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Good-Bye and Adios

Against Val last week I was pleased to find ADIOSES – Plural of ADIOS, the Spanish word for goodbye. Val told Mike Currie because he has sent her an article for Forwords on Spanish words that have been adopted into English. I look forward to reading that.

That gave me the theme for this blog. The A Grade challenge is all 7 words using ADIOS and two other letters. The learning list is all the 4 letter words using BYE plus one extra letter. That is also appropriate because one of my other plays last week was a 4 letter word which means cow shed. Do you know what word that is?


A Grade Challenge


A B D I O S U

A D H I O R S

A D I I L O S

A D D I L O S

A D I O O S W


B & C Grade Learning List


ABYE To pay the penalty for (ABY, ABOUGHT, ABYEING) BAYE (archaic) To bathe BEVY A group BEYS Turkish governors BLEY A small fish. Also spelled BLAY BREY To pronounce an R sound at the back of the throat (Also BREI) BYDE (Scots) To bids BYES Passes to the next round of competition BYKE (Scots) To swarm BYRE A cow shed BYTE A set of 8 binary digits considered as a unit GYBE In sailing, to shift from side to side OBEY To do as one is told YBET To strike repeatedly YEBO An interjection meaning “Yes, I agree”


Those are all the 4 letter words that include the letters BYE. There are a lot more 5 letter words, but I just offer you 5 of the more unusual ones.


BLYPE A piece of skin that peels off after a sunburn GLEBY Cloddy or turfy INBYE Towards the interior SYBBE A blood relation or kinsman (same root as sibling) YBORE A past tense of the verb to bear


Answers to A Grade Challenge

BADIOUS Chestnut coloured

HAIRDOS Styles of wearing the hair

SIALOID An adjective meaning that something is like saliva

DISLOAD To unload or disburden

WOODSIA A genus of ferns.


That would make a really tough trivia question wouldn’t it? “What is the meaning of the word BADIOUS?


Congratulations to all the Mt Albert players who have just done well at the weekend tournament


Happy Scrabbling Patrick

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