WBW #66

intelligible

ORIGIN: Middle English

DEFINITION:

obsolete: intelligent

2: capable of being understood or comprehended

3 a: apprehensible by the intellect only: purely conceptual

3 b: relating to something that is beyond perception: supersensible, suprasensuous

SENTENCE: Intelligible writing is clear and not incomprehensible.

NOTE: This word was the winning word of the eleventh National Spelling Bee, which was won by Clara Mohler.

 

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