New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for December 2, 2020

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Today’s pangrams are ANTICLIMACTIC and CLAIMANT.

ANTICLIMACTIC is defined as of or relating to a sudden change from an impressive to a ludicrous style. It is also defined as coming after the climax especially of a dramatic or narrative plot.

CLAIMANT is defined as someone who claims a benefit or right or title.

ACCLAIM is defined as clap one’s hands or shout after performances to indicate approval. It is also defined as enthusiastic approval. It is also defined as praise vociferously.

ALMANAC is defined as an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year. It is also defined as an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year.

ANIMA is defined as (Jungian psychology) the inner self (not the external persona) that is in touch with the unconscious.

ANIMAL is defined as marked by the appetites and passions of the body. It is also defined as a living organism characterized by voluntary movement.

CAIMAN is defined as a semiaquatic reptile of Central and South America that resembles an alligator but has a more heavily armored belly.

CALM is defined as steadiness of mind under stress. It is also defined as wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale. It is also defined as make calm or still. It is also defined as become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation. It is also defined as cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to. It is also defined as not agitated; without losing self-possession. It is also defined as make steady. It is also defined as (of weather) free from storm or wind.

The word CAMI has no known definition.

CATMINT is defined as hairy aromatic perennial herb having whorls of small white purple-spotted flowers in a terminal spike; used in the past as a domestic remedy; strongly attractive to cats.

CLAIM is defined as a demand especially in the phrase. It is also defined as lay claim to; as of an idea. It is also defined as take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs. It is also defined as demand as being one’s due or property; assert one’s right or title to. It is also defined as an established or recognized right. It is also defined as an informal right to something. It is also defined as an assertion of a right (as to money or property). It is also defined as an assertion that something is true or factual. It is also defined as ask for legally or make a legal claim to, as of debts, for example. It is also defined as assert or affirm strongly; state to be true or existing. It is also defined as demand for something as rightful or due.

CLAM is defined as a piece of paper money worth one dollar. It is also defined as burrowing marine mollusk living on sand or mud; the shell closes with viselike firmness. It is also defined as flesh of either hard-shell or soft-shell clams. It is also defined as gather clams, by digging in the sand by the ocean.

CLAMANT is defined as demanding attention. It is also defined as conspicuously and offensively loud; given to vehement outcry.

CLIMACTIC is defined as consisting of or causing a climax.

CLIMATIC is defined as of or relating to a climate.

IMAM is defined as (Islam) the man who leads prayers in a mosque; for Shiites an imam is a recognized authority on Islamic theology and law and a spiritual guide.

INIMICAL is defined as not friendly.

LAMA is defined as llamas. It is also defined as a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism.

LAMINA is defined as a thin plate or layer (especially of bone or mineral).

LAMINAL is defined as arranged in or consisting of laminae.

LIMA is defined as capital and largest city and economic center of Peru; located in western Peru; was capital of the Spanish empire in the New World until the 19th century.

The word LIMINAL has no known definition.

LIMIT is defined as the mathematical value toward which a function goes as the independent variable approaches infinity. It is also defined as decide upon or fix definitely. It is also defined as the greatest possible degree of something. It is also defined as restrict or confine within limits. It is also defined as place limits on (extent or amount or access). It is also defined as the boundary of a specific area. It is also defined as final or latest limiting point. It is also defined as the greatest amount of something that is possible or allowed. It is also defined as as far as something can go.

LIMN is defined as trace the shape of. It is also defined as make a portrait of.

LLAMA is defined as wild or domesticated South American cud-chewing animal related to camels but smaller and lacking a hump.

MAIL is defined as cause to be directed or transmitted to another place. It is also defined as (Middle Ages) flexible armor made of interlinked metal rings. It is also defined as the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office. It is also defined as send via the postal service. It is also defined as any particular collection of letters or packages that is delivered. It is also defined as a conveyance that transports the letters and packages that are conveyed by the postal system. It is also defined as the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service.

MAILMAN is defined as a man who delivers the mail.

MAIM is defined as injure or wound seriously and leave permanent disfiguration or mutilation.

MAIN is defined as (of a clause) capable of standing syntactically alone as a complete sentence. It is also defined as any very large body of (salt) water. It is also defined as most important element. It is also defined as a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage. It is also defined as of force; of the greatest possible intensity.

MAINTAIN is defined as maintain by writing regular records. It is also defined as have and exercise. It is also defined as state categorically. It is also defined as keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction. It is also defined as support against an opponent. It is also defined as state or assert. It is also defined as stick to correctly or closely. It is also defined as supply with necessities and support. It is also defined as cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean’. It is also defined as maintain for use and service.

The word MALIC has no known definition.

MALL is defined as mercantile establishment consisting of a carefully landscaped complex of shops representing leading merchandisers; usually includes restaurants and a convenient parking area; a modern version of the traditional marketplace. It is also defined as a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk.

MALT is defined as a lager of high alcohol content; by law it is considered too alcoholic to be sold as lager or beer. It is also defined as a milkshake made with malt powder. It is also defined as a cereal grain (usually barley) that is kiln-dried after having been germinated by soaking in water; used especially in brewing and distilling. It is also defined as convert grain into malt. It is also defined as convert into malt. It is also defined as treat with malt or malt extract. It is also defined as turn into malt, become malt.

MAMA is defined as informal terms for a mother. It is also defined as a name under which Ninkhursag was worshipped.

MAMMA is defined as milk-secreting organ of female mammals. It is also defined as informal terms for a mother.

MAMMAL is defined as any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk.

MAMMALIAN is defined as any warm-blooded vertebrate having the skin more or less covered with hair; young are born alive except for the small subclass of monotremes and nourished with milk. It is also defined as of or relating to the class Mammalia.

The word MANCALA has no known definition.

MANIA is defined as a mood disorder; an affective disorder in which the victim tends to respond excessively and sometimes violently. It is also defined as an irrational but irresistible motive for a belief or action.

MANIAC is defined as an insane person. It is also defined as wildly disordered. It is also defined as a person who has an obsession with or excessive enthusiasm for something.

MANIACAL is defined as wildly disordered.

MANIC is defined as affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason.

MANILA is defined as the capital and largest city of the Philippines; located on southern Luzon. It is also defined as a strong paper or thin cardboard with a smooth light brown finish made from e.g. Manila hemp.

MANNA is defined as (Old Testament) food that God gave the Israelites during the Exodus. It is also defined as hardened sugary exudation of various trees.

MANTA is defined as extremely large pelagic tropical ray that feeds on plankton and small fishes; usually harmless but its size make it dangerous if harpooned. It is also defined as a blanket that is used as a cloak or shawl.

MICA is defined as any of various minerals consisting of hydrous silicates of aluminum or potassium etc. that crystallize in forms that allow perfect cleavage into very thin leaves; used as dielectrics because of their resistance to electricity.

MILITANT is defined as disposed to warfare or hard-line policies. It is also defined as engaged in war. It is also defined as showing a fighting disposition. It is also defined as a militant reformer.

MILITIA is defined as civilians trained as soldiers but not part of the regular army. It is also defined as the entire body of physically fit civilians eligible by law for military service.

MILITIAMAN is defined as a member of the militia; serves only during emergencies.

MILL is defined as machinery that processes materials by grinding or crushing. It is also defined as English philosopher and economist remembered for his interpretations of empiricism and utilitarianism (1806-1873). It is also defined as a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing. It is also defined as move about in a confused manner. It is also defined as the act of grinding to a powder or dust. It is also defined as Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham’s utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836). It is also defined as grind with a mill. It is also defined as produce a ridge around the edge of. It is also defined as roll out (metal) with a rolling machine.

MIMIC is defined as someone who mimics (especially an actor or actress). It is also defined as imitate (a person or manner), especially for satirical effect. It is also defined as constituting an imitation.

MINI is defined as a very short skirt. It is also defined as used of women’s clothing; very short with hemline above the knee.

The word MINICAM has no known definition.

MINIM is defined as a musical note having the time value of half a whole note. It is also defined as a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 1/60th fluid dram or 0.059194 cubic centimeters. It is also defined as a United States liquid unit equal to 1/60 fluidram.

The word MINIMA has no known definition.

MINIMAL is defined as the least possible.

MINT is defined as a candy that is flavored with a mint oil. It is also defined as (often followed by `of’) a large number or amount or extent. It is also defined as form by stamping, punching, or printing. It is also defined as any member of the mint family of plants. It is also defined as any north temperate plant of the genus Mentha with aromatic leaves and small mauve flowers. It is also defined as a plant where money is coined by authority of the government. It is also defined as as if new. It is also defined as the leaves of a mint plant used fresh or candied.

MITT is defined as the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb. It is also defined as the handwear used by fielders in playing baseball.

The word TATAMI has no known definition.

2 Comments

  1. Lima? Since when are capitalized words okay?

    What is so obscure or offensive about “mantilla?”

    Reply
    • I guess Lima is there as in a lima bean? Mantilla is a Spanish word, I suppose. One thing to note is this is a curated list, so it’s not following a set dictionary.

      Reply

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