At the Clue Detective Puzzle Agency we always love playing with words in a variety of ways. Imagine our delight when we came across this of words, all invented by William Shakespeare. We invite you to take a step back in time, and see how the Bard contributed to our language today.
One of the things that most impressed us was that all these words all still in common use. They are all very useful additions to your vocabulary.
They are also just the sorts of words we love to include in our crossword and codeword puzzles, so make sure you keep an eye out in the coming months. There is sure to be quite a few of them in use.
Here is the Shakespearean Spelling List
|1. AROUSE||2. ASSASSINATION||3. AMAZEMENT||4. BLANKET|
|5. BLUSHING||6. CHAMPION||7. COMPROMISE||8. COURTSHIP|
|9. COUNTLESS||10. DISHEARTENED||11. DWINDLE||12. EQUIIVOCAL|
|13. FASHIONABLE||14. FLAWED||15. FRUGAL||16. GENEROUS|
|17. GOSSIP||18. HOBNOB||19. IMPEDE||20. JADED|
|21. LAUGHABLE||22. LONELY||23. LUGGAGE||24. MAJESTIC|
|25. MIMIC||26. MOONBEAM||27. MOUNTAINEER||28. OBSCENE|
|29. OUTBREAK||30. PUKING||31. RADIANCE||32. REMORSELESS|
|33. SCUFFLE||34. SUBMERGE||35. SUMMIT||36. SWAGGER|
|37. TORTURE||38. TRANQUIL||39. WORTHLESS||40. ZANY|
Why not have some fun and see how many of these words can use when playing a game of The Librarian’s Cat, as well as keeping an eye out when solving a Clue Detective crossword or codeword.
Source: Book of lists : over 500 lists of facts, stats and trivia / Christopher Rigby : Five Mile Press (2005)