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20 Words You Should Learn if You Play Scrabble


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ZYMURGY
This consonant-heavy word can earn you up to 120 points.
This consonant-heavy word can earn you up to 120 points.
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This is the branch of chemistry that deals with fermentation, as in winemaking or the brewing of beer. You might refer to your next kegger as an experiment in zymurgy.

It's a high-octane word for Scrabble as well. For an opening bingo, put the "z" on the double letter square and you'll brew up a score of 120. It can be terrific way to score points when you're short on vowels.