The five, 5-letter words that can be made using each letter in the AlphaGram ORSTY are:
Match these words to their definitions.
- a narrative, either true or fictitious, in prose or verse, designed to interest, amuse, or instruct the hearer or reader; an anecdote; a lie; the plotline of a dramatic work; a news article or broadcast; a complete horizontal division of a building; from the Middle English storie, Old French estorie, estoire, and Latin historia, all meaning “history”; architectural form probably originated in references to pictures and sculptures that decorated buildings
- a system of weights for gemstones (pl.); from the Middle English troye for Troyes, France, where the weight was standard
- a tenant or peasant farmer in India (pl.); from Hindi ra`īyat, originated in the Persian and Arabic ra`īyah, meaning “flock” and “peasants,” and ra`ā: “pasture”
- a beginner in learning anything (pl.); from the Medieval Latin tyro for “squire,” a variant of the Latin tiro for “recruit”
- to damage beyond repair or renewal; an archaic variant of “destroy”; from the Middle English stroyen and destroyen