New York Times NYT Spelling Bee Answers and Solution for December 20, 2022

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Today’s pangram is COLLECTIVE.

COLLECTIVE is defined as done by or characteristic of individuals acting together. It is also defined as forming a whole or aggregate. It is also defined as members of a cooperative enterprise. It is also defined as set up on the principle of collectivism or ownership and production by the workers involved usually under the supervision of a government.

CITE is defined as refer to for illustration or proof. It is also defined as a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage. It is also defined as advance evidence for. It is also defined as repeat a passage from. It is also defined as call in an official matter, such as to attend court. It is also defined as refer to. It is also defined as make reference to. It is also defined as commend.

CIVET is defined as cat-like mammal typically secreting musk used in perfumes.

CLOT is defined as a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid. It is also defined as turn into curds. It is also defined as change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state. It is also defined as cause to change from a liquid to a solid or thickened state. It is also defined as coalesce or unite in a mass.

COLLECT is defined as call for and obtain payment of. It is also defined as assemble or get together. It is also defined as get or gather together. It is also defined as payable by the recipient on delivery. It is also defined as gather or collect. It is also defined as get or bring together. It is also defined as a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England.

COLLET is defined as a cone-shaped chuck used for holding cylindrical pieces in a lathe. It is also defined as a metal cap or band placed on a wooden pole to prevent splitting. It is also defined as a band or collar that holds an individual stone in a jewelry setting.

COLT is defined as a kind of revolver. It is also defined as a young male horse under the age of four.

COOT is defined as slate-black slow-flying birds somewhat resembling ducks.

COOTIE is defined as a parasitic louse that infests the body of human beings.

COTE is defined as a small shelter for domestic animals (as sheep or pigeons).

COVET is defined as wish, long, or crave for (something, especially the property of another person).

ECLECTIC is defined as someone who selects according to the eclectic method. It is also defined as selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas.

ELECT is defined as an exclusive group of people. It is also defined as selected as the best. It is also defined as choose. It is also defined as elected but not yet installed in office. It is also defined as select by a vote for an office or membership.

The word ELECTEE has no known definition.

ELECTIVE is defined as a course that the student can select from among alternatives. It is also defined as not compulsory. It is also defined as subject to popular election.

ELICIT is defined as call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses). It is also defined as deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning). It is also defined as derive by reason.

ELITE is defined as selected as the best. It is also defined as a group or class of persons enjoying superior intellectual or social or economic status.

EVICT is defined as expel from one’s property or force to move out by a legal process. It is also defined as expel or eject without recourse to legal process.

The word EVICTEE has no known definition.

ILLICIT is defined as contrary to or forbidden by law. It is also defined as contrary to accepted morality (especially sexual morality) or convention.

LICIT is defined as authorized, sanctioned by, or in accordance with law. It is also defined as sanctioned by custom or morality especially sexual morality.

LILT is defined as a jaunty rhythm in music. It is also defined as articulate in a very careful and rhythmic way.

LITE is defined as having relatively few calories.

LITTLE is defined as (informal) small and of little importance. It is also defined as lowercase. It is also defined as low in stature; not tall. It is also defined as (quantifier used with mass nouns) small in quantity or degree; not much or almost none or (with `a’) at least some. It is also defined as (of children and animals) young, immature. It is also defined as (of a voice) faint. It is also defined as limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent. It is also defined as a small amount or duration. It is also defined as small in a way that arouses feelings (of tenderness or its opposite depending on the context).

LOOT is defined as goods or money obtained illegally. It is also defined as informal terms for money. It is also defined as take illegally; of intellectual property. It is also defined as steal goods; take as spoils.

LOTTO is defined as a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards.

OCELOT is defined as nocturnal wildcat of Central America and South America having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat.

OCTET is defined as eight performers or singers who perform together. It is also defined as a musical composition written for eight performers. It is also defined as a set of eight similar things considered as a unit. It is also defined as eight people considered as a unit. It is also defined as the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one.

TELL is defined as give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority. It is also defined as give evidence. It is also defined as narrate or give a detailed account of. It is also defined as inform positively and with certainty and confidence. It is also defined as express in words. It is also defined as a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son’s head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap). It is also defined as mark as different. It is also defined as discern or comprehend. It is also defined as let something be known.

TILE is defined as a thin flat slab of fired clay used for roofing. It is also defined as a flat thin rectangular slab (as of fired clay or rubber or linoleum) used to cover surfaces. It is also defined as cover with tiles. It is also defined as game equipment consisting of a flat thin piece marked with characters and used in board games like Mah-Jong, Scrabble, etc..

TILL is defined as a treasury for government funds. It is also defined as a strongbox for holding cash. It is also defined as unstratified soil deposited by a glacier; consists of sand and clay and gravel and boulders mixed together. It is also defined as work land as by ploughing, harrowing, and manuring, in order to make it ready for cultivation.

TILT is defined as a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances. It is also defined as move sideways or in an unsteady way. It is also defined as pitching dangerously to one side. It is also defined as heel over. It is also defined as a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement. It is also defined as the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical. It is also defined as to incline or bend from a vertical position. It is also defined as a slight but noticeable partiality. It is also defined as charge with a tilt.

TITLE is defined as a heading that names a statute or legislative bill; may give a brief summary of the matters it deals with. It is also defined as designate by an identifying term. It is also defined as a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it. It is also defined as the status of being a champion. It is also defined as an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.’ or `General’. 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 give a title to. It is also defined as a general or descriptive heading for a section of a written work. It is also defined as an appellation signifying nobility. It is also defined as the name of a work of art or literary composition etc.. It is also defined as (usually plural) written material introduced into a movie or TV show to give credits or represent dialogue or explain an action.

TITTLE is defined as a tiny or scarcely detectable amount.

TOIL is defined as productive work (especially physical work done for wages). It is also defined as work hard.

The word TOILE has no known definition.

TOILET is defined as a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination. It is also defined as misfortune resulting in lost effort or money. It is also defined as a room or building equipped with one or more toilets. It is also defined as the act of dressing and preparing yourself.

TOILETTE is defined as the act of dressing and preparing yourself.

TOLL is defined as value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something. It is also defined as the sound of a bell being struck. It is also defined as a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance). It is also defined as charge a fee for using. It is also defined as ring slowly.

TOOL is defined as ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it. It is also defined as the means whereby some act is accomplished. It is also defined as a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else. It is also defined as obscene terms for penis. It is also defined as an implement used in the practice of a vocation. It is also defined as drive. It is also defined as furnish with tools. It is also defined as work with a tool.

TOOT is defined as make a loud noise. It is also defined as revelry in drinking; a merry drinking party. It is also defined as a blast of a horn.

TOOTLE is defined as play (a musical instrument) casually. It is also defined as the sound of casual playing on a musical instrument.

TOTE is defined as carry with difficulty. It is also defined as a capacious bag or basket.

VELVET is defined as resembling velvet in having a smooth soft surface. It is also defined as smooth and soft to sight or hearing or touch or taste. It is also defined as a silky densely piled fabric with a plain back.

VETO is defined as command against. It is also defined as vote against; refuse to endorse; refuse to assent. It is also defined as a vote that blocks a decision. It is also defined as the power or right to prohibit or reject a proposed or intended act (especially the power of a chief executive to reject a bill passed by the legislature).

VIOLET is defined as of a color intermediate between red and blue. It is also defined as a variable color that lies beyond blue in the spectrum. It is also defined as any of numerous low-growing violas with small flowers.

VOLT is defined as a unit of potential equal to the potential difference between two points on a conductor carrying a current of 1 ampere when the power dissipated between the two points is 1 watt; equivalent to the potential difference across a resistance of 1 ohm when 1 ampere of current flows through it.

VOTE is defined as a legal right guaranteed by the 15th amendment to the US Constitution; guaranteed to women by the 19th amendment. It is also defined as a choice that is made by counting the number of people in favor of each alternative. It is also defined as the total number of voters who participated. It is also defined as a body of voters who have the same interests. It is also defined as bring into existence or make available by vote. It is also defined as express a choice or opinion. It is also defined as express one’s choice or preference by vote. It is also defined as express one’s preference for a candidate or for a measure or resolution; cast a vote. It is also defined as the opinion of a group as determined by voting.

VOTIVE is defined as dedicated in fulfillment of a vow.

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One Comment

  1. CLIT – is short for clitoris and routinely used as such without a vulgar or even slang connotation.

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