8 Ridiculously easy words spelled by National Spelling Bee champions

May 30, 2014 at 12:29 p.m. ET
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This year, 14-year-old Sriram Hathwar and 13-year-old Ansun Sujoe duked it out in the National Spelling Bee, ultimately resulting in the first tied spell-off in more than 50 years. To earn their victories, Hathwar was asked to spell "stichomythia," and Sujoe was asked to spell "feuilleton." But some past winners got off easy. Take our quiz to see if you can spell better than the champions who seem to have been tossed a "softy."

 Confetti falls after Sriram Hathwar (R) of Painted Post, New York and Ansun Sujoe (L) of Fort Worth, Texas both won the 2014 Scripps National Spelling Bee competition May 29, 2014 in National Harbor, Maryland. Hathwar and Sujoe were declared as co-champions after 22 rounds of the competition.

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