Monday, March 31, 2008


n. pl. -COS a style of architecture and decoration

See below...
Two C's and three O's. Nice.


n. pl. -LUSES or -LI a ring or ringlike part

OK, let's see how many entries I can squish in under March.... I just read my latest mindless paperback- Dan Brown's Angels and Demons and found this word, as well as the one above this.


n. pl. -S an aquatic herb

You know, you don't realize how many bingos you miss until you go back afterwards and use an anagram generator.... how I found ELODEAS and ELOINER. The thing is these words look like they should form bingos when you line the letters up on your rack: ADEELOS and EEILNOR.. but if you don't know those two words, you're out of luck. I've been making a practice of adding these types of words to the growing flashcard pile. I still miss ordinary ones... like this: ABENOSY

Got it?

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


n. pl. -S an exploding meteor

Found this one using an anagram generator after staring at my rack for a long time. I needed something ending in an S. Ever look at the letters and say 'I'll bet there's a word in there.' Well, there was. I just didn't know it. I saw BOILED, of course.

Friday, March 21, 2008


n. pl. -ES a word that occurs only once

Holy crap, I'm going to have to change the name of this blog to The Weekly Scrabbler.

Added this word, because 1. It contains an X, and 2. because the definition is so cool.

Friday, March 14, 2008


n. pl. -S a person who is not of Maori descent

found: in a Scrabulous game I'm currently playing. Other words I've learned in this game: ARGUFY, RIOJA, NENE. I'm actually suspicious that the person is using an anagram generator because their strategic game is pretty bad. I don't really care though, it's not like I'm trying to get a great Scrabulous rating or something. I see it as a good way to learn new words. That, and I'm winning. :)

Thursday, March 6, 2008


n. pl. -S a theif

So, I'm reading the book 'Word Freak' by Stefan Gatsis, which I'm finding is popular among scrabble players, and in some cases is even the inspiration for them taking the game seriously. There's a part of the book where he mentions this word, and that it has 8 alternate spellings. Here they are.


Saturday, March 1, 2008


adj. -ICKIER ICKIEST difficult to please

notes: I'm not listing this word because it's new to me, but rather because the following alternative expressions of the same word are new to me: FINICAL, FINICKIN, FINIKIN, FINIKING, FINNICKY Pretty crazy.