I tried to get to genius last night, but I couldn’t push it over the edge. That changed during the day, so here we go. I’m glad to be back to posting these.
Yesterday I missed FICTION, INFO, INTO, NONFICTION, and ONTO.
1530s, “digestion” (a sense now obsolete), from Latin concoctionem (nominative concoctio) “digestion,” noun of action from past participle stem of concoquere “to digest; to boil together, prepare; to consider well,” from assimilated form of com “together” (see con-) + coquere “to cook, prepare food, ripen, digest,” from PIE root *pekw- “to cook, ripen.”
Meaning “that which is concocted” is by 1850, figurative; meaning “a devising, a planning, act of preparing and combining the materials of anything” is from 1823.
Final score: 25 words for 84 points.
Genius minimum: 82 points.
First word: JUVENILE.