Drawing an “X” out of the pile can be a terrible feeling. Worth eight points, it can make or break your game. To help you get rid of the tricky “X”, we have made a list of legal words you can use. As always, we have included the definition so if your opponent can’t overrule you.
Words You Should Know
- Axe (10 points) – a tool to chop wood
- Box (12 points) – a container
- Fax (13 points) – an image of a document transmitted as data by telecommunication links
- Fix (13 points) – fasten securely in a particular position
- Fox (13 points) – a carnivorous mammal of the dog family
- Hex (13 points) – to cast a spell on; bewitch
- Sax (10 points) – saxophone
- Six (10 points) – a number
- Tax (10 points) – a tariff or excise to a government
- Tux (10 points) – tuxedo
Words To Learn
Cox — n. Short for coxswain which is the steersman of a boat
Cox can steer you into 12 additional points, which isn’t bad for a small three-letter word.
Dex — n. Short for dexedrine. Plural noun is dexes
While you might not know what dexedrine is, it will give you 11 points!
Gox — n. Gaseous oxygen
Worth 11 points, it can help raise up your score.
Kex — n. The dry, usually hollow stem or stalk of various plants
A whooping 14 points is coming your way if you can play this 3-letter word.
Pax — n. From the Christian Church, the kiss of peace
Even though this is a historical word, this word hasn’t gone out of style in Scrabble and is worth 12 points.
Pix — n. Pictures, especially photographs
It might seem like a made up slang word, but pix can get you 12 points.
Rax — v. To pass or give with the outstretched hand.
Rax yourself 10 points when you play this word
Rex — n. The reigning king
No, this isn’t part of a dinosaur name, but it can get you 10 points.
Xis — n. The fourteenth letter of the Greek alphabet
An easy 10 points are coming your way if you can remember your Greek alphabet.
Zax — n. A tool similar to a hatchet
With just three letters, you can get 19 points added to your score. And, you can get rid of the difficult “Z” and “X”. This is definitely a word you want to remember!
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