Top 10 Spelling Bee Winning Words

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Spelled By:

Tim Kneale, 1976

Used in a Sentence:

"Older adults with narcolepsy have frequent 'sleep attacks' at various times of the day, even if they have had normal amounts of nighttime sleep." – Mario Garrett, signonsandiego.com, May 10, 2011

About the Word:

Narcotics make you sleep, and narcolepsy is characterized by attacks of sleep. The Greek ancestor of narco- means "to benumb"; lepsy means "attack, seizure."

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