World Scrabble Championship – level 3
Scrabble enthusiasts from 30 countries competed at the World Scrabble Championship in Lille, France. People described the final between two Brits as nail-biting.
There were many high-scoring words, and two of them really stood out from the final – gynaecia and braconid which scored the player 176 points. Gynaecia is plural for gynoecium, which is the carpels of a flowering plant, collectively. Braconid is a small parasitic wasp.
The winner said that it was absolutely amazing to be the World Scrabble Champion of 2016. On top of claiming the title, he also collected 7,000 euros. He is going to celebrate the win by going out, buying a bottle of champagne and not playing Scrabble again for the rest of the year.
Difficult words: enthusiast (a person who is really interested in an activity), nail-biting (making you very nervous), carpel (the female reproductive organ of a flower).
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