The Conundrum of English Words

Do you play online games? Most of us do these days. I don't have the time to get too caught up in the addictive games, so the only place you'll find me is in Pogo. Pogo was created by EA Games, a well-known game developer with such games as Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Madden 17, and StarWars Battlefront, to name a few.

Pogo has a variety of simple, quick games - puzzles, slot machines, card games, monopoly, battleship, zuma's revenge, bejeweled, etc. But my favorite games are their word games. I love Linguistics.

One thing I've discovered in their word games are unusual words or uncommon words for our time. For instance, when's the last time you heard someone use 'abed'? gives this example: A pretty pickle, truly, thought I; abed here in a strange house in the broad day, with a cannibal and a tomahawk!

So, I've decided to list some of the more uncommon words and we'll see how good you are at knowing the meaning. If you want the quick way to find the definitions, just go to

lam (a good word for writers)
elan (another good word for writers)

How about words we don't use much anymore? Think about the last time you used one of these:
hymned (this is the past tense)

Word Whomp is my second favorite word game next to Boggle Bash and I also enjoy a good Scrabble game. Let's look at one of the Word Whomp puzzles:
There are:
11 3-letter words
9   4-letter words
1    6-letter word

Again, you'll find the answer on my

You can play Pogo for free. You just have to deal with the ads. Or you can get a yearly subscription for $39.99. Join me there. You can find me under the name merri2dls, usually in a word game room.



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