57 words you may not have known you could use in Scrabble

From ‘xi’ to ‘zymurgy,’ here are a few words to add to your personal Scrabble dictionary, along with definitions.

Like many Ragan.com readers, I enjoy a friendly game of Scrabble now and then. Well, maybe “friendly” isn’t the best way to describe it. I’m actually a merciless Scrabble player.

It goes back to when I was 10 and playing Scrabble with my older sister. She wouldn’t let me put “zit” on the triple word score because she insisted “zit” wasn’t a word. Furious, I quit the game, flipped over the board, and swore I would never again play Scrabble with my sister.

For those who’ve had similar experiences playing Scrabble, here is a list of high scoring, Scrabble-acceptable words with links to their definitions. While you’re playing, you might as well boost your vocabulary, right?

Two-letter words

Three-letter words

Four-letter words

Five-letter words

6-letter words

7-letter words

More Scrabble-acceptable words are available at the Hasbro Scrabble Resource site. You can also check to see if a word is in the Scrabble dictionary at the Hasbro’s Scrabble tools site.

Any other words to add to the list?

Laura Hale Brockway is medical writer and editor from Austin, Texas. Read more of her work at impertinentremarks.com.

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