Today we watched Joe Rogan get burned in skywriting. It started off with a marriage proposal that followed with “SHE SAID YES,” which was then followed by the sappiest stuff and then “JOE ROGAN IS LITEALLY (sic) 5 FOOT 3.”
Yesterday I missed CANNULA, HAUNCH, NAAN, NATAL, and ULNA.
LACUNA: An unfilled space or interval; a gap.
From the Online Etymology Dictionary
“blank or missing portion in a manuscript,” 1660s, from Latin lacuna “hole, pit,” figuratively “a gap, void, want,” diminutive of lacus “pond, lake; hollow, opening” (see lake (n.1)). The Latin plural is lacunae. The word has also been used in English from c. 1700 in the literal Latin sense in anatomy, zoology, botany. The adjectival forms have somewhat sorted themselves: Mathematics tends to use lacunary (1857), natural history lacunose (1816), and lacunar (n.) is used in architecture of paneled ceilings (1690s), so called for their sunken compartments. Leaving lacunal (1846) for the manuscript sense.
LANTANA: A tropical evergreen shrub of the verbena family, several kinds of which are cultivated as ornamentals.
From Nature & Garden. Good tips on plant care.
LUNULA: The white area at the base of a fingernail.
NUTHATCH: A small songbird with a long strong bill, a stiffened square-cut tail, and the habit of climbing down tree trunks head first.
Final score: 53 words for 220 points.
Genius minimum: 214 points.
First word: DAYTIME.