The past 15 ‘Wordle’ words and their definitions


Alaina Armi Alonzo

People try their best to solve their daily ‘Wordles’

An up and rising daily word game has taken people by storm. The New York Times recently bought the game, and players have noticed the answers have become significantly harder to guess. After solving the puzzle, people often tend to say, “What does that even mean?” Here are the past 15 words and their meanings.


03/02 – #256: Nasty

Nasty is an adjective to describe something that is undeniably disgusting. It describes when something is physically unclean or unkempt. In a sentence, someone could say, “Wow! That is one nasty bug.”


03/01 – #255: Rupee

This word caused anxiety throughout daily Wordle players. The uncommon placement of two e’s at the end of the word stumped many people. Rupee is a noun and the currency of India. In a sentence, it could be used to say, “That shirt is 750 rupees.”


02/28 – #254: Choke

Choke is a verb to describe the obstruction of breathing by squeezing or putting pressure on a windpipe. It can also be used to tell the feeling of messing up. In a sentence, you could say, “Chew your food thoroughly, so you don’t choke. Or, “I have to practice my speech, so I don’t choke on my words.”


02/27 – #253: Chant

Chant is both a verb and a noun. The verb chant is the action of repeatedly saying the exact words or melody over and over again. As a noun, it is the melody or series of words itself. For example, someone could say, “Don’t forget to chant the lyrics of the song.” Or, “We started a chant at the football game.” 


02/26 – #252: Spill

The word spill is both a verb and a noun. As a verb, it is the action of letting liquid or other substances fall out of a container of some sort, especially by accident or unintentionally. As a noun, it is the result of spilling something. In a sentence, someone could say, “Cover your drink; I don’t want you to spill it.” Or, “Watch out for that oil spill over there. ” 


02/25 – #251: Vivid

Vivid is an adjective to describe something strikingly bright in color; it also represents something very apparent. For example, someone might say, “The colors on your shirt are so vivid!” Or, “I had a dream last night. It’s still so vivid!” 


02/24 – #250: Bloke

Bloke is a noun and a synonym for man, guy, fellow, individual, etc. In a sentence, someone could say, “He’s a good-looking bloke!”


02/23 – #249: Trove

A trove is a noun with two meanings. One is the collection of items, and the other is a treasure trove, an assortment of unclaimed gems or riches, assumed to be kept by the finder of it. For example, someone might say, “I have a trove of seashells.” Or, “I found a treasure trove in the shipwreck!”


02/22 – #248: Thorn

Thorn is a noun to describe a sharp impurity protruding from a plant. In a sentence, one may say, “Careful! Don’t prick yourself with that thorn.”


02/21 – #247: Other

The word other has multiple meanings; as an adjective, the word other can define additional or further. As a noun, other is used to determine the other one. In a sentence, one could say, “Make sure to ask your other questions!” Or, “I don’t want that one. I want the other one!”


02/20 – #246: Tacit

Tacit is an adjective that defines an understanding without being openly expressed implied. For example, one could say, “He gave tacit approval in his messages to his sister.”


02/19 – #245: Swill

Swill is both a verb and a noun. As a verb, it is to drink something of large quantities greedily. It can be defined as kitchen scraps or wasted food in liquid form as a noun. It can also mean a large drink or a mouth full of liquid. In a sentence, one could say, “The men were swilling gallons of punch.” Or, “That was one sweet swill of tea!”


02/18 – #244: Dodge

Dodge is a verb to define a quick evasive movement or sudden jump to avoid a blow or contact with someone or something. In a sentence, you might say, “Make sure you dodge all the balls when you play dodgeball!” 


02/17 – #243: Shake

Shake is a verb, meaning to move or cause something or someone to move up and down or back and forth quickly. For example, someone might say, “Shake your milk before you open and drink it.”


02/16 – #242: Caulk

Caulk is a word to define filling or closing gaps and crevices to make something watertight and airtight. It can also mean material or substance used for caulking. In a sentence, one might say, “My dad knew how to caulk the windows!”

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