Word of the Day

Learn a new word each day and watch your word power grow.  I have fun learning unusual, less known words that are seldom heard spoken.  I hope you have fun with this.

Find your own word for the day too by scanning the OWL or the OSPD6.

Monday, September 16, 2019                                                                                 FYNBOS
A type of biome (ecological community) in South Africa.  A noun.

Sunday, September 15, 2019                                                                          RUKH
RUKH is a noun with the identical meaning of ROC (a legendary bird of prey).  Many of my favorite words are not necessarily long and complex. Some of the very best are the short ones that are rarely seen and look strange enough to draw a challenge.

Saturday, September 14, 2019
HOTSHOTS 
Today I want to turn your attention to a whole set of words that have reoccurring letters within each word itself.  I once challenged Bruce D’Ambrosio when he played ‘HOTS’ ‘HOTS’. Can you figure out the word he played?  Below are others with the same pattern.  Can you think of any others?
TSKTSK
GRIGRI
MUUMUU                                                  

Friday, September 13, 2019                                                                       SMARAGD
An emerald, a green gem. a noun.  It can take an ‘E’ at the end after the ‘D’.  The plurals are: smaragds and smaragdes.  I learned this from Frank Lee.

Thursday, September 12, 2019
STRIGIL 
A dentist’s scraping instrument; a noun.  I learned this word when it was played against me in a tournament by Stu Goldman and I challenged it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
BASHLYK
The only word on the scrabble Official Word List that ends with the letters YK.  It is a cloth hood and it is a noun.  Can you think of any other words on the OWL that have a unique pattern that are one of a kind?