Clean Up With a Rag
The best find last week was by Alex who played a word against me from the letters AAGHRSW. That has given me my theme for this blog.
A Grade Challenge
Here are 5 words to unscramble which all have the letters AGR:
A A D E G H R
A A G N O R Z
A B G I L T R
A D G H O O R
A A E G N R W
B & C Grade Study List
6 Letter words ending in RAG are perhaps an obscure subject for the learning list, but I will try to get back to basics next week. There are 14 words of 6, 7 or 8 letters that end in RAG, although not all of them have anything to do with rags.
BALLYRAG To maltreat someone by playing practical jokes
BODRAG A hostile attack
BULLYRAG To intimidate by bullying
DEFRAG To reorganise computer files more efficiently
DISHRAG A cloth for washing dishes
DUSTRAG A rag used for dusting
OUTBRAG To surpass in bragging
OUTDRAG To surpass in drag racing
SNOTRAG A handkerchief
STONERAG A kind of lichen
TOERAG A tramp or despicable person
UPDRAG To drag upward
WASHRAG A facecloth or flannel
In addition to those there is one 9 letter word and one 10 letter word, but they have such interesting meanings I am mentioning them as well. Scrabble players like interesting words, even if they are unlikely to be able to play them. I can’t wait to find an excuse to drop the 2nd one into a conversation!
A feeble, imperfectly developed or slovenly creature
To make a statement that purports to be self-effacing, but in fact reveals a person’s wealth or importance
Answers to A Grade Challenge
This is in our dictionary, but not the sanitized dictionary used in some countries where the Americans have deleted words that they believe to be offensive. In this case it is because it is an offensive term for an Arab.
A transparent silk or nylon
A girl who minds baseball equipment. BATBOY is also allowed
A selfish or aggressive driver
I bet you didn’t know this word, but have experienced it. It is a computer term for software that they allow you to have for free, but then nags you to make a donation.
Happy Scrabbling Patrick