100 Seven Letter Words

Every Scrabble Player Should Know!

If you're interested in that elusive 50 bonus points, it's time to start learning seven letter words. So on this page I've put together the most important one hundred seven letter words playable in Scrabble.

Now, why are these particular words so important? Because the words I've included in this list are the most likely sevens to be drawn from a standard set of Scrabble tiles. If you learn these words (and practice anagramming them!), you will be amazed how often you'll be adding 50 magic points to your Scrabble score...

Before I show you the list though, I have to clarify something that can be a bit confusing...

Which Dictionary Have I Used?

All the words you see in this list can be found in Collins Official Scrabble Dictionary, which is the official Scrabble dictionary endorsed by the World English Scrabble Players Association (WESPA). This is not, however, the official dictionary used in North American Scrabble - here you use the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

To help accommodate all players I have color-coded the words appearing with their definitions down below this word list. Words colored blue, are not accepted in North American Scrabble. The other words are playable everywhere. I hope that isn't too confusing.

Oops! There I go again. Rambling on about conventions and whatnots, while you're yelling 'Less TALK, more WORDS!!'. Ok, ok, here they are now...

Top Seven Letter Words (1-50)

I've split the words up into two blocks of 50 to make them a bit more digestible. In case you're wondering why the ordering of these words is not alphabetical, I have placed them in decreasing order of probability so that you're always learning the most useful words first.

As a side benefit, it turns out that anagrams, like ELATION and TOENAIL, appear together. This is because anagrams are made up of the same letters, and therefore have the same likelihood of being randomly drawn from a bag of tiles.

High Probability Seven Letter Words

And just in case you found that list a bit too easy, here are the next 50 down the list...

Update!

Since creating this page several years ago, the official Scrabble word list has changed, and the lists you see here are not 100% correct.

The good news is, I've now created a completely up-to-date list, not only of the top 100 seven letter words, but of the top 500 seven letter words! I've formatted them all in a really easy-to-study way that readers are loving.

Just click the picture below and get the eBook as a downloadable pdf...

More High Probability Seven Letter Words


You can't wait to play some of these gems against your favorite Scrabble-rival, right?

But you're also wondering what to say if they ask the dreaded question...

What do all these seven letter words mean?

Here are the top seven letter words again, this time in alphabetical order, with brief definitions. Also, as I promised at the start, I've highlighted in BLUE the words that are not valid Scrabble words in North America.

In other words, if you're from North America, DO NOT play the blue seven letter words - the others are fine. Everybody else, learn and play all of them ;-)

If your opponent has the audacity to demand to know what your brilliant bonus word means, simply recite the brief definition provided below. And make sure you do so with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders that suggests you could tell them more if you wanted to, but you're way too busy right now...

ACONITE
a poisonous herb, also ACONITUM [n -S]
ADONISE
to adorn (oneself), also ADONIZE [v ADONISED, ADONISING, ADONISES]
AEOLIAN
pertaining to the wind [adj]
AERIEST
AERY, airy, also EYRIE, AERIE, AIERY, AYRIE [adj]
AGONIES
AGONY, extreme suffering [n]
AGONISE
to suffer agony, also AGONIZE [v AGONISED, AGONISING, AGONISES]
AILERON
a balancing flap on a aeroplane [n -S]
ALERION
in heraldry, an eagle displayed without feet or beak, also ALLERION [n -S]
ALIENER
one that transfers property [n -S]
ALIENOR
one who transfers property [n -S]
AMNIOTE
a vertebrate that develops an amnion during the embryonic stage [n -S]
ANEROID
a type of barometer [n -S]
ANESTRI
ANESTRUS, a period of sexual dormancy, also ANOESTRUS [n]
ANISOLE
a chemical compound [n -S]
ANOETIC
feeling without understanding [adj]
ANODISE
to give a protective coat, also ANODIZE [v ANODISED, ANODISES, ANODISING]
ANTIRED
opposed to communism [adj]
ANTSIER
ANTSY, fidgety [adj]
ARENITE
rock composed of sand grains [n -S]
ARENOSE
sandy, also ARENOUS [adj]
ATELIER
an artist's studio [n -S]
ATONERS
ATONER, one who atones (to make amends) [n]
ATONIES
ATONY, muscular debility, also ATONIA [n]
DARIOLE
a shell of pastry [n -S]
DETRAIN
to alight from a train [v -ED, -ING, -S]
ELATION
a feeling of great joy [n -S]
ELOINER
one who eloins, also ELOIGNER [n -S]
ENATION
an outgrowth [n -S]
ENTRAIL
to interlace [v -ED, -ING, -S]
ERASION
the act of rubbing out [n -S]
EROTICA
sexual literature [n]
EROTISE
to give a sexual meaning to, also EROTIZE [v EROTISED, EROTISING, EROTISES]
ETAERIO
an aggregated fruit like a blackberry [n -S]


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ETESIAN
an annually recurring wind [n -S]
GENITOR
a male parent [n -S]
GOATIER
GOATY, like a goat [adj]
GODETIA
a plant [n -S]
GRANITE
a type of rock [n -S]
GRATINE
covered with a crust [adj]
INERTIA
the tendency of a body to resist acceleration [n INERTIAS or INERTIAE]
INGRATE
an ungrateful person [n -S]
IODATES
IODATE, to treat with iodine, also IODINATE [v]
ISOLATE
to set apart from others [v ISOLATED, ISOLATING, ISOLATES]
LATRINE
a type of toilet [n -S]
LINEATE
marked with lines, also LINEATED [adj]
MORAINE
an accumulation of debris deposited by a glacier [n -S]
NASTIER
NASTY, ill-natured [adj]
NEGATOR
one that negates, also NEGATER [n -S]
NIOBATE
a salt of niobium [n -S]
NORITES
NORITE, a granular rock [n]
OARIEST
OARY, like oars [adj]
OESTRIN
a female sex hormone also ESTRIOL, OESTRIOL, ESTRIN, ESTROGEN, OESTROGEN, ESTRONE, OESTRONE, THEELIN, THEELOL [n -S]
OLEARIA
an Australian daisy-tree [n -S]
ORDINEE
one that is being ordained [n -S]
ORIENTS
ORIENT, to acquaint with details of a situation [v]
ORIGANE
marjoram, also ORIGAN [n -S]
OTARIES
OTARY, a big-eared seal [n]
OTARINE
pertaining to otaries (a big-eared seal) [adj]
OUTEARN
to surpass in earning [v -ED, -ING, -S]
RATINES
RATINE, a heavy fabric [n]
RATLINE
one of the ropes forming the steps of a ladder on a ship, also RATLIN, RATLING, RATTLIN, RATTLINE [n -S]
REALTIE
honesty (the quality of being honest) [n -S]
RELIANT
showing reliance [adj]
RESIANT
a residence, also RESIANCE [n -S]
RETAINS
RETAIN, to keep possession of [v]
RETINAE
RETINA, a membrane of the eye [n]
RETINAL
a pigment in the retina, also RETINENE [n -S]
RETINAS
RETINA, a membrane of the eye [n]
RETINOL
a liquid hydrocarbon [n -S]
RETSINA
a resin-flavoured Greek wine [n -S]
ROADIES
ROADIE, a person who works for travelling entertainers [n]
ROMAINE
a variety of lettuce [n -S]
ROSEATE
rose-coloured [adj]
ROUTINE
a regular course of procedure [n -S]
RUINATE
to destroy [v RUINATED, RUINATING, RUINATES]
SANTERO
a priest of santeria [n -S]
SENATOR
a member of a senate [n -S]
SERIATE
to put in a series [v SERIATED, SERIATING, SERIATES]
SODAINE
sudden [adj]
SOREDIA
SOREDIUM, a reproductive body in lichens [n]
STAINER
that which stains [n -S]
STARNIE
a star [n -S]
STEARIN
the solid portion of a fat, also STEARINE [n -S]
STONIER
STONY, abounding in small rocks, also STONEY [adj]
TAENIAE
TAENIA, a headband worn in ancient Greece [n]
TANGIER
TANGY, pungent (sharply affecting the organs of taste or smell) [adj]
TAURINE
a chemical compound [n -S]
TEARING
TEAR, to shed a drop of saline liquid from the eyes [v]
TERSION
wiping [n -S]
TOADIES
TOADY, to fawn on or flatter [v]
TOENAIL
to fasten with obliquely driven nails [v -ED, -ING, -S]
TORNADE
a thunderstorm [n -S]
TRAINED
TRAIN, to instruct systematically [v]
TRAINEE
one who receives training [n -S]
TREASON
betraying of one's country [n -S]
TRENAIL
a wooden peg used to fasten timber, also TREENAIL, TRUNNEL [n -S]
TRIONES
the seven stars of the Plough [n]
TROELIE
a leaf of the bussu palm, also TROELY, TROOLIE [n -S]
URANITE
a mineral [n -S]
URINATE
to discharge urine [v URINATED, URINATING, URINATES]

But Don't Forget The Short Words!

Learning obscure seven letter Scrabble words is always fun because of the 50 bonus points you know you'll get when you play one. Not to mention the priceless look on your opponent's face ;-)

But the real bang-for-your-buck comes in learning the short Scrabble words.

I explain why in the introduction to my free mini-Scrabble dictionary, which contains a nicely formatted list of every short word allowed in Scrabble!

Just click the image to download a free copy right now...







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