Ugh. Such a humid day today. And a long Spelling Bee. Like who has that kind of time? But I couldn’t let it go when I realized that I could just put UN in front of everything until the genius bee popped up.
Yesterday I missed DUETTED.
DEPUTE/D: Appoint or instruct (someone) to perform a task for which one is responsible.
It’s always great to learn another word related to delegation.
It’s clearly related to deputy, but I’m interested in the etymology, so as always, I look to the Online Etymology Dictionary.
mid-14c., deputen, “to appoint, assign as a substitute or agent,” from Old French deputer (14c.), from Late Latin deputare “destine, allot,” in classical Latin “to esteem, consider, consider as,” literally “to cut off, prune,” from de- “away” (see de-) + putare “to think, count, consider,” literally “to cut, prune,” from PIE root *pau- (2) “to cut, strike, stamp.” Meaning “assign to a deputy” is from early 15c. Related: Deputed; deputing.
Final score: 55 words for 228 points.
Genius minimum: 228 points.
First word: UNITE.
Pangram: BULLETIN, EBULLIENT.