Today’s Wordle!

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Wordle today hint: Today’s Wordle features words that start with the letter “P”. Some of the words are very common, some are uncommon but very useful in specific contexts, and still others are just strange…but in a good way. Use these words in your next document or conversation. They add spice!
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Today’s Wordle!

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Today’s wordle is inspired by a recent article on the OED blog. The article, “The Oxford English Dictionary: Past, Present and Future”, discusses how the OED team is working to make new additions to the dictionary digital and accessible online. In addition to the blog post, there are also two videos (one and two) that provide additional information and context about these changes. And today’s wordle captures some of these ideas. These words tend to come from older documents, such as journals or books from the 19th century. As such, they are perfect for our wordle today! These words below are all obsolete, meaning that they have not been used in English for a long time (at least 200 years). This doesn’t mean that they’re no longer useful; it just means their use has changed so much that they’re no longer needed.

rarety

A rarity is a word that has fallen out of use.

This word may appear to be about birds, but it doesn’t mean that it refers to a species of rare bird. Rather, it refers to a word that was frequently used at one time but has since become rare. This word is derived from another word: “rarity,” which means something that is rare or of uncommon occurrence.

misprize

Wordle today hint: To misprize is to rate or value something too lowly or too highly. It is a word with a double meaning: to either undervalue or overvalue something.

Misprize is a word that is no longer necessary. There are other words that we have developed since misprize fell out of use that can take its place, such as “overvalue,” “undervalue,” or “overestimate.”

jouster

Wordle today hint: A jouster is a person who fights in a jousting tournament, an event in which two men on horseback try to knock each other off their horses using pointed weapons.

Jouster is a word that fell out of use when technology and culture changed. Now, this word is a great example of how a thing can remain the same in meaning but be used in a different context, thereby changing its form and becoming a different word entirely.

bewraying

Wordle today hint: To bewray is to reveal or discover something in secret. This word is an example of the OED’s finding and documenting of archaic words and meanings that might have been lost, but was luckily found and documented.

Bewraying is an interesting word, and it’s likely that you haven’t come across it oft or at all. This word is a great example of the kind of thing you will find in the OED: an archaic word and meaning that you might have thought was lost in time.

eftsoons

Wordle today hint: Eftsoons means at once, instantly, or straightaway. This word is an example of a word that has fallen out of use and that we don’t need anymore.

Eftsoons is an interesting word because it’s not a stand-alone word. Rather, it is a combination of two words that we don’t use together anymore: “again” and “soon.” This is something the OED does as part of its job: finding interesting words and combinations of words that we don’t use anymore.

adherency and adhesion

Adherency means a clinging or sticking together. Adhesion is the same thing but with the added idea of being stuck to something. Adherency and adhesion are examples of obsolete words that we don’t need anymore.

These words are examples of words that have fallen out of use and that we don’t need anymore. There are other words that we have developed since adherency and adhesion fell out of use that can take their place, such as “clinging,” “sticking together,” or “being stuck to.”

congerie

Wordle today hint: A congerie is a collection of unrelated things. This word is an example of an obsolete word that we don’t need anymore.

This word is an example of a word that has fallen out of use and that we don’t need anymore. There are other words that we have developed since congerie fell out of use that can take its place, such as “collection,” “mixture,” or “hodgepodge.”

crotchet-monger

Wordle today hint: A crotchet-monger is a person who is obsessed with minor details. This word is an example of an obsolete word that we don’t need anymore.

This word is an example of a word that has fallen out of use and that we don’t need anymore. There are other words that we have developed since crotchet-monger fell out of use that can take its place, such as “obsessed with minor details,” “minor details,” or “overly focused on trivialities.”

flaneur

Wordle today hint: A flaneur is a loiterer or dawdler who strolls about leisurely, taking in the sights of the city. This word is an example of a word that has fallen out of use and that we don’t need anymore.

This word is an example of a word that has fallen out of use and that we don’t need anymore. There are other words that we have developed since flaneur fell out of use that can take its place, such as “loiterer,” “dawdler,” or “someone who strolls about leisurely.”

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