
peninsula
penitentiary
people
perform
perhaps
perimeter
peripheral
persistence
persistent
personnel
pertain
pertinent
pewter
pharaoh
pharmaceutical
pharmacist
pheasant
philosophical
phlegm
phonetic
phyllo
physician
physicist
physique
picayune
picnic
picnicking
picturesque
piedmont
pigeon
pilgrimage
pinochle
piranha
pirouette
plagiarism
plagiarize
plague
plaid
plaque
plateau
playwright
pleiotropy
pneumatic
pneumonia
poignant
poinsettia
politicking
pollinate
pompeii
porcelain
portrayal
position
possession
posthumous
postpone
potpourri
poultry
practitioner
prairie
precede
precious
precursor
preferred
prejudice
preparation
prerogative
presence
preserve
prestigious
primeval
primitive
privilege
proceed
proficiency
proficient
prohibitive
proliferate
prolix
pronunciation
proprietary
proprietor
protein
protocol
pseudonym
psychology
ptarmigan
pterodactyl
pumpkin
pundit
pursue
purview
pylon
quadruped
quadruple
quantity
questionnaire
queue
quiche
quizzes
quotient
rabbit
raccoon
radius
rapport
raspberry
rather
realm
receipt
receive
receptacle
recipe
reckoned
recommend
reconnaissance
recruit
recurrence
reducible
referred
regardless
rehearsal
reindeer
relevance
relevant
relief
religion
remain
reminisce
reminiscent
renaissance
rendezvous
renege
renown
repertoire
replenish
requiem
reservoir
responsibility
responsible
restaurant
retinue
rhapsody
rhetoric
rhetorical
rheumatic
rhinoceros
rhubarb
rhythm
ricochet
riddled
ridge
ridiculous
riposte
rudimentary
saboteur
saccharin
sacrilegious
safety
salmon
salve
samurai
sandwich
sanity
sapphire
satellite
sauerbraten
saute
savvy
scaffolding
scenario
schizophrenic
school
scissors
scourge
scythe
seduction
segue
seismograph
seismology
seize
seizure
sense
sensible
sentinel
separate
sepulchral
sergeant
serious
several
severe
shepherd
sherbet
should
shoulder
siege
sienna
sieve
silhouette
singly
sleight
sleuth
solder
soldier
solemn
solitaire
somersault
sophisticated
sophomore
soup
souvenir
sovereign
spaghetti
spatial
special
specific
specter
sphagnum
sporadic
squirrel
stalactite
stalk
stochastic
stomach
strand
subconscious
subpoena
subterfuge
subtle
succeed
success
successful
successfully
succinct
succinctly
succumb
suet
suicide
superfluous
supersede
superseded
supplement
suppress
surgeon
surveillance
susceptible
suspicion
sword
syllable
syllabus
symmetric
synagogue
synonymous
syringe
tableau
taboret
talk
tarpaulin
technician
technique
tedious
temperature
temporary
temptation
tendency
terrain
terrible
terrific
their
theorem
theory
therapeutic
thereby
thief
thieves
thirtieth
thistle
thorough
thought
threshold
tithe
tomato
tomb
tomorrow
tongue
torque
tortellini
tortoise
toucan
tournament
toxin
tragic
trajectory
transcend
transition
transmission
trauma
treasure
trestle
triathlon
tries
trigonometric
trinket
triptych
triskaidekaphobia
troglodyte
trolley
troubadour
trousseau
trudging
true
truly
turquoise
twelfth
unanimous
unduly
unlabeled
upholstery
usability
useful
vaccination
vacuum
valet
variant
variation
variegated
vaudeville
vegetarian
vehement
vehicle
vengeance
ventilate
verbatim
verbiage
verification
vermilion
vermin
vermouth
versatile
veterinarian
vicious
victim
vigilante
vignette
vinaigrette
vinegar
vinyl
virtue
visceral
visualization
vitiate
volunteer
voyeuristic
vulnerable
weapon
weasel
weave
wednesday
weird
wherever
whisper
whistle
wholly
wildebeest
withdrawal
women
wondrous
would
wrestle
writable
writhe
xylophone
yacht
yarmulke
yellow
yeoman
zealot
zephyr
zinc
zucchini