In recent years, an international team of linguists partnered with Merriam-Webster to analyze a decade’s worth of words.
According to the linguists, nature and natural science accounted for 38% of misspelled words, followed by words related to medicine, arts, politics and law.
Read the full story here: The hardest-to-spell words in the English language
We took the list from the above report, showing the most challenging words to spell -- complete with phonetic pronunciations and definitions -- and made the quick spelling test below. Leave your score in the comments, and then challenge a friend or your mom. Good l-u-c-k!
This story was first published in 2019. It has since been updated.