New York Times Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for August 18, 2020

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Today’s pangram is ANKLEBONE.

ANKLEBONE is defined as the bone in the ankle that articulates with the leg bones to form the ankle joint.

ABALONE is defined as any of various large edible marine gastropods of the genus Haliotis having an ear-shaped shell with pearly interior.

ABLE is defined as having a strong healthy body. It is also defined as have the skills and qualifications to do things well. It is also defined as having inherent physical or mental ability or capacity. It is also defined as (usually followed by `to’) having the necessary means or skill or know-how or authority to do something.

ALKANE is defined as a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2).

ALKENE is defined as any unsaturated aliphatic hydrocarbon.

ALLELE is defined as (genetics) either of a pair (or series) of alternative forms of a gene that can occupy the same locus on a particular chromosome and that control the same character.

ALOE is defined as succulent plants having rosettes of leaves usually with fiber like hemp and spikes of showy flowers; found chiefly in Africa.

ALONE is defined as without anybody else or anything else. It is also defined as without any others being included or involved. It is also defined as lacking companions or companionship. It is also defined as exclusive of anyone or anything else. It is also defined as radically distinctive and without equal. It is also defined as isolated from others.

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.

ANKLE is defined as a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus.

The word ANNAL has no known definition.

ANNEAL is defined as bring to a desired consistency, texture, or hardness by a process of gradually heating and cooling.

BABBLE is defined as to talk foolishly. It is also defined as flow in an irregular current with a bubbling noise. It is also defined as gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby. It is also defined as divulge confidential information or secrets. It is also defined as utter meaningless sounds, like a baby, or utter in an incoherent way.

BABEL is defined as (Genesis 11:1-11) a tower built by Noah’s descendants (probably in Babylon) who intended it to reach up to heaven; God foiled them by confusing their language so they could no longer understand one another. It is also defined as a confusion of voices and other sounds.

BALE is defined as a city in northwestern Switzerland. It is also defined as a large bundle bound for storage or transport. It is also defined as make into a bale.

BALEEN is defined as a horny material from the upper jaws of certain whales; used as the ribs of fans or as stays in corsets.

BALK is defined as the area on a billiard table behind the balkline. It is also defined as one of several parallel sloping beams that support a roof. It is also defined as something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress. It is also defined as refuse to comply. It is also defined as an illegal pitching motion while runners are on base.

BALL is defined as a lavish dance requiring formal attire. It is also defined as United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989). It is also defined as a solid projectile that is shot by a musket. It is also defined as a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs. It is also defined as a compact mass. It is also defined as one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens. It is also defined as an object with a spherical shape. It is also defined as a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass. It is also defined as a pitch that is not in the strike zone. It is also defined as a spherical object used as a plaything. It is also defined as form into a ball by winding or rolling. It is also defined as round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games. It is also defined as the people assembled at a lavish formal dance.

BALLOON is defined as become inflated. It is also defined as large tough nonrigid bag filled with gas or heated air. It is also defined as ride in a hot-air balloon. It is also defined as small thin inflatable rubber bag with narrow neck.

BANAL is defined as repeated too often; overfamiliar through overuse.

BANKABLE is defined as acceptable to or at a bank. It is also defined as guaranteed to bring a profit.

BEANBALL is defined as a baseball deliberately thrown at the batter’s head.

BELL is defined as the shape of a bell. It is also defined as the sound of a bell being struck. It is also defined as a push button at an outer door that gives a ringing or buzzing signal when pushed. It is also defined as English painter; sister of Virginia Woolf; prominent member of the Bloomsbury Group (1879-1961). It is also defined as (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship’s bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o’clock, either a.m. or p.m.. It is also defined as a phonetician and father of Alexander Graham Bell (1819-1905). It is also defined as a percussion instrument consisting of a set of tuned bells that are struck with a hammer; used as an orchestral instrument. It is also defined as United States inventor (born in Scotland) of the telephone (1847-1922). It is also defined as a hollow device made of metal that makes a ringing sound when struck. It is also defined as attach a bell to. It is also defined as the flared opening of a tubular device.

BELLE is defined as a young woman who is the most charming and beautiful of several rivals.

BLAB is defined as speak (about unimportant matters) rapidly and incessantly. It is also defined as divulge confidential information or secrets.

BLANK is defined as a blank gap or missing part. It is also defined as complete and absolute. It is also defined as a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing. It is also defined as (of a surface) not written or printed on. It is also defined as a cartridge containing an explosive charge but no bullet. It is also defined as a piece of material ready to be made into something. It is also defined as keep the opposing (baseball) team from winning. It is also defined as not charged with a bullet. It is also defined as without comprehension.

BLEAK is defined as providing no shelter or sustenance. It is also defined as offering little or no hope. It is also defined as unpleasantly cold and damp.

BLOB is defined as make a spot or mark onto. It is also defined as an indistinct shapeless form.

BLOKE is defined as a boy or man.

BOBBLE is defined as make a mess of, destroy or ruin. It is also defined as the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball.

BOLA is defined as a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie. It is also defined as a rope with weights attached to the ends; is thrown to entangle the legs of an animal; of South American origin.

BOLL is defined as the rounded seed-bearing capsule of a cotton or flax plant.

BOLO is defined as long heavy knife with a single edge; of Philippine origin. It is also defined as a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie.

ELAN is defined as distinctive and stylish elegance. It is also defined as a feeling of strong eagerness (usually in favor of a person or cause). It is also defined as enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness.

ENABLE is defined as render capable or able for some task.

ENNOBLE is defined as confer dignity or honor upon. It is also defined as give a title to someone; make someone a member of the nobility.

KALE is defined as a hardy cabbage with coarse curly leaves that do not form a head. It is also defined as informal terms for money. It is also defined as coarse curly-leafed cabbage.

KEEL is defined as walk as if unable to control one’s movements. It is also defined as a projection or ridge that suggests a keel. It is also defined as one of the main longitudinal beams (or plates) of the hull of a vessel; can extend vertically into the water to provide lateral stability. It is also defined as the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly.

KENNEL is defined as outbuilding that serves as a shelter for a dog. It is also defined as put up in a kennel.

KNEEL is defined as supporting yourself on your knees. It is also defined as rest one’s weight on one’s knees.

KNELL is defined as make (bells) ring, often for the purposes of musical edification. It is also defined as ring as in announcing death. It is also defined as the sound of a bell rung slowly to announce a death or a funeral or the end of something.

KNOLL is defined as a small natural hill.

KOALA is defined as sluggish tailless Australian arboreal marsupial with grey furry ears and coat; feeds on eucalyptus leaves and bark.

KOLA is defined as a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad. It is also defined as tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine; source of cola extract.

LABEL is defined as trade name of a company that produces musical recordings. It is also defined as pronounce judgment on. It is also defined as attach a tag or label to. It is also defined as a brief description given for purposes of identification. It is also defined as an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object. It is also defined as a radioactive isotope that is used in a compound in order to trace the mechanism of a chemical reaction. It is also defined as assign a label to; designate with a label. It is also defined as distinguish (an element or atom) by using a radioactive isotope or an isotope of unusual mass for tracing through chemical reactions. It is also defined as distinguish (as a compound or molecule) by introducing a labeled atom.

LAKE is defined as a body of (usually fresh) water surrounded by land. It is also defined as any of numerous bright translucent organic pigments. It is also defined as a purplish red pigment prepared from lac or cochineal.

LANE is defined as a narrow way or road. It is also defined as a well-defined track or path; for e.g. swimmers or lines of traffic.

LANK is defined as long and lean. It is also defined as long and thin and often limp.

LEAK is defined as unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information. It is also defined as the discharge of a fluid from some container. It is also defined as be leaked. It is also defined as a euphemism for urination. It is also defined as an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape. It is also defined as enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure. It is also defined as have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out. It is also defined as soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi. It is also defined as tell anonymously.

LEAN is defined as lacking excess flesh. It is also defined as the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical. It is also defined as containing little excess. It is also defined as have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined. It is also defined as cause to lean to the side. It is also defined as to incline or bend from a vertical position. It is also defined as cause to lean or incline. It is also defined as not profitable or prosperous. It is also defined as rely on for support. It is also defined as lacking in mineral content or combustible material.

LEEK is defined as plant having a large slender white bulb and flat overlapping dark green leaves; used in cooking; believed derived from the wild Allium ampeloprasum. It is also defined as related to onions; white cylindrical bulb and flat dark-green leaves.

LLANO is defined as an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America).

LOAN is defined as a word borrowed from another language; e.g. `blitz’ is a German word borrowed into modern English. It is also defined as give temporarily; let have for a limited time. It is also defined as the temporary provision of money (usually at interest).

The word LOANABLE has no known definition.

LOBE is defined as (anatomy) a somewhat rounded subdivision of a bodily organ or part. It is also defined as a rounded projection that is part of a larger structure. It is also defined as (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided. It is also defined as the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern.

The word LOBO has no known definition.

LOLL is defined as hang loosely or laxly. It is also defined as be lazy or idle.

LONE is defined as lacking companions or companionship. It is also defined as characterized by or preferring solitude. It is also defined as being the only one; single and isolated from others.

LOOK is defined as take charge of or deal with. It is also defined as the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people. It is also defined as have faith or confidence in. It is also defined as give a certain impression or have a certain outward aspect. It is also defined as look forward to the probable occurrence of. It is also defined as the feelings expressed on a person’s face. It is also defined as be oriented in a certain direction, often with respect to another reference point; be opposite to. It is also defined as search or seek. It is also defined as the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually. It is also defined as accord in appearance with. It is also defined as convey by one’s expression. It is also defined as have a certain outward or facial expression. It is also defined as perceive with attention; direct one’s gaze towards. It is also defined as physical appearance.

LOON is defined as a person with confused ideas; incapable of serious thought. It is also defined as large somewhat primitive fish-eating diving bird of the northern hemisphere having webbed feet placed far back; related to the grebes. It is also defined as a worthless lazy fellow.

NOBLE is defined as impressive in appearance. It is also defined as a titled peer of the realm. It is also defined as having or showing or indicative of high or elevated character. It is also defined as inert especially toward oxygen. It is also defined as of or belonging to or constituting the hereditary aristocracy especially as derived from feudal times.

NOEL is defined as period extending from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6.

OLEO is defined as a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter.

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