New York Times Spelling Bee Solution and Answers for February 19, 2020

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Today’s pangram is VARMINT.

VARMINT is defined as an irritating or obnoxious person. It is also defined as any usually predatory wild animal considered undesirable; e.g., coyote.

AIRMAN is defined as someone who operates an aircraft.

ARIA is defined as an elaborate song for solo voice.

ARRANT is defined as without qualification; used informally as (often pejorative) intensifiers.

The word ATRIA has no known definition.

ATTAR is defined as essential oil or perfume obtained from flowers.

AVATAR is defined as a new personification of a familiar idea. It is also defined as the manifestation of a Hindu deity (especially Vishnu) in human or superhuman or animal form.

INVARIANT is defined as unvarying in nature. It is also defined as a feature (quantity or property or function) that remains unchanged when a particular transformation is applied to it. It is also defined as unaffected by a designated operation or transformation.

IRRITANT is defined as something that causes irritation and annoyance.

MANTRA is defined as a commonly repeated word or phrase. It is also defined as (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance’ in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns.

MARINA is defined as a fancy dock for small yachts and cabin cruisers.

MARINARA is defined as sauce for pasta; contains tomatoes and garlic and herbs.

The word MARM has no known definition.

MART is defined as an area in a town where a public mercantile establishment is set up.

MARTIAN is defined as imaginary people who live on the planet Mars. It is also defined as of or relating to the planet Mars (or its fictional inhabitants).

MARTIN is defined as United States actor and comedian (born in 1945). It is also defined as United States actress (1913-1990). It is also defined as French bishop who is a patron saint of France (died in 397). It is also defined as United States singer (1917-1995). It is also defined as any of various swallows with squarish or slightly forked tail and long pointed wings; migrate around Martinmas.

MARTINI is defined as a cocktail made of gin (or vodka) with dry vermouth.

NIRVANA is defined as (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness. It is also defined as any place of complete bliss and delight and peace.

RAIN is defined as anything happening rapidly or in quick successive. It is also defined as drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds. It is also defined as precipitate as rain. It is also defined as water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere.

RAITA is defined as an Indian side dish of yogurt and chopped cucumbers and spices.

RANI is defined as (the feminine of raja) a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja.

RANT is defined as talk in a noisy, excited, or declamatory manner. It is also defined as pompous or pretentious talk or writing. It is also defined as a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion.

The word RATATAT has no known definition.

RATTAN is defined as climbing palm of Sri Lanka and southern India remarkable for the great length of the stems which are used for malacca canes. It is also defined as the stem of various climbing palms of the genus Calamus and related genera used to make wickerwork and furniture and canes. It is also defined as a switch made from the stems of the rattan palms.

TAMARIN is defined as small South American marmoset with silky fur and long nonprehensile tail.

The word TANTARA has no known definition.

TANTRA is defined as doctrine of enlightenment as the realization of the oneness of one’s self and the visible world; combines elements of Hinduism and paganism including magical and mystical elements like mantras and mudras and erotic rites; especially influential in Tibet. It is also defined as any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind.

TART is defined as a woman who engages in sexual intercourse for money. It is also defined as harsh. It is also defined as tasting sour like a lemon. It is also defined as a pastry cup with a filling of fruit or custard and no top crust. It is also defined as a small open pie with a fruit filling.

TARTAN is defined as a cloth having a crisscross design.

TARTAR is defined as a fiercely vigilant and unpleasant woman. It is also defined as a salt used especially in baking powder. It is also defined as a member of the Mongolian people of central Asia who invaded Russia in the 13th century. It is also defined as an incrustation that forms on the teeth and gums.

TIARA is defined as a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions.

TRAIN is defined as teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports. It is also defined as create by training and teaching. It is also defined as teach or refine to be discriminative in taste or judgment. It is also defined as develop (a child’s or animal’s) behavior by instruction and practice; especially to teach self-control. It is also defined as a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding. It is also defined as wheelwork consisting of a connected set of rotating gears by which force is transmitted or motion or torque is changed. It is also defined as drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground. It is also defined as undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession. It is also defined as travel by rail or train. It is also defined as public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive. It is also defined as educate for a future role or function. It is also defined as a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file. It is also defined as point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards. It is also defined as a series of consequences wrought by an event. It is also defined as cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it. It is also defined as exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition. It is also defined as piece of cloth forming the long back section of a gown that is drawn along the floor.

TRAINMAN is defined as an employee of a railroad.

TRAIT is defined as a distinguishing feature of your personal nature.

TRAM is defined as a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine. It is also defined as a wheeled vehicle that runs on rails and is propelled by electricity. It is also defined as a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers. It is also defined as travel by tram.

TRIM is defined as cut down on; make a reduction in. It is also defined as cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of. It is also defined as thin and fit. It is also defined as cutting down to the desired size or shape. It is also defined as neat and smart in appearance. It is also defined as decorate (food), as with parsley or other ornamental foods. It is also defined as remove the edges from and cut down to the desired size. It is also defined as of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder. It is also defined as severely simple in line or design. It is also defined as a decoration or adornment on a garment. It is also defined as a state of arrangement or appearance. It is also defined as cut closely. It is also defined as adjust (sails on a ship) so that the wind is optimally used. It is also defined as attitude of an aircraft in flight when allowed to take its own orientation. It is also defined as balance in flight by regulating the control surfaces. It is also defined as be in equilibrium during a flight. It is also defined as decorate, as with ornaments.

TRIMARAN is defined as a fast sailboat with 3 parallel hulls.

TRIVIA is defined as something of small importance.

VARIANT is defined as an event that departs from expectations. It is also defined as (biology) a group of organisms within a species that differ in trivial ways from similar groups. It is also defined as a variable quantity that is random. It is also defined as something a little different from others of the same type. It is also defined as differing from a norm or standard. It is also defined as exhibiting variation and change.

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