Wordle 536 angers players with uncommon word, 'It's a new word for me!'

Wordle 536 has confused a number of players with an uncommon word, but what is the meaning and definition of today's tricky 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 Wednesday, December 7, 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.

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. However, this challenge on December 7, posed a particularly hard challenge for fans.


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The answer for the Wordle challenge on December 7 was 'joust'. Players who struggled to solve this challenge took to social media to complain about the difficulty of this game.

"Wordle 536 4/6* Uncommon word. Took a few minutes to solve. One of the hard ones for me. Good luck fellow wordlers," said one player. "A fairly obscure word, was fast running out of letters. Wordle 536 4/6," said another.

"Wordle 536 X 3/6 It's a new word for me, so quite proud of myself. #Wordle536," said one player who solved the word in just three tries. Other players were not so lucky.

"Is there a word for the disappointment of your 1st wordle fail? 301 games in I lose my 100% record. Wordle 536 X/6," said one player.

"Now what's a JOUST???? Wordle 536 X/6," added another. "Would never have got that one today Wordle 536 X/6," said yet another player.

One wordle fan simply stated, "Wordle 536 X/6 I have never seen this word before."

Joust 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 joust mean?

The dictionary defines the word joust as a verb that is defined as, 'When two or more people or organizations joust, they compete to see who is better.' Synonyms of the word are, compete, fight, contend, and vie. 

There is another definition that has roots in history, 'In medieval times, when two knights on horseback jousted, they fought against each other using long spears called lances.' This is the type of jousting that comes to mind and features in a lot of films and television shows.


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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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