What is Scrabble?

Scrabble is essentially a word game which can be played by 2-4 players at a given time on a board which comprises a grid of squares in a 15 X 15 format. The squares are assigned different scoring attributes. There are 100 tiles to draw from and players must draw 7 tiles initially and maintain the same number on their racks till they are exhausted. Each tile has a point value attached to it. If all 7 tiles are used in a word an additional 50 points is added to the players score. The goal is to win by scoring more than your opponent. Scrabble is now increasingly played competitively across several countries on the globe and in several languages.

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Useful Scrabble Score Sheet

Here is a very useful scrabble scoring/tile tracking sheet from one of my colleagues Shankar in the Bangalore Scrabble Club. I often strugg...

Monday, 29 June 2015

New 4 Letter Words Added in CSW15 - Part 2

Here is the second installment of 33 new four letter words with meanings that have been added to the CSW15 dictionary. The entire list of the 99 new 4 letter words that have been added in CSW15 can be found in WESPA's Collins Scrabble Words 2015 initiation kit.
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Word
Meaning
Word
Meaning
GYNO
a gynecologist
MOHO
a boundary separating the earth's crust and the mantle
GYPO
a small-time logging operator
NAES
NAE, no
HAUN
(Scots) a hand
NANO
the science that deals with materials on an atomic or molecular scale
HMMM
an interjection expressing thoughtful consideration
NAVS
NAV, navigation
HOIS
HOI, to urge, incite
NEWB
a newbie
HOLO
(short for) hologram
NUGS
NUG, a chunk of wood sawn from a log
HORK
to spit
NYAH
an interjection used to express contempt for another
ICKS
ICK, something sticky or disgusting
OBVS
(coll) obviously
KAPU
a Hawaiian set of rules for daily life
OFFA
off, off from
KRAI
an administrative district in Russia
OMAS
OMA, a grandmother
KRAY
an administrative district in Russia
OPAS
OPA, a grandfather
LEDE
the introductory section of a news story
ORGS
ORG, an organization
LEVS
LEV, a unit of Bulgarian currency
OUTA
an informal contraction of out of
LOLZ
(slang) amusement derived from mischievous or provocative behavior on the Internet
OXIC
GIF, a type of computer image
LULZ
(slang) amusement derived from mischievous or provocative behavior on the Internet
PAKS
PAK, a pack
LUNS
LUN, a lee
PALI
(Hawaiian) a cliff in Hawaii
MECH
(short for) mechanic


The first set of 33, 4 letter words added can be found here. The last set of 33 new four letter words are available here. The new 3 letter words added can be found here.

Thursday, 18 June 2015

New 4 Letter Words Added in CSW15 - Part 1

There are a total of 99 new 4 letter words that have been added in CSW15 featured in WESPA's Collins Scrabble Words 2015 initiation kit. Here is the first installment of 33 new four letter words with meanings that have been added to the CSW15 dictionary.
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Word
Meaning
Word
Meaning
ABER
an estuary
CRON
in computing, a command
ACRO
a skiing event
DEPS
DEP, a convenience store
AGRO
a student of agricultural studies
DEVI
a Hindu goddess
AJIS
AJI, a spicy pepper
DEVO
devolution
AUGH
an interjection expressing despair
DOBE
an unburned, sun-dried brick made of clay and straw
BAWK
an Atlantic seabird
DOCU
a documentary film
BAZZ
to throw
DOSA
an Indian pancake made from rice flour
BEAL
an infected sore
EEEW
an interjection used to express disgust
BIBE
a type of banshee
ENTS
entertainments
BOBO
a well-to-do person who holds bohemian values
FILK
a type of popular music that parodies folk songs
BRAP
an exclamation used to imitate the sound of a burst of gunfire from an automatic weapon
FOOS
FOO, a name for a temporary computer variable or file
CAFS
CAF, a cafe
FUSK
to obtain data from (a website) by using a fusker
CAMI
Camisole

GACH
to behave boastfully
CAZH
casual
GIFS
GIF, a type of computer image
CHEM
a chemistry class
GORS
GOR, a seagull
CINQ
the number five
GRIZ
a grizzly bear
CRIP
a cripple


The second set of 33 new 4 letter words added can be found here. The last set of 33 new four letter words are available here. The new 3 letter words added can be found here.

Sunday, 7 June 2015

New 3 Letter Words Added in CSW15

Here is a list of the 31 new 3 letter words that have been added in CSW15 featured in WESPA's Collins Scrabble Words 2015 initiation kit, which is a must read for Scrabble players across the globe.
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Word
Meaning
Word
Meaning
AJI
a spicy pepper
PAK
a pack
CAF
a cafeteria or cafe
PWN
to dominate or humiliate an opponent esp in online gaming
CAL
calorie
RYU
a school of martial arts
DEP
a convenience store
SEV
an Indian food of deep-fried strands of flour
DUM
cooked with steam
SHO
a nonstandard spelling of sure
EEW
an interjection used to express disgust
SIG
a signature
FOO
a name for a temporary computer variable or file
TIZ
a state of confusion
GRR
an interjection used to express anger or annoyance
VOG
air pollution caused by volcanic dust
LUN
a lee
VOM
to vomit
MMM
an interjection expressing agreement or enjoyment
WAZ
to urinate
NAV
navigation
WUZ
a nonstandard spelling of was
NUG
a chunk of wood sawn from a log
XED
X, to delete
NYM
a dispute about the right to publish material on the Internet
under a fictitious name
YAS
an Asian pear
OMA
a grandmother
YER
your
OPA
a grandfather
YEZ
yes
ORG
an organization


The first set of 33 new 4 letter words added can be found here. The second set of 33 new 4 letter words added can be found here. The last set of 33 new four letter words are available here.

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Different Words Same Meaning

Citolas, Citoles, Cithrens, Citherns, Cithers, Citterns - A Guitar
Waivode, Waiwode, Woiwode, Voivode - An army leader
Cagouls, Cagoules, Kagouls, Kagoules, Kagools - An anorak
Eulachan, Eulachon, Oulachon, Oulakan, Oolakan, Ulikon - A candlefish
Kiester, Keister, Hurdies, Patootie - The Buttocks
Didakei, didakai, Diddicoy, Didicoi, Didicoy - A Tinker
Cabala, Cabbala, Kabala, Kabbala, Kabbalah, Qabala, Qabalah - a Jewish doctrine
Yoghurt, Yaourt, Yogurt, Yoghourt - A type of curd
Narwal, Narwhal, Narwhale - An Arctic aquatic mammal
Lekythus, Lecythus, Lekythos - An ancient oil Jar
Germen, Germain, Germaine, Germin - Something that serves as an origin
Filemot, Philomot, Philamot - A dull brown shade
keblah, Kibla, Kiblah, Qibla - The direction muslims face while praying
Litchi, Lichi, Lychee, Lichee - A fruit
Poursue, Pursue, Persue, Poursew Pursew - To follow
Pummelo, Shaddock, Pompelo - A citrus fruit
Repreeve, Reprive, Repryve - To delay
Baklava, Baklawa, Baclava - A middle eastern desert
Nilgai, Nilgau, Nilghai, Nilghau, Nylghai, Nylghau - a large antelope
Cassina, Cassene, Cassine, Cassena - an evergreen tree
Narghile, Narghily, Nargile, Nargileh, Nargily - a hookah
Dirdam, Dirdum, Durdum - uproar
Shechita, Shehitah, Shehita - krosher killing of animals
Mezuzot, Mezuzoth, Mezuzah, Mezuza - a Jewish scroll

Combo Words of Two Words that are Good Both Ways

Bedrail - Railbed
Dovering - Ringdove
Hangover - Overhang
Turnover - Overturn
Runover - Overrun
Roadside - Sideroad
Outburn - Burnout
Woodworm - Wormwood
Linecut - Cutline
Outpass - Passout
Outspeak - Speakout
Comedown - Downcome
Upclose - Closeup
Outback - Backout
Pinhead - Headpin
Mateship - Shipmate
Cutover - Overcut
Upstart - Startup
Outshoot - Shootout
Overwing - Wingover
Fantail - Tailfan

Common Words with Not so common Anagrams

Tailors - Oralist, Rialtos, Sliotar
Almonds - Dolmans
Mustard - Durmast
Stadium - Dumaist
Romance - Cremona
Cauldron - Crunodal
Acolyte - Cotylae
Cilantro - Contrail
Decagon - Congaed
Ethical - Alethic
Strongly - Strongyl
Ungrazed - Gazunder
Expires - Prexies
Detangle - Danegelt
Teardown - Danewort
Erasions - Sensoria
Innovate - Venation
Inundate - Antidune
Invocate - Conative
Antidote - Tetanoid
Liaises - Silesia
Coalise - Celosia
Isotherm - Moithers
Heroism - Moreish
Sedation - Astonied
Marries - Simarre
Tsunami - Manitus, Santimu
Cheerio - Echoier


Those Handy Pyramid Words!

Pyramid words are words which start at 2 letters but can be extended to 7 letters and beyond. For example take the word loofahs, we start with lo, next we get to loo, followed by loof, loofa, loofah and loofahs. Thus by knowing loofahs we get to know a total of 6 words. Other examples include:
Abasers, Amenders, Amusers, Barbers, Bingers, Chained,
Chiasmal, Daledhs, Divests, Erasers, Fasties, Godsons, Hookahs, Jambees, Jamboks, Kaingas, Kinases, Lapsers, Maliced, Mentors, Nursery, Parkiest, Poleyns, Reeders, Reposes, Singers, Skaters,Tapetis, Teasers, Ureases, and Woosells.

There are some reverse pyramid words too. Take the word drooped for example, we start with ed, then ped, then oped, then ooped, rooped and finally drooped.Other examples include:
Aemules, Afeared, Borates, Cleared, Demures, Escapes, Glaired, Hamates, Lemures, Mananas, Penates, Retapes, Scraped, Testates, Upreach, Vacates, Whooped, Yslaked and Zananas.

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