noun: The branch of chemistry dealing with fermentation, as brewing.


From Greek zym- (ferment) + -urgy (work). Earliest documented use: 1868.


While zymurgy’s day job is raising spirits, it also moonlights as the last word in a dictionary. Aardvark serves on the opposite end.

Which, of course, compels a writer to use both words:¬†Aardvark Adams graduated magna cum laude on Friday with a degree in Zymurgy. By Saturday night he was wasted by his degree…

What would you add, write, revise, Constant Reader (moniker borrowed from Stephen King without apology. He avows to liking a great time – let’s have one!)