Errrryeah. About ten years ago, when I was living in Colorado, I entered a charity spelling bee. English professor = good vocabulary, right? Plus, somewhere in a closet there was still a box with the trophies from those high-school Word Derivations and Greek/Latin Vocabulary Elements competitions. And you know, Latin was one of my languages in graduate school.
I got spelled out in the seventh or eighth round, with the word "sedens." My mind went completely blank, I couldn't put "legal right of residency" together with "sede," and I went down to ignominious defeat.
But, by whocky, I will NEVER EVER forget that word.
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