New York Times Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for October 9, 2020

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Today’s pangrams are CONVIVIAL and VOLCANIC.

CONVIVIAL is defined as occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company.

VOLCANIC is defined as explosively unstable. It is also defined as igneous rock produced by eruption and solidified on or near the earth’s surface; rhyolite or andesite or basalt. It is also defined as relating to or produced by or consisting of volcanoes.

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.

ANION is defined as a negatively charged ion.

ANIONIC is defined as a class of synthetic detergents in which the molecules do not ionize in aqueous solutions. It is also defined as of or relating to anions.

The word ANNAL has no known definition.

ANON is defined as (old-fashioned or informal) in a little while.

ANVIL is defined as the ossicle between the malleus and the stapes. It is also defined as a heavy block of iron or steel on which hot metals are shaped by hammering.

AVIAN is defined as pertaining to or characteristic of birds.

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.

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

The word CANNOLI has no known definition.

CANNON is defined as lower part of the leg extending from the hock to the fetlock in hoofed mammals. It is also defined as a shot in billiards in which the cue ball contacts one object ball and then the other. It is also defined as a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels. It is also defined as fire a cannon. It is also defined as heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane. It is also defined as heavy gun fired from a tank. It is also defined as make a cannon. It is also defined as (Middle Ages) a cylindrical piece of armor plate to protect the arm.

CANOLA is defined as vegetable oil made from rapeseed; it is high in monounsaturated fatty acids.

CANON is defined as a ravine formed by a river in an area with little rainfall. It is also defined as a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired. It is also defined as a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church. It is also defined as a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts. It is also defined as a priest who is a member of a cathedral chapter. It is also defined as a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy.

CANONIC is defined as conforming to orthodox or recognized rules. It is also defined as reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality. It is also defined as of or relating to or required by canon law. It is also defined as appearing in a biblical canon.

CANONICAL is defined as conforming to orthodox or recognized rules. It is also defined as reduced to the simplest and most significant form possible without loss of generality. It is also defined as of or relating to or required by canon law. It is also defined as appearing in a biblical canon.

CIVILIAN is defined as a nonmilitary citizen. It is also defined as associated with civil life or performed by persons who are not active members of the military.

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

CLINIC is defined as a healthcare facility for outpatient care. It is also defined as a medical establishment run by a group of medical specialists. It is also defined as meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity.

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.

CLONAL is defined as of or relating to a clone.

COCOON is defined as retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment. It is also defined as silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs. It is also defined as wrap in or as if in a cocoon, as for protection.

COIN is defined as form by stamping, punching, or printing. It is also defined as a flat metal piece (usually a disc) used as money. It is also defined as make up.

The word COLCANNON has no known definition.

COLON is defined as the basic unit of money in El Salvador; equal to 100 centavos. It is also defined as the basic unit of money in Costa Rica; equal to 100 centimos. It is also defined as a port city at the Caribbean entrance to the Panama Canal. It is also defined as a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation (or after the salutation of a business letter). It is also defined as the part of the large intestine between the cecum and the rectum; it extracts moisture from food residues before they are excreted.

COLONIAL is defined as composed of many distinct individuals united to form a whole or colony. It is also defined as a resident of a colony. It is also defined as of or relating to or characteristic of or inhabiting a colony. It is also defined as of animals who live in colonies, such as ants.

COLONIC is defined as a water enema given to flush out the colon. It is also defined as of or relating to the colon.

CONIC is defined as (geometry) a curve generated by the intersection of a plane and a circular cone. It is also defined as relating to or resembling a cone.

CONICAL is defined as relating to or resembling a cone.

ICON is defined as a visual representation (of an object or scene or person or abstraction) produced on a surface. It is also defined as a conventional religious painting in oil on a small wooden panel; venerated in the Eastern Church. It is also defined as (computer science) a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface.

ICONIC is defined as relating to or having the characteristics on an icon.

The word INCIVIL has no known definition.

IONIC is defined as the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia. It is also defined as containing or involving or occurring in the form of ions. It is also defined as of or pertaining to the Ionic order of classical Greek architecture. It is also defined as of or relating to Ionia or its inhabitants or its language.

LACONIC is defined as brief and to the point; effectively cut short.

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.

LANOLIN is defined as a yellow viscous animal oil extracted from wool; a mixture of fatty acids and esters; used in some ointments and cosmetics. It is also defined as an emollient containing wool fat (a fatty substance obtained from the wool of sheep).

LION is defined as large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male. It is also defined as (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Leo. It is also defined as the fifth sign of the zodiac; the sun is in this sign from about July 23 to August 22. It is also defined as a celebrity who is lionized (much sought after).

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).

LOIN is defined as either side of the backbone between the hipbone and the ribs in humans as well as quadrupeds. It is also defined as a cut of meat taken from the side and back of an animal between the ribs and the rump.

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.

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

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.

NAVAL is defined as connected with or belonging to or used in a navy.

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

The word NONCLINICAL has no known definition.

The word NONILLION has no known definition.

The word NONLOCAL has no known definition.

The word NONVOCAL has no known definition.

NOON is defined as the middle of the day.

NOVA is defined as a star that ejects some of its material in the form of a cloud and becomes more luminous in the process.

OILCAN is defined as a can with a long nozzle to apply oil to machinery.

ONION is defined as bulbous plant having hollow leaves cultivated worldwide for its rounded edible bulb. It is also defined as an aromatic flavorful vegetable. It is also defined as the bulb of an onion plant.

VAIN is defined as unproductive of success. It is also defined as characteristic of false pride; having an exaggerated sense of self-importance.

VANILLA is defined as a flavoring prepared from vanilla beans macerated in alcohol (or imitating vanilla beans). It is also defined as a distinctive fragrant flavor characteristic of vanilla beans. It is also defined as any of numerous climbing plants of the genus Vanilla having fleshy leaves and clusters of large waxy highly fragrant white or green or topaz flowers. It is also defined as plain and without any extras or adornments. It is also defined as flavored with vanilla extract.

VANILLIN is defined as a crystalline compound found in vanilla beans and some balsam resins; used in perfumes and flavorings.

VILLAIN is defined as a wicked or evil person; someone who does evil deliberately. It is also defined as the principal bad character in a film or work of fiction.

VIOLIN is defined as bowed stringed instrument that is the highest member of the violin family; this instrument has four strings and a hollow body and an unfretted fingerboard and is played with a bow.

VOLCANO is defined as a fissure in the earth’s crust (or in the surface of some other planet) through which molten lava and gases erupt. It is also defined as a mountain formed by volcanic material.

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