A Shakespearean Spelling Bee

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)

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