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What's an evening like at the Lauderhill Scrabble® Club #276? 

Read John Thomason's June 2007 article which appeared in the Sun-Sentinel.

"Lauderhill Scrabble Club #276 is Not for Novices."


 

Want to Play

Scrabble Like a Pro?

Here’s Your Memory Trick

By Ulrich Boser - April 1, 2017

Bennett Schwartz is one of the nation’s leading memory experts, and when I visited him in his office at Florida International University, he was standing at his desk. A soft sunlight crowded the room. Large windows framed the palm tree-lined quad outside.

Dressed in a short-sleeved shirt and slacks, Schwartz appeared to be quietly talking to himself, with hushed, mumbled words, and for a long moment, it seemed as if he was some sort of monk, living in another, more esoteric world.

“Hi?” I said tentatively.

Schwartz turned around, putting the book away with an easy gesture.

It turned out that when I walked into the room, Schwartz was honing his Scrabble skills. He had a Scrabble tournament the next day, and he was practicing words from a book devoted to the game. “The director is allowing me to play against the good Scrabble players,” Schwartz told me, laughing. “I have to make sure I know my words.”

So how exactly does one of the nation’s premier memory experts develop his Scrabble skills?

Well, Schwartz uses a type of self-quizzing: In order to hone his expertise, he’s constantly interrogating himself to see if he can recall various Scrabble words. So when Schwartz stops at a red light—or if he’s just waiting in his office—he’ll ask himself questions about what he’s learned as well as what he aims to learn.

The learning strategy has shown clear results, helping Schwartz become a nationally ranked player, boosting his Scrabble rating by more than 25 percent over the past few years.

Known as retrieval practice, the approach to learning fills the recent literature on memory, sometimes showing effects some 50 percent more than other forms of learning. In one study, one group of subjects read a passage four times. A second group read the passage just one time, but then the same group practiced recalling the passage three times.

But when the researchers followed up with both groups a few days later, the group that had practiced recalling the passage learned significantly more. In other words, subjects who tried to recall the information instead of rereading it showed far more expertise.

Within the learning sciences, retrieval practice is sometimes referred as the testing effect since the practice is a matter of people asking themselves specific questions about what they learned. But in many ways, the idea goes much deeper than self-quizzing, and what’s important about retrieval practice is that people take steps to recall what they know. They ask themselves questions about their knowledge, making sure that it can be produced.

More concretely, retrieval practice isn’t like a multiple-choice test, which has people choose from a few answers, or even a Scrabble game, where you hunt in your memory for a high-point word. Retrieval practice is more like writing a five-sentence essay in your head: You’re recalling the idea and summarizing it in a way that makes sense.

In this regard, we can think of retrieval practice as a type of mental doing: It’s a way to create the webs of meaning that support what we know. As psychologist Bob Bjork told me, “The act of retrieving information from our memories is a powerful learning event.”

A lot of the benefit of retrieval practice is explained by the nature of long-term memory, and Schwartz describes long-term memory as being like the sprawling, chaotic bedroom of a teenager. It might seem messy from the outside, but the disorder makes a lot of sense to the people who live there. “Each of us has his or her own subjective organization strategies, which may not be obvious to others, but give us each or own unique associations and memory,” Schwartz told me.

The key to recalling memories is to have cues that closely link up with a memory, Schwartz says. When we have strong associations, we can more easily recall a word or idea. Because if “cues change, finding that missing word or event is like looking for a particular t-shirt among the chaos of the mess,” he says. We simply can’t find it.

In this regard, retrieval practice helps us recall memories because it more closely links cues and their associated memories. It pushes us to foster associations—and make more durable forms of knowledge. As Schwartz argues, “it’s the growing mess and the lack of the organizational cues that makes memory fade.”

The benefits of retrieval practice go far beyond facts or games, and there are ways to use self-quizzing to develop conceptual understanding. One student recommends that people first create a pile of cards that lists facts. Then people should build a second pile that asks things like “give a real life example” or “draw this concept.” In this approach, people learn by picking one card from the first pile and a card from the second pile, and then executing the task.

Retrieval practice doesn’t have to be written down, either. When I was in college, I worked as a teaching assistant for a class that relied on a form of retrieval practice, and once a week, I would gather a group of students in a classroom and verbally ask them rapid-fire questions. The class was relatively short—just 45 minutes a week. But it was easy to see the effects of the free-recall type of practice, and the more the students retrieved their knowledge, the more they learned.

As for Schwartz, he did well at the Scrabble tournament on the day after our interview. The director placed him in one of the highest divisions, and he went against some of the best players in the state of Florida. Using his technique of retrieval practice, Schwartz managed to notch wins in about a third of his games. As Schwartz modestly joked in a follow-up email, “I didn’t finish last, so I did OK.”

About the Author:

Ulrich Boser (@ulrichboser) a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.

 

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SCRABBLE CLUB #276

CELEBRATED ITS

28TH ANNUAL SCRABBLE AWARDS NIGHT ON JANUARY 11, 2017

Oscar Red Carpet 1Awards

On January 11, twenty-five of our Scrabble Club members congregated at their meeting place in Veterans Park, Lauderhill, Florida to attend our 28th Annual Awards Night and to cheer on their fellow players as numerous awards were presented!

JED MARTINEZ cleverly prepared a Greetings Scrabble Board to welcome our members to our 28th Annual Scrabble Awards night and brought two of his furry friends that were previous years' gifts to help him with his message.  The lion whose shirt says "GRRRRRest Scrabble Player" and the frog whose shirt says "Toad-ily Awesome Scrabble Player!"

This year, DENA WEINSTEIN baked a magnificent sheet cake for our 28th Annual Scrabble Awards night!  As always, not only was it a creative work of art on the outside, but it was just as delicious on the inside and was quickly devoured by our Scrabble club members!  Thanks again, Dena, for all your thoughtfulness, generosity and time that you put into creating this masterpiece!


If anyone ever needs a wonderful and delicious cake or cupcakes for a special occasion, you can order the best of the best from Dena Weinstein!




I was happy to present Dena with a  g
ift of appreciation not only this wonderful cake, but also for all the other delicious goodies she sends in to our club throughout the whole year!






Thanks also to CHERYL LEVIN
for opening her office up for me on Sunday night to make copies of the completed stats as soon as they were hot off the press...even though she had attended a two-day tournament that weekend and still had to prepare for and attend a court hearing the next morning! 

Cheryl, with the myriad of things that still had to be done for our Awards Night, once again, your generosity helped me to compete everything in time for our big night!

As usual much thanks always goes to LARRY GRADUS for being such a helpful Assistant Director! With your assistance it makes it so much easier to run the club smoothly while still finishing in time to meet the Veterans Park's closing time of 9:00 PM.

One night during this past year, Larry told me that his brother gave him two Scrabble pillows with the tile letters of "L" and "G" for Larry Gradus!  At that moment, I knew that I would have to track down a "P" Scrabble pillow on the Internet to give to him as a "Thank You" gift at Awards Night...because 29 years ago, when I handed out information sheets for our members to fill in, Larry handed back his sheet with the letters "NMN" for the middle name spot (No Middle Name).  At that point, 29 years ago, I told him that from now on his middle name would be known as "Phoney" to acknowledge all the phoneys that he tries to get away with in his games!  Now, Larry has a complete and accurate set of his initials!!!

Whenever Larry was late or unable to attend this year, I was so appreciative when HOWARD PISTOL sat down in Larry's seat and perfectly took over the assistance that Larry provides!   What a big help that always was!!!  So to show Howard my appreciation, I also gave Howard a gift of thanks!

After I expressed all of my thanks and appreciation, SHEREEN WEINSTEIN took the floor and on behalf of the Scrabble Club #276 said some lovely words and presented me with a gift of their appreciation.  I can't even begin to tell you how good it made me feel when I read the names of the contributors on the gift card to see how much they appreciate all the hard work that goes into making our club such a fun place to attend all year long! 

I've decided to purchase a life time membership to NASPA with your generous gift so that I can continue to be your director for many more years to come without having to worry each December every year about renewing my membership and instead can give my total concentration to that year's Awards Night preparation.  In addition, it also gives me the security of knowing that we can continue to use the latest tournament version of the ZYZZYVA program on my club laptop computer for word challenges.



Thanks, thank you - Page 16

I would like to take this opportunity to thank our club members who bring in snacks throughout the year on a regular basis--JEFF GARRETT, JED MARTINEZ & CAROL DOSS.  In addition we've also thoroughly enjoyed home-baked cookies from SALLY SCALZO and TERESA SCHAEFFER!  Much thanks again to our "honorary" Scrabble club member, DENA WEINSTEIN for her delicious home-baked delights throughout the year!

And last but not least, I'm sure that all of the club members who were in attendance at our 28th Annual Scrabble Club 276 Awards Night would like to once again thank IAN WEINSTEIN for his generosity in paying their dues for that evening!














THEN LET THE
SCRABBLE AWARDS CEREMONYBEGIN!




Clapping Hands
Congratulations to all of our
2016 winners

in the following categories:

2016 MOST IMPROVED PLAYER

MARSHALL RESNICK

10.12%!!!


L-R: Marshall Resnick, Howard Pistol

2nd Place - HOWARD PISTOL - 7.82%
3rd Place - CARL STOCKER - 5.67%
 

2016 HIGHEST SCORING WORD

 ROBERT KAHN "OVERTIPS" - 176 Pts!


Robert Kahn

         2nd Place 3-Way Tie for 158 Points:

JOHN THOMASON - "CARTAGES"

MICHAEL VACIANNA - "SYRINGES"

IAN WEINSTEIN - "OUTACTED"

L-R:  John Thomason, Ian Weinstein, Michael Vacianna

3rd Place 2 Way Tie for 140 Points: 

ROBERT KAHN - "ABIDANCE"

IAN WEINSTEIN - "SERIATED"


L-R:  Robert Kahn, Ian Weinstein

During 2016 there were 63 Bamdingers* scored (with 5 being phonies)! *A "Bamdinger" is one word that scores 100 points or more!

A total of 25 Scrabble players who played at our club during 2016 earned a Bamdinger Certificate.

Here are just a few of the winners proudly holding up their 2016 Bamdinger Awards

L-R:  John Thomason, Conor Munro, Teresa Schaeffer, Mickey Kaplan, Joanne Cohen, Jeff Garrett, Sally Scalzo, John Scalzo
L-R:  Marty Rosen, Judy Ford, Michael Vacianna

L-R:  Jed Martinez, Cheryl Levin, Fred Weinstein

To view these 63 Bamdingers which were scored during 2016 and also all the other 100+ words in the "Bamdinger Hall of Fame" since our records began, please click on the link below.

2016 MOST BAMDINGERS

1st Place - 2 Way Tie!!!

JOHN THOMASON - 7 BAMDINGERS

IAN WEINSTEIN - 7 BAMDINGERS

L-R:  Ian Weinstein, John Thomason

        2nd Place -  ROBERT KAHN - 6 BAMDINGERS


                                                 Robert Kahn

        3rd Place - 2 Way Tie each with 5 BAMDINGERS

                     GERRY SMITH & HOWARD PISTOL

L-R:  Howard Pistol, Gerry Smith


2016 HIGHEST SCORING GAMES 

FIRST PLACE 

  LARRY GRADUS - 666 Pts

L-R:  Larry Gradus, Ian Weinstein

2nd Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 648 Pts
3rd Place - Laura Wolfson - 633 Pts


2016 PLATEAU Certificates
for
Total Winning Games
at Scrabble Club 276

(The levels are 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000, 2000 and 3000)

This year we had EIGHT who have either reached the first plateau of winning games or have upped their levels to the next plateau. 

250 PLATEAU AWARDS

MARSHALL RESNICK - 288.5 Winning Games

JED MARTINEZ - 258.5 Winning Games

GERRY SMITH - 251.5 Winning Games

L-R:  Gerry Smith, Marshall Resnick, Jed Martinez
100  PLATEAU AWARDS
CONOR MUNRO - 117.5 Winning Games
JOANNE COHEN - 113.5 Winning Games
L-R:  Joanne Cohen, Conor Munro

50 PLATEAU AWARDS
LAURA WOLFSON - 92 Winning Games
LESLEY SALAS - 61.5 Winning Games
HARRIET LAKERNICK - 56 Winning Games

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2016 BEST BINGO AVERAGE

 1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN  2.068
2nd Place - ROBERT KAHN                   1.905
3rd Place - HOWARD PISTOL                1.781

L-R:  Ian Weinstein, Robert Kahn, Howard Pistol

2016 MOST BINGOS

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 273
2nd Place - ROBERT KAHN   -  240
3rd Place - HOWARD PISTOL  - 203

L-R: Ian Weinstein, Robert Kahn, Howard Pistol

2016 MOST 400+ GAMES

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 101
2nd Place - ROBERT KAHN - 75
3rd Place - HOWARD
PISTOL - 71

L-R:  Ian Weinstein, Robert KahnHoward Pistol


2016 MOST 500+ GAMES

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 19

2nd Place Tie:  ROBERT KAHN - 12

                        HOWARD PISTOL - 12

3rd Place - MARSHALL RESNICK  - 7

L-R:  Robert Kahn, Ian Weinstein, Howard Pistol, Marshall Resnick


2016 BIGGEST WINNING STREAK

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN 
16 consecutive games!!!!

2nd Place Tie:  - 12 consecutive games

HOWARD PISTOL

ROBERT KAHN

3rd Place:  10 consecutive games

JOHN THOMASON

L-R  Robert Kahn, Ian Weinstein, Howard Pistol, John Thomason

2016 HIGHEST AVERAGE

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 445

2nd Place - HOWARD PISTOL - 419

3rd Place - ROBERT KAHN - 417

L-R:  Robert Kahn, Ian Weinstein, Howard Pistol

2015 MOST WINS

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN - 115.5
2nd Place - ROBERT KAHN - 83
3rd Place - HOWARD PISTOL - 80


L-R:  Robert Kahn, Ian Weinstein, Howard Pistol


2015 HIGHEST WINNING PERCENTAGE

1st Place - IAN WEINSTEIN    .845!!!

2nd Place - HOWARD PISTOL   .702

3rd Place - ROBERT KAHN .659

L-R:  Robert Kahn, Ian Weinstein, Howard Pistol

As you can see from the above posted results and photos, it seems as though the lions share of the awards went to our "Top Three Amigos."  Congratulations, Guys!!!



Every year I award a prize to the first player in the new year who scores the first Bamdinger.  Sometimes this might take a few weeks, but on the first night that we were in session, January 4, 2017, NOEL LIVERMORE bingoed out on his last move with the first "bamdinger" of the year when
he played "CRISPLY" for 103 points!  This was Noel's out play against Mickey Kaplan and it tied up the game with each having the final score of 368 points!!!


Congratulations to all our members who received awards and thank you to our entire membership who help to make our Scrabble club such a fun, interesting and competitively challenging place to be every Wednesday night! 

As is my custom, along with the packet of club stats and individual stats, I give a gift to all of our Scrabble Club players who have attended our club a number of times during the year.  I hope our club players will enjoy their Scrabble personalized clip boards along with the stats.


Here's looking forward to another fun year at our Scrabble Club and wishing everyone a very happy and healthy 2017!





































So many interesting stats to read!




Are you praying for good tiles, Mickey?





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Click on this link Club News Page
to see what has been happening at Scrabble Club 276 during the months
of October 2016 through December 2016!




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As of April 1, 2015 we have been officially using the new words at Scrabble Club 276
!


If you would like to print out the newest 2-3 letter "Cheat Sheet" which has all the new additions in red font,  please click the following link.

2015 Cheat Sheet



And for those of you who would actually like to know the meanings of some of these new words, much thanks to Rebecca Slivka for her "work in progress."

New Two-Letter Words

According to NASPA, there are only 4 new two-letter words:
New Word Definition and Extensions Notes
DA dad [n -S] family.txt
GI a martial arts garment [n -S] japanese.txt
PO a chamber pot [n -S] toilet.txt
TE the musical note TI [n -S]

New Three-Letter Words

According to NASPA, there are 66 new three-letter words. The following 66 are what we have found:
New Word Definition and Extensions Notes
AJI a spicy pepper [n -S]
CAF a cafeteria or cafe [n -S] : CAFF(s) coffee.txt
CAL unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
CUZ coz (cousin) [n CUZZES] family.txt
DAS da [n]
DEP a convenience store [n -S]
DOH the first tone of the diatonic scale, Homer [n -S] also an interjection
DUM cooked with steam [adj]
ECO ecology [n -S]
EEW eeew [interj]
EMO a style of rock music with emotional lyrics [n -S] : EMOCORE(s)
EST a group technique for raising self-awareness [n -S] trademark?
FAH fa [n -S]
FOO a name for a temporary computer variable or file [n -S] finally, BAR has its missing companion. Computers.txt
GIF a computer file in a type of image format [n -S]
GIS gi [n]
GRR use to express anger or annoyance [interj]
HOM a sacred plant of the ancient Persians [n -S] : HOMA(s)
HOO used to express surprise or apprechension [interj]
LAH the tone la [n -S]
LOR unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good
LUD a form of address to a judge in a court, ma lud [n -S]
LUN a lee [n -S]
MAM mother, mama [n -S] family.txt
MEH not impressive, boring [interj]
MES unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good
MMM mm [interj]
MOI used instead of "who me?" to feign surprise when accused of something [interj] french.txt
MUX to multiplex [v -ED -ING -ES]
NAV navigation [n -S] aviation.txt
NUG a chunk of wood sawn from a log [n -S]
OCH used to express surprise or regret [interj]
OIK a very rude or stupid person [n -S] stupid.txt
OMA grandmother [n -S] : OPA(s)
OOF used to express discomfort [interj]
OPA grandfather [n -S] : OMA(s) family.txt
ORG an organization [n -S]
OWT anything [n -S]
PAK a pack [n -S]
PHO a Vietnamese soup of rice noodles and veg [n -S]
POS plural of new PO, or the state of being infected or certain [adj]
REZ reservation [n REZES or REZZES]
ROO a kangaroo [n -S]
RYU a school of Japanese martial arts [n -S] japanese.txt
SAN a sanatorium [n -S] note SANS already good (different definition)
SEV an Indian food of deepfried strands of flour [n -S]
SEZ unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
SHO unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
SIG a short personalized message at the end of an email, a signature [n -S] computer.txt
SOC a sociology course [n -ES]
SOH another name for the tone sol [n -S]
SUS to suss [v SUSED SUSING SUSES]
TEC a detective [n -S]
TES plural of the new TE
TIX tickets [n/pl]
TIZ tizzy [n TIZES] : TIZ TIZZ TIZZY
TUM tummy [n -S]
UMS new definition for um: to hesitate or pause in speaking [v UMMED UMMING UMS]
UNI university or a uniform [n -S]
VIN french wine [n -S] french.txt, alcohol.txt
VOG air pollution caused by volcanic emissions [n -S] portmanteau
WUZ unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
XED unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
YAS ya is an asian pear new definiton so now YAS is good. Fruit.txt
YER unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
YEZ unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5

New Four-Letter Words

There hasn't been an announcement about the number of new four-letter words, but by comparing comparing MW online with OWL2 there appear to be 185 new fours:
New Word Definition and Extensions Notes
ACAI a purple berrylike fruit of a tropical palm [n -S] fruit.txt
ACRO a skiing event in which a skier performs acrobatic moves to music [n -S]
AFRO a curly or frizzy hairstyle [n -S] about time! Hair.txt
AGLU agloo [n -S] more Inuit
AGRO a student of agricultural studies [n -S]
AJIS aji [n]
AREG areas of shifting desert sand dunes [n/pl]
ARGH used to express despair or frustration [interj] : AUGH these get added to: AARGH AARRGH AARRGHH
AUGH used to express despair or frustration [interj] : ARGH these get added to: AARGH AARRGH AARRGHH
BANC a bench [n -S] french.txt
BAWK an Atlantic seabird [n -S] birds.txt
BAWN a meadow for cows [n -S] cows.txt
BAZZ to throw (as a stone) [v -ED -ING -ES]
BEAL an infected sore (a painful place on the body) [n -S] : BEALING(s)
BIBE a creature whose crying is an omen of death [n -S] death.txt
BING used to indicate a sudden action [interj] fruit.txt
BISH a bishop [n -ES] religion.txt
BLAG to rob with violence [v BLAGGED BLAGGING BLAGS] crime.txt
BOBO a well-to-do person who holds bohemian values and leads a bourgeois life [n -S]
BURK a berk [n -S]
CAFS caf [n] coffee.txt
CALS unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
CAMI a camisole [n -S]
CAVA a sparkling Spanish wine [n -s] alcohol.txt
CAZH slang for casual [adj]
CERT an event considered certain to happen [n -S]
CHEM a chemistry class or course [n -S]
CHOC a piece of chocolate [n -S] candy.txt
CINQ cinque (the number 5) [n -S] french.txt
CLEG a horsefly [n -S] insects.txt
CLIT unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good expurgated?
COMM communications [n -S] : COMMO(s)
CRIP unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good assuming this will be in expurgated list
CUMS unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good assuming this will be in expurgated list
DEPS dep [n]
DESI a person of Indian, Pakistani, or Banladeshi birth who lives abroad [n -S] hindu.txt
DEVI a Hindu goddess [n -S] hindu.txt
DOBE adobe [n -S] already good:ADOBE DOBIE DOBY, polyorth list
DOHS doh [n] also an interjection
DOOB a doobie [n -S] smoking.txt
DOSA an Indian pancake made from rice flour [n -S or -I] hindu.txt
DOSH money [n] currency.txt
DOUT to extinguish (as a fire) [v -ED -ING -S] fire.txt
ECOS eco [n]
EEEW used to express disgust [interj] : EEW
EKKA a one-horse vehicle of India [n -S]
EMOS emo [n]
ERUV an enclosed area in which Jews are permitted to carry on activities normally forbidden on the Sabbath [n -S or -IM]
ESSE essential nature [n -S]
ESTS est [n] trademark?
FAFF to make a fuss [v - ED -ING -S]
FAHS fah [n]
FILK a type of popular music that parodies folk songs [n -S]
FOOS foo [n] finally, BAR has its missing companion. Computers.txt
GACH to gatch [v -ED -ING -ES] : GACHER(s), GACH GATCH GAUCH
GEAN unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good OED defines as a wild cherry, fruit.txt
GIFS gif [n]
GOJI a red berry [n -S] fruit.txt
GRIZ a grizzly bear [n GRIZ]
GYNO a gynecologist [n -S] : GYNIE(s) reproduction.txt
GYPO a small-time logging operator [n -S] : GYPPO(s) trees.txt
HEPS new definition for hep : hepatitis (inflammation of the liver) [n] disease.txt
HIYA used as an informal greeting [interj] hellogoodbye.txt
HMMM unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good HM and HMM already good.
HOLO a hologram [n -S]
HOMA a hom [n -S]
HOMS hom [n] : HOMA(s)
HORK to spit [v -ED -ING -S]
HWYL an emotion that inspires impassioned eloquence [n -S]
ICKS new definition for ick : something sticky or disgusting [n]
JIRD a long-tailed rodent [n -S]
JIZZ unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good predicting this will be in the expurgated list
JOOK a tavern that has a jukebox [n -s}
JUDY a woman [n JUDIES] names.txt
KAPU a Hawaiian set of rules for daily life [n -S]
KETA a type of salmon [n -S] fish.txt
KRAI an administrative district in Russia [n -S] : KRAY(s)
KRAY krai [n -S]
LAHS lah [n]
LARN to learn [v -ED or -T, -ING -S]
LEDE the introductory section of a news story [n -S] another about time
LEVS new plural for lev [n] : LEVA currency.txt
LIAS a blue limestone rock [n -ES]
LIPO liposuction [n -S]
LOTO lotto [n -S]
LUDO a simple board game [n -S]
LUDS a form of address to a judge in a court, ma lud [n -S]
LUNS lun [n]
MAKI a sushi roll [n -S] japanese.txt
MAMS mam [n] family.txt
MECH a mechanic [n -S] cars.txt
MOFO unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good predict this will be in the expurgated list
MOHO a boundary separating the earth's crust and the mantle [n -S]
MOOK a foolish or contemptible person, or a bad guy in a movie [n -S]
MUNG a round green bean [n -S]
MUSO a musician [n -S]
NAES new plural, nae [n]
NAGA a half-snake, half-human creature in Hinduism [n -S] hindu.txt
NANO science that deals with materials on an atomic or molecular scale [n -S] numbers.txt
NAVS nav [n] aviation.txt
NEWB a newbie [n -S]
NIFF to stink [v -ED -ING -S]
NUFF enough [n -S] polyorth
NUGS nug [n]
NYAH used to express contempt for another [interj]
OATY tasting or smelling of oats [adj OATIER OATIEST]
OCHE a line behind which players stand when throwing darts [n -S]
OFFA unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
OIKS oik [n] stupid.txt
OLDE old [adj]
OMAS oma [n]
OPAS opa [n] family.txt
ORGS org [n]
OUTA unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good not in OSPD5
OWLY resembling an owl [adj OWLIER OWLIEST] birds.txt
OWTS owt [n]
OXER a fence for keeping in cattle [n -S] cows.txt
OXIC denoting a process involving oxygen [adj]
PAAN a betel leaf folded around pieces of betel nut and spices [n -S]
PAKS pak [n]
PALI a cliff in Hawaii [n -S]
PAUA Maori name for abalone shell [n -S] (but IWI* is still not good)
PERC a chemical used in dry cleaning [n -S]
PHOS pho [n]
PIPA a four-stringed Chinese lute [n -S] musicalinstruments.txt
POGO to jump up and down as if on a pogo stick [v -ED -ING -S or -ES] trademark?
PROB a problem [n -S] math.txt
PUDU a small deer of South America [n -S]
PULK a small sled [n -S] : PULKA(s) Inuit
RENO a renovated house [n -S] places.txt
ROOS roo [n]
RUKH a roc [n -S] birds.txt
RYUS ryu [n] japanese.txt
SEPS an african lizard [n -ES] SEPSES already existed as a plural of SEPSIS. Reptiles.txt
SESH a session [n -ES]
SEVS sev [n]
SHEN the spiritual element of a person's psyche [n SHEN]
SHHH SH [interj} : SH SHH SHHH SH and SHH were good already
SIGS sig [n] computer.txt
SITU unknown : not in OSPD5 but MW site says it is good SITUS was already acceptable
SKED to schedule [n SKEDDED SKEDDING SKEDS]
SKOL to skoal (to drink to the health of) [v -ED -ING -S] alcohol.txt
SKRY to scry [v -SKRIED SKRYING SKRIES]
SOHS soh [n]
SOJU a Korean vodka distilled from rice or sweet potato [n -S] alcohol.txt
SUKH a souk [n -S] SOOK SOUK SUK SUQ already good. Polyorth
SUMI a type of black Japanese ink [n -S] japanese.txt
SUMY new definition and plural for sum: a monetary unit of Uzbekistan currency.txt
TASE to stun with a gun that fires electified darts [v TASED TASING TASES] crime.txt
TECS tec [n]
TEGU a large lizard of South America [n -S] reptiles.txt
TEIN a monetary unit of Kazakhstan [n -S] currency.txt
TIAN a large oval cooking pot [n -S]
TIYN tyin [n -S] : TIYIN(s) TIYN(s) TYIN TYIYN TYIN and TYIYN were already good (but they don�t take -S). Currency.txt
TIZZ tizzy [n TIZZES] : TIZ TIZZ TIZZY
TOCK a short, hollow sound [n -S]
TOCO a South American toucan [n -S] birds.txt
TOLT an isolated hill [n -S] mountain.txt
TOSA a dog of a breed of mastiff [n -S] dogs.txt
TREM an electric guitar lever for producing a tremolo [n -S] musicalinstruments.txt
TROU trousers [n/pl]
TUMS tum [n]
TURR a murre [n -S] birds.txt
UMMA the whole community of Muslims [n -S] : UMMAH(s) arabic.txt
UMPH oomph [n -S]
UNIS uni [n]
VEGA a large plane or valley [n -S]
VIFF to change direction abruptly of a VTOL aircraft [v -ED -ING -S] aviation.txt
VINS vin [n] french.txt, alcohol.txt
VLEI a hollow in South Africa in which water collects [n -S]
VLOG to blog videos [v VLOGGED VLOGGING VLOGS] : VLOGGER(s) computer.txt
VOGS vog [n] portmanteau
VOLK the Afrikaner people [n -S]
VULN to wound [v -ED -ING -S]
WAAH used to express wailing [interj]
WALI the governor of a province in an Arab country [n -S]
WETA a large wingless insect of New Zealand [n -S] insects.txt
WIKI a website that allows users to add and edit content [n -S] computer.txt
YAGE a tropical vine of the Amazon region [n -S]
YEOW used to express pain or shock [interj]
YOMP to march with heavy gear over rough terrain [v -ED -ING -S]
YOOF youth [n -S]
YUZU an asian citrus fruit [n -S] fruit.txt, japanese.txt
ZEDA grandfather [n -S : ZAIDA ZAIDEH ZAIDY ZEDA yiddish.txt
ZIZZto make a buzzing sound [v -ED -ING -ES]



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