Basic Word Lists

This page contains all of the (somewhat) obscure words in the American (TWL) lexicon that beginning and intermediate players should learn.

Two letter words
Three letter words
Vowel-heavy words
Four-letter Words with JQXZ
Q without U words
Five-letter Words with JQXZ
500 more useful Scrabble words

Two letter words: (77 words)

AA AB AE AG AH AI AL AR AW AX AY
BA BI BO
DA DE
ED EF EH EL EM EN ER ES ET EX
FA FE
GI
HA HM HO
ID
JO
KA KI
LA LI LO
MA MI MM MO MU
NA NE NU
OD OE OI OM OP OS OW OX OY
PA PE PO
QI
RE
SH SI
TA TE TI
UH UM UN UT
WO
XI XU
YA YE YO
ZA

Three letter words (700 words)

 

AAH AAL AAS ABA ABO* ABS ABY ADO ADZ AFF AFT AGA AGE AGS AHA AHI AHS AIL AIN AIS AIT AJI ALA ALB ALP ALS ALT AMA AMI AMU ANA ANE ANI APO APP APT ARB ARF ARS ASP ASS ATT AUK AVA AVE AVO AWA AWL AWN AXE AYE AYS AZO

BAA BAH BAL BAM BAP BAS BEL BEN BES BEY BIO BIS BIZ BOA BOB BOD BOG BOO BOP BOS BOT BRO BRR BUB BUR BYS

CAD CAF CAL CAM CAW CAY CEE CEL CEP CHI CIG CIS COL CON COO COR COS COX COY COZ CRU CUD CUM CUR CUZ CWM

DAG DAH DAK DAL DAN DAP DAS DAW DEB DEE DEF DEL DEP DEV DEX DEY DIB DIF DIN DIS DIT DOE DOH DOL DOM DON DOR DOS DOW DUH DUI DUM DUN DUP

EAU EBB ECO ECU EDH EDS EEK EEW EFF EFS EFT EKE ELD ELL ELM ELS EME EMO EMS EMU END ENG ENS EON ERA ERE ERG ERN ERR ERS ESS EST ETA ETH EWE

FAB FAG FAH FAS FAX FAY FEH FEM FEN FER FES FET FEU FEY FEZ FID FIE FIL FIZ FOB FOH FON FOO FOP FOU FOY FRO FUB FUD FUG

GAB GAD GAE GAM GAN GAR GAT GED GEE GEN GEY GHI GIB GID GIE GIF GIN GIP GIS GIT GNU GOA GOR GOS GOX GOY* GRR GUL GUV GYP

HAE HAG HAH HAJ HAO HAP HAW HEH HEM HEP HES HET HEW HEX HEY HIC HIE HIN HMM HOB HOD HOE HOG HOM HON HOO HOS* HOY HUB HUH HUN HUP HYP

ICH ICK IDS IFF IGG ILK IMP ION IRE ISM IVY

JAG JAY JEE JEU JEW* JIB JIN JOE JOW JUN JUS JUT

KAB KAE KAF KAS KAT KAY KEA KEF KEG KEN KEP KEX KEY KHI KIF KIN KIP KIR KIS KOA KOB KOI KOP KOR KOS KUE KYE

LAC LAH LAM LAR LAS LAT LAV LAX LEA LEE LEI LEK LES* LEU LEV LEX LEY LEZ* LIB LIN LIS LOO LOP LOR LOX LUD LUM LUN LUV LUX LYE

MAC MAE MAG MAM MAR MAS MAW MAX MAY MED MEG MEH MEL MEM MES MEW MHO MIB MIC MID MIG MIL MIM MIR MIS MIX MOA MOC MOD MOG MOI MOL MON MOO MOP MOR MOS MOT MUM MUN MUS MUT MUX MYC

NAB NAE NAH NAM NAN NAV NAW NAY NEB NEE NEG NIB NIL NIM NIT NIX NOB NOG NOH NOM NOO NOS NTH NUG NUS

OAF OBA OBE OBI OCA OCH ODA ODS OES OFT OHM OHO OHS OIK OKA OKE OLE OMA OMS ONO ONS OOF OOH OOT OPA OPE OPS OPT ORA ORC ORE ORG ORS ORT OSE OUD OVA OWT OXO OXY

PAC PAH PAK PAM PAP PAR PAS PAX PAY PEC PED PEE PEH PES PEW PHI PHO PHT PIA PIC PIP PIS PIU PIX PLY POD POH POI POL POM* POO* POS POW POX PRO PRY PSI PST PUD PUG PUL PUN PUR PUS PYA PYE PYX

QAT QIS QUA

RAD RAH RAI RAJ RAS RAX REB REC REE REF REG REI REM REP RES RET REV REX REZ RHO RIA RIF RIN ROC ROE ROM ROO RUE RYA RYE RYU

SAB SAC SAE SAL SAN SAP SAU SAX SEC SEG SEI SEL SEN SER SEV SEZ SHA SHH SHO SIB SIC SIG SIM SIS SKA SOC SOD SOH SOL SOM SOP SOS SOT SOU SOW SOX SRI SUK SUP SUQ SUS SYN

TAE TAJ TAM TAO TAS TAT TAU TAV TAW TEC TED TEE TEG TEL TES TET TEW THE THO THY TIC TIL TIS TIT TIX TIZ TOD TOG TOM TOR TSK TUI TUM TUN TUP TUT TUX TWA TYE

UDO UGH UKE ULU UMM UMP UNI UNS UPO URB URD URP UTA UTE UTS

VAC VAR VAS VAT VAU VAV VAW VEE VEG VEX VIA VID VIG VIM VIN VIS VOE VOG VOX VUG VUM

WAB WAE WAN WAP WAR WAT WAW WEE WEN WHA WIS WIZ WOE WOG* WOO WOP* WOS WOT WRY WUD WUZ WYE WYN

XED XIS

YAG YAH YAR YAS YAW YAY YEA YEH YEN YEP YER YEW YEZ YID* YIN YIP YOB YOD YOK YOM YON YOW YUK YUM YUP

ZAS ZAX ZED ZEE ZEK ZIN ZOA ZUZ ZZZ

* indicates offensive words

Vowel heavy words

 

AEON AERO AGEE AGIO AGUE AIDE AJEE AKEE ALAE ALEE ALOE AMIA AMIE ANOA AQUA ARIA ASEA AURA AUTO AWEE BEAU CIAO EAUX EAVE EEEW EIDE EMEU EPEE ETUI EURO IDEA ILEA ILIA INIA IXIA JIAO LUAU MEOU MOUE NAOI OBIA ODEA OGEE OHIA OLEA OLEO OLIO OOZE OUTA OUZO PAUA QUAI RAIA ROUE TOEA UNAI UNAU UREA UVEA ZOEA

AALII ADIEU AECIA AERIE AIOLI AQUAE AREAE AUDIO AURAE AUREI COOEE EERIE LOOIE LOUIE MIAOU OIDIA OORIE OURIE QUEUE URAEI ZOEAE

4 letter JQXZ Words

 

AJAR AJEE DJIN DOJO FUJI GOJI HADJ HAJI HAJJ JAGG JAMB JAKE JANE JAPE JARL JATO JAUK JAUP JAVA JEAN JEED JEFE JEEP JETE JEEZ JEHU JELL JEON JEUX JIAO JIBB JIBE JIFF JILL JILT JIMP JINK JINN JIRD JISM JIVE JIVY JIZZ JOEY JOHN JOLE JOOK JOUK JOKY JOTA JOWL JUBA JUBE JUCO JUDO JUDY JUGA JUJU JUKE JUKU JUPE JURA KOJI MOJO PUJA RAJA SOJA SOJU

CINQ QADI QAID QOPH QUAD QUAG QUAI QUAY QUID QUOD QUEY QUIN

AXAL AXED AXEL AXIL AXON BOXY BRUX CALX COXA CRUX DEXY DOUX DOXY EAUX EXEC EXED EXON EXPO FALX FAUX FIXT FLAX IBEX ILEX IXIA JEUX LUXE LYNX MAXI MINX MIXT MOXA NIXE NIXY ONYX ORYX OXER OXIC OXID OXIM PIXY PLEX PREX POXY ROUX SEXT TAXA VEXT XYST

ADZE AZAN AZON BAZZ BIZE CAZH CHEZ CZAR DOZY FRIZ FOZY FUTZ FUZE GEEZ GRIZ IZAR JEEZ LAZE LUTZ MAZY MEZE MOZO NAZI ORZO OOZY OUZO OYEZ PHIZ PREZ PUTZ RAZE RAZZ RITZ SPAZ TZAR YUTZ YUZU ZARF ZEBU ZEDA ZEIN ZERK ZETA ZILL ZINE ZING ZITI ZOEA ZOIC ZONA ZONK ZOON ZORI ZOUK ZYME

5 letter JQXZ Words

 

AJIVA AJUGA BHAJI BIJOU CAJON DJINN EEJIT EJIDO FJELD FJORD GADJE GADJO GANJA HADJI HAJJI HIJAB HIJRA JABOT JACAL JACKY JAGER JAGGY JAGRA JAKER JALAP JALOP JAMBE JAMMY JANNY JANTY JAPAN JAPED JAPER JAUKS JAUNT JAWAN JAZZY JEBEL JEEZE JEHAD JELLO JEMMY JENNY JERID JERRY JESSE JETON JETTY JEWED JIBBA JIBED JIBER JIFFY JIGGY JIHAD JIMMY JIMPY JINGO JINNI JIVED JIVER JIVEY JNANA JOCKO JOCKY JOIST JOKEY JOLTY JOMON JORAM JORUM JOTTY JOUAL JOULE JOWAR JOWED JOWLY JOYED JUDAS JUGAL JUGUM JULEP JUMAR JUMPY JUNCO JUNKY JUNTA JUNTO JUPON JURAL JURAT JUREL JUSTS JUTTY JUVIE KANJI KOPJE MUJIK OBJET POOJA PUJAH PUNJI QAJAQ RAJAH REJIG RIOJA SAJOU SHOJI SHOJO SLOJD THUJA UNJAM

AQUAE BURQA COQUI EQUES EQUID FAQIR FIQUE MAQUI NIQAB PIQUE QANAT QIBLA QUAFF QUAKY QUALE QUANT QUARE QUARK QUASH QUASI QUASS QUATE QUBIT QUEAN QUERN QUERY QUEUE QUIFF QUINT QUIPU QUIRE QUIRT QUOIN QUOIT QUOLL QUOTH QURSH ROQUE SQUAB SQUAW SQUEG SQUIB TOQUE TRANQ TUQUE UMIAQ USQUE

ADDAX ADMIX AFFIX ATAXY AUXIN AXIAL AXILE AXILS AXING AXIOM AXION AXITE AXLED AXMAN AXMEN AXONE BEAUX BEMIX BORAX BOXLA BRAXY BUXOM CALIX CALYX CAREX CIMEX CODEX COMIX COXAE COXAL COXED COXES CULEX CYLIX DEOXY DESEX DEWAX DEXES DEXIE DIXIT DOXIE EPOXY EXALT EXINE EXING EXPAT EXTOL EXUDE EXULT EXURB FAXED FEDEX FIXER FIXIT FLAXY FOREX FOXED GALAX GOXES HAPAX HEXAD HEXER HEXYL HYRAX IMMIX INBOX INFIX IXNAY IXORA IXTLE KEXES KYLIX LATEX LAXER LAXES LAXLY LEXES LEXIS LOXED LUREX LUXER MAXED MAXIM MIREX MIXUP MOXAS MUREX MUXED MUXES NEXTS NEXUS NIXIE OXBOW OXEYE OXIDE OXIME OXLIP OXTER PAXES PHLOX PIXES PIXIE POXED PREXY PROXY PYREX PYXES PYXIE PYXIS RADIX RAXED REDOX REDUX REFIX REMEX REMIX RETAX REWAX REXES SEXER SEXTO SILEX SIXER SIXMO SIXTE TAXER TAXOL TAXON TAXUS TELEX TEXAS TWIXT UNBOX UNFIX UNMIX UNSEX VARIX VEXER VEXIL VOXEL WAXEN WAXER XEBEC XENIA XENIC XENON XERIC XEROX XERUS XYLAN XYLEM XYLOL XYLYL XYSTI

ABUZZ ADOZE ADZED AGAZE ARROZ AZIDE AZIDO AZINE AZLON AZOIC AZOLE AZOTE AZOTH AZUKI AZURE BAIZA BAIZE BAZAR BAZOO BEZEL BEZIL BONZE BOOZY BORTZ BOZOS BRAZA BRAZE BUZZY CAPIZ CLOZE COLZA COZEN COZES COZEY COZIE CROZE CUZES DIAZO DIZEN DOOZY DOZER ENZYM FEAZE FEEZE FEZES FEZZY FRIZZ FURZE FURZY FUZED FUZEE FUZIL GAUZY GAZAR GAZER GAZOO GHAZI GINZO GLAZY GLOZE GONZO GROSZ GYOZA HAFIZ HAMZA HAZAN HAZER HEEZE HERTZ HUZZA IZARD JAZZY JEEZE KANZU KUDZU LAZAR LAZED LEZZY MATZA MATZO MAUZY MAZED MAZER MEZZO MIRZA MIZEN MUZAK MUZZY NERTZ NIZAM NUDZH OUZEL PHIZZ PIEZO PLOTZ PONZU PZAZZ RAZED RAZEE RAZER REZES SCUZZ SEIZA SIZAR SIZER SMAZE SOYUZ SOZIN SPAZZ SPITZ TAZZA TAZZE TIZES TIZZY TROOZ VIZIR VIZOR WAREZ WAZOO WHIZZ WINZE WIZEN ZAIDA ZAIDY ZAIRE ZAKAT ZAMIA ZANZA ZAPPY ZAYIN ZAZEN ZEBEC ZENDO ZEROS ZIBET ZINCO ZINCY ZINEB ZINGY ZINKY ZIPPO ZIPPY ZIRAM ZIZIT ZLOTE ZLOTY ZOEAE ZOEAL ZOEAS ZOMBI ZONAE ZONAL ZONER ZONKS ZOOEY ZOOID ZOOKS ZOONS ZOOTY ZORIL ZOWEE ZOWIE ZUPPA ZUZIM

Q without U words
 

Ordered by length:

QI(S)
QAT(S) SUQ(S)
CINQ(S) QADI(S) QAID(S) QOPH(S)
BURQA(S) FAQIR(S) NIQAB(S) QAJAQ(S) QANAT(S) QIBLA(S) TRANQ(S) UMIAQ(S)
BUQSHA(S) NIQAAB(S) QABALA(S) QIGONG(S) QINDAR(S) QINTAR(S) QIVIUT(S) QWERTY(S) SHEQEL(S)
KAMOTIQ(S) QABALAH(S) QAMUTIK(S) QAWWALI(S)
MBAQANGA(S) QINDARKA SHEQALIM

500 more useful Scrabble Words
 

ABACA ABAKA (K)ABAYA ABYE(D) (H)ACKEE ACTA AGAMA AGAR AGAVE AGHA AGLOW (M)AGMA AGORA(E) AKENE ALAE ALAN(D/E/G/T) (T)ALAR(Y) ALBA ALFA ALGA (M)ALLEEĀ (H)ALMA AMAH AMIA ANGA ANOA ANSA ANTA (Y)ARAK (P)ARVO ASSAI ATAP ATMA(N) AUGUR (F/W)AUGH AULIC AVIAN AVION AVISO AVOW (R)AYAH AYAYA AYIN

BAAL BAWN BEEDI BEBOP BEDEW BETH BEVOR BEVVY BEWIG BICE BIDI BINIT BIOG BLAH BLAW(N) BLINI BOVID BOYO BRAVA BRAVI BRRR BUBU BUMF BURFI BUTUT

CACA CEIBA CEILI CILIA CIRRI CIVIE CLEG COBIA COVEY COYAU COYPU CRAW CRWTH CUBIT CUPID CUTIE CUVEE

DADA DAGO DAUT DAVIT DAWK DEFI DEVA DHOW DIDIE DIDO DIDY DIODE DODO DOGIE DROUK DUIT DUTCH DUVET

EBOOK EDDO EGAD EMCEE EMEU EMMY(S) EMYD(E) ENNUI ENOL ENVOY (T)EPEE ETWEE EYRIE

FACIA(E) FADGE FADO FAENA FANGA FATWA FAUVE FAVA FAVE FECK FEEB FEME FEOD FEUED FIAT FICHU FICIN FIDO FIDGE FILK FILMI(C/S) FIRN FOEHN FOGIE FOHN FORB(Y) FOVEA(E/L) FRIG FRIT(T) FROW FUGIO FUGU(E) FYCE FYKE

GAGA GAMA(Y) GAVOT GAWK GAWP GIGA GIGUE GIRO(N) GLEN GOTCH(A) GOTH GOWD GOWK GROK GUACO GUANO GUID GUIRO GULAG GYVE

HAAF HAAR HABU HAFT HAHA HAIK HAIKA HAIKU HAKU HALVA(H) (T)HEBE HEFT HEME HILI HIYA HOGG HOOKA(H) HOURI HOWE HOWF(F) HUIC HWYL

IBIS IGLU IKAT ILIA(L) IMID(E/O) IMINE IMINO IMPI INIA INION INTI IODIC IODID IODIN IRID IROKO ISSEI IVIED IWIS

KAGU KALAM KALPA KANA KAPA KAPU KATA KAURI KAURY KAVA KAYO KBAR KEEF KEEVE KENAF KENTE KERNE KETO(L) KEVEL KEVIL KHAF KIBE(I) KIEF KILIM KININ KIVA KLONG KOINE KOMBU KRAI KREWE KRUBI KUDO KUDU
KUFI KVELL KURU KYRIE

LAMA LAUAN LEVEE LIEGE LILO LININ LIRI LOVEY LOWE LUAU LULU LUVED LUVVY

MAAR MANA MARA MASA MAVEN MAVIE MAVIN MAYA MERL(E) MEWL MIAOW MIDI MIGG MIRI(N) MOFO MUFTI MUGG MUMU

NADA NAKFA NALA NAPA NAWAB NENE NEVE NEWB NIDI NISI NOYAU(X)

OATY ODEON ODEUM ODIUM ODOUR OFAY OGIVE OKAPI OKEH OLEUM OOTID OPAH ORIBI ORRA OTAKU OTTO OUPH(E) OUTRO OUTTA OVATE (B)OVINE OVOID OVOLI OVOLO OVULE OWLY

PACA PAEAN PAEON PEKOE PELF PERV(O/Y) PEWIT PHAGE PIKI PILAF PILAU PILI PIRN PLEB POBOY POILU POOD POORI POOVE POUF(F) POYOU PUDU PULI(K) PUPU PURI(N)

RAGA RAIA RAYA(H) RISHI ROUEN RUGAE RUKH RUNE RYND

SAVOY SHIV(A/E) SKEG SPIV STOT(T) SULU SUNN SWARF SWIVE SWOUN

TAFIA TAIGA TAWIE TEGG THEW(Y) TIBIA TIKIĀ TIPI TIRLTITI TIYIN TOFT TOGAE(D) TOKAY TOLU TORII TOWIE TOWY TOYO(N) TUPIK TURK TURR TUTTI TYEE TYPO

UMBO UNAU UNWIT UPBOW URARE URARI URIAL URUS UVEAL UVULA

VACUA VAGI VANDA VARA VARIA VARVE VASA VATU VEEP VEGIE VELD(T) VENGE VENIN VERTU VERVE VETCH VIEWY VIGA VIGIA VILL(A/I) VIMEN VINIC VINO VIOL VIREO VIRGA VIRID VIRL VIRTU VITAE VIVA VIVE VLOG VOCAB VODOU VODUN VOGIE VOLK VOLTI VROUW VROW VUGG(Y) VUGH VULGO

WAAH WACK(E) WADI WAFF WAGYU WAHOO WAIF WATAP(E) WAUL WAUR WAWL WEFT WHID WHIG WHOP WHAUP WHEW WHIR(R) WHUMP WHUP WICCA(N) WILCO WISP(Y) WIVE(R) WOAD WOFUL WOOF WOOPY WOWEE WURST WYCH WYND WYNN

YAUD YAUP YAWEY YAWP YEGG YETI YEUK YILL YIPE YIRD YIRR YODH YOGEE YOGH YOGI YOGINI YOKE(D/S) YONI YORE YOWE YOWIE YOWL YUAN YUCA YUGA YULE YURT