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Old 12-07-2016, 03:02 PM
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Because I'm a word lover (and because I can't type/think fast enough to tie high number-of-word scores or high scores), I check most boards on a Boggle checker just to see the words I'm missing.

This particular screen showed a game played 49 times, so it's retired. Everyone who played it missed 8 words longer than those played. I thought you might like to see the kinds of words we as a group of 50 missed.
Words missed: terebrated, terebrate, unsatiate, berettas, retraite, retraitt, retrated, terebrae

But my all-time favorite word that I didn't find is
ABSQUATULATE: to abscond with someone or with something (like money)
to depart in a hurry
I love words with the AB- prefix. Reminds me of one of my favorite ones that I found in the first week I started playing this game:

ASPORTATION: the detachment, movement, or carrying away of property

At common law, the definition of larceny was the trespassory caption and asportation of the personal property of another with the intent to deprive permanently of possession. In my first year of law school, my friends and I used to compare "asportation" to "hauling ass."

On an only tangentially related note, while studying in Austria one summer, I learned that the German word for tow-away zone is "abschleppzone." Which I found hilarious: cars parked there will be schlepped away! (In German it's actually "abgeschleppt.")
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Old 12-10-2016, 01:54 AM
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If you look at my longest words from each month, I apparently have an affinity for the word SLATTERNS
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Fovea

Noun. Area consisting of a small depression in the retina containing cones and where vision is most acute.

Ahh, mine isn't as sharp as it once was.
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GARUMS.

What can I say, I'm a foodie...
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SUPERCOWS 9 ltrs, 10 pts.

also
SUPERCOW 8 ltrs. 14pts.

Fun game and laughed out loud too
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I liked ONEIROCRITICISM. Where are they getting these great words!?
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Several days ago, I was 53rd player on a board. Just to see what words all 53 of us missed, I looked it up on a Boggle checker, and these were new words to me:

hendecasyllabic = 11 syllables (in a line of verse)
decasyllabic = 10 syllables (in a line of verse)
solleret = special hinged metal shoe-cover to go with armor
relucent = bright and shiny

They finally put in some specialist English-major words, and I missed them!
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Old 02-01-2017, 01:52 PM
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Default And now they accept "jedi" as a word!

I'm pretty sure the game didn't take "jedi" before, but today it did for the first time!!!
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Old 02-11-2017, 10:09 PM
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There's no way I would have found the word CAPSICUM if I hadn't grown up in Dubai, where most of the English-speaking population was from South Asia.
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My favourite is CHARIOTEERING, a longest word I got before getting a membership
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