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Updates to the Oxford English Dictionary provide a fascinating glimpse into how language changes in the face of rapid and unprecedented social and economic disruption.

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Whether you travel to the next county or around the world, moving out of your comfort zone or everyday routine will enhance your family's understanding of our world. Appreciate the language, dress, recreational and culinary differences and similarities of your fellow global citizens when you venture into new territory. Make an effort to see the view through the eyes of locals. And observe how a friendly smile is welcome currency in nearly every corner of the world.

The Scripps National Spelling Bee is a week away and it is sure to be filled with a plethora of problematic words. To help set up aspiring spellers for success, here's a list of the most challenging words to spell, complete with phonetic pronunciations and definitions.

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