MOnday, May 25, 2020 PLAFOND An elaborately decorated ceiling. A noun.
Sunday, May 24, 2020 BARDIC Poetic An adjective.
Saturday, May 23, 2020 DEMIVOLT A shalf turn made by a horse. A noun.
Friday, May 22, 2020 HUSWIFE A sewing kit. A noun.
Thursday, May 21, 2020 ZYGOMA The cheekbone. A noun.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 YURT – or – YURTA A portable tent. A noun.
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 REREMICE Bats (a flying mammal). A noun.
Monday, May 18, 2020 GAMP A large umbrella. A noun.
Sunday, May 17, 2020 FROGEYE A plant disease A noun.
Saturday, May 16, 2020 ADDAX A large antelope A noun.
Friday, May 15, 2020 OPUNTIA An American cactus A noun.
Thursday, May 14, 2020 BLEWITS A pale lilac mushroom A noun.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 LAUWINE An avalanche. A Verb.
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 ASHLAR To build with squared stones. A verb.
Monday, May 11, 2020 UNSONSIE -or- UNSONCY -or- UNSONSY Unlucky. An Adjective.
Sunday, May 10, 2020 COADY A sauce made from molasses. A noun
Saturday, May 9, 2020 FULMAR An arctic seabird. A noun
Friday, May 8, 2020 QIGONG A Chinese system of physical exercises. A noun
Thursday, May 7, 2020 WEDELN A skiing technique. A noun
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 NORTENA A form of folk music of northern Mexico and Texas. A noun
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 SKYPHOI Drinking vessels used in ancient Greece. A noun.
Monday, May 4, 2020 JONQUIL A perennnial herb. A noun.
Sunday, May 3, 2020 ROLLMOP A fillet of herring. A noun.
Saturday, May 2, 2020 CYLIX – or – KYLIX A drinking vessel. A noun.
Friday, May 1, 2020 TAMANDU or TAMANDUA (see above)
Thursday, April 30, 2020 SPADIX A flower cluster. A noun.
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 ELAPID A venomous snake. A noun.
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 LUNGYI A loincloth worn by men in India. A noun.
Monday, April 27, 2020 MOVANT A person who applies to a court for a favorable ruling. A noun.
Sunday, April 26, 2020 OCTROI A tax on certain articles brought into a city. A noun.
Saturday, April 25, 2020 NOYADE An execution by drowning. A noun.
Friday, April 24, 2020 BOOJUM A spiny desert tree. A noun.
Thursday, April 23, 2020 TOVARICH or TOVARISH A comrade. A noun.
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 KELPIE A water sprite. A noun.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 TURKOIS an alternate spelling of TURQUOIS A greenish blue gem. A noun.
Monday, April 20, 2020 FIZGIG or FISHGIG A pronged implement for spearing fish. A noun.
Sunday, April 19, 2020 KIKUYU A type of grass. A noun.
Saturday, April 18, 2020 FURZE A spiny shrub. A noun.
Friday, April 17, 2020 MATILDA A hobo’s bundle. A noun. Proper nouns (Names) are only acceptable when the word has a second meaning.
Thursday, April 16, 2020 FREEBOOT To plunder. A verb.
Wednesday, April 15, 2020 DUGONG An aquatic mammal. A noun.
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 PLEXOR A small hammer-like medical instrument. A noun.
Monday, April 13, 2020 HAUBERK A coat of armor. A noun.
Sunday, April 12, 2020 IMPOLICY An unwise course of action. A noun.
Saturday, April 11, 2020 WANIGAN A supply chest used in a logging camp. A noun.
Friday, April 10, 2020 SALADANG A wild ox. A noun.
Thursday, April 9, 2020 MATZA, MATZAH, MATZO, MATZOH An unleavened bread. A noun. And a ZISSIN Pesach
Wednesday, April 8, 2020 CODEX An ancient manuscript. A noun.
Tuesday, April 7, 2020 TOMBOLO A sandbar connecting an island to the mainland. A noun.
Monday, April 6. 2020 CHOOK A chicken. A noun.
Sunday, April 5. 2020 MARAVEDI A former coin of Spain. A noun.
Saturday, April 4. 2020 MESHUGA, MESHUGAH, MESHUGGA, MESHUGGE CRAZY. An Adjective.
Friday, April 3. 2020 CHUFFY Plump An Adjective.
Thursday, April 2. 2020 SPUDGEL A bucket attached to a long pole. A noun.
Wednesday, April 1. 2020 DOVEKIE A Sea bird. A noun.
Tuesday, March 31. 2020 FIREFANG To decompose by oxidation. A verb.
Monday, March 30. 2020 ZANANA or ZENANA A section of a house in India reserved for women. A noun.
Sunday, March 29. 2020 SAPAJOU A capuchin, a long-tailed monkey. A noun.
Saturday, March 28. 2020 SYBARITE A person devoted to pleasure and luxury. A noun.
Friday, March 27. 2020 ISOGRIV A line drawn on a map such that all points have equal grid variation. A noun.
Thursday, March 26. 2020 SHERWANI A knee-length coat worn by some men in India. A noun.
Wednesday, March 25. 2020 TSKTSKS Utterances of annoyances. A verb.
Tuesday, March 24. 2020 CHOUSE To swindle. A verb.
Monday, March 23. 2020 GLOXINIA A tropical plant. A noun
Sunday, March 22. 2020 SASTRUGA A ridge of snow formed by winds in polar regions. A noun
Saturday, March 21. 2020 DIDGERIDOO A musical instrument. A noun.
Friday, March 20. 2020 THISAWAY The opposite of that away. An adv.
Thursday, March 19. 2020 PLIMSOLL, PLIMSOLE, PLIMSOL A rubber-soled clo0th shoe. A noun.
Wednesday, March 18. 2020 BONIATO A sweet potato. A noun
Tuesday, March 17. 2020 DAGOBA A Buddhist shrine. A noun.
Monday, March 16. 2020 CHUBASCO A violent thunderstorm A noun
Sunday, March 15. 2020
An elf A noun (The KOBOLD(March 15) is pictured here. Have you ever heard of it before? There are more than 175,000 words in the OSPD6. Have fun learning them while building your word knowledge.)
Saturday, March 14. 2020
Pertaining to the gods of the underworld. An adjective
Friday, March 13. 2020
One skilled in critical explanation or analysis. A noun.
Thursday, March 12. 2020
MOUFLON or MOUFFLON
A wild sheep. A noun.
Wednesday, March 11. 2020
The number seven. A noun.
Tuesday, March 10. 2020
A high barren plateau. A noun.
Monday, March 9. 2020
A strong silk fabric. A noun.
Sunday, March 8. 2020
An arrow poison. A noun.
Saturday, March 7. 2020
A large monitor lizard. A noun.
Friday, March 6. 2020
Something that is unknown or forgotten. A noun.
Thursday, March 5. 2020
A place frequently visited. A noun.
Wednesday, March 4. 2020
The garb worn by Muslim Pilgrims. A noun.
Tuesday, March 3. 2020
A shrewd person. A noun.
Monday, March 2. 2020
The number five. A noun.
Sunday, March 1. 2020
(Not the Pillsbury Doughboy) An infantryman from WWI. A noun.
Saturday, February 29. 2020
A person who is 100 years old. A noun.
Friday, February 28. 2020
SWARAJ -or- SVARAJ
A form of self-government in British India A noun.
Thursday, February 27. 2020
EMYD -or- EMYDE
A freshwater tortoise. A noun.
Wednesday, February 26. 2020
A monetary unit of Mauritania. A noun.
Tuesday, February 25. 2020
A book of magic spells. A noun.
Monday, February 24. 2020
A follower of DADAISM. A noun.
(On Saturday afternoon at Scrabble Club #357, in Escondido, CA. I played the word DADAIST. I don’t have a clue how I remembered it from some list I scanned in the past. That word is not in my normal vocabulary) GM
Sunday, February 23. 2020
An article of artistic value. A noun.
Saturday, February 22. 2020
Disgusting. An adjective.
Friday, February 21. 2020
The Japanese art of flower arranging. A noun.
Thursday, February 20. 2020
The top row, left-hand side, of a standard keyboard. Takes an S.
(I played the word last night at Club #350)
Wednesday, February 19. 2020
An Algonquian Indian term meaning ‘white man’. A noun.
Tuesday, February 18. 2020
An Australian tree. A noun.
Monday, February 17. 2020
A system of rules for scientific investigation. A noun.
Sunday, February 16. 2020
A French brandy. A noun.
Saturday, February 15. 2020
A univalent chemical radical. A noun.
Friday, February 14. 2020
A bird resembling a crow. A noun.
Thursday, February 13. 2020
An Australian grassland. A noun.
Wednesday, February 12. 2020
A Brownish butterfly. A noun.
Tuesday, February 11. 2020
A youth who serves liquors. A noun.
Monday, February 10. 2020
A tangy sauce used chiefly on seafood. A noun.
Sunday, February 9. 2020
A stringed musical instrument. A noun. see above
Saturday, February 8. 2020
A Chinese dish of mixed vegetables. A noun.
Friday, February 7. 2020
An East Indian Cedar. A noun.
Thursday, February 6. 2020
A hybrid between a coyote and a wild dog. A noun.
Wednesday, February 5. 2020
A parasitic worm. A noun.
Tuesday, February 4. 2020
A Jewish village. A noun.
Monday, February 3. 2020
HAGBUT or HACKBUT
A type of gun. A noun.
Sunday, February 2. 2020
A substitute. A noun.
Saturday, February 1. 2020
VULPINE (see photo above)
Relating to foxes. An adjective.
Friday, January 31. 2020
A sewer. A noun.
Thursday, January 30. 2020
A pagan. A noun.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
A long-necked antelope. A noun
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
A prairie soil. A noun
Monday, January 27, 2020
A meal of meat roasted on a spit. A noun.
Sunday, January 26, 2020
A curved outdoor bench. A noun.
Saturday, January 25, 2020
A rear vestibule. A noun.
(An aside. The plural of ‘PIANO’ is ‘PIANOS’ But . . . what if you have ‘PIANO + E + S? Two possibilities: ‘EPINAOS’ & ‘SINOPEA’ )
Friday, January 24, 2020
A downward turning of plant parts. A noun.
Thursday, January 23, 2020
TZAREVNA or TSAREVNA
The daughter of a tsar or the wife of a tsarevich. A noun.
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
A flowering plant. A noun.
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
A bump on a tree. A noun.
Monday, January 20, 2020
Of or relating to money. A noun. Things like SHEQEL, NGWEE, KRONE, NGULTRUM, and many more.
Sunday, January 19, 2020
A device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations designed to assist in remembering something.. A noun.
Saturday, January 18, 2020
A loud thudding sound. A noun.
Friday, January 17, 2020
A series of misfortunes. A noun.
(Has several alternate spellings.)
Thursday, January 16, 2020
A long hooded garment. A noun.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
A monetary unit of Eritrea. A noun.
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
An Asian mink -or the owner of a kielbasa stand in Hamtramck, MI.
Monday, January 13, 2020
The juice of sour or unripe fruit. A noun.
Sunday, January 12, 2020
A Hindu sage. A noun.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
A bloodsucking insect. A noun.
Friday, January 10, 2020
A science dealing with human habitats. An adjective.
Thursday, January 9, 2020
As much as a storage box can hold. A noun.
It has absolutely nothing to do with the capacity of an elephant’s trunk.
Wednesday, January 8, 2020
GROSZ / GROSZE / GROSZY
A Polish coin. A noun.
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
A substance used to kill mites. A noun.
Monday, January 6, 2020
A number which is 9 times another number. A noun.
(27 is a nonuple of 3.)
Sunday, January 5, 2020
An invented language. A noun.
(Some newbies consider the OWL an invented language.)
Saturday, January 4, 2020
A concave molding at the base of a column. A noun.
I played this word today vs. Gretchen Cowan.
Friday, January 3, 2020
To hit the ground with your club before hitting the ball in golf… A verb.
(I can do that; not much more.)
Thursday, January 2, 2020
To set free. A verb.
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
The fear of all things new. A noun.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
An offspring of a Zebra and a Donkey. A noun.
Monday, December 30, 2019 STAUMREL A dolt. A noun
Sunday, December 29, 2019
A plant tissue. A noun
Saturday, December 28, 2019
ReA tropical bird. A noun
Friday, December 27, 2019
Resembling a sissy. An adjective
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Crabmeat soup. A noun
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
Pieces of news. A noun
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
A silkworm. A noun
Monday, December 23, 2019
A large baboon. A noun
Sunday, December 22, 2019
A mischievous person. A noun
Saturday, December 21, 2019
An admirable person. A noun.
Friday, December 20, 2019
To inhale with the mouth open and the cooer lip curled. A verb.
(Okay, use that in a sentence and do it in front of a mirror.)
Thursday, December 19, 2019
A woman regarded as a hero. A noun.
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Showily skillful people. A noun.
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
A gaseous element. A noun.
Monday, December 16, 2019
A food made from milk. A noun.
Sunday, December 15, 2019
A doctrine that denies traditional values. A noun.
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Japanese mustard. A noun.
Friday, December 13, 2019
The fear of the number 13. A noun.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
The KIWI (the animal not the fruit). A noun.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Knowledge acquired through meditation. A noun.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
An open, grassy plain. A noun.
Monday, December 9, 2019
A large red hog. A noun.
Sunday, December 8, 2019
A monitory unit of India. A noun. (I won a challenge by playing this word at the Long Beach tournament.)
Saturday, December 7, 2019
A navigational device. A noun.
Friday, December 6, 2019
An African antelope. A noun.
Thursday, December 5, 2019
A cooperative settlement of small farms in Israel. A noun.
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
A loose Japanese coat. A noun.
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
A monetary unit of Albania. A noun.
Monday, December 2, 2019
The section of a house in India reserved for women. A noun.
Sunday, December 1, 2019
The head or face. A noun.
Saturday, November 30, 2019
A musical instrument played by turning a handle. A noun.
Friday, November 29, 2019
A Cuban dance. A noun.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Feeling gratitude. An adjective.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Rye bread made with molasses. A noun.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
A prune butter. A noun.
Monday, November 25, 2019
Not a ‘real’ word. Used only in scrabble during tournament play when one player is so far ahead of the other players that he/she has already won the tournament and cannot be caught. (David Gibson did this so often that the word was created to honor his achievement.)
Sunday, November 24, 2019
Blame. A noun.
Saturday, November 23, 2019
He or She talks. A verb.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Silky sheer fabric. A noun.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
The wool of a musk ox. A noun.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
A dense fog of suspended ice particles. A noun.
Also an anagram of ‘pooping’.
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
A large antelope. A noun.
Monday, November 18, 2019
A hard browns cheese. A noun.
Sunday, November 17, 2019
A magistrate of ancient Rome. A noun.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
A mushroom or toadstool with pores on the underside of the cap. A noun.
Friday, November 15, 2019
A morning-glory. A noun.
Thursday, November 14, 2019
Wine flavored with spices. A noun.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
An alignment of three celestial bodies that lie in a straight line. A noun.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
A pagan. A noun.
Monday, November 11, 2019
A small songbird. A noun
Sunday, November 10, 2019
A short sword. A noun.
Saturday, November 9, 2019
To protest angrily. A verb.
Friday, November 8, 2019
Limestone consisting of a mass of rounded grains made up of concentric layers.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
A heavy musket. A noun.
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
HOWDAH A seat on an elephant or camel for riders. A noun.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
An ancient stringed musical instrument. A noun.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Good-natured teasing. A noun.
Sunday, November 3, 2019
A teacher. A noun.
Saturday, November 2, 2019
A piece of furniture to kneel on during prayer. A noun.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Pertaining to a stepmother. An adjective.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
A lock of tangled hair. A noun.
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
A large edible clam. A noun.
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
A kayak (an intuit canoe). A noun.
Monday, October 28, 2019
A device for throwing a spear or a dart. A noun.
Sunday, October 27, 2019
A spore-producing organ of certain fungi. A noun.
Saturday, October 26, 2019
A type of dike. A noun.
Friday, October 25, 2019
A tree. A noun.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Thick and adhesive. An adjective
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Blue or Bluish. An adjective
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
A large antelope. A noun.
Monday, October 21, 2019
Showily skillful people. A noun.
Sunday, October 20, 2019
A pigeon. A noun.
Saturday, October 19, 2019
One who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy. A noun.
Friday, October 18, 2019
A magistrate of ancient Rome. A noun.
Thursday, October 17, 2019
An Asian vine. A noun.
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
A monetary unit in the Maldives. A noun.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
A long flowing garment. A noun.
Monday, October 14, 2019
To strip blubber from. A verb.
Sunday, October 13, 2019
A hard, brown French cheese. A noun.
Saturday, October 12, 2019
An alkyl radical. A noun.
Friday, October 11, 2019
A type of wig. A noun.
Thursday, October 10, 2019
A cactus used as a source of liquor. A noun.
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
To move clumsily. A verb.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
A white-faced cow. A noun.
Monday, October 7, 2019
(There are 13 5-Letter-Words on the OWL beginning with ‘X’.) XEBEC XENIA XENIC XENON XERIC XEROX XERUS XYLAN XYLEM XYLOL XYLYL XYSTI XYSTS
Sunday, October 6, 2019
A type of fungus. An adjective.
Saturday, October 5, 2019 AIYEE Used to express great alarm. An interjection.
Friday, October 4, 2019
(these words have all five vowels in them)
MIAOUED To meow (to make the sound of a cat). A verb. EULOGIA Holy bread -or- A prayer -or- A eulogy A noun. SEQUOIA A large evergreen tree. A noun.
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Young women who resist the exploitation of women. A noun.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 QAJAQ A kayak. A noun.
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
A secluded dwelling of a Hindu sage. A noun.
A dry, one-seeded fruit. A noun.
Monday, September 30, 2019 EIGHTVO A page size.A noun.
Sunday, September 29, 2019 COLZA A plant of the cabbage family.A noun.
Thursday, September 26, 2019 ULSTER A long loose overcoat.A noun.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019 IONIUM An isotope of thorium.A noun.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 RILLE A valley on the moon’s surface.A noun.
Monday, September 23, 2019 NAGANA A disease of horses in Africa.A noun.
Sunday, September 22, 2019 USUFRUCT The legal right to use another’s property so long as it is not damaged or altered. A noun. (Played against me by Judy Levitt at Bruce D’ambrosia’s club.)
Saturday, September 21, 2019 LIVYER A permanent resident of New Foundland.A noun.
Friday, September 20, 2019 YAKUZA An alliance of Japanese criminal organizations.A noun.
Thursday, September 19, 2019 NIQAAB A veil worn by some Muslim women. A noun. (Not all words with ‘Q’ require a ‘U’ to follow ‘Q’)
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 KYRIE A religious petition for mercy. A noun.
Tuesday, September 17, 2019 NECKLET A close-fitting ornament is worn around the neck. A noun.
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 is one of a kind?