To become proficient at Scrabble or online games like Words with Friends, it's sometimes necessary to go outside your comfort zone and expand your vocabulary. This article delves into a few ideas you can use improve your vocabulary, and subsequently your use of Scrabble words.
One simple way to improve your lexicon is to build flash cards with the common two and three letter scrabble words. See how many you can memorize, and test yourself by including some non-existent combinations of letters in the mix. You can also use leading scrabble word finder software for your help.
The best possible way to pick up a larger vocabulary is to read more, and to vary the sources of your reading as much as possible. Pick some books that you enjoy and expand into different genres. For example, older mystery books by authors such as Agatha Christie use older words which have fallen out of fashion, but which are still valid for playing word games.
Surprise an opponent with a word pulled out from early in the last century! There's nothing quite like the look on someone's face when they're confronted with an amazing word. Use an online Scrabble word finder. There are online resources which list the complete Scrabble and Words with Friends dictionaries. You can quickly and easily determine if a word is valid or not, and see other word combinations that can be made with the same selection of letters.