New York Times Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for August 16, 2020

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Today’s pangram is FANCIFUL.

FANCIFUL is defined as indulging in or influenced by fancy. It is also defined as not based on fact; existing only in the imagination. It is also defined as having a curiously intricate quality.

ACACIA is defined as any of various spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Acacia.

The word ACAI has no known definition.

ALFALFA is defined as important European leguminous forage plant with trifoliate leaves and blue-violet flowers grown widely as a pasture and hay crop. It is also defined as leguminous plant grown for hay or forage.

ANAL is defined as a stage in psychosexual development when the child’s interest is concentrated on the anal region; fixation at this stage is said to result in orderliness, meanness, stubbornness, compulsiveness, etc.. It is also defined as of or related to the anus.

The word ANNAL has no known definition.

ANNUAL is defined as a reference book that is published regularly once every year. It is also defined as occurring or payable every year. It is also defined as completing its life cycle within a year. It is also defined as (botany) a plant that completes its entire life cycle within the space of a year.

ANNUL is defined as cancel officially. It is also defined as declare invalid.

The word ANNULI has no known definition.

The word CALCULI has no known definition.

CALF is defined as the muscular back part of the shank. It is also defined as fine leather from the skin of a calf. It is also defined as young of domestic cattle. It is also defined as young of various large placental mammals e.g. whale or giraffe or elephant or buffalo.

CALL is defined as assign a specified (usually proper) proper name to. It is also defined as make a prediction about; tell in advance. It is also defined as order, request, or command to come. It is also defined as utter a sudden loud cry. It is also defined as pay a brief visit. It is also defined as the option to buy a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date. It is also defined as a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement. It is also defined as a demand especially in the phrase. It is also defined as a telephone connection. It is also defined as a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition. It is also defined as greet, as with a prescribed form, title, or name. It is also defined as demand payment of (a loan). It is also defined as give the calls (to the dancers) for a square dance. It is also defined as get or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone. It is also defined as the characteristic sound produced by a bird. It is also defined as make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands. It is also defined as a brief social visit. It is also defined as a demand for a show of hands in a card game. It is also defined as an instruction that interrupts the program being executed. It is also defined as a request. It is also defined as ascribe a quality to or give a name of a common noun that reflects a quality. It is also defined as a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course. It is also defined as a visit in an official or professional capacity. It is also defined as call a meeting; invite or command to meet. It is also defined as challenge (somebody) to make good on a statement; charge with or censure for an offense. It is also defined as challenge the sincerity or truthfulness of. It is also defined as consider or regard as being. It is also defined as declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee. It is also defined as indicate a decision in regard to. It is also defined as lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal. It is also defined as make a stop in a harbour. It is also defined as order or request or give a command for. It is also defined as order, summon, or request for a specific duty or activity, work, role. It is also defined as read aloud to check for omissions or absentees. It is also defined as require the presentation of for redemption before maturation. It is also defined as rouse somebody from sleep with a call. It is also defined as send a message or attempt to reach someone by radio, phone, etc.; make a signal to in order to transmit a message. It is also defined as (sports) the decision made by an umpire or referee. It is also defined as stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather. It is also defined as utter a characteristic note or cry. It is also defined as utter in a loud voice or announce.

CALLA is defined as water arum. It is also defined as South African plant widely cultivated for its showy pure white spathe and yellow spadix.

CANAL is defined as a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance. It is also defined as provide (a city) with a canal. It is also defined as (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion. It is also defined as long and narrow strip of water made for boats or for irrigation.

CANCAN is defined as a high-kicking dance of French origin performed by a female chorus line.

CANFUL is defined as the quantity contained in a can.

CANNA is defined as any plant of the genus Canna having large sheathing leaves and clusters of large showy flowers.

CANNULA is defined as a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication.

CAUL is defined as part of the peritoneum attached to the stomach and to the colon and covering the intestines. It is also defined as the inner membrane of embryos in higher vertebrates (especially when covering the head at birth).

The word CILIA has no known definition.

CLAN is defined as group of people related by blood or marriage.

CLINICAL is defined as scientifically detached; unemotional. It is also defined as relating to a clinic or conducted in or as if in a clinic and depending on direct observation of patients.

CLINICIAN is defined as a practitioner (of medicine or psychology) who does clinical work instead of laboratory experiments.

FACIAL is defined as cranial nerve that supplies facial muscles. It is also defined as care for the face that usually involves cleansing and massage and the application of cosmetic creams. It is also defined as of or concerning the face. It is also defined as of or pertaining to the outside surface of an object.

FAIL is defined as disappoint, prove undependable to; abandon, forsake. It is also defined as be unsuccessful. It is also defined as fail to do something; leave something undone. It is also defined as stop operating or functioning. It is also defined as prove insufficient. It is also defined as fail to get a passing grade. It is also defined as fall short in what is expected. It is also defined as get worse. It is also defined as judge unacceptable. It is also defined as be unable. It is also defined as become bankrupt or insolvent; fail financially and close.

FALL is defined as move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way. It is also defined as the act of surrendering (usually under agreed conditions). It is also defined as come into the possession of. It is also defined as when a wrestler’s shoulders are forced to the mat. It is also defined as fall from clouds. It is also defined as lose an upright position suddenly. It is also defined as a sudden decline in strength or number or importance. It is also defined as fall or flow in a certain way. It is also defined as fall to somebody by assignment or lot. It is also defined as a sudden sharp decrease in some quantity. It is also defined as a free and rapid descent by the force of gravity. It is also defined as touch or seem as if touching visually or audibly. It is also defined as decrease in size, extent, or range. It is also defined as come as if by falling. It is also defined as a downward slope or bend. It is also defined as the season when the leaves fall from the trees. It is also defined as the time of day immediately following sunset. It is also defined as a sudden drop from an upright position. It is also defined as come under, be classified or included. It is also defined as be inherited by. It is also defined as a lapse into sin; a loss of innocence or of chastity. It is also defined as a movement downward. It is also defined as assume a disappointed or sad expression. It is also defined as be born, used chiefly of lambs. It is also defined as be captured. It is also defined as be cast down. It is also defined as be due. It is also defined as begin vigorously. It is also defined as come out; issue. It is also defined as descend in free fall under the influence of gravity. It is also defined as die, as in battle or in a hunt. It is also defined as drop oneself to a lower or less erect position. It is also defined as go as if by falling. It is also defined as lose office or power. It is also defined as lose one’s chastity. It is also defined as move in a specified direction. It is also defined as occur at a specified time or place. It is also defined as pass suddenly and passively into a state of body or mind. It is also defined as slope downward. It is also defined as suffer defeat, failure, or ruin. It is also defined as the lapse of mankind into sinfulness because of the sin of Adam and Eve. It is also defined as to be given by assignment or distribution. It is also defined as to be given by right or inheritance. It is also defined as yield to temptation or sin.

The word FANFIC has no known definition.

FAUN is defined as ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat’s tail; equivalent to Greek satyr.

FAUNA is defined as a living organism characterized by voluntary movement. It is also defined as all the animal life in a particular region or period.

The word FAUNAL has no known definition.

FILIAL is defined as designating the generation or the sequence of generations following the parental generation. It is also defined as relating to or characteristic of or befitting an offspring.

FINAL is defined as not to be altered or undone. It is also defined as an examination administered at the end of an academic term. It is also defined as occurring at or forming an end or termination. It is also defined as conclusive in a process or progression. It is also defined as the final match between the winners of all previous matches in an elimination tournament.

FINANCIAL is defined as involving financial matters.

FINIAL is defined as an ornament at the top of a spire or gable; usually a foliated fleur-de-lis.

FLAIL is defined as move like a flail; thresh about. It is also defined as give a thrashing to; beat hard. It is also defined as an implement consisting of handle with a free swinging stick at the end; used in manual threshing.

FLAN is defined as open pastry filled with fruit or custard.

ILIAC is defined as of or relating to the ilium.

LACUNA is defined as a blank gap or missing part.

LAIC is defined as characteristic of those who are not members of the clergy.

The word LAICAL has no known definition.

The word LAIN has no known definition.

LANAI is defined as an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area. It is also defined as a veranda or roofed patio often furnished and used as a living room.

LILAC is defined as of a pale purple color. It is also defined as any of various plants of the genus Syringa having large panicles of usually fragrant flowers.

LUAU is defined as an elaborate Hawaiian feast or party (especially one accompanied by traditional foods and entertainment).

LUNA is defined as (Roman mythology) the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene.

LUNULA is defined as the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail. It is also defined as a crescent-shaped metal ornament of the Bronze Age.

NAAN is defined as leavened bread baked in a clay oven in India; usually shaped like a teardrop.

NAIF is defined as marked by or showing unaffected simplicity and lack of guile or worldly experience. It is also defined as a naive or inexperienced person.

NAIL is defined as hit hard. It is also defined as take into custody. It is also defined as complete a pass. It is also defined as locate exactly. It is also defined as succeed at easily. It is also defined as succeed in obtaining a position. It is also defined as a former unit of length for cloth equal to 1/16 of a yard. It is also defined as a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener. It is also defined as attach something somewhere by means of nails. It is also defined as horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits.

The word NANA has no known definition.

NIACIN is defined as a B vitamin essential for the normal function of the nervous system and the gastrointestinal tract.

ULNA is defined as the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm.

One Comment

  1. I appreciate the definitions! And I love the visual presentation – Bravo! Besides, anyone who is a friend of Jennifer Walsh, has to be classy.

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