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Scrabble-winning words

Scrabble-winning words
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Memorise these quirky words to be a winner every game. PS, ‘quirky’ isn’t a bad option either….

Muzjiks: A Russian peasant

Muzjiks: A Russian peasant
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With this alternate spelling of muzhiks, Jesse Inman earned the record of the highest-scoring opening Scrabble word ever played in 2008.

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Qi: The energy of life flowing through the body

Qi: The energy of life flowing through the body
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When you’ve been holding on to that Q for way too long, just get rid of it with this easy-peasy two-letter word that doesn’t even require a U. Add an S at your next turn to take advantage of that ten-point Q all over again to win Scrabble.

Check out these 10 commonly misused words that you need to stop getting wrong. 

Qat: A shrub that grows in the Middle East and Africa

Qat: A shrub that grows in the Middle East and Africa
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Q with no U? You’re in luck – “qat” makes it easy to get rid of that tricky letter. When your friends question you, make sure to pronounce it right (“kaht”).

Make sure you’re correctly spelling these 15 of the hardest words to spell in the English language. 

Xi: Letter in the Greek alphabet

Xi: Letter in the Greek alphabet
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You know “ax,” “ex,” and “ox,” but when your only vowel is an I, you’ve got options.

To be a true Scrabble champ, make sure you’re not getting these 70 common words and phrases wrong. 

Xu: Coin that used to be minted in South Vietnam

Xu: Coin that used to be minted in South Vietnam
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Don’t get stuck with that X! Short Scrabble words that start with X are hard to come by.

Try testing your vocabulary with our obscure words quiz. 

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Phpht: Interjection

Phpht: Interjection
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No vowels? No problem! Other long consonant-only options to win Scrabble include crwth, byrls, fyrds, ghyll, and xylyl.

By all means use these 10 words in your next game, but be warned that they’ll make you sound old.

Zuz: Ancient Hebrew coin

Zuz: Ancient Hebrew coin
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Super Scrabble players curse the days they get two Zs. “Pizza” and “fuzz” are obvious choices, but you can get rid of those pesky letters even quicker with this three-letter word.

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Cwm: Cirque, a half-open hollow on a mountainside

Cwm: Cirque, a half-open hollow on a mountainside
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When you’re stuck with all consonants, you don’t have too many options, especially if you don’t have a Y either. Enter cwm to save the day, or even tsk, brr, pht, zzz, nth, or shh.

Beziques: A card game played with a pack of 48 cards (two of each suit for high cards)

Beziques: A card game played with a pack of 48 cards (two of each suit for high cards)
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This word can get two tricky letters out of the way: Z and Q.

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