Basic Words

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

Two letter words
Three letter words
Vowel-heavy words
Words with high-point tiles
Q without U words
250 more useful Scrabble words

Two letter words:

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

Three letter words (700 words)

 

AAH AAL AAS ABA ABB ABO* ABS ABY ACH ADO ADZ AFF AFT AGA AGE AGS AHA AHI AHS AIA AIL AIN AIS AIT AJI AKA AKE ALA ALB ALF ALP ALS ALT ALU AMA AME AMI AMU ANA ANE ANI ANN ANS APO APP APT ARB ARD ARF ARS ARY ASP ASS ATS ATT AUA AUE AUF AUK AVA AVE AVO AWA AWK AWL AWN AXE AYE AYU AYS AZO

BAA BAC BAH BAL BAM BAP BAS BEL BEN BES BEY BEZ BIO BIS BIZ BOA BOB BOD BOG BOH BOI BOK BON BOO BOP BOR BOS BOT BRO BRR BRU BUB BUR BYS

CAA CAD CAF CAG CAL CAM CAW CAY CAZ CEE CEL CEP CHA CHE CHI CID CIG CIS CIT CLY COL CON COO COR COS COX COY COZ CRU CUD CUM CUR CUZ CWM

DAE DAG DAH DAK DAL DAN DAP DAS DAW DEB DEE DEF DEG DEI DEL DEP DEV DEX DEY DIB DIF DIN DIS DIT DIV DOB DOE DOH DOL DOM DON DOO DOP DOR DOS DOW DOY DSO DUH DUI DUM DUN DUP DUX DZO

EAU EBB ECH ECO ECU EDH EDS EEK EEN EEW EFF EFS EFT EHS EIK EKE ELD ELL ELM ELS EME EMO EMS EMU END ENE ENG ENS EON ERA ERE ERG ERK ERM ERN ERR ERS ESS EST ETA ETH EUK EVO EWE EWK EWT EXO

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

GAB GAD GAE GAK GAM GAN GAR GAT GAU GAW GED GEE GEN GEO GER GEY GHI GIB GID GIE GIF GIN GIO GIP GIS GIT GJU GNU GOA GOE GON GOR GOS GOV GOX GOY* GRR GUB GUE GUL GUP GUR GUS GUV GYP

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

ICH ICK IDE IDS IFF IGG ILK IMP ION IOS IRE ISH ISM ISO ITA IVY IWI

JAG JAI JAK JAP JAY JEE JEU JEW* JIB JIN JIZ JOE JOL JOR JOW JUD JUN JUS JUT

KAB KAE KAF KAI KAK KAM KAS KAT KAW KAY KEA KEB KED KEF KEG KEN KEP KET KEX KEY KHI KIF KIN KIP KIR KIS KOA KOB KOI KON KOP KOR KOS KOW KUE KYE KYU

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

MAA MAC MAE MAG MAK MAL MAM MAR MAS MAW MAX MAY MED MEE MEG MEH MEL MEM MES NEY MEW MHO MIB MIC MID MIG MIL MIM MIR MIS MIX MIZ MNA MMM MOA MOC MOD MOE MOG MOI MOL MON MOO MOP MOR MOS MOT MOU MOY MOZ MUM MUN MUS MUT MUX MYC

NAB NAE NAH NAM NAN NAS NAT NAV NAW NAY NEB NED NEE NEF NEG NEK NEP NIB NID NIE NIL NIM NIS NIT NIX NOB NOG NOH NOM NON NOO NOS NOX NOY NTH NUG NUR NUS NYE NYS

OAF OBA OBE OBI OBO OBS OCA OCH ODA ODS OES OFT OHM OHO OHS OIK OIS OKA OKE OLE OLM OMA OMS ONO ONS ONY OOF OOH OOM OON OOP OOR OOS OOT OPA OPE OPS OPT ORA ORC ORD ORE ORF ORG ORS ORT OSE OUD OUK OUP OUS OVA OWT OXO OXY OYE OYS

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

QAT QIS QUA

RAD RAH RAI RAJ RAS RAV RAX REB REC REE REF REG REH REI REM REN REO REP RES RET REV REW REX REZ RHO RHY RIA RIF RIN RIT RIZ ROC ROE ROK ROM ROO RUC RUD RUE RYA RYE RYU

SAB SAC SAE SAI SAL SAM SAN SAP SAR SAU SAV SAX SAZ SEC SED SEG SEI SEL SEN SER SEV SEY SEZ SHA SHH SHO SIB SIC SIF SIG SIK SIM SIS SKA SMA SNY SOC SOD SOG SOH SOL SOM SOP SOS SOT SOU SOV SOW SOX SOZ SRI SUD SUG SUK SUP SUQ SUR SUS SWY SYE SYN

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

UDO UDS UEY UFO UGH UGS UKE ULE ULU UMM UMP UMS UMU UNI UNS UPO URB URD URE URP UTA UTE UTS UTU UVA

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

WAB WAE WAI WAN WAP WAR WAT WAW WAZ WEE WEM WEN WEX WEY WHA WIS WIZ WOE WOF WOG* WOO WOP* WOS WOT WOX WRY WUD WUS WUZ WYE WYN

XED XIS

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

ZAS ZAX ZEA ZED ZEE ZEK ZEL ZEX ZHO ZIN ZIZ ZOA ZOL ZOS ZUZ ZZZ

* indicates offensive words

Vowel heavy words

 

AEON AERO AGEE AGIO AGUE AIDA AIDE AIGA AINE AITU AJEE AKEE ALAE ALEE ALOE ALOO AMIA AMIE ANOA AQUA ARIA ASEA AULA AUNE AURA AUTO AWEE BEAU CIAO EAUX EALE EAVE EEEW EIDE EINA EINE EMEU EOAN EPEE ETUI EUGE EUOI EURO EVOE HIOI HUIA IDEA IDEE ILEA ILIA INIA IURE IXIA JIAO KAIE KUIA LUAU MEOU MOAI MOOI MOUE NAOI OBIA ODEA OGEE OHIA OLEA OLEO OLIO ONIE OOSE OOZE OUMA OUPA OUZO PAUA QUAI RAIA ROUE TOEA UNAI UNAU URAO UREA UVAE UVEA VIAE ZOEA

AALII ADIEU AECIA AERIE AIDOI AIOLI AINEE AQUAE AREAE AUDIO AULOI AURAE AUREI BOOAI COOEE COOEY EERIE LOOIE LOUIE MIAOU OIDIA OORIE OUIJA OURIE QUEUE URAEI ZOEAE

JQXZ Words

 

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

CINQ FIQH QADI QAID QUAD QUAG QUAI QUAY QUID QUOD QUEY QOPH QUIN WAQF QUAT QUEP QUOP QUIM

AXAL TAXA CALX COXA COXY AXED AXEL DIXI DIXY EAUX FAIX FALX FLAX FLIX FLOX FAUX IXIA AXIL LANX MAXI TAXI MOXA AXON WAXY WEXE IBEX BOXY BRUX EXEC CRUX EXED DEXY OXID DOUX DOXY ILEX ULEX NIXE JEUX PLEX LUXE EXUL EXON EXPO PREX SAXE SEXT VEXT FIXT MINX OXIM MIXT MYXO NIXY PIXY LYNX ONYX OXER OXIC POXY ROUX ORYX XRAY XYST YUNX

AZAN AZYM CHIZ COZE CZAR ADZE KAZI LAZE LAZO MZEE ZOEA RAZE TOZE ZETA ZARF NAZE NAZI GRIZ IZAR JAZY MAZY AZON ZONA SPAZ TZAR BIZE ZEBU CHEZ ZOIC DOZY GEEZ JEEZ LOLZ LULZMEZE FUZE ZEIN ZINE ZERK ZYME OOZE OYEZ PREZ FRIZ FOZY FUTZ ZING PHIZ ZITI ZILL ZORI RONZ SWIZ SIZY LUTZ MOZO ZOON ORZO OUZO OOZY PUTZ VIZY YUTZ YUZU ZACK ZILA ZIMB ZITE ZOBO ZOBU ZONK ZOUK ZOOT ZULU ZURF ZYGA

Q without U words
 

Ordered by length:

QI(S)
QAT(S) QIN(S) SUQ(S)
CINQ(S) FIQH(S) QADI(S) QAID(S) QOPH(S) WAQF(S)
BURQA(S) FAQIR(S) GUQIN(S) NIQAB(S) QAJAQ(S) QANAT(S) QIBLA(S) QORMA(S) TALAQ(S) TRANQ(S) UMIAQ(S)
BUQSHA(S) NIQAAB(S) QABALA(S) QASIDA(S) QAWWAL(S) QIGONG(S) QINDAR(S) QINTAR(S) QIVIUT(S) QWERTY(S) SHEQEL(S) YAQONA(S)
INQILAB(S) KAMOTIQ(S) QABALAH(S) QAMUTIK(S) QAWWALI(S) TSADDIQ(S) TZADDIQ(S)
MBAQANGA(S) MUQADDAM(S) QABALISM(S) QABALIST(S) QAIMAQAM(S) QALAMDAN(S) QINDARKA QINTARKA QWERTIES SHEQALIM
QINGHAOSU(S) TSADDIQIM TZADDIQIM
QABALISTIC

250 more useful Scrabble Words
 

ILIA INIA IXIA BIDI IBIS IMID MIDI NIDI IRID HILI PIKI TIKI PILI LIRI IMPI MIRI NISI INTI TIPI IWIS TITI ZITI DIDO EDDO DIDY EPEE GIGA MUGG TEGG VUGG VUGH LILO NENE OTTO BOYO ORRA YIRR VIVA VIVE EYRIE CIRRI CILIA KIBEI VINIC VIRID IODIN ABBA BABA ALBA BAAL PACA CASA ACTA DADA NADA ALAE ASEA HAAF ALFA FAVA GAGA AGHA ALGA GALA AGMA GAMA ANGA AGAR RAGA HAHA BUBU KUDU FUGU GURU HUHU JUJU JUKU KURU LULU SULU ULUS MUMU PUPU URUS AMAH HAAR AYAH AMIA ARIA RAIA TAWA WEMB KAKA KANA KAPA ARAK KATA TAKA KAVA KIEV KIEVE KUTA KUTI ALMA LAMA ALAN NALA ALAR TALA AXAL MANA MAAR MARA MASA ATMA MAYA NANE NONI WINN ANOA NAPA ANSA ANTA PARA ATAP VARA RAYA VASA VARIA KILIM KEVIL FUGIO AGORA ALLEEĀ  AKENE AULIC HAIKA IVIED TOGAE RUGAE GIGUE VIREO VITAE YOWIE URARE URARI ROUEN FEUED TAWIE TOWIE COBIA AORTA TIBIA TAIGA VIGIA VODOU VODUN VOGIE OGIVE VEGIE VACUA AGAVE OVOLI OVOLO FOVEA TORII BOVID AVION AVIAN CUVEE OVULE GUACO DOGIE FOGIE ODEON UNWIT WAIF OFAY VROW VROUW VATU WAUR WOON WOOT VAGI VIGA GYVE HOWF WAUL POUF YOWE YAUD FEME KUDO ARVO VAPE VOLK YUGA AYIN KIEF KEEF HUIC YULE TOWY ABYE YUCA BIOG GOBO YEUK GOWK YAUP UVEAL UVULA HOGG GROK FYCE WYND WYCH KUDU GUID DEFI HEFT OKEH TOFT FORB CRWTH TWERK TOUZY TOUZE TOWZE TOWZY VIRTU DUVET VERTU VEZIR VOULU VULGO VUTTY FATWA YOGINI YOGI YOGH VIRGA BRAVI PILAU PILAF HAIK ULZIE YITIE ULYIE VIMEN VETCH VENIN DAVIT AWAVE WILCO WICCA WUXIA BRAVA BRAVI VELDT VIEWY WAFF HOWE LOWE