Give Yourself An Extra 20K

February 21, 2018



K probably isn’t studied as much as the J, Q, X or Z. The list of words with those letters is a bit smaller than those with a K making them easier to study. e.g I looked at 4 letter words and found there were only 25 words of that length with a Q, 87 with an X and about 140 for J and Z. In comparison there are 659 words of 4 letters that include a K. A much more daunting study project. So rather than try to provide you with an exhaustive list I have chosen 20 words including a K that I am hoping you might not know. Maybe one of them will prove to be useful.


BORK              To denigrate a job applicant for partisan reasons. BORKED, BORKING
DAWK             The Indian postal system.
DUKA              An African store.
HAKU              Kingfish. This is the alternative name in Maori
JUKU               A Japanese school that prepares students for entrance to university
KAAL               South African term for naked. Does not take an S.
KEEF                State of dreamy intoxication from cannabis. Also KAIF, KEF, KIEF, KIF
KHAF               11th letter of Hebrew alphabet. Also CAPH, KAF, KAPH, KHAPH
KHUD              An Indian ravine or pit
KIEV                Meat fillets coated in Breadcrumbs. KIEVS is good and so is KIEVE
KLAP               Slang term for slap. KLAPPED, KLAPPING
KOAP              A slang word for sex in Papua new Guinea
KOFF               A small Dutch  boat. An S goes at either end. KOFFS and SKOFF
KOJI                A Japanese fungus which breaks down soybeans into soy sauce
KUEH              An Asian cake usually made from glutinous rice
KURU              A disease of the nervous system. Endemic to Papua New Guinea
PENK               A small fish like a minnow
RAKU              A type of earthenware made in Japan
RUKH              An enormous bird of Arabian legend. Also ROC, ROK, RUC
WAKF              The donation of money or property for pious reasons. Also WAQF.


The last word, and the alternative spelling, were both allowed into our dictionary about 15 years ago. It didn’t take long for someone to point out that the easy way to remember them was Want A Kinky F….   and Want A Quick F….  Obviously that is a bit unkind considering the generous and religious origins.




SICARIO is a hitman, particularly in South America. Another word for a foreign criminal that has made its way into English is PENTITO and the plural PENTITI which is a mafia informer.


This time the quiz has only 5 combinations of 8 letters, each including the letter K. There are still 10 words to find as there are 2 words for each combination


A – E – I – K – N – R – S – T

A – B – E – I – K – N – S – T 

A – B – E – I – K – N – R – S 

A – C – E – I – K – N – R – S

E – I – K – N – N – O – R – S 



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