We haven’t yet exhausted all the contextual uses of the answer word. If you want to take a bit more time to think about it, here’s a final hint that might help you crack the code: you can use the word to describe weather that is very humid, or how you feel in such weather.
If you’re still unsure, the solution to Wordle #579 (January 18, 2023) is “mucky.” The word is derived from the root noun “muck,” which — according to Etymonline — is from Middle English “muk,” which means animal or human feces comprised of vegetable matter used as manure. Its original source is unknown, but most sources report that it’s probably from Scandinavian languages such as Old Norse words “myki” or “mykr,” or Danish “møg,” which all mean cow dung.
Today we went with an unusual but lucky Wordle starting word, “mango.” It turned one tile green and whittled down possible options to 43. We guessed “milky” next, and that left only three possible solutions. The third time was the charm.