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  • Surprising words not accepted

    Since the old forum thread with this title (or something similar) didn't survive the move to the new server, I'll start a new one.

    STALLER, meaning either a standard bearer or one who stalls, isn't accepted.

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    GUILTED

    I tried it three times because I was so surprised. But nope, it's not in SOWPODS. It is in the 2015 update to Collins Scrabble Words, but only some of those have made it into this site's dictionary!

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    • #3
      Another one that is very surprising to me as an entomologist is that gyne isn't accepted. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyne

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      • #4
        A little annoying to me as a former neuroscientist: AFFERENCE isn't accepted. https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/afference

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        • #5
          I am surprised that BAREN, a tool used in printmaking, is not accepted.

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          • #6
            I'm pretty sure either ALM or ELM isn't accepted (though the plurals of both are).

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            • #7
              I have had elm accepted.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dannyb View Post
                I have had elm accepted.
                Yep, it was ALM that was not accepted, and a recent check of the dictionary sites indicate that it is indeed not a word...which is my bad.

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                • #9
                  I just had CATOTELM rejected! :-(

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                  • #10
                    Now HUTTER was rejected.

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                    • #11
                      ABLENESS not accepted. Huh.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by dementedman View Post
                        I just had CATOTELM rejected! :-(
                        Looked it up in numerous dictionaries. Could not find it.

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                        • #13
                          I did a search on google. It does show up there as a layer of peat, I think. Could be that it's seen as a foreign word.
                          Last edited by Spike1007; 04-17-2019, 07:44 PM.

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                          • #14
                            It accepts DOWSE, DOWSER, and DOWSES, but not DOWSERS. Hmm, weird.

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                            • #15
                              isn't accepted where? what is this "it" you speak of?

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