Scrabble Bingo of the Day: LEVOGYRE

LEVOGYRE

LEVOGYRE  65 points (15 points without the bingo)

Definition: turning toward the left [adj]

The basic meaning of levogyre above is correct, since it comes from the Latin words laevus (left) and gyrare (rotate), but it's more common in organic chemistry, referring to a compound that's able to rotate the plane of a polarized light ray counterclockwise, facing the oncoming radiation. Its opposite would be dextro (to the right, or clockwise). An example compound is nicotine, which in nature is levogyre.

Methamphetamine (or just meth) is both levorotatory and dextrorotatory, but the levorotatory form is the innocent of the two, used in over-the-counter inhalers and nasal decongestants.

Also: LEVO, LEVOROTARY, LEVOROTATORY, LAEVO
Similar Words: DEXTRO, DEXTROROTARY, DEXTROROTATORY, DEXTRAL, DEXTER, DEXTRORSE

Scrabble Bingo of the Day: LEVOGYRE Cigarettes contain nicotine, which is levogyre.
 Photo by sentinelchem

Scrabble Bingo of the Day: LEVOGYRE Nicotine, a levorotatory substance.
 Image by UCLA

So, just what is a Scrabble Bingo?

A bingo is when a player empties his or her rack in one turn, placing all seven of their letters on the board to create a word that's at least seven letters long. The term "bingo" is used primarily in the U.S., but elsewhere it's simply known as a "bonus" because you get a bonus of 50 points added to your turn's score. "Scrabble Bingo of the Day" will focus on these high scoring plays, teaching you some interesting and possibly unusual seven-letter or longer words accepted in a game of Scrabble.

Track future Bingo of the Days: Follow @scrabbleworld on Twitter and like on Facebook.

Want to master Microsoft Excel and take your work-from-home job prospects to the next level? Jump-start your career with our Premium A-to-Z Microsoft Excel Training Bundle from the new Gadget Hacks Shop and get lifetime access to more than 40 hours of Basic to Advanced instruction on functions, formula, tools, and more.

Buy Now (97% off) >

Our Best Phone Hacks

Gadget Hacks' tips — delivered daily.

Be the First to Comment

Share Your Thoughts

  • Hot
  • Latest