What do the words zonular, phenolic, maledict and groutier have in common?
The answer is that they were all used in the final game of the Scrabble World Championships in London on Sunday. New Zealander Nigel Richards, 51, beat Californian Jesse Day. Here are the words’ definitions and their Scrabble scores at Sunday’s match.
Groutier: more sulky, sulky, bad-tempered, from adj. grouty (68 points to Richards)
zonular: like a zone (100 points to Richards)
phenolic: a synthetic resin (84 points to Richards)
maledict: to utter a curse against (95 points to Day)