If you’ve ever played Scrabble (and we’re guessing you have), you might have run into The Scrabble Beast—that person who has memorized words from a Scrabble dictionary so he or she can smash everyone else’s scores, even if The Beast has no clue what the words mean. Yeah, we know, it can be super annoying to play with the Beast…which is why we’ve put together this list. Not only will these words come in handy “on the playing field,” they’ll also spice up your everyday vernacular. Don’t thank us now. Thank us when you make the Scrabble Beast’s head explode.
Qi Basic Definition: Another way to spell Chi, meaning the energy of all living things.
How to use it in everyday life: “When you look all self-satisfied and smug about winning tons of Scrabble points for a 2-letter word with a ‘Q,’ your Qi gets ugly.”
How to use it in everyday life: “I like to think of my computer as a pyx, holding the most sacred item of all: knowledge.” (We’re sooooo philosophical.)
Zyme Basic Definition: Fermentation. Or something that causes a fermentation sickness.
How to use it in everyday life: “Beans, beans, the musical fruit—a powerful, natural, reliable zyme. The more you zyme, the better you feel, so eat some beans with every meal.”