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CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 5th

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Wendy Guey of West Palm Beach, FL is congratulated by her mother Suju after winning the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington DC 30 May 1996.  (Travis HEYING/AFP/Getty Images)

Wendy Guey of West Palm Beach, FL is congratulated by her mother Suju after winning the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington DC 30 May 1996. (Travis HEYING/AFP/Getty Images)

KPIX 5 and KCBS are teaming up to host the CBS Bay Area Spelling Bee, an event to determine the Bay Area representative to the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

On March 15th, finalists from across the Bay Area will be asked to conjure the correct spelling of some of the most obscure words in the English language. We wanted to know, would you be up to the challenge?

Each day we will provide the definition and origin of a word that ended the national spelling bee to see if you can spot the correct answer among 4 options.

Today’s word is of Latin origin and means “the act of burying someone alive.” It was spelled correctly by Wendy Guey to win the 1996 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the following image to reveal the correct spelling

Spelling bee judges. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Spelling bee judges. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 1996 winning word is vivespelture.

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