- Associated Press - Thursday, May 28, 2015

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) - Memorable words and definitions from the semifinals of the 88th Scripps National Spelling Bee:

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ROLLMOPS: Pickled fillets of herring rolled into a cylindrical shape, often around a savory filling. Monisha Mahadevan, 14, of Atlanta, got this wrong.

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ARCOLOGY: A city intended to be contained in a single structure. Four-time participant Dylan O’Connor, 14, of Alexandria Bay, New York, got it wrong.

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APIVOROUS: Bee-eating. Marcus Behling, 13, of Chandler, Arizona, got this one right after acknowledging his brother, who just graduated from high school as the valedictorian of his class.

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GIBUS: A man’s collapsible top hat, also called an opera hat. Snehaa Kumar, 12, of Folsom, California, went down to her last 30 seconds and let out a big sigh of relief after getting this one right. She went on to make the finals.

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NARANJILLA: An herb cultivated in northern South America for its edible bright orange fruits. Dev Jaiswal, 13, of Louisville, Mississippi, spelled this right to make the finals.

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CIMEX: A bedbug. The sample sentence: “Chloe burned her entire house down after finding a single cimex on her pillow.” Smrithi Upadhyayula, 12, of Coppell, Texas, got this wrong.

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RECHAUFFE: A dish of food that has been warmed over. Lipika Narisetti, 12, of Hilliard, Ohio, got this wrong.

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