No Offense, but...   ...offensive words allowed in Scrabble. Just sayin'...!

Offensive 7s                              Offensive 8s+

Offense

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Get Off to a Flying Start – most common prefixes

prefixes are appended before a base word or word stem to add information –  prefixsuffix.com

DE-          DI-         EC-          EM-          EN-          END-

EPI-          EX-          FORE-          HYPO-          ISO-

MID-          MILLI-          MINI-         OUT-          RE-          SUR-

UN-          UNDER-         UP-


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Put Down Roots – most common word [roots]

most basic form of a word that is able to convey particular description, thought, or meaning – prefixsuffix.com

[A]          [AB]          [ACT]          [AD]          [AER]          [ANTI]          [APO]

[AQUA]          [ARCH]          [AUD]          [AUTO]          [BE]          [BI]

[BIO]          [CEDE]          [CEPT]          [CISE]          [CIT]

[CLAIM]          [CO]          [CYCL]          [DENT]          [DIC]          [DIS]

[DUC]          [FIC]          [FIX]          [FLEX]          [FLU]


[FORC]          [FORM]          [GAM]          [GRAD]          [GRAPH]

[HEX]          [HYDR]          [IN]          [INTER]          [JECT]          [JOIN]

[JUR]          [LAV]          [LOC]          [LOG]          [LUC]          [LUD]

[MAL]          [MAN]          [MEGA]          [MER]          [MIS]

[MISS]          [MOB]          [MONO]          [NEG]          [NEO]          [NEUR]

[NOM]          [NON]          [OB]          [OCT]          [OVER]


[PAN]          [PARA]          [PED]          [PEL]          [PEND]          [PER]

[PERI]          [PHAN]          [PHON]          [PLY]          [POLY]

[PON]          [PORT]          [POST]          [PRE]          [PRIN]          [PRO]

[PUT]          [QUAD]          [QUINT]          [QUIR]          [SALV]

[SECT]          [SED]          [SEMI]          [SEN]          [SENT]          [SERV]

  

[SIGN]          [SIST]          [SOLV]          [SPEC]          [SPIR]

[SUB]          [SUPER]          [SYN]          [TACT]          [TAIN]          [TECT]

[TELE]          [TEND]          [TERR]          [TEST]          [TOR]

  [TRACT]          [TRI]          [TYP]          [UNI]          [VAC]          [VALE]

[VEN]          [VER]          [VERT]          [VICT]          [VID]

[VIV]          [VOC]          [VOLV]          [ZO]

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Roots          Prefixes          Suffixes          Compounds          Surprise!

CAUTION          Foreign          Vowels          SSSSticky          Frankenword

Capitals          -S          Archaic          Workers          Spelling          Double

Adjectives          Plurals          Adverbs          Beliefs          Silent

Holds          Consonants          Plants          Animals          Life          Body

Science          Feelings         sgnileeF          Money          Geography

UN-          Clothing          Food          Fighting          Direction          Time

Learning          Measure          Color          Movement          Buildings

Sound          Words          People          Sport          Tools          Law

Transport          Shape          Hooks          Soft          Cleanliness

-YS          Missing?          Matched          -X-          Switchable

Matter          Humor          Speech          Duplicates          Offensive

Roots
Start
End

All's Well That Ends Well – most common suffixes

suffixes are appended after a base word or word stem to add information – prefixsuffix.com

-ABLE          -ACY          -AGE          -AL          -AN          -ANCE

-ANCY          -ANT          -AR          -ARD          -ARY  

-ATE          -ATION          -CIDE          -DOM          -ED[adj]          -EE

-EN          -ER[adj]          -ER[v]          -ERY          -ESS

-EST          -FUL          -FY          -HOOD          -IA          -IC          -IES[n]

-IES[v]          -ILE          -INE          -ING[adj]          -ING[n]

-ION          -ISE          -ISH          -ISM          -IST          -ITE          -ITIS

-ITY          -IUM          -IVE          -IZE          -LESS          -LIKE

-LOGY          -LY          -MATA          -MENT          -NESS          -OID

-ORY          -OUS          -OVER          -SHIP          -SOME

-STER          -TH          -TY          -TYPE          -URE          -WARD

-WISE          -Y

Foreign Intelligence acceptable foreign words

unusual letter / sound patterns =  tricky alphagrams to anagram

French 7s                                        French 8s

Latin 7s                              Latin 8s

Greek                     Italian                    Spanish                   Yiddish

Other 7s          A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Other 8s          A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

CAUTION! – avoid pitfalls of invalid parts of speech + "Do You Speak -ING-less?"  

A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Compound Interest most common compound words (not prefixes/suffixes)

AIR-          BACK-          BED-          BLOW-          BLUE-          BULL-

CAT-          COW-          CUT-          DAY-          DOG-

DOWN-          EAR-          EYE-          FIRE-          FISH-          FLY-

FOOT-          HAND-          HARD-          HEAD-          HIGH-

HOME-          HOT-          LAND-          LONG-          MOON-          NEW-

PIN-          PLAY-          RED-          SAND-          SEA-          SIDE-

SKY-          SUN-          WIND-          WORK-

–   –   –   –  –   –   –

-BACK          -BALL          -BIRD          -BOAT          -BOOK          -BOX

-BOY          -DOWN          -EYE          -FISH          -FLY

-FOLD          -HEAD          -HOUSE          -LAND          -LINE          -LOCK

-MAN          -MATE          -OFF          -OUT          -ROOM

-SIDE          -SKIN          -TAIL          -TIME          -UP          -WARE

-WAY          -WEED          -WOOD          -WORK          -WORM

-YARD

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Double Letter Score – tricky pairs (AA, HH, II, KK, UU, VV, WW, YY)

Double Letter 7s                              Double Letters 8s

Lay Your Life on the (Scrabble) Line with the other Kingdoms of Life:

Bacteria                         Fungi                         Protists

Down to a Science lay 'em down on your board about natural science:

Physics 7s                                   Physics 8s

Earth Science 7s                              Earth Science 8s

Chemistry 7s                         Chemistry 8s

Life Science 7s         Life Science 8s

Body Language wide body of info on the body, conditions, diseases

Body 7s                                      Body 8s

thrOw In thE vOwEl – don't throw in the towel with vOwEl-hEAvy racks

vOwEl 7s                                       vOwEl 8s

SSSSSSSticky Bingos can't drop last letters (-S, -D, -R, -E, -N, -X)

Sticky 7s                                   Sticky 8s

To BE- or not to BE- – Meseems, archaic words couldst bethump!

Archaic 7s                                   Archaic 8s

Frankenword – frightening creations concocted from parts of words

Frankenword 7s                              Frankenword 8s

Super -S – unusual back -S hooks (INGS nouns & others)

Super -S 7s                                   Super -S 8s

Capital Offense – though usually capitalized, other meanings = okay

Capital 7s                                   Capital 8s

S-P-E-L-L-I-N-G B-ingoes  alternate spellings = challenge-safe plays

A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

A Person Who people or things that workending -ER, -OR, -R, -EUR, -OUR

Person 7s          A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Person 8s          A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Fun, Funner, Funnest comparative -ER superlative -EST adjectives

Comparative 7s                                  Comparative 8s

Superlative 7s                                  Superlative 8s

Freedom of Speech – enjoy freedom to play surprising parts of speech

A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Living with Irregularity...   ...thrive in the way irregular plurals formed

A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

No Holds Barred – wrestle alphagrams on objects that hold something

Hold 7s                                        Hold 8s

The Whys? & Wherefores? – play adverbs expertly and evermore

Adverbs 7s                                   Adverbs 8s

Believe it or Not –  get into spirit of the game with belief, religion, philosophy

Belief 7s                                 Belief 8s

XCSSV CNSNNTS? – RaCK WiTH eXCeSSiVe CoNSoNaNTS? HMMM...

CoNSoNaNTS 7s                              CoNSoNaNTS 8s

Plant a Seed...   ...in your mind about the Plant Kingdom:

Conifers 7s                                        Conifers 8s

Flowers 7s                                Flowers 8s

Mosses / Worts           Ferns

Creature Comforts get a comfortable lead from the Animal Kingdom:

Birds 7s                                                                 Birds 8s

Fish 7s                                                  Fish 8s

Mammals 7s                                   Mammals 8s

Invertebrates 7s                    Invertebrates 8s

Amphibians     Reptiles

UN-aware – be aware, learn UN- bingos – UNLEARN = UNWISDOM

UN- 7s                                        UN- 8s

I've Got a Good Feeling – good plays from good feelings & behavior

Good 7s                                        Good 8s

I've Got a Bad Feeling – more good plays from bad feelings & behavior

Bad 7s                                        Bad 8s

Right on the Money – cash in with currency, finance, business bingos

Money 7s                                        Money 8s

Food for Thought – "Aah!, think of playing worldwide Food & Drink

Food 7s               Food 8s                    Drink 7s               Drink 8s

Mountain of Knowledge scrabble around the geographic world

Geography 7s                              Geography 8s

Fitting Words fit these in your game: clothes, wearables, accessories

Clothing 7s                                        Clothing 8s

Fighting Words – battle opponents with war, weapons, armor

Fighting 7s                                        Fighting 8s

Body

What's Up, Doc?documenting direction & position in space

Direction 7s                                   Direction 8s

It's About Time! – Isn't it time you took time to learn about time?

Time 7s                                        Time 8s

Learn the Lingo for Your Bingo – learn about education & knowledge

Learning 7s                                   Learning 8s

Measure Your Words find value in measurement, math, quantity

Measure 7s     A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Measure 8s     A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Science

With Flying Colors – fly to victory with color, light, tone

Color 7s                                        Color 8s

A Moveable Feast – feast on movement, idleness, stoppage

Movement 7s                              Movement 8s

Like a Ton of Bricks – build your game with buildings & structures

Buildings 7s                              Buildings 8s

A Good Sport – play with sports, games, recreation

Sports 7s                                   Sports 8s

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People Power real, mythic, artificial people bring power to your game

People 7s          A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

People 8s          A to E          F to J          K to O          P to T          U to Z

Click this 7-letter stem for 8-letter bingos

A Sound Education – educate yourself on sound, music, noise, quiet

Sound 7s                                  Sound 8s

A Play on Words –  word plays on language, grammar, writing

Words 7s                                   Words 8s

Right Tool for the Job – get the job done with tools & machines

Tools 7s                                   Tools 8s

Word Judge decisive plays with law, government, civics, politics

Law 7s                                   Law 8s

Get on Board –  transportation & travel to run on your board

Transport 7s                                   Transport 8s

P-REST-O Bingo! back / front hooks magically increase scores

BACK Hooks

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

FRONT Hooks

A          B          C          D          E          F          G          H

I          J          K          L          M          N          O          P          Q

R          S          T          U          V          W          X          Y          Z

Vowel
SSSSSSSticky
Frankenword
CapitalC
CapitalO
Super
BE
ForeignIntelligence
Spelling
FUN
Irregularity
Believe
Silence
Consonants
Plant
Animal
Unaware
GoodFeeling
BadFeeling
Fitting
Food
Time
Learn
Color
Brick
Sound
People
Sport
Law
Transport
Presto
Up

Any Way, Shape, or Form – any shape fits on your board

Shape 7s                                   Shape 8s

Shape

Silence is Goldenconsonants usually pronounced, but, these have silent consonants

Silent 7s                                  Silent 8s

Noun
Verbs
Life
Money
Worker
Motion
Tools
Sword
Size

Soft in the Head soft C & G sounds tricky to anagram if thinking of hard C & G

Soft C 7s                                   Soft C 8s

Soft G 7s                    Soft G 8s

Letter C
Letter G
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Is Something Missing?...   ...no, just unusual letter patterns to learn

Something Missing? 7s                    Something Missing? 8s

Missing
Caution

Mix & Match – mix alphagram letters to get memorable definition pairs+

Memorable 7s                             Memorable 8s

Look Both Ways – part of the bingo is switchable to front or back

Switchable 7s                         Switchable 8s

Mix&Match
LookBothWays

Why Yes – bingos that end in the eminently curious combo -YS

-YS 7s                                             -YS 8s

Why Yes

X Marks the (Front / Back) Spot – spot bingos that start or end with X

X (Front / Back) 7s                                 X (Front / Back) 8s

LetterX

What's the Matter? –  bingos with solid, liquid, gas in their definitions

What's the Matter? 7s                      What's the Matter? 8s

Solid

Dirty Words & Not So Dirty Words – all about being dirty & clean

Dirty 7s                                          Dirty 8s

Clean 7s                   Clean 8s

DirtyClean
CleanDirty
Gas
Liquid

Play Something for Laughs play "laughs" (humor, fun, joy) for something big

Humor 7s                                          Humor 8s

Have One Too Many? Can't bingo with duplicate+ letters? Wrong!, Many ways!

Many 7s                                          Many 8s

HowMany
Adverbs

A Part to Play – uncommon parts of speech (see pic at left)

Parts 7s                                          Parts 8s

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