OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF CUSTOMS (GENERAL

Five-Letter Biggies
The Official Word List (OWL) recognizes 697 Five-Letter Words that contain a “J”, “Q”,
“X”, or “Z”. I call these words “Biggies”. 139 can be made by adding an “S” to a Four-Letter
Word; 36 by adding “ES” to a Three-Letter Word; and at least 163 are words found in most
people’s normal vocabulary. That leaves 360 Biggies that would be well worth learning for
Scrabble® purposes. These are words you can often play for 40, 50, or even 60 points, if you
can find them on your rack. I call these Biggies Brow-Raisers. 219 of the 360 are objective
Brow-Raisers as they can not be found in at least one of the four desk dictionaries used to
compile the Official Word List. I subjectively call 141 additional words Brow-Raisers. Many
words are on the cusp between “Common” and “Brow-Raiser”. I try to err on the side of putting
too many words in the “Brow-Raiser” category rather than too few.
Big Letter
J
Q
X
Z
Four+S
62
14
18
45
Three+ES Common Brow-Raiser Total
3
30
89
184
0
29
36
79
30
44
117
209
4
50
128
227
In the following pages, I present the Biggies in several different ways:
1) Grouped by the position of the Big-Letter.
2) Grouped by the first consonant. By the first 3-5 point consonant, if there is one, otherwise
by the 1st 1-2pt consonant. This grouping puts the Biggies in bite-size chunks that may be
useful for memorization and retention purposes.
3) Hooks. It is very useful to know which Biggies can be made by hooking a Four or which
Biggies can be extended by hooking a Five. Such words are listed in this section.
4) Anagrams. Many of the Five-Letter Biggies can be anagrammed to form another Biggie.
5) Similar Words. Most of the Biggies can be made into another word by changing just one
letter (eg. BETON JETON SETON). Brow-Raising Biggies are grouped in this section.
Many folks find it easy to memorize and retain strange words grouped into pairs or triplets
than just by themselves.
J-Words grouped by the position of the J
J in First Position (Words ordered by endings.)
JNANA
JAGRA
JUNTA
JEHAD
JIHAD
JIBED
JADED
JOKED
JUKED
JAPED
JIVED
JAWED
JEWED
JOWED
JOYED
JERID
JAMBE
JUICE
JUDGE
JOULE
JESSE
JINNI
JACAL
JUGAL
JURAL
JOUAL
JEBEL
JUREL
JEWEL
JORAM
JUGUM
JORUM
JAPAN
JAWAN
JOMON
JUPON
JETON
JUMBO
JUNCO
JINGO
JOCKO
JELLO
JUNTO
JOWAR
JIBER
JAGER
JOKER
JAPER
JIVER
JUROR
JALAP
JULEP
JALOP
JUDAS
JONES
JURAT
JOINT
JAUNT
JABOT
JOIST
JOUST
JUICY
JOKEY
JIVEY
JIFFY
JAGGY
JIGGY
JACKY
JUNKY
JERKY
JELLY
JOLLY
JOWLY
JAMMY
JEMMY
JIMMY
SAJOU
BIJOU
ENJOY
JUCOS
JUDOS
JUJUS
JUKES
JUKUS
JUMPS
JUNKS
JUPES
JUSTS
JUTES
KOJIS
MOJOS
PUJAS
RAJAS
RAJES
SOJAS
JENNY
JIMPY
JUMPY
JERRY
JOLTY
JANTY
JETTY
JOTTY
JUTTY
JAZZY
J in Second Position
AJUGA
AJIVA
FJELD
FJORD
DJINN
EJECT
RAJAH
PUJAH
HAJJI
UNJAM
MAJOR
MUJIK
CAJON
OBJET
HADJI
HAJJI
KANJI
PUNJI
SHOJI
GADJO
BANJO
J in Third Position
HIJRA
REJIG
HIJAB
J in Fourth Position
GANJA
NINJA
RIOJA
THUJA
SLOJD
GADJE
KOPJE
Four-Letter Word plus “S” or Three-Letter Word plus “ES”
DJINS
DOJOS
FUJIS
HAJES
HAJIS
JACKS
JADES
JAGGS
JAILS
JAKES
JAMBS
JANES
JAPES
JARLS
JATOS
JAUKS
JAUPS
JAVAS
JEANS
JEEPS
JEERS
JEFES
JEHUS
JELLS
JERKS
JESTS
JETES
JIBBS
JIBES
JIFFS
JILLS
JILTS
JINKS
JINNS
JISMS
JIVES
JOCKS
JOEYS
JOHNS
JOINS
JOKES
JOLES
JOLTS
JOTAS
JOUKS
JOWLS
JUBAS
JUBES
TAJES
Q-Words grouped by the position of the Q
Q in First Position (Words ordered by last letter.)
QUOTA
QUAKE
QUALE
QUARE
QUIRE
QUATE
QUITE
QUOTE
QUEUE
QUAFF
QUIFF
QUASH
QURSH
QUOTH
QUASI
QUACK
QUICK
QUARK
QUIRK
QUAIL
QUELL
QUILL
QUOLL
QUALM
QUASS
QUEAN
QUEEN
QUOIN
QUERN
QUEER
QANAT
QUIET
QUBIT
QUOIT
QUILT
QUANT
QUINT
QUART
QUIRT
QUEST
Q in Second Position
SQUAB
SQUIB
SQUAD
EQUID
SQUID
AQUAE
EQUAL
SQUAT
SQUEG
EQUIP
SQUAW
USQUE
TUQUE
MAQUI
FAQIR
Q in Third Position
FIQUE
PIQUE
ROQUE
TOQUE
Q in Fourth Position
BURQA
Q in Fifth Postion
TRANQ
UMIAQ
Four-Letter Word plus “S” or Three-Letter Word plus “ES”
AQUAS
QADIS
QAIDS
QOPHS
QUADS
QUAGS
QUAIS
QUAYS
QUEYS
QUIDS
QUINS
QUIPS
QUITS
QUODS
QUIPU
QUAKY
QUERY
X-Words grouped by the position of the X
X in First Position (Words ordered by endings.)
XENIA
XEBEC
XENIC
XERIC
XYSTI
XYLOL
XYLYL
XYLEM
XYLAN
XENON
XERUS
XEROX
AXONE
AXITE
OXEYE
AXIAL
EXCEL
EXPEL
EXTOL
AXMAN
AXMEN
AXION
EXPAT
EXACT
EXALT
EXULT
EXERT
EXIST
OXBOW
LAXER
TAXER
WAXER
HEXER
VEXER
FIXER
MIXER
BOXER
TEXAS
LEXIS
PYXIS
TAXUS
NEXUS
DIXIT
FIXIT
UNBOX
REDOX
PHLOX
XEROX
DETOX
BEAUX
REDUX
CALYX
SAXES
SEXES
SEXTS
SIXES
TAXES
TAXIS
TEXTS
TUXES
VEXES
WAXES
XYSTS
ZAXES
X in Second Position
IXORA
EXTRA
EXURB
AXLED
OXIDE
EXUDE
AXILE
EXILE
IXTLE
OXIME
EXINE
AXING
EXING
OXLIP
AXIOM
OXTER
X in Third Position
TOXIC
HEXAD
FAXED
MAXED
RAXED
TAXED
WAXED
HEXED
SEXED
VEXED
FIXED
MIXED
NIXED
BOXED
COXED
FOXED
LOXED
POXED
COXAE
DEXIE
NIXIE
PIXIE
DOXIE
MOXIE
PYXIE
SIXTE
SIXTH
COXAL
PIXEL
VEXIL
TAXOL
HEXYL
MAXIM
BUXOM
WAXEN
VIXEN
TOXIN
AUXIN
TAXON
SIXMO
SEXTO
MIXUP
X in Fourth Position
TWIXT
FLAXY
BRAXY
ATAXY
PREXY
DEOXY
EPOXY
PROXY
CAREX
MIREX
LUREX
MUREX
PYREX
DESEX
UNSEX
LATEX
RADIX
REFIX
AFFIX
INFIX
UNFIX
CALIX
HELIX
CYLIX
KYLIX
X in Fifth Position
ADDAX
GALAX
RELAX
HAPAX
BORAX
HYRAX
RETAX
DEWAX
REWAX
FEDEX
INDEX
CODEX
TELEX
SILEX
CULEX
REMEX
CIMEX
ANNEX
ADMIX
BEMIX
REMIX
IMMIX
UNMIX
COMIX
VARIX
Four-Letter Word plus “S” or Three-Letter Word plus “ES”
AXELS
AXILS
AXLES
AXONS
BOXES
COXES
DEXES
EXAMS
EXECS
EXITS
EXONS
EXPOS
FAXES
FIXES
FOXES
GOXES
HEXES
IXIAS
KEXES
LAXES
LEXES
LOXES
LUXES
MAXES
MAXIS
MIXES
MOXAS
NIXES
OXIDS
OXIMS
PAXES
PIXES
POXES
PYXES
RAXES
REXES
LAXLY
SIXTY
Z-Words grouped by the position of the Z
Z in First Position (Words ordered by endings.)
ZAMIA
ZEBRA
ZANZA
ZEBEC
ZONED
ZOOID
ZINEB
ZOEAE
ZONAE
ZOWIE
ZAIRE
ZLOTE
ZILCH
ZOMBI
ZOEAL
ZONAL
ZORIL
ZAZEN
ZAYIN
ZIBET
ZIZIT
ZONER
ZIRAM
ZUZIM
ZOOKS
ZINCY
ZOOEY
ZINGY
ZINKY
ZAPPY
ZIPPY
ZLOTY
ZOOTY
ZESTY
Z in Second Position
AZOIC
AZIDE
AZOLE
AZINE
OZONE
AZURE
AZOTE
AZOTH
AZUKI
AZLON
AZIDO
RAZEE
FUZEE
COZIE
TAZZE
NIZAM
ZUZIM
ENZYM
GIZMO
BAZOO
GAZOO
KAZOO
WAZOO
MEZZO
BAZAR
GAZAR
LAZAR
SIZAR
VIZIR
RAZOR
VIZOR
Z in Third Position
TAZZA
PIZZA
HUZZA
DAZED
FAZED
GAZED
HAZED
LAZED
MAZED
RAZED
ADZED
SIZED
DOZED
OOZED
FUZED
HAZEL
BEZEL
OUZEL
BEZIL
FUZIL
HAZAN
ZAZEN
DIZEN
MIZEN
WIZEN
COZEN
DOZEN
SOZIN
UNZIP
ZIZIT
GAZER
HAZER
MAZER
RAZER
SIZER
DOZER
COZEY
JAZZY
FEZZY
LEZZY
DIZZY
FIZZY
TIZZY
FUZZY
MUZZY
Z in Fourth Position
PLAZA
BRAZA
BAIZA
COLZA
HAMZA
ZANZA
GYOZA
MIRZA
MATZA
TAZZA
PIZZA
HUZZA
FEAZE
AGAZE
BLAZE
GLAZE
AMAZE
SMAZE
BRAZE
CRAZE
GRAZE
FEEZE
HEEZE
BAIZE
MAIZE
SEIZE
PRIZE
WINZE
BONZE
ADOZE
CLOZE
GLOZE
BOOZE
CROZE
FROZE
FURZE
GAUZE
TAZZE
NUDZH
BLITZ
FRITZ
GLITZ
SPITZ
WALTZ
BORTZ
HERTZ
NERTZ
SOYUZ
GHAZI
DIAZO
GINZO
GONZO
MATZO
MEZZO
KUDZU
KANZU
GLAZY
CRAZY
BOOZY
DOOZY
WOOZY
FURZY
DITZY
RITZY
GAUZY
JAZZY
FEZZY
LEZZY
DIZZY
FIZZY
TIZZY
FUZZY
MUZZY
ZONES
ZONKS
ZOOMS
ZOONS
ZORIS
ZOUKS
ZYMES
Z in Fifth Position
TOPAZ
TROOZ
HAFIZ
CAPIZ
GROSZ
PLOTZ
KLUTZ
SPAZZ
WHIZZ
FRIZZ
ABUZZ
SCUZZ
Four-Letter Word plus “S” or Three-Letter Word plus “ES”
ADZES
AZANS
AZONS
BIZES
BOZOS
COZES
CZARS
DAZES
DOZES
FAZES
FEZES
FUZES
GAZES
HAZES
IZARS
LAZES
MAZES
MEZES
MOZOS
NAZIS
OOZES
ORZOS
OUZOS
RAZES
SIZES
TZARS
WIZES
ZARFS
ZAXES
ZEALS
ZEBUS
ZEINS
ZERKS
ZEROS
ZESTS
ZETAS
ZILLS
ZINCS
ZINES
ZINGS
ZITIS
ZOEAS
J-Words (Ordered by 1
B: JABOT
JEBEL
JIBED
JIBER
C: JACAL
JACKY
JOCKO
D: JADED
JUDAS
JUDGE
JUICE
JUICY
st
3-5 point consonant, if there is one. 1-2 pt. consonant otherwise.)
BIJOU
BANJO
OBJET
JUNCO
CAJON
DJINN
F: JIFFY
G: JAGGY
JIGGY
EJECT
FJELD
FJORD
JAGER
JAGRA
JUGAL
AJUGA
H: JEHAD
JIHAD
GADJE
GADJO
GANJA
HIJAB
HIJRA
RAJAH
K: JOKED
JUKED
JOKER
L: JOULE
JOUAL
JELLO
M: JAMMY
JEMMY
JIMMY
HADJI
SHOJI
THUJA
JOKEY
JERKY
JUNKY
KANJI
KOPJE
JIMPY
JUMPY
JAMBE
JOMON
JUMBO
JORAM
JORUM
JUGUM
N: JNANA
JINNI
JAUNT
JOINT
JINGO
JONES
JUNTA
JUNTO
P: JAPED
JAPER
JAPAN
JUPON
JULEP
JALAP
JALOP
PUJAH
PUNJI
R: JERID
JURAL
JUREL
JURAT
JUROR
REJIG
RIOJA
S: JESSE
JOIST
JOUST
SAJOU
SLOJD
MAJOR
MUJIK
UNJAM
NINJA
T: JETON
V: JIVED
JIVER
JIVEY
W: JAWED
JEWED
JOWED
JAWAN
JOWAR
JOWLY
JEWEL
Y: JELLY
JOLLY
JOLTY
JENNY
JANTY
JERRY
JOYED
AJIVA
JETTY
JOTTY
JUTTY
ENJOY
Q-Words (Ordered by 1
NO-U:
QANAT
FAQIR
TRANQ
Weird-U:
QUBIT
QURSH
BURQA
UMIAQ
4 Vowels: AQUAE
QUEUE
B:
st
3-5 point consonant, if there is one. 1-2 pt. consonant otherwise.)
SQUAB
SQUIB
C: QUACK
QUICK
D:
SQUAD
SQUID
EQUID
F: QUAFF
QUIFF
FIQUE
H: QUASH
QUOTH
K: QUAKE
QUAKY
QUARK
QUIRK
L: QUAIL
QUALE
QUELL
QUILL
QUOLL
QUILT
EQUAL
M: QUALM
N: QUANT
QUINT
MAQUI
QUEAN
QUEEN
QUOIN
P: QUIPU
EQUIP
R: QUARE
QUIRE
QUEER
QUART
QUIRT
S: QUASI
QUASS
QUEST
T: QUATE
QUITE
QUOTE
QUOTA
W:
Y: QUERY
QUERN
PIQUE
ROQUE
SQUAT
SQUEG
USQUE
TOQUE
TUQUE
QUIET
QUOIT
SQUAW
X-Words (Ordered by 1
st
3-5 point consonant, if there is one. 1-2 pt. consonant otherwise.)
B: XEBEC
OXBOW
EXURB
BOXED
BOXER
BUXOM
C: XENIC
XERIC
EXCEL
EXACT
COXED
COXAE
D:
EXUDE
OXIDE
F:
BRAXY
BEMIX
BORAX
BEAUX
UNBOX
COXAL
TOXIC
CALIX
CALYX
CULEX
CAREX
CYLIX
DEXIE
DOXIE
DIXIT
DESEX
DETOX
ADDAX
FAXED
FIXED
FOXED
FIXER
FIXIT
FEDEX
AFFIX
REFIX
FLAXY
G:
INFIX
UNFIX
GALAX
H:
HEXAD
HEXYL
HEXED
HEXER
SIXTH
K:
HAPAX
HYRAX
HELIX
KYLIX
L:
AXIAL
AXILE
AXLED
EXILE
EXALT
EXULT
LAXER
LEXIS
LOXED
M:
AXMAN
AXMEN
AXIOM
OXIME
MAXED
MAXIM
MOXIE
SIXMO
N: XENIA
XENON
AXION
AXONE
AXING
EXING
EXINE
AUXIN
NEXUS
NIXED
NIXIE
P:
EXPAT
EXPEL
OXLIP
PIXIE
PIXEL
POXED
PYXIE
PYXIS
R: XERUS
EXERT
IXORA
RAXED
S:
EXIST
T:
AXITE
IXTLE
OXTER
LATEX
LUREX
MIXED
MIXER
MIXUP
PREXY
PROXY
EPOXY
MIREX
MUREX
ADMIX
IMMIX
UNMIX
REMEX
REMIX
ANNEX
INDEX
UNSEX
REDOX
REDUX
RELAX
RETAX
PHLOX
PYREX
RADIX
SEXED
SEXTO
SIXTE
SILEX
TAXED
TAXER
TAXUS
TAXOL
TAXON
TEXAS
TOXIN
TELEX
V:
VEXED
VEXER
VEXIL
VIXEN
W:
WAXED
WAXEN
WAXER
Y: XYLAN
XYLEM
XYSTI
CODEX
COMIX
CIMEX
XYLOL
XYLYL
EXTOL
EXTRA
OXEYE
LAXLY
SIXTY
VARIX
TWIXT
ATAXY
DEOXY
DEWAX
REWAX
Z-Words (Ordered by 1
B: ZEBEC
ZEBRA
ZIBET
ZINEB
C: ZILCH
ZINCY
st
3-5 point consonant, if there is one. 1-2 pt. consonant otherwise.)
BAZAR BEZEL
BAIZA BOOZE BONZE
BLITZ
BAZOO BEZIL
BAIZE BOOZY BLAZE
BORTZ
BRAZA
BRAZE
AZOIC
COZEN
COZIE
COZEY
CLOZE
CROZE
AZIDE
AZIDO
ADZED
DIZEN
DOZEN
DAZED
DOZED
DOZER
OOZED
ADOZE
DIAZO
F:
FAZED
FUZED
FUZEE
FUZIL
G:
GAZED
GAZER
D: ZOOID
COLZA
CRAZE
CRAZY
CAPIZ
FEAZE
FEEZE
FURZE
FURZY
FROZE
FRITZ
GAZAR
GAZOO
GAUZE
GLAZE
GLOZE
GRAZE
AGAZE
GINZO
GONZO
GLITZ
GROSZ
HAZAN
HAZEL
HAMZA
GHAZI
HEEZE
NUDZH
HAFIZ
HERTZ
H:
AZOTH
HAZED
HAZER
K: ZINKY
ZOOKS
AZUKI
KAZOO
AZLON
AZOLE
LAZED
LAZAR
OUZEL
MAZED
MAZER
MIZEN
NIZAM
GIZMO
L: ZLOTE
ZOEAL
M: ZAMIA
ZIRAM
ZOMBI
N: ZONED
ZONER
ZONAL
ZONAE
AZURE
S:
T:
PLAZA
RAZED
RAZER
RAZEE
RAZOR
SIZED
SIZER
SIZAR
SOZIN
PLOTZ
TOPAZ
SPITZ
PRIZE
SEIZE
TROOZ
VIZIR
VIZOR
W: ZOWIE
WIZEN
WAZOO
3v: ZOEAE
MAIZE
MIRZA
AZOTE
V:
Y: ZAYIN
ZESTY
ZINGY
MATZA
MATZO
NERTZ
UNZIP
ZORIL
SMAZE
AMAZE
KLUTZ
AZINE
OZONE
P: ZAPPY
ZIPPY
R: ZAIRE
KANZU
KUDZU
ZLOTY
ZOOTY
ZOOEY
ENZYM
WINZE
WOOZY
GYOZA
DITZY
RITZY
WALTZ
DOOZY
GAUZY
GLAZY
SOYUZ
Biggies which Require a Blank to Play
HAJJI
JUJUS
XEROX
ABUZZ
DIZZY
FEZZY
FIZZY
FRIZZ
FUZZY
HUZZA
JAZZY
LEZZY
MEZZO
TAZZE
TIZZY
WHIZZ
ZANZA
ZAZEN
MUZZY
PIZZA
SCUZZ
SPAZZ
TAZZA
ZIZIT
ZUZIM
Memorization Aid
Note: In order to decrease “noise” Fives made by a Four + S or a Three + ES are not included in the
previous four pages. Biggies that require a blank to play are also not included.
B
C
D
F
G
J-position
1 2 3 4
4 - 2 1
6 1 1 3 1 - 1 2 - 5 1 - 3
1
2
2
-
Q-position
2 3 4 5
2 - - - - - 3 - - - 1 - - - - -
1
1
2
-
X-position
2 3 4 5
2 3 1 4
2 4 - 8
2 3 - 3
- 5 1 5
- - - 1
1
4
2
1
-
Z-position
2 3 4
- 4 8
1 3 5
2 7 2
- 4 5
- 4 7
5
2
1
1
2
B
C
D
F
G
H
K
L
M
N
2
6
3
11
8
-
3
3
-
3
2
1
2
4
6
1
5
1
-
1
-
-
-
2
6
4
5
5
3
7
4
-
3
1
2
7
3
2
2
3
4
1
1
2
2
4
1
3
5
-
4
2
6
-
2
1
1
H
K
L
M
N
P
R
S
T
V
7
5
3
1
3
1
1
1
1
-
1
1
1
-
1
6
3
6
-
1
2
-
1
1
1
2
-
-
-
1
-
3
2
1
5
-
5
1
3
7
4
3
-
2
5
1
1
1
2
2
-
1
1
-
1
4
4
2
2
1
-
3
1
-
P
R
S
T
V
W
7
Y 10
4v -
-
1
-
-
1
1
1
2
1
1
-
1
-
1
1
1
5
-
1
-
3
2
-
1
2
-
2
-
1
6
1
-
2
1
-
2
6
-
1 W
1 Y
- 4v
No-Q
Weird-Q
Hooks
A number of Five-Letter Biggies can be made by hooking a Four-Letter Biggie. Other
than “S”, the most common hook is a “D”, usually to form the past tense of a verb. Another common
hook is “R”, usually with the meaning of “someone or something that does something”. “Y” is also
common, usually to form an adjective.
“ED” to a Three or a “D” to a Four
JADED
JAPED
JAWED
JEWED
JIBED
JIVED
JOKED
JOWED
JOYED
JUKED
JAGER
JAPER
JIBER
JIVER
JOKER
AXLED
BOXED
COXED
FAXED
FIXED
FOXED
HEXED
LOXED
MAXED
MIXED
NIXED
POXED
RAXED
SEXED
TAXED
VEXED
WAXED
ADZED
DAZED
DOZED
FAZED
FUZED
GAZED
HAZED
LAZED
MAZED
OOZED
RAZED
SIZED
ZONED
MAZER
RAZER
SIZER
ZONER
“ER” to a Three or “R” to a Four
BOXER
FIXER
HEXER
LAXER
MIXER
TAXER
VEXER
WAXER
DOZER
GAZER
HAZER
“Y” to a Four
JACKY
JAGGY
JAZZY
JELLY
JERKY
JIFFY
JIMPY
JIVEY
JOKEY
JOLTY
JOWLY
JUMPY
JUNKY
FLAXY
PREXY
DITZY
FIZZY
FUZZY
JAZZY
RITZY
ZESTY
ZINCY
ZINGY
Fives that can be made by Front-Hooking a Four-Letter Biggie
DJINN
AJUGA
SQUAD
SQUID
EQUID
EQUIP
FAXED
MAXED
RAXED
TAXED
WAXED
TAXON
BEAUX
HEXED
SEXED
VEXED
SILEX
EPOXY
HAZAN
ABUZZ
ADOZE
AGAZE
SIZAR
BLAZE
GLAZE
GLAZY
KLUTZ
AMAZE
SMAZE
BOOZE
BOOZY
DOOZY
WOOZY
BRAZE
CRAZE
GRAZE
FRITZ
AZINE
AZOIC
OZONE
Fives that can be made by Back-Hooking a Four-Letter Biggie
DJINN
HADJI
HAJJI
JAMBE
JELLO
JESSE
JINNI
JOCKO
JOINT
JUGAL
JURAL
JURAT
PUJAH
RAJAH
AQUAE
QUAIL
QUINT
QUIPU
QUITE
AXILE
AXONE
COXAE
COXAL
MAXIM
OXIDE
OXIME
SEXTO
XYSTI
DOZEN
FRIZZ
FUZEE
HAZEL
RAZEE
SPAZZ
WHIZZ
ZINEB
ZOEAE
ZOEAL
ZONAE
ZONAL
ZORIL
Hooks (cont.)
Biggie Fives that can be made by Front-Hooking a Four
JAGER
JAPED
JAPER
JAUNT
JAWED
JEMMY
JIFFY
JIMMY
JNANA
JONES
JOUST
JOWED
JUMBO
JUNCO
JUNTO
JUPON
XYLEM
ZAMIA
ZAYIN
ZEROS
ZINKY
Biggie Fives that can be made by Back-Hooking a Four
BEAUX
BORAX
CAREX
CODEX
GALAX
LATEX
LUREX
MIREX
MUREX
PYREX
REDOX
TELEX
BORTZ
FRITZ
FRIZZ
PLOTZ
SPAZZ
SPITZ
WHIZZ
Sixes that can be made by Front-Hooking a Five-Letter Biggie
DEJECT
REJECT
DJEBEL
DJINNI
SQUARE
SQUARK
SQUASH
EQUATE
SQUILL
SQUINT
SQUIRE
SQUIRT
FAXING
MAXING
RAXING
TAXING
WAXING
TAXITE
TAXMAN
TAXMEN
REXINE
HEXING
SEXING
VEXING
SEXIST
PRAXES
PREFIX
PREMIX
PRETAX
AXENIC
ABLAZE
CHAZAN
WHEEZE
BLAZED
GLAZED
AMAZED
BOOZED
BRAZED
CRAZED
GRAZED
BRAZER
GRAZER
AZONAL
Sixes that can be made by Back-Hooking a “D” to a Five-Letter Biggie
JAMBED
JESSED
JUDGED
JUICED
PIQUED
QUAKED
QUEUED
QUIRED
QUOTED
EXILED
EXUDED
AMAZED
AZOTED
BLAZED
BOOZED
BRAZED
COZIED
CRAZED
FEAZED
FEEZED
GLAZED
GLOZED
GRAZED
HEEZED
PRIZED
RAZEED
SEIZED
Sixes that can be made by Back-Hooking an “R” to a Five-Letter Biggie
JUDGER
JUICER
QUAKER
QUEUER
QUOTER
EXILER
BLAZER
BONZER
BOOZER
BRAZER
COZIER
CROZER
GLAZER
GRAZER
PRIZER
SEIZER
Sixes that can be made by Back-Hooking a “Y” to a Five-Letter Biggie
DJINNY
JALOPY
JAPERY
JAUNTY
QUACKY
QUALMY
QUINSY
QUIRKY
FIXITY
GALAXY
FRIZZY
GLITZY
GROSZY
KLUTZY
SCUZZY
UNSEXY
WHIZZY
Hooks (cont.)
Other Sixes that can be made by Back-Hooking a Five-Letter Biggie
BIJOUX
DJINNI
EJECTA
GANJAH
HIJRAH
PIQUET
QUANTA
QUARTE
QUARTO
QUARTZ
QUINTA
QUINTE
QUOTHA
ROQUET
SQUAWK
TOQUET
ADMIXT
ANNEXE
BEMIXT
EXACTA
EXPOSE
EXTOLL
HEXADE
LAXEST
MAXIMA
REMIXT
SEXTON
TOXINE
UNFIXT
UNMIXT
XENIAL
BRAZEN
ENZYME
FROZEN
GROSZE
HAMZAH
HUZZAH
MATZAH
MATZOH
MATZOT
PIZZAZ
SOZINE
ZEBECK
ZIBETH
ZIZITH
ZOMBIE
Anagrams
Pairs
HADJI JIHAD
MAJOR JORAM
JUNTA JAUNT
QUADS
EQUAL
UMIAQ
QUASI
QUIDS
PIQUE
QUITE
TOQUE
SQUAD
QUALE
MAQUI
QUAIS
SQUID
EQUIP
QUIET
QUOTE
WAXED
LAXER
LATEX
MAXES
WAXER
TEXAS
COXED
NIXED
DOXIE
FIXER
LEXIS
MOXIE
NEXUS
POXES
PREXY
SIXMO
SIXTY
DEWAX
RELAX
EXALT
EXAMS
REWAX
TAXES
CODEX
INDEX
OXIDE
REFIX
SILEX
OXIME
UNSEX
EXPOS
PYREX
OXIMS
XYSTI
BRAZA
ZEBRA
DAZED
AZIDO
GAZER
AZOLE
MAZES
MIRZA
IZARS
ZONAL
DOZEN
WIZEN
BAZAR
BRAZE
ADZED
DIAZO
GRAZE
ZOEAL
SMAZE
ZIRAM
SIZAR
AZLON
ZONED
WINZE
Triplets
EXTRA
SEXED
MIREX
SIXTE
RETAX
DESEX
MIXER
EXITS
TAXER
DEXES
REMIX
EXIST
Five-Letter Biggies Grouped with Similar Words
Often times, it is easier to memorize strange words when they are in pairs or triplets. In
the following section, I attempt to pair up all of the Brow-Raising Fives. My method is arbitrary
and someone else would no doubt do it differently. That said, I’ll explain what I did. Priorities
1) Words that differed only in 1st letter. (eg. SABOT JABOT)
2) Words that differed only in 2nd letter. (eg. JEHAD JIHAD)
3) Words that differed only in 3rd letter. (eg. JAPAN JAWAN)
4) Words that differed only in 4th letter. (eg. JALAP JALOP)
5) Words that differed only in 5th letter. (eg. GADJE GADJO)
6) Fives with the same last three letters. (eg. AGORA IXORA)
7) Short word with the same ending as the Five. (eg. NAZI GHAZI)
8) Long word with the same ending as the Five. (eg. AZUKI ADZUKI)
9) Words with the same last two letters. (eg. CAPIZ HAFIZ)
10) Other. (eg. KUDZU NUDZH)
Sometimes more than four words fit together. For categories 1-5, I’ll mark them with an
asterisk (eg. HAPPY ZAPPY*)
Five-Letter Biggies Grouped with Similar Words
1st Letter Different
AMAZE
AXILE
AXING
BAIZE
BEMIX
BLITZ
BOULE
BUNCO
CANTY
CERIC
CLOZE
COZEN
CROZE
CUBIT
CYLIX
DEWAX
DIRAM
DIXIT
DOXIE
EQUID
FEEZE
FESSE
FEZZY
FIQUE
FORAM
FORUM
FUZZY
GAGER
GALOP
GAMBE
GAMMY
GAPED
GAPER
GEMMY
GENIC
GIBED
SMAZE
EXILE
EXING
MAIZE
REMIX
GLITZ
JOULE
JUNCO
JANTY*
XERIC
GLOZE
DOZEN
FROZE
QUBIT
KYLIX
REWAX
ZIRAM
FIXIT
MOXIE
SQUID
HEEZE
JESSE
LEZZY
PIQUE
JORAM
JORUM
MUZZY
JAGER*
JALOP
JAMBE
JAMMY*
JAPED*
JAPER*
JEMMY
XENIC
JIBED
GIBER
GURSH
GUTTY
HAZED
HERRY
HERTZ
HEXER
HIPPY
INFIX
JABOT
JAGGY
JEBEL
JIGGY
JOCKO
JONES
JOWAR
JUNTO
JUPON
KINKY
KOOKS
LAMIA
LAYIN
LUREX
MANAT
MAXED
MINCY
NIXIE
ROQUE
SAPPY
SOOEY
SOOTY
TENIA
TENON
TONAL
WINGY
JIBER*
QURSH
JUTTY
MAZED*
JERRY*
NERTZ
VEXER
ZIPPY*
UNFIX
SABOT
SAGGY*
REBEL
PIGGY
SOCKO
ZONES*
SOWAR
PUNTO
YUPON
ZINKY
ZOOKS*
ZAMIA
ZAYIN
MUREX
QANAT
RAXED*
ZINCY
PIXIE
TOQUE
ZAPPY*
ZOOEY*
ZOOTY
XENIA
XENON
ZONAL
ZINGY
BAZAR
BENNY
BETON
BOOZY
BRAZE
CELLO
COXED
COYED
DIZEN
DOTTY
DUKED
DURAL
FILCH
FUGAL
GIMPY
HEXED
HOKEY
JACKY
REBEC
GINZO
ISTLE
JEHAD
MATZA
MATZO
MIREX
OUTER
PIXIE
TOQUE
ZLOTY
GONZO
IXTLE
JIHAD
MIRZA
MEZZO
MUREX
OXTER*
PYXIE
TUQUE
ZOOTY
ALINE
AMOLE
ANION
JAWED
GAZAR
FENNY
JETON
DOOZY
CRAZE
HELLO
FOXED
JOYED
MIZEN
JOTTY
JUKED
JURAL
MILCH
JUGAL
JIMPY
SEXED
JOKEY
TACKY
XEBEC
LAZAR
JENNY*
SETON
WOOZY
GRAZE
JELLO
POXED*
TOYED
WIZEN
POTTY
NUKED*
SURAL*
ZILCH
RUGAL
WIMPY
VEXED
POKEY
WACKY
ZEBEC
BAZOO GAZOO KAZOO WAZOO
DOWIE TOWIE YOWIE ZOWIE
GAZER HAZER MAZER RAZER
2nd Letter Different
ABLED
ADMEN
AGAZE
AGONE
AMIDO
ASIDE
ATMAN
CALIX
DEXIE
FIELD
FIORD
AXLED*
AXMEN
AMAZE
AXONE
AZIDO
AZIDE
AXMAN
CYLIX
DOXIE
FJELD
FJORD
AMINE
ANOLE
AVION
JEWED
AZINE
AZOLE
AXION
JOWED
Five-Letter Biggies Grouped with Similar Words (cont.)
3rd Letter Different
ADDED
BONZE
COMAE
COSEY
COSIE
FAKIR
FEAZE
FURZY
FUSEE
FUSIL
GISMO
HADJI
JAPAN
JOLTY
JUBAS
OUSEL
ADZED
BOOZE
COXAE
COZEY*
COZIE
FAQIR
FEEZE
FUZZY
FUZEE
FUZIL
GIZMO
HAJJI
JAWAN
JOTTY
JUDAS
OUZEL
PREXY
QUAFF
QUANT
QUARE
QUART
QUBIT
RAJAH
RAKEE
REFIX
TEPAS
UNFIX
VIMEN
WAKEN
ZOEAE
ZOEAL
PROXY
QUIFF
QUINT
QUIRE
QUIRT
QUOIT
RAYAH
RAZEE*
REMIX
TEXAS
UNMIX
VIXEN
WAXEN
ZONAE
ZONAL
CAJON
NEGUS
QUATE
QUELL
REJIG
RELAX
SIMAR
TABUS
TALON
VIGOR
CANON
NEVUS
QUITE
QUILL
RENIG
RETAX
SITAR
TALUS
TAUON
VISOR
CAPON
NEXUS
QUOTE
QUOLL
RERIG
REWAX
SIZAR
TAXUS
TAXON
VIZOR
OXIDE
PYXES
QUAKE
REDOX
REMEX
SHOGI
SQUAB
THUJA
TWIST
VIZIR
WINCE
XYLOL
OXIME
PYXIS
QUALE
REDUX
REMIX
SHOJI
SQUIB
THUYA
TWIXT
VIZOR
WINZE
XYLYL
ADOBE
BURKA
GLADY
QUEAN
SLOID
ADORE
BURQA
GLARY
QUEEN
SLOJD
ADOZE
BURSA
GLAZY
QUERN
SLOYD
MATZA
PLOTS
PUJAH
PYRES
QUAKE
QUIPS
QUOIN
SEXTO
TAXOL
TAZZA
TELES
TROOP
VARIA
XYSTI
ZINEB
ZLOTE
ZORIL
MATZO
PLOTZ
PUJAS
PYREX
QUAKY
QUIPU
QUOIT
SEXTS
TAXON
TAZZE
TELEX
TROOZ
VARIX
XYSTS
ZINES
ZLOTY
ZORIS
BEAUS
BORAL
BORTS
GALAH
QUASH
QUOTA
RADII
SIXTE
SPITE
TRANK
UMIAC
UNSET
BEAUT
BORAS
BORTY
GALAS
QUASI
QUOTE
RADIO
SIXTH
SPITS
TRANQ
UMIAK
UNSEW
BEAUX
BORAX
BORTZ
GALAX
QUASS
QUOTH
RADIX
SIXTY
SPITZ
TRANS
UMIAQ
UNSEX
BEDEL BETEL BEVEL BEZEL
COMAL COPAL CORAL COXAL
LENIS LEVIS LEWIS LEXIS
4th Letter Different
AXILE
AZOLE
BEZEL
BRAKY
BRAVA
CALIX
EXILE
FLAKY
FRITZ
HEXAD
JALAP
JURAL
AXITE
AZOTE
BEZIL
BRAXY
BRAZA
CALYX
EXINE
FLAXY*
FRIZZ
HEXED
JALOP
JUREL
5th Letter Different
ADMIT
AQUAE
AZOTE
BAIZA
CARET
CODEC
COMIC
CULET
DJINN
FURZE
GADJE
GROSS
HELIO
JINNI
JIVER
JUNTA
JURAL
ADMIX
AQUAS
AZOTH
BAIZE
CAREX*
CODEX*
COMIX
CULEX
DJINS
FURZY
GADJO
GROSZ
HELIX
JINNS
JIVEY*
JUNTO
JURAT
Five-Letter Biggies Grouped with Similar Words (cont.)
Five-Letter Words with the same last Three Letters
ABUZZ
AGORA
AUXIN
AXIAL
AZLON
BIJOU
SCUZZ
IXORA
TOXIN
ILIAL
ORLON
SAJOU
BORAX
BRAXY
CIMEX
CODEX
DEOXY
DESEX
HYRAX
ATAXY
REMEX
FEDEX
EPOXY
UNSEX
DETOX
ELBOW
EQUAL
GANJA
GOLEM
IMMIX
REDOX
OXBOW
JOUAL
NINJA
XYLEM
UNMIX
JULEP
KANJI
OVOID
OXLIP
SHIVA
XYLAN
KELEP
PUNJI
ZOOID
TULIP
AJIVA
YULAN
Short Word with same ending as a Five
AZO
GUM
JAB
JAM
JET
DIAZO
JUGUM
HIJAB
UNJAM
OBJET
PAT
ZIN
ZIT
ZUZ
EXPAT
SOZIN
ZIZIT
ZUZIM
AXIL
AZAN
ILEX
JUGA
LUTZ
VEXIL
HAZAN
SILEX
AJUGA
KLUTZ
NANA
NAZI
SPAZ
WHIZ
ZOIC
JNANA
GHAZI
SPAZZ
WHIZZ
AZOIC
Long Word with same ending as a Five
ADDAX
AZUKI
OXEYE
ENZYM
EXURB
HANDAX
ADZUKI
BIGEYE
ENZYME
SUBURB
HAPAX
HEXYL
JACAL
JAGRA
JERID
CARAPAX
ETHOXYL
CLOACAL
PODAGRA
CLERID
JOMON
MUJIX
NIZAM
USQUE
XERUS
SIXMO
HUZZA
KUDZU
PINUP
PUNJI SHOJI
REDOX XEROX
SKEG SQUEG
SOJA RIOJA
GNOMON
MOUJIX
SHAZAM
BRUSQUE
UTERUS
ZAIRE
ZANZA
ZAZEN
ZIBET
ZOMBI
GLAIRE
STANZA
BRAZEN
GIBBET
ZOMBIE
Last Two Letters the Same
CAPIZ
COLZA
DETOX
GADJE
HAFIZ
GYOZA
PHLOX
KOPJE
GIZMO
HAMZA
KANZU
MIXUP
Other
HIJRA HYDRA
KUDZU NUDZH
MAQUI UMIAQ
SOY SOYUZ
UNBOX LUNCHBOX
SPAZ TOPAZ
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