Word Of The Day

The words which I choose for this list will hopefully cause you to look, make your jaw drop and think “WOW! That’s a word?” And just maybe this will peak your interest and you’ll remember it.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
BROMANCE
A non-sexual relationship between men. A noun.

Monday, November 30, 2020
QUITCH
A perennial grass. A noun.

Sunday, November 29, 2020
GLOSSA
The tongue. A noun.

Saturday, November 28, 2020
POPSTER
A pop musician. A noun.

Friday, November 27, 2020
DEVOIR
A act of civility or respect. A noun.

Thursday, November 26, 2020
STEWBUM
A drunken bum, a vagrant. A noun.

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
BOHRIUM
A radioactive element. A noun.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020
WEDELN
A skiing technique. A noun.

Monday, November 23, 2020
FLUOR
A mineral. A noun.

Sunday, November 22, 2020
OXEYE
A flowering plant. A noun.

Saturday, November 21, 2020
DIGERATI
Persons skilled in the use of computers. A noun.

Friday, November 20, 2020
ROADEO
A competition among truck drivers. A noun.

Thursday, November 19, 2020
GELLY
Gelignite (a high explosive). A noun.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
MOTMOT
A tropical bird. A noun.

Tuesday, November 17, 2020
LIVRE (has 3 anagrams: ERVIL, LIVER and VILER)
A former monetary unit of France A noun.

Monday, November 16, 2020
DOLCETTO
A red wine of Italy A noun.

Sunday, November 15, 2020
SAROD -or- SARODE
A stringed instrument of India A noun.

Saturday, November 14, 2020
GASCON
A boaster. A noun.

Friday, November 13, 2020
CORSAC
An Asian fox. A noun.

Thursday, November 12, 2020
NGWEE
A monetary unit of Zambia. A noun.

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
HOLUBTSI
Cabbage rolls. A noun.

Tuesday, November 10, 2020
PARATHA
Unleavened bread fried on a griddle A noun.

Monday, November 9, 2020
CHAPT
The past tense of CHAP. A verb.

Sunday, November 8, 2020
MAZARD
The head or face. A noun.

Saturday, November 7, 2020
URIAL
A wild Asian sheep. A noun.

Friday, November 6, 2020
MEDAKA
A Japanese fish. A noun.

Thursday, November 5, 2020
ANORAK
A parka. A noun.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
CHARACTER; HONESTY, EMPATHY; TRUE-BLUE; HOPE; INCLUSIVITY; TRUTH; ACCOUNTABILITY; FAIRNESS; LEADERSHIP; DEMOCRATIC; WARM-HEARTED
All these and THE BIRD is the word

Tuesday, November 3, 2020
BOUFFE
A comic opera A noun.

Monday, November 2, 2020
MUZZY
Confused An adjective.

Sunday, November 1, 2020
TABANID
A bloodsucking insect A noun.

Saturday, October, 31, 2020
CALASH
A light carriage. A noun.

Friday, October, 30, 2020
SPIRULA
A spiral-shelled mollusk. A noun.

Thursday, October, 29, 2020
ISOHYET
A line on a map related to rainfall. A noun.

Wednesday, October, 28, 2020
BAROSAUR
A large dinosaur. A noun.

Tuesday, October, 27, 2020
LUSUS
An abnormality. A noun.

Monday, October, 26, 2020
DUPATTA
A scarf worn by Muslim women. A noun.

Sunday, October, 25, 2020
RADICEL
A rootlet. A noun.

Saturday, October, 24, 2020
HEVEA
A tree yielding sap used for rubber. A noun.

Friday, October, 23, 2020
ANOOPSIA
A visual defect. A noun.

Thursday, October, 22, 2020
GAVOTTE -or- GAVOT
A French dance. A noun.

Wednesday, October, 21, 2020
RIGAUDON
A lively dance. A noun.

Tuesday, October, 20, 2020
LAMININ
A glycoprotein. A noun.

Monday, October, 19, 2020
HOMININ
A member of a tribe. A noun.

Sunday, October, 18, 2020
LININ
In the nucleus of a cell. A noun.

Saturday, October, 17, 2020
QUININ
The medicinal alkaloid quinine. A noun.

Friday, October, 16, 2020
RICIN
A poisonous protein. A noun.

Thursday, October, 15, 2020
KININ
A hormone. A noun.

Wednesday, October, 14, 2020
VESTEE
A garment worn under a woman’s jacket. A noun.

Tuesday, October, 13, 2020
BURGOO
A thick oatmeal. A noun.

Monday, October, 12, 2020
OSCULUM
An opening in a sponge. A noun. OSCULUM + ‘B’ = COLUMBUS

Sunday, October, 11, 2020
SPELT
This IS NOT the past tense of of the word ‘spell’ This is a variety of wheat. A noun.

Saturday, October, 10, 2020
AOUDAD
A wild sheep. A noun.

Friday, October, 9, 2020
NUMNAH
A pad placed under a saddle. A noun.

Thursday, October, 8, 2020
DUDGEON
A feeling of resentment. A noun.

Wednesday, October, 7, 2020
OXALIS
A flowering plant. A noun.

Tuesday, October, 6, 2020
CYMA
A curved molding. A noun.

Monday, October, 5, 2020
TRUELOVE
A sweetheart. A noun.

Sunday, October, 4, 2020
BUSHWA
Nonsense. A noun.

Saturday, October, 3, 2020
KRAI
An admonistrative territory of Russia. A noun.

Friday, October, 2, 2020
UMBILICI
Navels A noun.

Thursday, October, 1, 2020
HOOSEGOW -or- HOSGOW
A jail. A noun.

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
RAMONA
A plant of the mint family. A noun.

Tuesday, September 29, 2020
DINGUS
A doodad. A noun.

Monday, September 28, 2020
ZYMOSES
Fermentation. A adjective.

Sunday, September 27, 2020
FIGEATER
A large beetle. A noun.

Saturday, September 26, 2020
NAUTCH
A dance exhibition in India. A noun.

Friday, September 25, 2020
CZAREVNA
Daughter of a czar. A noun.

Thursday, September 24, 2020
POPLITEI
Muscles at the back of the knees. A noun.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
LIMNETIC
The open water of a lake or pond. An adjective

Tuesday, September 22, 2020
GROYNE
A structure built to protect a shore from erosion. A noun.

Monday, September 21, 2020
VIBURNUM
A flowering shrub. A noun.

Sunday, September 20, 2020
ECHT
Genuine. An adjective.

Saturday, September 19, 2020
QUILLET
A trivial distinction. A noun.

Friday, September 18, 2020
KNUR -or- KNURR
A bump on a tree. A noun.

Thursday, September 17, 2020
CUSTUMAL
A writtem record of laws and customs. A noun.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
XYSTER
A sugical instrument for scraping bones. A noun.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
CISCO
A freshwater fish. A noun.

Monday, September 14, 2020
NEREID
A sea nymph. A noun.

Sunday, September 13, 2020
IMPI
A body of warriors. A noun.

Saturday, September 12, 2020
UNMEW
To set free. A verb.

Friday, September 11, 2020
FACTICE
A rubber-like material. A noun.

Thursday, September 10, 2020
PILLION
A pad or cushion for an extra rider on a horse. A noun.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
DREIGH
Dreary. A adjective

Tuesday, September 8, 2020
RONDEAU -or- RONDEAUX
A short poem with a fixed form. A noun

Monday, September 7, 2020
LADRON -or- LADRONE
A thief. A noun

Sunday, September 6, 2020
ARCUS
A arch-shaped cloud. A noun

Saturday, September 5, 2020
ORATRIX
A female orator. A noun

Friday, September 4, 2020
SMRITI
A text of Hindu teachings. A noun

Thursday, September 3, 2020
COLZA
A member of the cabbage family. A noun

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
PUCKA -or- PUKKA -or- PUKKAH
Genuine. An adjective.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
KNAWE -or- KNAWEL
A European plant. A noun.

Monday, August 31, 2020
CEILI or CEILIDH
A Irish or Scottish party. A noun.

Sunday, August 30, 2020
PEKIN
A silk fabric. A noun.

Saturday, August 29, 2020
RYKE
To reach. A verb.

Friday, August 28, 2020
DELPHIC
Ambiguous. An adjective.

Thursday, August 27, 2020
MOPOKE
An Australian bird. A noun.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020
FRIBBLE
To act foolishly. A verb.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
PSYLLA
Plant lice. A noun.

Monday, August 24, 2020
INUKSHUK
A figure of a human made of stones. A noun.

Sunday, August 23, 2020
QUINCUNX
An arrangement of five objects. A noun.

Saturday, August 22, 2020
DASHIKI
An African tunic. A noun.

Friday, August 21, 2020
MOOK
A foolish person. A noun.

Thursday, August 20, 2020
KARROO
A dry plateau A noun.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020
CAPYBARA
A large rodent. A noun.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
TORPEFY
To make sluggish. A verb.

Monday, August 17, 2020
CONTE
A short story. A noun.

Sunday, August 16, 2020
FALX
A sickle-shaped structure. A noun.

Satuday, August 15, 2020
SAMBAL
A spicy condiment. A noun.

Friday, August 14, 2020
CWM
A cirque (a deep, steep-walled basin). A noun.

Thursday, August 13, 2020
NEDDY
A donkey. A noun.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020
DIAPIR
A bend in a layer of rock. A noun.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020
HAME
Part of a horse collar. A noun.

Monday, August 10, 2020
SIROCCO
A hot, dry wind. A noun.

Sunday, August 9, 2020
NAVVY
A manual laborer. A noun.

Saturday, August 8, 2020
FREMD
Strange. An adjective.

Friday, August 7, 2020
CYCLOID
A geometric curve. A noun.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 UROBOROS
A circular symbol of a snake swallowing its own tail. A noun.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
PUGGLE
A dog. A noun.

Tuesday, August 4, 2020
ESTANCIA
A cattle ranch A noun.

Monday, August 3, 2020
SATI -or- SUTTEE
A Hindu widow creamated on her husband’s funeral pyre to show her devotion to him. (A insane level of LOVE.) A noun.

Sunday, August 2, 2020
LAREE
A monetary unit of the Republic of Georgia. A noun.

Saturday, August 1, 2020
PALADIN
A knightly champion. A noun.

Friday, July 31, 2020
GOBANG
A Japanese game. A noun.

Thursday, July 30, 2020
SINUATE
To curve in and out. A verb.

Wednesday, July 29, 2020
COYAU
A steep roof design. A noun.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020
ELVER
A young eel. A noun.

Monday, July 27, 2020
SQUIFFY
Drunk. An adjective.

Sunday, July 26, 2020
KOUMIS -or- KOUMISS
A beverage made from camel’s milk. A noun.

Saturday, July 25, 2020
TRAVOIS
A type of sled. A noun.

Friday, July 24, 2020
AZLON
A textile fiber. A noun.

Thursday, July 23, 2020
RIOJA
A dry red Spanish wine. A verb.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
LOCHAN
A small lake. A noun.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020
DEBRIDE
To remove dead tissue surgically. A verb.

Monday, July 20, 2020
ZAKAT
A payment. A noun.

Sunday, July 19, 2020
FACTICE
A rubber-like material. A noun.

Saturday, July 18, 2020
CLARO
A mild cigar. A noun.

Friday, July 17, 2020
IDONEITY
The state of being suitable. A noun.

Thursday, July 16, 2020
BIZNAGA
A type of cactus. A noun.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020
POLTROON
A coward. A noun.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
ESKER
A narrow ridge of gravel and sand. A noun.

Monday, July 13, 2020
GALYAK
A fur made from lambskin. A noun.

Sunday, July 12, 2020
REPRO
A trial sheet of printed matrial. A noun.

Saturday, July 11, 2020
GREENTH
Verdure. A noun.

Friday, July 10, 2020
BENEFIC
Kindly. An adjective

Thursday, July 9, 2020
ELAPHINE
A genus of deer. A noun.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020
JIPIJAPA
A tropical plant. A noun.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020
FECKLESS
Worthless. A noun.

Monday, July 6, 2020
KOMBU
Kelp used in Japanese cooking. A noun.

Sunday, July 5, 2020
PLACKET
A slit in a garment. A noun.

Saturday, July 4, 2020
RAMPARTS
Furnished with fortifying embankments. A verb.

Friday, July 3, 2020
HANGDOG
A sneaky person. A noun.

Thursday, July 2, 2020
SEXTARII
A unit of liquid measure in ancient Rome. A noun.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020
NAIRA
A monetary unit of Nigeria. A noun.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020
GOLDARN
An expression of anger. A noun.

Monday, June 29, 2020
YCLEPT
Called / Named. An adjective.

Sunday, June 28, 2020
THOLE
To endure. A verb.

Saturday, June 27, 2020
CHAEBOL
A family owned business in Korea . A noun.

Friday, June 26, 2020
LIGURE
A precious stone. A noun.

Thursday, June 25, 2020
DESMAN
A aquatic animal. A noun.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020
OXIM
A chemical compound. A noun.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020
INFULA
A ribbon on a bishops miter. A noun.

Monday, June 22, 2020
CLUPEID
A fish of the herring family. A noun.

Sunday, June 21, 2020
PATINA
A green film that forms on bronze. A noun.

Saturday, June 20, 2020
PLASH
To weave together. A verb.

Friday, June 19, 2020
HYPOPNEA
Abnormally shallow breathing. A noun.

Thursday, June 18, 2020
RAIA or RAYAH
A non-Muslim person living in Turkey. A noun.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020
IDONEOUS
Suitable. A adjective.

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
LAPSUS
A mistake. A noun.

Monday, June 15, 2020
REDPOLL
A small finch. A noun.

Sunday, June 14, 2020
FORNENT
Near to. A preposition.

Saturday, June 13, 2020
YOHIMBE
A tropical African tree. A noun.

Friday, June 12, 2020
OPUNTIA
An American cactus. A noun.

Thursday, June 11, 2020
GOPIK
A monetary unit of Azerbaijan = to .0059 of a US penny. A noun.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020
SENNIGHT
A week. A noun.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020
MIQUELET
A formen Spanish or French soldier. A noun.

Monday, June 8, 2020
VERBIFY
To use as a verb. A verb.

Sunday, June 7, 2020
OSTIARY
A doorkeeper at a church. A noun.

Saturday, June 6, 2020
COPRA or COPRAH or COPPRA
Dried coconut meat. A noun.

Friday, June 5, 2020
FAINEANT
A lazy person. A noun.

Time Is Relative.
8:45 Took A Life and Changed The World.

Thursday, June 4, 2020
PROTEST
To protest strong objection. A verb.

Wedesday, June 3, 2020
TETRYL
A chemical compound. A noun.

Tuesday, June 2,2020 BLACKOUT A failure. (to hopefully be followed by rebirth and better) A noun.

Monday, June 1, 2020
GRRRL
A young woman who resists the exploitation of women. A noun.

Sunday, May 31, 2020
INVEIGH
To protest angrily. A verb.

Saturday, May 30, 2020
ULULANT
Howling. An Ajective.

Friday, May 29, 2020
DURMAST
A European Oak. A noun.

Thursday, May 28, 2020
CONTAGIA
Agents of infectious diseases. A noun.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
SHLEMIEL
An unlucky bungler. A noun.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020
NIFFY
Stinky An Adjective

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.

The northern tamandua is a medium-sized anteater with a prehensile tail, small eyes and ears, and a long snout

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
KOBOLD
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
CHTHONIC
Pertaining to the gods of the underworld.  An adjective
 
Friday, March 13. 2020
EXEGETE
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
HEBDOMAD
The number seven.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, March 10. 2020
FJELD
A  high barren plateau.  A noun.
 
Monday, March 9. 2020
PADUASOY
A  strong silk fabric.  A noun.
 
Sunday, March 8. 2020
URARI
An arrow poison.  A noun.
 
Saturday, March 7. 2020
GOANNA
A large monitor lizard.  A noun.
 
Friday, March 6. 2020
WHATSIT
Something that is unknown or forgotten.  A noun.
 
Thursday, March 5. 2020
HOWFF
A place frequently visited.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, March 4. 2020
IHRAM
The garb worn by Muslim Pilgrims.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, March 3. 2020
SHREWDIE
A shrewd person.  A noun.
 
Monday, March 2. 2020
CINQ
The number five.  A noun.
 
Sunday, March 1. 2020
DOUGHBOY
(Not the Pillsbury Doughboy) An infantryman from WWI.  A noun.
 
Saturday, February 29. 2020
CENTENARIAN
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
OUGUIYA
A monetary unit of Mauritania.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, February 25. 2020
GRIMOIRE
A book of magic spells.  A noun.
 
Monday, February 24. 2020
DADAIST
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
OBJET
An article of artistic value.  A noun.
 
Saturday, February 22. 2020
UGSOME
Disgusting.  An adjective.
 
Friday, February 21. 2020
IKEBANA
The Japanese art of flower arranging.  A noun.
Thursday, February 20. 2020
QWERTY
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
SAGANASH
An Algonquian Indian term meaning ‘white man’.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, February 18. 2020
QUANDONG
An Australian tree.  A noun.
 
Monday, February 17. 2020
ORGANON
A system of rules for scientific investigation.  A noun.
 
Sunday, February 16. 2020
ARMAGNAC
A French brandy.  A noun.
 
Saturday, February 15. 2020
BENZYL
A univalent chemical radical.  A noun.
 
Friday, February 14. 2020
JACKDAW
A bird resembling a crow.  A noun.
 
Thursday, February 13. 2020
SPINIFEX
An Australian grassland.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, February 12. 2020
SATYRID
A Brownish butterfly.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, February 11. 2020
GANYMEDE
A youth who serves liquors.  A noun.
 
Monday, February 10. 2020
PONZU
A tangy sauce used chiefly on seafood.  A noun.
 
Sunday, February 9. 2020
THEORBO
A stringed musical instrument.  A noun.
see above
 
Saturday, February 8. 2020
SUBGUM
A Chinese dish of mixed vegetables.  A noun.
 
Friday, February 7. 2020
DEODARA
An East Indian Cedar.  A noun.
 
Thursday, February 6. 2020
COYDOG
A hybrid between a coyote and a wild dog.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, February 5. 2020
STRONGYL
A parasitic worm.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, February 4. 2020
SHTETEL
A Jewish village.  A noun.
 
Monday, February 3. 2020
HAGBUT  or  HACKBUT
A type of gun.  A noun.
 
Sunday, February 2. 2020
ERSATZ
A substitute.  A noun.
 
Saturday, February 1. 2020
VULPINE (see photo above)
Relating to foxes.  An adjective.
 
Friday, January 31. 2020
CLOACA
A sewer.  A noun.
 
Thursday, January 30. 2020
PAYNIM
A pagan.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
GERENUK
A long-necked antelope.  A noun
 
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
BRUNIZEM
A prairie soil.  A noun
 
Monday, January 27, 2020
MECHOUI
A meal of meat roasted on a spit.  A noun.
 
Sunday, January 26, 2020
EXEDRA
A curved outdoor bench.  A noun.
 
Saturday, January 25, 2020
EPINAOS
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
EPINASTY
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
IPOMOEA
A flowering plant.  A noun.  
 
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
KNURR
A bump on a tree.  A noun.  
 
Monday, January 20, 2020
PECUNIARY
Of or relating to money. A noun.
Things like SHEQEL, NGWEE, KRONE, NGULTRUM, and many more.
 
 
Sunday, January 19, 2020
MNEMONIC
A device such as a pattern of letters, ideas, or associations designed to assist in remembering something..  A noun.
 
Saturday, January 18, 2020
KATHUMP
A loud thudding sound.  A noun.
 
Friday, January 17, 2020
TSURIS
A series of misfortunes.  A noun.
(Has several alternate spellings.) 
 
Thursday, January 16, 2020
DJELLABA
A long hooded garment.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
NAKFA
A monetary unit of Eritrea.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
KOLINSKY
An Asian mink -or the owner of a kielbasa stand in Hamtramck, MI.
 A noun.
 
Monday, January 13, 2020
VERJUICE
The juice of sour or unripe fruit.  A noun.
 
Sunday, January 12, 2020
RISHI
A Hindu sage.  A noun.
 
Saturday, January 11, 2020
REDUVIID
A bloodsucking insect.  A noun.
 
Friday, January 10, 2020
EKISTICS
A science dealing with human habitats.  An adjective.
 
Thursday, January 9, 2020
TRUNKFUL
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
MITICIDE
A substance used to kill mites.  A noun.
 
Monday, January 6, 2020
NONUPLE
A number which is 9 times another number.  A noun.
(27 is a nonuple of 3.)
 
Sunday, January 5, 2020
CONLANG
An invented language.  A noun.
(Some newbies consider the OWL an invented language.)
 
Saturday, January 4, 2020
SCOTIAS
A concave molding at the base of a column.  A noun.
I played this word today vs. Gretchen Cowan.
 
Friday, January 3, 2020
SCLAFF
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
UNMEW
To set free.  A verb.
 
Wednesday, January 1, 2020
NEOPHOBIA
The fear of all things new.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
ZEBRASS
An offspring of a Zebra and a Donkey.  A noun.
 

Monday, December 30, 2019
STAUMREL
A dolt.  A noun

Sunday, December 29, 2019
XYLEM
A plant tissue.  A noun
 
Saturday, December 28, 2019
QUETZAL
ReA tropical bird.  A noun
 
Friday, December 27, 2019
SISSYISH
Resembling a sissy.  An adjective
 
Thursday, December 26, 2019
CALLALOO
Crabmeat soup.  A noun
 
Wednesday, December 25, 2019
TIDINGS
Pieces of news.  A noun
 
Tuesday, December 24, 2019
BOMBYX
A silkworm.  A noun
 
Monday, December 23, 2019
CHACMA
A large baboon.  A noun
 
Sunday, December 22, 2019
SLEEVEEN
A mischievous person.  A noun
 
Saturday, December 21, 2019
MENSCH
An admirable person.  A noun.
 
Friday, December 20, 2019
FLEHMEN
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
SHERO
A woman regarded as a hero.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
HOTSHOTS
Showily skillful people.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019
XENON
A gaseous element.  A noun.
 
Monday, December 16, 2019
MATZOON
A food made from milk.  A noun.
 
Sunday, December 15, 2019
NIHILISM
A doctrine that denies traditional values.  A noun.
 
Saturday, December 14, 2019
MIZUNA
Japanese mustard.  A noun.
 
Friday, December 13, 2019
TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA
The fear of the number 13.  A noun.
 
Thursday, December 12, 2019
APTERYX
The KIWI (the animal not the fruit).  A noun.
 
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
JNANA
Knowledge acquired through meditation.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
LLANO
An open, grassy plain.  A noun.
 
Monday, December 9, 2019
DUROC
A large red hog.  A noun.
 
Sunday, December 8, 2019
CRORE
A monitory unit of India.  A noun.  (I won a challenge by playing this word at the Long Beach tournament.)
 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
NAVAID
A navigational device.  A noun.
 
Friday, December 6, 2019
LECHWE
An African antelope.  A noun.
 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
MOSHAV
A cooperative settlement of small farms in Israel.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, December 4, 2019
HAPPI
A loose Japanese coat.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
QINTAR
A monetary unit of Albania.  A noun.
 
Monday, December 2, 2019
ZENANA
The section of a house in India reserved for women.  A noun.
 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
MAZARD
The head or face.  A noun.
 
Saturday, November 30, 2019
VIELLE
A musical instrument played by turning a handle.  A noun.
 
Friday, November 29, 2019
HABANERA
A Cuban dance.  A noun.
 
Thursday, November 28, 2019
THANKFULLEST
Feeling gratitude.  An adjective.
 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
LIMPA
Rye bread made with molasses.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
LEKVAR
A prune butter.  A noun.
 
Monday, November 25, 2019
GIBSONIZED
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
DIRDUM
Blame.  A noun.
 
Saturday, November 23, 2019
LOQUITUR
He or She talks.  A verb.
 
Friday, November 22, 2019
GAZAR
Silky sheer fabric.  A noun.
 
Thursday, November 21, 2019
QIVIUT
The wool of a musk ox.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
POGONIP
A dense fog of suspended ice particles.  A noun.
Also an anagram of ‘pooping’.
 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
NILGAI
A large antelope.  A noun.
 
Monday, November 18, 2019
GJETOST
A hard browns cheese.  A noun.
 
Sunday, November 17, 2019
DUUMVIR
A magistrate of ancient Rome.  A noun.
 
Saturday, November 16, 2019
BOLETE
A mushroom or toadstool with pores on the underside of the cap.  A noun.
 
Friday, November 15, 2019
IPOMOEA
A morning-glory.  A noun.
 
Thursday, November 14, 2019
GLUHWEIN
Wine flavored with spices.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
SYZYGY
An alignment of three celestial bodies that lie in a straight line.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
PAYNIM
A pagan.  A noun.
 
Monday, November 11, 2019
AVADAVAT
A small songbird.  A noun
 
Sunday, November 10, 2019
INCREESE
A short sword.  A noun.
 
Saturday, November 9, 2019
INVEIGH
To protest angrily.  A verb.
 
Friday, November 8, 2019
OOLITE
Limestone consisting of a mass of rounded grains made up of concentric layers.
 
Thursday, November 7, 2019
JINGAL
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
CRWTH
An ancient stringed musical instrument.   A noun.
 
Monday, November 4, 2019
RAILLERY
Good-natured teasing.  A noun.
 
Sunday, November 3, 2019
PEDAGOG
A teacher.  A noun.
 
Saturday, November 2, 2019
PRIEDIEU
A piece of furniture to kneel on during prayer.  A noun.
 
Friday, November 1, 2019
NOVERCAL
Pertaining to a stepmother.  An adjective.
 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
ELFLOCK
A lock of tangled hair.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019
GWEDUCK
A large edible clam. A noun.
 
Tuesday, October 29, 2019
QAJAQ
A kayak (an intuit canoe).  A noun.
 
Monday, October 28, 2019
ATLATL
A device for throwing a spear or a dart.  A noun.
 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
AECIA
A spore-producing organ of certain fungi.  A noun.
 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
ABOIDEAU
A type of dike.  A noun.
 
Friday, October 25, 2019
SEQUOIA
A tree.  A noun.
 
Thursday, October 24, 2019
VISCID
Thick and adhesive.  An adjective
 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
CYANIC
Blue or Bluish.  An adjective
 
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
NILGHAI
A large antelope. A noun.
 
Monday, October 21, 2019
HOTSHOTS
Showily skillful people. A noun.
 
Sunday, October 20, 2019
CUSHAT
A pigeon. A noun.
 
Saturday, October 19, 2019
FRENEMY
One who pretends to be a friend but is actually an enemy. A noun.
 
Friday, October 18, 2019
DUUMVIR
A magistrate of ancient Rome. A noun.
 
Thursday, October 17, 2019
KUDZU
An Asian vine. A noun.
 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
RUFIYAA
A monetary unit in the Maldives. A noun.
 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
BOUBOU
A long flowing garment. A noun.
 
Monday, October 14, 2019
FLENSE
To strip blubber from. A verb.
 
Sunday, October 13, 2019
GJETOST
A hard, brown French cheese. A noun.
 
Saturday, October 12, 2019
NONYL
An alkyl radical. A noun.
 
Friday, October 11, 2019
BAGWIG
A type of wig.  A noun.
 
Thursday, October 10, 2019
MEZCAL
A cactus used as a source of liquor.  A noun.
 
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
GALUMPH
To move clumsily.  A verb.
 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
HAWKIE
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
OIDIOID
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
GRRRLS
Young women who resist the exploitation of women. A noun.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
QAJAQ
A kayak.  A noun.
 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
ASRAMA
A secluded dwelling of a Hindu sage.  A noun.
SAMARA
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?