Wordle 520 frustrates fans with tricky word, 'what on planet earth is that?'

Wordle 520 has frustrated a number of wordle players with an unfamiliar word, but what is the definition of today's word challenge?

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A certain word has infuriated a number of Wordle players who struggled to solve a particularly uncommon five-letter word on Monday, November 21, 2022.

Wordle players have been totally stumped by yet another tricky five-letter word as the game makers at the New York Times challenged players to solve an unfamiliar word.

While this isn't the first time players have been thrown a curveball - as words such as; leerycoylyquart, and agape have caused a lot of frustration for fans in the past - this challenge on November 21, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans. 

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The answer for the Wordle challenge on November 21 was 'axiom'. This stumped a number of players who took to social media to complain about the difficulty of this challenge.

"Wordle 520 5/6 I was like, 'Nah. That can't be it. It must be something else.' But I couldn't think of anything else and finally tried the word. I've never heard of it," said one fan on Twitter.

"Today was a really hard word. Not that I didn't know, but" it was not something that comes to mind at first. #Wordle 520 5/6*," said another who still managed to solve the challenge.

Others struggled to solve the challenge completely. "Wordle 520 X/6 This was impossible I didn't know that the featured word today is an actual existing word that people actually use unironically," said one player.

"Wordle 520 X/6 Turns out I'm not that thick, today's Wordle is not even a word," said another. "Wordle 520 X/6 You made that up Wordle," complained yet another player.

One player simply stated, "Wordle 520 X/6 what on planet earth is that." 

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Axiom Meaning

Many players struggled with this challenge because they were simply unfamiliar with this term. The word is not particularly common in everyday life, so what does the word axiom mean?

The word axiom is defined by the Cambridge dictionary as, 'a statement or principle that is generally accepted to be true, but need not be so.' The example given of the word in a sentence is, 'It is a widely held axiom that governments should not negotiate with terrorists'.  

The word is also, 'a formal statement or principle in mathematics, science, etc, from which other statements can be obtained.' An example of this in a sentence is, 'Euclid's axioms form the foundation of his system of geometry.'

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If you struggled to solve this Wordle challenge, don't worry, you are not alone! This was a particularly tough challenge that stumped a lot of players. However, if you want to improve at this game, there are a number of Wordle hacks and Wordle tricks, that may help.

If you fancy something a little different instead, there are a number of Wordle alternatives that are just like Wordle, but with a slightly different twist to keep players on their toes!

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