December 4, 2022

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Word of the Day: disquieting

Word of the Day: disquieting

The word disquieting has appeared in 110 articles on NYTimes.com in the past year, including on Sept. 19 in “‘I Would Be Booing Myself,’ Broncos Coach Admits After Win” by Victor Mather:

The team also threw away its final two timeouts with nine and seven minutes left in the game. Since the Broncos had a clock problem in their opening-night loss, this week home fans decided their help was needed.

In the fourth quarter many at Denver’s Empower Field began counting down the play clock as a friendly, if sarcastic, reminder to the coaching staff to get plays off on time.

… Despite holding on to their lead for a 16-9 win, there were other disquieting signs for Denver on Sunday. The team didn’t score a touchdown until the fourth quarter after scoring only one the previous week. Wilson was 14 for 31 for 219 yards, a touchdown and an interception, a comedown from a solid first week and a preseason filled with optimism since his off-season acquisition from Seattle. And the team committed a whopping 13 penalties after being called for 12 last week.

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