The Asian spelling words refer to the words that come from an origin that is Asian in nature.
A key characteristic of the English language is its teeming vocabulary, an estimated 80% of which has come from other languages. Such linguistic borrowing has occurred over centuries, especially when English speakers have come in contact with other cultures. English has borrowed most heavily from the languages of Europe and Arabia, it has also acquired many words from Asia.
Many of these borrowed words will no longer seem foreign to the native English speaker as they have been completely assimilated into English. Sanskrit, Hindi, Urdu, etc. are just some of the Asian languages that have contributed to the English vocabulary.
The English language is composed of different words and phrases that have been borrowed from languages of an Asian origin. English vocabulary is composed of hundreds of words that belong to an Asian origin.
You will find a lot of these words in different spelling bee word lists. Spelling bees like to incorporate words from different languages, origins, and culture. Hence, you are bound to run into one or more of these words at some point during your practice as well as during the competition.
To waste by little and little; to fritter away. – An ornamental circlet, of glass, gold, silver, or other material, worn by women in India and Africa, and in some other countries, upon the wrist or ankle; a ring bracelet.
A very largo East Indian freshwater fish (Osphromenus gorami), extensively reared in artificial ponds in tropical countries, and highly valued as a food fish. Many unsuccessful efforts have been made to introduce it into Southern Europe.
Any one of several species of carnivorous animals inhabiting Africa and Asia, related to the dog and wolf. They are cowardly, nocturnal, and gregarious. They feed largely on carrion, and are noted for their piercing and dismal howling. – One who does mean work for another’s advantage, as jackals were once thought to kill game which lions appropriated.
In the Buddhist system of religion, the final emancipation of the soul from transmigration, and consequently a beatific enfrachisement from the evils of wordly existence, as by annihilation or absorption into the divine. See Buddhism.
To press or knead the whole surface of the body of (a person), and at the same time to stretch the limbs and joints, in connection with the hot bath. – To wash throughly and rub the head of (a person), with the fingers, using either soap, or a soapy preparation, for the more thorough cleansing. – The act of shampooing.
dramatic form of Indonesian dance in which one or more mask-wearing, ornately costumed performers interpret traditional narratives concerning fabled kings, heroes and myths, accompanied by gamelan music.