Updated: Jun 2, 2011, 9:45 AM

Annual SportsNation Spelling Bee

Bee How perspicacious are you when it comes to spelling?

The final round of the 2011 Scripps National Spelling Bee is set in Maryland. In honor of the bright young champions taking part in the bee, we proudly present our annual SportsNation Spelling Bee.

Below you will find five words that might not present much of a challenge to a spelling bee champion but that many of us struggle with in our day-to-day lives. Can you spell all five correctly? Give it a shot.

To bring you to more familiar territory, we're also giving you the names of five athletes with hard-to-spell last names. Can you identify their correct spellings?

You also will find five words that may or may not be made up. We give you the word and then it's up to you to decide if it actually means anything. Good luck! Make sure to watch the Bee live at 10 a.m. ET.

Please note that definitions were taken from Dictionary.com.

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