In my extensive hangman playing experience, I have found that using the word vomit has crushed my opponents again and again. Such a short word is assumed to be easy and they start off overflowing with confidence. Normally, T is the first letter they get and that offers little insight into what the word can be. V is one of the last guesses people cling to, and even once the inevitable M is in place they still can't seem to come up with the word until after I have generously exhausted every feature one can draw on a stick figure and he is long dead.