i was watching the spelling bee championship and realized how really that my vocabulary is still not big enough. here are some of the words from the last few rounds of the bout...
apodyterium - the apartment at the entrance of the baths, or in the palestra, where one stripped; a dressing room
axolotl - an amphibian of the salamander tribe found in the elevated lakes of Mexico
iliopsoas - the great flexor muscle of the hip joint, divisible into two parts, the iliac and great psoas
jacqueminot - a half-hardy, deep crimson rose of the remontant class; -- so named after General Jacqueminot, of France
and the winning word...