SIRIASIS

Some spelling bee words are just plain mean. Really mean. In this category, I place the "either you know it or you don't" words...the ones that are specifically on the pronouncer's list just to eliminate a hapless speller...or to differentiate the excellent from the merely good. But the word siriasis deserves more than just membership in this group...it is one of the cruelest words I know. Siriasis has been given at least twice in the bee's history - once in 1989, and again in 2014. I'm certain, though, that given…

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