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?READ MORE: UPDATE: San Francisco Public Works Crews Scramble to Clean Up After Historic Storm
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?READ MORE: 4.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Monterey, San Luis Obispo Counties
Scroll below the following image to reveal the correct spelling
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The correct spelling of the 1996 winning word is vivespelture.