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CBS Bay Area Word Of The Day – March 12th

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Nupur Lala, 14, from Tampa, Florida, celebrates after winning the 72nd annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, 03 June, 1999. (MARIO TAMA/AFP/Getty Images)

Nupur Lala, 14, from Tampa, Florida, celebrates after winning the 72nd annual Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee in Washington, DC, 03 June, 1999. (MARIO TAMA/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 from New Latin and  means  “excessive and often incoherent talkativeness or wordiness.” It was spelled correctly by Nupur Lala to win the 1999 final. Do you know it?

Scroll below the following photo to reveal the correct spelling.

People wait for the semifinal round at the the Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Photo credit should read (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

People wait for the semifinal round at the the Scripps National Spelling Bee. (Photo credit should read (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The correct spelling of the 2002 winning word is logorrhea.

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