12 Common Words That Will Boost Your Scrabble Score
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)
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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