R3 - The Easy Morning Round: chauvinism, anodyne (c'mon -- these kids listen to Uncle Tupelo, right?), garrulous, Pythagorean, carafe, egregious, frieze, incorrigible, sluice, recalcitrant, inexorable, pernicious, endorphin, karaoke, adjudicate, Gorgonzola, avaricious, canard, and anachronism. Adjudicate?
R4: trattoria, Tammanyism, mores, apartheid, Huguenot -- three of five where, if you're a good history student, you're fine.
R5: ganache, Krugerrand, Botticellian, while other kids are getting "gauleiter", "pelycosaur" and "acajou". Am noticing a definite pattern where foofy food words that are easy to me might trip up kids.
R6: a fair, tough round. Is "ditalini" easier? Maybe if you cook pasta.
R7: I mean, I know "trebuchet" off the top of my head, but we're in tough ground now.
R8: Don't tell me that the kid who's Spanish/English bilingual just got "zocalo". Oh, wait, he did, while New Jersey's Jesse Zymet got "lefse", some kind of Norwegian pancake.
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Man, there's fun to be had while Lucy's napping.