QUIZ: Can you define these Scripps National Spelling Bee words?

Olivia Hajicek of Goshen, Indiana, spells the word "chrysophyte" during the third round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 27, 2015. Spellers in the 88th annual bee range in age from nine to 15 and are the cream of more than 11 million hopefuls who took part in local contests. They come from eight countries and all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Defense Department schools.  Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters.

Olivia Hajicek of Goshen, Indiana, spells the word “chrysophyte” during the third round of the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at National Harbor, Maryland May 27, 2015. Spellers in the 88th annual bee range in age from nine to 15 and are the cream of more than 11 million hopefuls who took part in local contests. They come from eight countries and all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories and Defense Department schools. Photo by Joshua Roberts/Reuters.

With the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee underway this week, it is time to make sure that your orthographic skills are up to scratch.

Take our quiz and see if you can define the words that may appear before this year’s 285 spellers during competition.

The championship finals for the 88th annual National Spelling Bee is scheduled for 8 p.m., Thursday, May 28.

The post QUIZ: Can you define these Scripps National Spelling Bee words? appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

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