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20 Common Words That Will Boost Your Scrabble Score

June 17, 2014
Scrabble lovers take different approaches to playing the game. Some memorize admissible two-letter words that come in handy as the game nears its end and the tiles run low. The all-too-often elusive prize in Scrabble is the "Bingo," when a player uses all seven tiles at once to make a word. Here's a list of 20 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
Google is doubling down on the most quixotic research project in its Google X research lab: driverless cars.
—BusinessWeek May 28, 2014
maximize
78 points
Following these successful strategies will help maximize your profit and minimize your risk.
—Forbes Jun 16, 2014
oxidized
76 points
As water levels dropped, the metal cladding around the fuel reacted with steam and oxidized, producing hydrogen gas.
—Seattle Times Jun 14, 2014
wheezily
76 points
But there is also a lightness of touch to his wheezily conversational delivery, which is punctuated by small shrieks of laughter.
—The Guardian Nov 21, 2010
equalize
76 points
Mr. Piketty’s preferred mechanism for equalizing incomes is to institute a global tax on wealth.
—Washington Times May 26, 2014
chutzpah
77 points
Hobby Lobby is hoping the Supreme Court will swallow pseudo-science as medical fact, which, put politely, requires some serious chutzpah.
—Salon Mar 25, 2014
exorcize
76 points
If you could reach deep enough into your repressed memories, it was argued, you could exorcize your demons.
—New York Times Apr 30, 2010
whizbang
76 points
He was hearing again the heavy "crash" of the trench mortar, the earth shaking "crumph" of the high explosive, the swift rush of the whizbang.
—Ralph Connor
jezebel
75 points
According to the biblical accounts, Jezebel incited her husband King Ahab to abandon the worship of Yahweh and encourage worship of the deities Baal and Asherah instead.—Wikipedia
squeeze
75 points
Then, suddenly, she squeezed his knee, right where he had always been most ticklish.
—Ender's Game
jukebox
77 points
He mentioned the cafe where they used to dance to the jukebox on summer nights.
—Washington Post
flapjack
76 points
It was a good supper, flapjacks, bacon, bread, and applesauce, but they ate sitting about in the parlor instead of around a table.
—Tuck Everlasting
quickly
75 points
A pipeline to the Pacific could transport large volumes of crude to Asia quickly and profitably.
—BBC Jun 17, 2014
cazique
77 points
The highest ever recorded score at Scrabble was 392 for the word " caziques" at a tournament in Manchester.
—BBC Nov 8, 2013
quantize
76 points
The difficulty of quantizing gravity has led to radical theories such as string theory, with its bold predictions of higher space dimensions and parallel universes.
—Scientific American Jul 14, 2011
schmalzy
77 points
The late newsreader Charles Mitchell, for years the most famous man in Ireland, was paid a schmalzy tribute.—Sunday Times 2002
highjack
78 points
Jealous ministries have been known to swoop in and highjack such successful independent ventures and transform them into meaningless self-congratulatory circuses.
—Salon Jun 8, 2013
quetzal
75 points
Just three years ago, one quetzal — about 15 cents — bought eight tortillas; today it buys only four.
—New York Times Jan 5, 2013
pirozhki
76 points
The savory baked pies known as pirozhki appeal to me no matter the season.
—Washington Post May 9, 2014
zymurgy
75 points
Zymurgy magazine, published by the American Homebrewers Association, has released its rankings of the best beers and best breweries in America for 2012.— ohio.com

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