Learn a new word each day and watch your word power grow. I have fun learning unusual, less known words. I hope you have fun with this.
Find your own word for the day by scanning
the OWL or the OSPD6.
Do you know that there are 48 acceptable scrabble words between 4 and 7 letters long that end with the letters ‘…YL” ? How many do you know?
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
To meow (to make the sound of a cat). A verb
Holy bread -or- A prayer -or- A eulogy A noun.
A large evergreen tree. A noun.
A kayak. A noun.
A page size. A noun.
A plant of the cabbage family. A noun.
A long loose overcoat. A noun.
An isotope of thorium. A noun.
A valley on the moon’s surface. A noun.
A disease of horses in Africa. A noun.
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.)
A perminent resident of New Foundland. A noun.
An alliance of Japanese criminal organizations. A noun.
A veil worn by some Muslim women. A noun.
(Not all words with ‘Q’ require a ‘U’ to follow ‘Q’)
A religious petition for mercy. A noun.
A close-fitting ornament worn around the neck. A noun.
A type of biome (ecological community) in South Africa. A noun.
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.
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?
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.
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
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?