You know that feeling when your beard itches and you know you should shave but figure that it’s better to start the next day having shaved but also feel like it might impact your sleep if you don’t do it before you go to bed? Yeah, that’s me right now.
Yesterday I missed ARCHAIC, ARMCHAIR, ARTHRITIC, ATTIC, CHITCHAT, CITRIC, TACT, and TRAMCAR.
AITCH: The letter H.
CATARRH: Excessive discharge or buildup of mucus in the nose or throat, associated with inflammation of the mucous membrane. I had thought this was a typo.
“disease characterized by inflammation of, and discharge from, a mucous membrane; a cold in the head or chest,” late 14c., from Medieval Latin catarrus, from Late Latin catarrhus, from Greek katarrhous “a catarrh, a head cold,” literally “a flowing down,” earlier kata rrhoos, ultimately from kata “down” (see cata-) + rhein “to flow” (from PIE root *sreu- “to flow”). Related: Catarrhal; catarrhous.
Final score: 22 words for 87 points.
Genius minimum: 87 points.
First word: OPTIC.