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12 Common Words That Will Boost Your Scrabble Score

Scrabble lovers know the game is all about the bingos. Memorizing these twelve easy words compiled by our friends at Vocabulary.com will help you clear your rack and rack up points.

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Vocabulary.com, posted by Mignon Fogarty,
July 31, 2014

Scrabble words

Scrabble lovers know that the game's all-too-often elusive prize is the bingo—when a player uses all seven tiles at once to make a word.

Our friends at Vocabulary.com prepared this list of relatively common seven- and eight-letter words with high point totals. The fact that these words are somewhat familiar should make memorizing them that much easier, and your next game of Scrabble that much more winnable.

[Note: All point totals include the 50-point bonus for using all the tiles.]

  • quixotic (76 points)
    not sensible about practical matters; idealistic and unrealistic

  • maximize (78 points)
    make as big or large as possible

  • wheezily (76 points)
    with a husky or whistling sound

  • equalize (76 points)
    make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching

  • chutzpah (77 points)
    (Yiddish) unbelievable gall; insolence; audacity

  • exorcize (76 points)
    expel through adjuration or prayers

  • whizbang (76 points)
    a small high-velocity shell that makes a whizzing sound followed by a bang when it hits; something very conspicuous or effective

  • jezebel (75 points)
    a shameless impudent scheming woman

  • squeeze (75 points)
    press firmly

  • jukebox (77 points)
    a cabinet containing an automatic record player; records are played by inserting a coin

  • flapjack (76 points)
    a pancake; a flat cake of thin batter fried on both sides on a griddle

  • quickly (75 points)
    with little or no delay

To learn about more words with high Scrabble point totals and to add them to your vocabulary-learning program, see the full list of 20 words at Vocabulary.com.

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