I hate the new format so much. It’s ugly and the screen doesn’t capture well for a blog. It’s not my aversion to change that’s doing it. Rather, it’s bad design. And focus on the wrong thing. Ezersky should focus on the word list. Which often is bad. Get it together, Sam!
Yesterday I missed ACME, AMYL, LAMA, LAMELLA, LAMELLAE, MAMMA, and MECCA.
LEMMA: A subsidiary or intermediate theorem in an argument or proof.
1560s, in mathematics, from Greek lemma (plural lemmata) “something received or taken; an argument; something taken for granted,” from root of lambanein “to take,” from PIE root *(s)lagw- “to seize, take” (source also of Sanskrit labhate, rabhate “seizes;” Old English læccan “to seize, grasp;” Greek lazomai “I take, grasp;” Old Church Slavonic leca “to catch, snare;” Lithuanian lobis “possession, riches”). Related: Lemmatical.
Gotta love the Proto-Indo-European roots!
Final score: 29 words for 142 points.
Genius minimum: 142 points.
First word: CANDIDACY.