The 10 Most Difficult and Easiest Spelling Bee Words, November 4-10 | ET REALITY


Here are the meanings of the 10 most difficult words that have also been used in New York Times articles.

1. Cicely – a perennial plant with white flowers and fern-like leaves:

The razor clams, essential, are served raw, accompanied by a vinaigrette and shallot sauce, and sprinkled with yellow dandelion and white candy. Cicely flowers. In the Faroe Islands, art, food and fashion take their cue from nature (August 30, 2023)

2. labile — subject to change; unstable:

The magazines were key to the dissemination of the Jena Set’s ideas, but trying to fill their pages with good writing presented a logistical challenge, demanding a methodical pragmatism that did not always come naturally to the magazines. labile Romantics. These romantics celebrated the self, to the extreme (September 14, 2022)

3. lava flow — a ravine:

In the plowed land nearest our farm there was an old buffalo wallow, and in the front pasture there used to be rings of teepees. This part of Montana, Lewis and Clark territory, is flat and unforgiving with swells, coulees and hills. 52 places to love in 2021 (January 6, 2021)

4. motet — a vocal composition, often religious:

Another wonderful motet Byrd’s “Justorum animae,” which is basically a commemoration or celebration of the martyrs. It’s pretty clear who he’s referring to. He was watching people get killed because of their faith. How William Byrd influences music, 400 years after his death (July 4, 2023)

5. louche – disreputable but attractive:

That’s the kind of blood that gives this book its power, not the prospect of a direct answer. louche Brando and a loving Pierre Trudeau are honest soulmates, not whatever his Byzantine thing with Jon Peters is about. Barbra Streisand is ready to tell all. Raise a seat. (November 7, 2023)

6. bacilli — rod-shaped bacteria:

The starting thesis maintains that it is Nature, in the form of germs, bacilliviruses, fungi, spores and their relatives, which will be the agents of the ultimate ruin of humanity and that, essentially, only heroic practitioners of science can save us. Not all heroes wear capes. Some prefer lab coats. (September 20, 2023)

7. lookbook — a set of photographs showing a person or style:

The most limited resource is Mr. Santis, who until recently had personally supervised each lookbook shoot from the beginning. “At your scale, you see every image, every product, every supplier. He supervises every stone slab on the floor of the store,” Arnault said. How Aimé Leon Dore took over New York (July 27, 2023)

8. nucleon — a proton or a neutron:

if a nucleons The “isospin” goes counterclockwise, acting like a positively charged proton; It reverses direction and becomes an uncharged neutron. The colors are really bright in the Trek Up Mount metaphor (December 25, 2001)

9. acyclic — not having or not being part of a cycle:

It would own health services, which are not eclectic, but also industrial raw materials stocks, such as paper and chemicals, and a mix of retailers, some media companies and some auto suppliers. Three of those sectors are cyclical. The fourth, health care, is acyclic. Recovery prospects after two bad years (December 30, 2001)

10. cell – a small cell or unit:

However, language remains the great repository of experience in memory, each word is a cell encoded with its own history. Language is smarter than us (January 11, 1987)

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