For the past 90 years, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has invited children 8 to 15 years old to compete in the spelling competition.
This year, 285 children will gather in Washington, D.C., starting on May 27, to determine the 2015 winner.
The 2015 competition includes three spellers who have siblings who have previously won the National Spelling Bee... no pressure...
According to the spelling bee website, some of the 2015 contestants' favorite words are "flibbertigibbet," "schadenfreude," "syzygy" an "triskaidekaphobia."
In honor of the Spelling Bee, take this quiz to see if you have what it takes to be the winner.
The following 20 words have been taken from Scripps' list of "winning words" over the past 90 years.
Definition: having an appealingly rich quality
This was the winning word in 1927.
Definition: to become worse as time passes
This was the winning word from 1934.
Definition: not limited in a careful or proper way
This was the winning word in 1937.
Definition: the treatment of physical or mental illnesses
If you think it's been too easy up to this point, keep going. It gets harder.
This was the winning word in 1940.
Definition: the green substance in plants that makes it possible for them to make food from carbon dioxide and water
This was the winning word in 1947.
Definition: a brief evocative description, account or episode
This was the winning word in 1952.
Description: a vessel (as a sailboat) with twin hulls and usually a deck or superstructure connecting the hulls
This was the winning word in 1959.
Definition: a skin disease that causes areas of the skin to become red, rough and itchy
This was the winning word in 1965.
Definition: any of a breed of very small roundheaded dogs that occur in short-coated and long-coated varieties
This was the winning word in 1967.
Description: a medical condition in which someone suddenly falls into a deep sleep while talking, working, etc.
This was the winning word in 1976.
Definition: a stone coffin from ancient times
This was the winning word in 1981.
Definition: a small sled used for racing down an ice track
This is the winning word in 1984.
Definition: the physical or social setting in which people live or in which something happens or develops
This was the winning word in 1985.
Definition: one of a group of Japanese pilots in World War II who were assigned to crash their planes into their targets
This was the winning word in 1993.
Definition: a name well suited to the person, place or thing
This was the winning word in 1997.
Definition: a substitute, especially for a medicine or drug
This was the winning word in 2001.
Definition: the act of looking forward
This was the winning word in 2002.
Definition: a reward or recompense
This was the winning word in 2008.
Definition: having the hair wavy
This was the winning word in 2011.
Definition: a type of dumpling eaten especially in Jewish households during Passover
This was the winning word in 2013.