It’s the second day of March! I am relieved that today’s spelling bee is a short one. So much better than the prior one that was way too long. And on the topic of too long, it’s going to pour tomorrow here in LA. For a dozen hours starting at about 10am, it’s supposed to rain more than a quarter of an inch. The majority of that is supposed to come down before 4pm.
Yesterday I missed ones I’ve missed a thousand times: ACACIA, ACAI, CANNA, COACT, COACTION, COCCI, and TOCCATA. I also missed CACTI, CANTINA, CIAO, CONTACT, COTTON, and NIACIN.
CANTATA: A medium-length narrative piece of music for voices with instrumental accompaniment, typically with solos, chorus, and orchestra.
CATATONIA: Abnormality of movement and behavior arising from a disturbed mental state (typically schizophrenia). It may involve repetitive or purposeless overactivity, or catalepsy, resistance to passive movement, and negativism.
TANNIC: Relating to tannin.
TINCT: abbreviation Tincture.
Final score: 22 words for 78 points.
Genius minimum: 76 points.
First word: GLEEFUL.