The 10 most difficult and easiest words from the spelling bee, from September 16 to 22 | ET REALITY


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

1. nun — the status of a nun:

“I felt that Genji’s women were fools: they were always abandoned for someone new, waiting in vain for him to come to his senses. I couldn’t relate to them at all. Then I found out that after a certain point, they broke up with Genji and became nuns. For them, nun It was a declaration of independence. That’s what got me hooked.” Setouchi Jakucho takes Japan back 1,000 years (January 23, 1999)

2. monomania — focus excessively on one thing:

Jacobs’ love of puzzles is infectious and it’s not hard to understand why. Puzzle people attract us with their monomania. “I love people who are passionate about something,” Jacobs notes, “no matter how silly that passion may seem to others.” What’s a six-letter word for fanatical devotion to solving things? (April 26, 2022)

3. cabbage cannon — an Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage:

And then, for St. Patrick’s Day, you can pair corned beef and cabbage or Irish tacos with Melissa Clark’s amazing new recipe for a crunchy-topped casserole inspired by cabbage cannon. What party! What to cook this week (March 12, 2023)

4. callalú – to stewed caribbean dish of vegetables, tomatoes, onions and salt:

The festivities began at Jerk N’ Jive Caribbean Kitchen in Frederick, where guests enjoyed Jerk Salmon and callalú. The couple jumped the broom as part of the ceremony to “honor our ancestors and African-American heritage,” Bates said. After several years of dating, jumping the broom “felt good” (August 18, 2023)

5. sewer — an opening at the end of the digestive tract, found in many animals:

At first glance, sea cucumbers are as slow and benign as they seem. But if we rub it wrong, it could trigger a horrible defense: expelling its internal organs through its sewer to entangle enemies. — Which animal best embodies 2020? (December 23, 2020)

6. tit – any of several small birds that frequently elude spelling bee players:

The Audubon Society would file a complaint in defense of tit virility. But such is the state of Massenet’s reputation that I doubt many sophisticated viewers will rush to his defense. They have been made to feel ashamed for too long. — Musical view: Massenet – Minor but significant (August 3, 1986)

7. pinniped — a plump, fin-footed carnivore, such as a seal, sea lion, or walrus:

Researchers had already discovered the ability for vocal learning in species other than humans, such as songbirds, hummingbirds, parrots, and cetaceans such as dolphins and whales. pinnipeds such as seals, elephants and bats. — The animals are talking. What does it mean? (September 20, 2023)

8. dog kidnapping — kidnap a dog:

When Twilly catches the driver littering again, she invades his house and kidnappings his big black Labrador dog, Boodle, whom he renames McGuinn in honor of his favorite musician. Many bad-tempered Floridians and one good-tempered dog (January 6, 2000)

9. bad language — a simplified language used when people do not have a common language to communicate:

The country’s unofficial motto, “Naija does not last” – bad language In English, “Nigerians are never last,” speaks to their drive and creativity, displayed in the burgeoning technology sector, the Nollywood film industry and the global music phenomenon that is Afrobeats. After eight lost years, open elections in the African giant (February 25, 2023)

10. innovation — the replacement of one contract or part with another:

For an undisclosed fee, Barclays is essentially renting its strongest credit rating to AIG to allow the insurer to continue participating in these currently lucrative interest rate swaps. Barclays declined to comment on its deal with AIG, known as “innovation”In the world of derivatives, said Reuters. Barclays Said to Help AIG on Derivatives Deals (February 5, 2010)

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