New York Times Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for September 17, 2020

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Today’s pangram is PAINFUL.

PAINFUL is defined as causing physical discomfort. It is also defined as causing misery or pain or distress. It is also defined as exceptionally bad or displeasing. It is also defined as causing physical or psychological pain.

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.

APIAN is defined as relating to or having the characteristics of bees.

APPALL is defined as strike with disgust or revulsion. It is also defined as fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised.

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.

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.

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.

FLAP is defined as the motion made by flapping up and down. It is also defined as a movable airfoil that is part of an aircraft wing; used to increase lift or drag. It is also defined as move with a flapping motion. It is also defined as make a fuss; be agitated. It is also defined as an excited state of agitation. It is also defined as move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion. It is also defined as move with a thrashing motion. It is also defined as a movable piece of tissue partly connected to the body. It is also defined as any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely. It is also defined as move noisily. It is also defined as pronounce with a flap, of alveolar sounds.

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.

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.

PAIL is defined as the quantity contained in a pail. It is also defined as a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top.

PAIN is defined as cause emotional anguish or make miserable. It is also defined as a symptom of some physical hurt or disorder. It is also defined as cause bodily suffering to and make sick or indisposed. It is also defined as emotional distress; a fundamental feeling that people try to avoid. It is also defined as a somatic sensation of acute discomfort. It is also defined as something or someone that causes trouble; a source of unhappiness. It is also defined as a bothersome annoying person.

PALL is defined as lose interest or become bored with something or somebody. It is also defined as become less interesting or attractive. It is also defined as cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing. It is also defined as a sudden numbing dread. It is also defined as lose sparkle or bouquet. It is also defined as cause to lose courage. It is also defined as hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window). It is also defined as burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped. It is also defined as cause to become flat. It is also defined as cover with a pall. It is also defined as lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to).

The word PALP has no known definition.

PANINI is defined as Indian grammarian whose grammatical rules for Sanskrit are the first known example of descriptive linguistics (circa 400 BC).

PAPA is defined as an informal term for a father; probably derived from baby talk.

PAPAL is defined as proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles.

PAPILLA is defined as a small nipple-shaped protuberance concerned with taste, touch, or smell. It is also defined as a small projection of tissue at the base of a hair or tooth or feather. It is also defined as (botany) a tiny outgrowth on the surface of a petal or leaf.

PILAF is defined as rice cooked in well-seasoned broth with onions or celery and usually poultry or game or shellfish and sometimes tomatoes.

PLAIN is defined as not mixed with extraneous elements. It is also defined as express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness. It is also defined as clearly revealed to the mind or the senses or judgment. It is also defined as free from any effort to soften to disguise. It is also defined as lacking embellishment or ornamentation. It is also defined as unmistakably (`plain’ is often used informally for `plainly’). It is also defined as extensive tract of level open land. It is also defined as lacking patterns especially in color. It is also defined as lacking in physical beauty or proportion. It is also defined as a basic knitting stitch made by putting the needle through the front of the stitch from the lefthand side. It is also defined as not elaborate or elaborated; simple.

PLAN is defined as an arrangement scheme. It is also defined as scale drawing of a structure. It is also defined as make or work out a plan for; devise. It is also defined as make a design of; plan out in systematic, often graphic form. It is also defined as a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished. It is also defined as have the will and intention to carry out some action. It is also defined as make plans for something.

PUPA is defined as an insect in the inactive stage of development (when it is not feeding) intermediate between larva and adult.

PUPAL is defined as of the insects in the chrysalis (cocoon) or post larval stage.

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

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